Health

April 14, 2014 - 5:03 PM

CBO: Deficits to drift lower on lower health costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional report predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spending on federal health care spending being the main reason.

A Congressional Budget Office report Monday said this year's deficit will now be $492 billion, $23 billion less than previously estimated.

April 14, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

April 14, 2014 - 2:03 PM

Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report says the Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought.

The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health insurance subsidies under so-called "Obamacare" will total a little more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years, instead of almost $1.2 trillion.

April 14, 2014 - 12:33 PM

Gambia won't take passengers from Ebola-hit areas

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola.

April 12, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate