Biden launches new push to limit health care costs hoping to prove he can save money for families

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, July 6, 2023. Senior Swedish and Turkish officials arrived at NATO headquarters on Thursday to review Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's objections accession of the Nordic country to the military alliance and to see what more, if anything, could be done to break the deadlock.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

WASHINGTON (AP) President Joe Biden on Friday launched a new set of initiatives to reduce health care costs: a crackdown on scam insurance plans, new guidelines to prevent surprise medical bills, and an effort to reduce medical-related debt to credit cards. Bidens’ remarks will build previous initiatives to limit health care costs, with the Department … Read more

Georgia launches Medicaid expansion in closely monitored test of job requirements

FIILE - Cassandra Welchlin, executive director of the Mississippi Black Women Roundtable, speaks during a news conference on groups pushing for lawmakers to extend postpartum Medicaid from 60 days to 12 months, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.  A Mississippi law that goes into effect on Saturday, July 1, 2023 authorizes one full year of postpartum Medicaid coverage.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia is offering a new deal to some uninsured adults starting Saturday: Go to work or school and the state will cover you. But advocates denounce the plan, which will insure far fewer people than a full-blown state Medicaid program, as unnecessarily restrictive and expensive. The program is likely to be followed as … Read more

Biden’s brother says the president is “very open-minded” about psychedelics for medical treatment

FILE - The artwork on display is seen at the Psychedelic Science conference at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 in Denver.  Australia is the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelics to patients with depression or PTSD.  On Saturday July 1, Australian doctors can now prescribe doses of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, for PTSD.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Files)

WASHINGTON (AP) President Joe Bidens The younger brother said in a radio interview Wednesday that the president has been very open in the conversations the two have had about the benefits of psychedelics as a form of medical treatment. Frank Biden made the comments during a call on the Michael Smerconish program on SiriusXM. The … Read more

Internet gambling would be allowed for another 5 years under the latest change in New Jersey

Hard Rock casino, left, Showboat hotel, center, and Ocean casino, right, are shown June 15, 2023 in Atlantic City, NJ New Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, approached to extend New Jersey's Internet gambling law for another 10 years.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) Internet gambling in New Jersey would be permitted for at least another five years under state lawmakers’ latest proposal. On Wednesday night, lawmakers dropped a move they made the day before to slash the extent of online casino gambling in the state. An original bill re-authorizing online betting would have given … Read more