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Health groups honor Burgess

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The National Association of Community Health Centers recently recognized U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point, for his support of continued federal funding for regional health centers.

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Attempts to curb health care costs falter

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WASHINGTON -- It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums. But Congress' effort to stabilize the nation's insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions by President Donald Trump. Democrats want bigger federal subsidies for consumers under President Barack Obama's health care law while Republicans, still fighting that statute, aim to relax its coverage requirements and win abortion restrictions.