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For me and my son, Medicaid cuts don't mean hard choices. They mean life or death. 22.6.2017 Washington Post
For me and my son, Medicaid cuts don't mean hard choices. They mean life or death.
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The Daily 202: ‘Russia has been a distraction’ from health care, some Democrats fear 22.6.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: ‘Russia has been a distraction’ from health care, some Democrats fear
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Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard 22.6.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.
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Senate Republicans Prepare To Release Their Health Care Plan 22.6.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Republican leaders in the Senate are expected to release details of their proposed health care legislation Wednesday morning. Negotiations have been going on in secret, with only a small number of members privy to the ins and outs of the bill, but it is widely expected to track the House version that passed last month.
History Lesson: How the Democrats pushed Obamacare through the Senate 22.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Democrats like to recall days of open debate in the Senate on Obamacare. But the real work was behind closed doors.
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Trump Blames Democrats For Obstructing Health Care Bill They Haven't Seen Yet 22.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Donald Trump again blamed Senate Democrats for blocking the passage of a health care bill that no one outside of a handful of GOP lawmakers has actually seen yet.  Speaking Wednesday at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Trump lamented criticism that his administration hasn’t accomplished much yet and pointed a finger at Democratic lawmakers for slowing the passage of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act .  “If we went and got the single greatest health care plan in the history of the world, we would not get one Democrat vote, because they’re obstructionists,” Trump claimed. “If we came to you and said, ‘Here’s your plan, you’re going to have the greatest plan in history, and you’re going to pay nothing,’ they’d vote against it, folks.”  Trump tweeted similar complaints  earlier Wednesday.  “If we had even a little Democrat support, just a little, like a couple of votes, you’d have everything. And you could give us a lot of votes and we’d even be willing to change it and move it ...
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Even before GOP health care bill is introduced, battle lines clear in Pa., N.J. 22.6.2017 Philly.com News
Even before Republicans rolled out the details of their plan Thursday, Philadelphia-area senators made clear where they stand on the GOP's long-promised bill to scale back the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) expects the measure to include a version of his plan to scale back spending on Medicaid.
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High-flying bulletin to Cory Gardner on health care bill stuck on the ground 22.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
National women's advocacy group UltraViolet Action planned to unfurl a banner over Coors Field Wednesday before the Rockies-Diamondbacks game canceled the flyover after mechanical difficulties were found with the plane.
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Energy stocks dive anew, offset technology gains 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped 1.42 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,435.61. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 57.11, or 0.3 percent, to 21,410.03, and the Nasdaq composite rose 45.92, or 0.7 percent to 6,233.95. “The story truly is energy right now,” sa...
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GOP senators complain on eve of health care bill unveiling 22.6.2017 Philly.com News
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican senators complained about their party's secretive health care bill Wednesday, a day before GOP leaders planned to finally release their plan for erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law.
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Government health insurance markets holding up–barely 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Enough insurers are planning to sell coverage on the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges next year to keep them working — if only barely — in most parts of the country. Competition in many markets has dwindled to one insurer — or none in some cases — and another round of steep price hikes is […]
Margaret Sullivan: As a troubling health-care bill rushes forward in secret, the media (mostly) shrug 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Early Wednesday, 52 headlines on CNN’s homepage covered everything from a special election in Georgia to “More ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ fallout.” Not one mentioned the Senate’s health-care bill. Nothing shouted the distressing idea that 23 million Americans stand to lose their health insurance. Nothing screamed that the Senate will probably vote on - and approve - the legislation next week, even though it’s being worked on behind closed doors, hidden from the public, from experts and from Democrat... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Will the Republican health plan make care cheaper? 21.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Senate Republican leaders say they'll unveil details of their health care bill on Thursday after writing it in secret with little input from other GOP members.
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Political junkie talks health care and Georgia's special election 21.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Democrats lost a special election in Georgia yesterday that they desperately wanted to win. Republicans in Washington DC are cooking up a healthcare bill in secret. Political Junkie Ken Rudin analyzes this and all the latest political news with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
CEOs Say They'll Sell Health Insurance Next Year, But Are Flying Blind 21.6.2017 NPR News
Health insurers have to let the government know Wednesday if they'll be selling policies on the federal exchange next year. But Congress has yet to tell them what those policies will cover.
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Why the South Still Has Such High HIV Rates 21.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Increased funding, targeted prevention efforts and better treatment have helped to slow down the HIV epidemic in the United States. The number of new HIV-positive cases has  decreased  significantly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the number of new HIV diagnoses declining by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014. This is not the case in many parts of the country, however. As AIDS and public health researchers, we are among those who are alarmed by areas in the southern United States where the numbers of cases have not declined and even more by the areas in which increases have occurred. In particular, we have seen some disturbing trends in Prince George's County, Maryland, where we do research on AIDS and health disparities. These are similar to trends in other nonurban settings in the southern United States where a majority of African-Americans live. Southern Nonurban Black Communities in Crisis In Prince George's County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC, the number ...
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Solidarity in the Health Care Struggle: A Message From the Truthout Team 21.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout ) Dear Readers, At this moment of crisis, with the health care of 24 million people on the line, we at Truthout know that we're all in this together. With less than a week to halt the bill that Republican senators are duplicitously developing in Washington, we know this is a critical time for our readers' communities, movements and families. Like many of you, we could very well lose friends, family members and even staff members if this bill comes to pass.  At Truthout, we pride ourselves on creating an accessible workplace for our chronically ill and disabled staff members. We see what they and others are already up against in this society, and we are determined to do everything in our power to fuel efforts to protect them and other at-risk individuals from this act of state violence.  We are writing today to let you know that you are not alone in this fight. Journalists working on this front of struggle support you, and your efforts to make change. We prioritize stories ...
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No insurers leaving Colorado health exchange in 2018, commissioner says 21.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar said Wednesday that no insurers are backing out of Connect for Health Colorado next year and that every county in the state will have at least one carrier offering coverage, but she declined to comment on how much premiums could increase.
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Kasich & Hickenlooper: A two-party approach to health care 21.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The fate of America’s health-care system, the focus of our nation’s most important — and most heavily politicized — public-policy debate is in the hands of the Senate, where senators get their turn to find a balanced and sustainable approach to health-care reform. It is clear that the bill passed by the House in May will not meet the challenges of our health-care system. This bill calls into question coverage for the vulnerable, fails to provide the necessary resources to ensure that no one is l...
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Debate: Health care costs? Utah has an answer. Don’t get health care... 21.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A Special to the Washington Post commentary this morning written by two policy-serious governors — one Republican and one Democrat — who worry that the bill that seems to be coming through the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare will saddle the states with huge health care costs. — A two-party approach to health care — John R. Kasich and John W. Hickenlooper | Special to The Washington Post | sltrib.com “ ... It is clear that the bill passed by the House in May will not meet the challenges of... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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