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GOP Rep Tells Mom Her Son On Medicaid Should Just Get A Better Job If He Wants Health Care 23.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) told the mother of a service industry worker who has benefitted from the Affordable Care Act ’s Medicaid expansion that her son should get a better job if he wants decent insurance when Obamacare is repealed. The woman, a constituent of Davidson’s in former House Speaker John Boehner’s old district, explained to Davidson at a town hall in Enon, Ohio on Tuesday night first covered by ShareBlue that her grown son lacked health insurance for four years, because his job in the service industry did not provide it. He received coverage through Medicaid when Obamacare expanded the program by offering to pick up almost all of the costs for states that lowered their eligibility thresholds. She is now worried about President Donald Trump ’s plan to rollback the landmark law’s Medicaid expansion, fearing it will leave her son with the bare-bones catastrophic health insurance, which, she said, is “basically no insurance at all.” “Can you explain why my son and millions of others in his ...
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When Henrietta Lacks had cervical cancer, it was a 'death sentence.' Her cells would help change that. 23.4.2017 Washington Post
In 1951, cervical cancer was an illness clouded in secrecy and shame. It's now a cancer-treatment success story, a new era Henrietta Lacks helped usher in.
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Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress 23.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. Trump’s GOP allies control Congress, but they’ve been unable to send him a single major bill as his presidency faces the symbolic 100-day mark on April 29 — the very day when the government, in a worst-case scenario, could shut down. Feelin...
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Ryan promises to keep government open — and makes no promises on health care 23.4.2017 Washington Post
The House speaker, on a conference call with GOP members, offered no specific plan on how or when lawmakers might see details of a new proposal to revise the Affordable Care Act, which White House officials had promised would receive a vote by Wednesday. He urged members to focus on the immediate task of avoiding a messy spending fight.
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Eugene Robinson: It's time to pull the plug on repeal-and-replace 23.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
WASHINGTON • House Republicans are apparently ready for yet another attempt to snatch health insurance away from constituents who need it. Someone should remind Speaker Paul Ryan of a saying often attributed to his legendary predecessor, Sam Rayburn: “There’s no education in the second kick of the mule.” Having failed miserably to win passage of an abomination of a bill — the American Health Care Act — Ryan and his minions are back with something even worse. A draft framework being circulated th... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Why doctors are being urged to join the March for Science 22.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now 22.4.2017 Washington Post
Vivek H. Murthy, a longtime believer that gun violence is a public health issue, was a holdover from the Obama administration. Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams will fill in until a permanent replacement is chosen.
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Tribune Editorial: It is time for new leadership at the University of Utah and its School of Health Sciences 22.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
OK. Cards on the table. On the matter of the sudden, shocking and horribly ill-advised change of leadership at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board cannot pretend any arm’s length reserve or emotional detachment. But, then, neither should the rest of Utah. The University of Utah is the warp core of our state’s economic, scientific, artistic and creative endeavors. Nothing else comes close. So when the top leadership of that institution makes such a stupendous and... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Rep. Dan Donovan On The New GOP Health Care Overhaul Effort 22.4.2017 NPR: Healthcare
House Republicans failed to coalesce around a health care overhaul in March. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., if the party's conservative and moderate wings can compromise.
Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress 22.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. Trump’s GOP allies control Congress, but they’ve been unable to send him a single […]
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Hispanic Men Often Put Off Medical Care, Bringing Bigger Trouble 22.4.2017 NPR News
Men are more likely than women to put off going to the doctor. Hispanic men can face complications of culture, language and cost that make that even more likely.
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After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care 22.4.2017 AP Top News
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor&apos;s guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he sometimes has trouble focusing on the present....
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After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care 22.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor’s guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he sometimes has trouble focusing on the present. “Sometimes when I have a flashback of the death of my son and others who died in […]
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Six-hour workday could make you healthier and more productive 22.4.2017 Washington Post
A 23-month study in Sweden’s second-largest city found that people in nurses were happier and more energetic when working six hours a day instead of eight hours.
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Trump Scrambles For A Win -- Any Win, Really -- As He Nears 100 Days 22.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
As President Donald Trump barrels toward his 100th day in office, the administration is returning to the primary ethos of his campaign: Just win. Really, any win will do, as long as the veneer of progress comes with it. But the problem for Trump and congressional Republicans is that they’re still far off from “winning” on any number of legislative fronts. If anything, Trump’s desire to achieve a flurry of victories next week risks several high-profile setbacks. The White House’s primary focus still appears to be the revival of health care reform discussions, with administration officials pushing forcefully for a vote on refined Obamacare repeal and replace language in the upcoming week. But House GOP aides, themselves highly eager to get something out of their chamber, acknowledged that they’re not yet at the point of whipping votes ― there isn’t even legislative text to consider.  The White House continued to tout what it framed as solid progress, suggesting on Friday that Senate Republicans were also ...
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Losses for finance, health care firms lower stocks 22.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • U.S. stocks slumped Friday as financial and health care companies moved lower. Industrial companies rose as stocks continued the up-and-down pattern they’ve been stuck in for the last month. Stocks slumped in morning trading as banks fell in tandem with bond yields and interest rates and energy companies sank with oil prices. Strong results from Honeywell and aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins helped industrial firms. Toy maker Mattel plunged after it reported is second disap... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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California Department of Public Health issues penalties to 3 Los Angeles County hospitals 22.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The California Department of Public Health has issued penalties to 14 California hospitals, including three in Los Angeles County, for incidents that could have caused serious injury or death to patients, the state health agency announced this week.

The penalties — as well as more than $1.1 million...

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It seems all the health care experts missed something 21.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It seems all the health care experts missed something
GOP plan to trim insurance benefits might not tame premiums 21.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
House Republicans are taking another stab at replacing the Affordable Care Act. But industry analysts say cutting required coverage won't meet their goal of lowering premiums for individual insurance.
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UC officials to ask judge to halt alleged health fraud scheme they claim stole millions 21.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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