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Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

The protesters, from disability rights organisation ADAPT , had staged a "die-in" outside Mr McConnell's office to protest the legislation, which would mean cuts to the Medicaid services. One ADAPT member said that police were responsible for the violent nature of the arrests, but that the organization's demonstration was in keeping with the severity of the threat the AHCA poses to people with ... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP's Health Care Overhaul Would Bring 'Pain' to Americans: Obama

Senate GOP's Health Care Overhaul Would Bring 'Pain' to Americans: Obama AccessMatters, an organization based in Philadelphia , would oversee the program while Planned Parenthood Keystone would manage daily operations. The sunset rallies shined pink lights to send a message to local representatives like Congressman Jeff Denham who represents south San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties and who voted to pass the American Health Care Act. [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans' claim of saving individual health insurance markets could prove hollow

The overall impact the proposal would have on insurance markets in the USA won't really come into focus until the Congressional Budget Office and other experts have the time to assess the various changes it would make to system put in place under the ACA. [Full Article...]

NAFC Statement on Release of Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Kaiser found counties in Ohio, Missouri and Washington are at risk of having no insurers. Nationwide, prices for individual insurance could rise between 28 and 40 per cent on average, according to a prediction by Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting. [Full Article...]

Warren: Senate GOP Health Care Bill Paid for With 'Blood Money'

But in a departure from the House's bill, states can't opt of regulations that now prevent insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions more for their medical coverage. Republicans hold 52 of the 100 seats in the Senate, meaning they can only afford to lose two votes to pass the bill. Their preference is to eliminate the federally subsidized insurance exchanges and its expansion o... [Full Article...]

China failed to rein in North Korea's nuclear program

He will be buried at a nonsectarian cemetery. The funeral was held at Wyoming High School, outside Cincinnati. North Korea said they released Warmbier last week on "humanitarian grounds". 'I personally have found some peace in knowing that he was finally able to come home to be with his family who loved him so fiercely, to be back where he belonged before he passed, ' she said. [Full Article...]

Census: US growing older and more racially diverse

Census: US growing older and more racially diverse Census Bureau . WASHINGTON (AP ) — The U.S. Census Bureau says the nation is aging and becoming more ethnically diverse. In some states, the rise has been stark: the median age in ME, for instance, is now 44.6 - six years older than in 2000. [Full Article...]

76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) is the only other Conference of Champions member to earn a No. 1 pick as he was selected in 1969. There were five trades in the first round, including The Big One: Chicago dealt Jimmy Butler and the draft rights to the 16th pick, Justin Patton , to Minnesota for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights for seventh pick, Lauri Markkanen . [Full Article...]

Cindy Now a Tropical Depression

Cindy Now a Tropical Depression Heavy rains will pummel Cincinnati in the overnight hours and into Friday evening, bringing the threat of flooding to the area. A tropical storm warning is in effect from San Luis Pass, TX, to Grand Isle, LA. Although the storm and its remnants will be moving north and east, its impact on the New York-New Jersey region is expected to be minimal, forecasters said. [Full Article...]

Here's what the Senate healthcare bill means for all types of Americans

The Senate bill would repeal the tax in 2018 - a year later than the House bill. Here is a breakdown of how the Senate legislation stacks up to the House version - the American Health Care Act - and how both compare to Obamacare . By stripping these insurance premiums would in certain cases becomes cheaper. They also collaborated with several local groups, including "What Now" and "Frankli... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans unveil bill to replace Obamacare

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the Senate health chairman, pointed to that provision in particular as a benefit to his home state, which did not expand Medicaid . "It is diabolical because it absolutely eviscerates Medicaid , ripping away health care from millions of Americans with cuts that are even deeper than the House version ". [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall in SW Louisiana

The storm's first fatality was reported on Wednesday , when a 10-year-old boy was struck by a log dislodged by a large wave as he stood near the shore in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County coroner said. Tropical Storm Cindy made a landfall around 2:00 a.m. between Cameron and Port Arthur, TX with winds of 40-45 miles per hour. Prior to reaching land, the storm brought heavy winds a... [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi is hurting Democrats at ballot box, Rep. Tim Ryan says

Nancy Pelosi is hurting Democrats at ballot box, Rep. Tim Ryan says Nancy Pelosi as House minority leader if they are going to win future elections , a Democratic lawmaker said Thursday. It was enough to help Handel raise more than $5 million, not a paltry sum in a congressional race, but only about a fifth of Ossoff's fundraising haul. [Full Article...]

Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

The 142-page measure , which was drafted privately by Senate GOP leaders in a shroud of secrecy, was released the same day rank-and-file Republicans attended a briefing on the legislative text. S.C. taxpayers also could be hurt if the state has to pay more of the costs for Medicaid , the joint federal-state insurance program for the poor and disabled . [Full Article...]

The Senate version of Trumpcare: Worse than we'd imagined

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Thursday on the Senate floor that Republicans are paying for their newly released health care bill with "blood money". Sen. But it would be more gradual than the House bill, which cuts off the extra funds for new Medicaid beneficiaries in 2020. But Medicaid has also been eating up an ever-larger share of federal spending, so the Republican plan ... [Full Article...]

GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

Democrats gathered on the Senate floor and defended Mr Obama's 2010 overhaul. "And policies contained in the discussion draft will repeal the individual mandates so Americans are no longer forced to buy insurance they don't need or can't afford", McConnell said. [Full Article...]

FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

Scalise remains in the hospital and is in serious condition. All five people who were shot, including two U.S. Capitol police officers, survived their injuries. "He showed the deputy his firearms identification card". "It was just a pattern of life where you could tell things were not going well". The couple had been married almost 30 years when he left for D.C., where he lived out of a van on a... [Full Article...]

Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting

Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting Prosecutors had argued before a jury that the first shot was reasonable, but the second shot was not, because Heaggan-Brown had no reason to fear for his life once Smith was on the ground, unarmed. The second hit him in the chest. While the officer and the victim in this case were both African American, it was one in a series of fatal shootings of black people across the United States. [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting James T. Hodgkinson (pictured right campaigning against Republicans in 2012) was a hateful Trump opponent who threatened to "destroy" the president on social media before attacking a GOP baseball practice on Wednesday. He has required several surgeries for a reported gunshot wound to the hip. Scalise is now "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", the hospital said. [Full Article...]

US Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

The Senate bill is also much like the House bill in that it would repeal most of the taxes associated with Obamacare (it would bump out the implementation of the so-called "Cadillac Tax" on expensive, employer-sponsored health care plans, from 2025 to 2026). [Full Article...]


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