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How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

The last time they did, for the House version of the bill, the news was that 24 million more Americans would be uninsured when all is said and done. Dean Heller and Susan Collins have also withheld support. The biggest single obstacle is that the bill would greatly reduce Obama's Medicaid expansion, which the right sees as out of control but the left fears would leave millions without coverage... [Full Article...]

'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office

Just prior to the protest, Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law. As the full text of the Senate Republicans' health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, was released, protesters nearly completely filled up the hallway outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. [Full Article...]

Senate releases health care bill proposing Medicaid cuts, end to ACA penalties

Senate releases health care bill proposing Medicaid cuts, end to ACA penalties The U.S. House passed a different health care bill in May that would cut off the extra federal Medicaid expansion money more quickly, in 2020. Under the Senate bill, the value would drop to 58%. Like the House version , the Senate's bill would restructure the federal program so funding is capped. [Full Article...]

Obamacare replacement bill runs into trouble as four Republicans oppose it

Obamacare replacement bill runs into trouble as four Republicans oppose it According to the former Head of State, he expects senators to wonder themselves what will happen to USA citizens´ addition to Opioids and who suddenly lose their cover, or to pregnant women , disabled children or poor adults. PEARSON: The Medicaid cuts are even more draconian than the House bill was, though they take effect more gradually than the House bill did. Nor, it appears, does Pr... [Full Article...]

Health care's arc of history: GOP's remarkable move to the right

Health care's arc of history: GOP's remarkable move to the right With Republicans in the Senate holding only a 52-48 seat edge, they can afford only two defections to get to a 50-50 tie, allowing Vice President Pence to then presumably break any logjam. A spokesman for Arizona's current governor, Republican Doug Ducey, said the governor was studying the GOP bill. "I think that's what he's doing he's gone through a very exhaustive process of the input, and he'... [Full Article...]

Trump Creates New Apprenticeship Programs with Bipartisan Executive Order

Trump signed an executive order to roughly double to $200 million the taxpayer money spent on learn-to-earn programs. As Sessions was being grilled on Trump's firing of Comey, Trump planned to outline his push to train workers with specific skills for particular jobs that employers say they can't fill at a time of historically low unemployment. [Full Article...]

A storm named Cindy could disrupt your Saturday

Elsewhere in the Heart of Dixie, Mobile saw coastal flooding that closed several highways. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. This animation shows Tropical Storm Cindy spinning over the northwestern part of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon, June 21, 2017 . Prior to reaching land, the storm brought heavy winds and rain to so... [Full Article...]

Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: United Kingdom minister

Environment heads of the G7 industrial nations converged on Bologna Sunday with US President Donald Trump's oil-friendly advocate Scott Pruitt facing global calls to rethink Trump's recent decision to quit the 2015 UN climate pact . A spokesman for Ms Hendricks said Germany would be looking for "something more concrete" from Mr Pruitt in terms of what the U.S. was going to do. "GM will not ... [Full Article...]

Democrats Realize 2010 'Fire Nancy Pelosi' Campaign Has Been Working

Democrats Realize 2010 'Fire Nancy Pelosi' Campaign Has Been Working Behar also criticized Ossoff for failing to move into the district he would have been representing. Others, like South Carolina Democratic House candidate Joe Cunningham, took to Twitter on Wednesday to publicly promise a break from current leadership if he gets elected. [Full Article...]

Why The Vigil For Nabra Hassanen Was So Empowering For Muslim Women

Why The Vigil For Nabra Hassanen Was So Empowering For Muslim Women A SC man has been taken into custody in connection with setting fire to 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen's Washington, D.C., memorial in Dupont Circle. A memorial for Nabra Hassanen , the 17-year-old Muslim girl who was murdered on her way back to her mosque for an all-night prayer session in Virginia on Sunday, was set on fire in Washington D.C. [Full Article...]

Obama Calls GOP Healthcare Plan 'Massive Transfer' of Money to Richest Americans

Multiple " Obamacare " taxes would also be eliminated. The Senate has no such mechanism, but outlaws denial of coverage for people with pre-existing conditions . And Obama called on Americans to lobby their senators, in order to slow down the Republican bill's consideration and pressure GOP lawmakers into negotiating with Democrats on the proposal. [Full Article...]

FBI unable to find advance warning signs from Congressional baseball game gunman

FBI unable to find advance warning signs from Congressional baseball game gunman Scalise remains in the hospital and is in serious condition. Capitol Police assigned to guard Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House, and Alexandria police exchanged fire with James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Ill., killing him. [Full Article...]

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation statement on grizzly bear delisting

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation statement on grizzly bear delisting Interior Secretary Zinke. A final ruling by USA government officials will strike the Yellowstone grizzly bear from the list of threatened species after its population increased to 700, according to the Associated Press . "There's only one Yellowstone ". Sylvia Fallon, senior scientist for the National Resources Defense Council, said: "The only certainty about grizzlies at this point is... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans Unveil Secretive Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans Unveil Secretive Health Care Bill Like the House bill, the Senate's option would drastically cut Medicaid , whose users are two-thirds female , ending coverage for some 11 million users. A conservative bloc of Senators is taking a stand to save the Republican health care legislation from becoming another big government boondoggle. "It's hard to find a good deal of things that would benefit Georgia from this [Senate] bil... [Full Article...]

Milwaukee Cop Found Not Guilty In Shooting That Sparked Riots

Milwaukee Cop Found Not Guilty In Shooting That Sparked Riots Every time they take a shot, it's to kill you. "Because we all bleed the same". In August of 2016, a Milwaukee man notified the city that he planned to sue Heaggan-Brown for "excessive force" for an incident involving a Taser. The trial judge is also allowing jurors to consider two lesser charges: second-degree reckless homicide, and reckless use of a firearm. Four of the jurors are African-Am... [Full Article...]

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

With only 52 seats in the Senate, Republicans can only afford to lose two Republican votes to bypass a Democratic filibuster, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie. Dean Heller , could face a political price for voting to repeal Obamacare , which has grown in popularity since its inception in 2010. The former President argued that he fought for the ACA "for more than a year" alo... [Full Article...]

Trump on GOP Healthcare Plan: 'Very Supportive'

Trump on GOP Healthcare Plan: 'Very Supportive' It would allow states to opt out of essential health benefits and Obamacare's requirement that insurers charge sick and healthy people the same rates. But during a picnic with members of Congress later Thursday, he urged that the "spirit of cooperation" lawmakers have shown in the aftermath of a congressman's shooting last week extend to legislative discussions. [Full Article...]

Friday's First Warning Forecast: Morning clouds and showers, still hot and humid

Friday's First Warning Forecast: Morning clouds and showers, still hot and humid While these showers could produce heavy downpours, most of the day will be rain free. Thursday Night: Scattered showers possible by dawn. Our average temperatures are in the low 80s, and our highs for much of next week will be in the upper 70s. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph

National Hurricane Center said. As of 7 a.m. Cindy was centered about 40 miles northwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana and moving north near 12 mph. But the heaviest downpours are expected in East Texas, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. [Full Article...]

Critics: Senate bill's cuts to Medicaid would harm Florida

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. "Any senator who votes for this bill is clearly prioritizing a meaningless political victory over the health and livelihoods of the American people", Yarmuth said in a statement . [Full Article...]


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