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Posts Tagged ‘ Health ’

GOP Struggles To Secure Votes On Health Bill

23/03/2017

Republicans say they still plan to put the American Health Care Act up for a vote on Thursday, even as the White House and House Republican leaders continue to work to whip up enough votes to ensure passage. Late Wednesday, the White House and the conservative House Freedom Caucus reportedly reached a deal to...
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Trump’s First Budget Seeks Deep Cuts To Everything But Military, Border

16/03/2017

President Trump unveiled his 2018 budget proposal Thursday, providing the clearest view yet of the policies he wants to use to deliver on his campaign promises. The plan includes a $54 billion increase in defense spending and a substantial bump for border security, while calling for deep cuts to most federal agencies, including roughly...
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The CBO Estimates GOP Health Plan Would Leave 24 Million

13/03/2017

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its cost estimate for the American Health Care Act, the Republican proposal to replace ObamaCare. The CBO’s report says that the GOP plan would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion by 2026, with the most savings coming from “reductions in outlays for Medicaid and from...
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John Oliver Rips Trumpcare: ‘People Are Going To Be Hurt By This Bill’

13/03/2017

John Oliver ripped apart the latest healthcare reform, referring to it as “shitty Obamacare”. He then proceed to exposes the American Health Care Act, championed by the House speaker, Paul Ryan, saying: “You may not have wanted it, it looks awful, but it’s here anyway” which he likened to “Pirates of the Caribbean 5:...
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Scott Pruitt: Carbon Dioxide Not A ‘Primary Contributor’ To Global Warming

09/03/2017

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said told CNBC on Thursday that carbon dioxide is not a “primary contributor” to global warming, calling for more debate and analysis on the issue. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the...
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Chaffetz: Americans May Need To Choose Healthcare Over New iPhones

07/03/2017

GOPer Rep. Jason Chaffetz said to CNN on Tuesday that some Americans regarding to their healthcare choice may come down to buying a new iPhone or paying for medical coverage. “You know what, Americans have choices. And they’ve got to make a choice,” said Chaffet. “And so maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone...
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House GOP Unveils Obamacare Replacement Bill

07/03/2017

A new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate—the crux of President Obama’s signature health-care law—and replace it was released on Monday. The legislation would offer individual tax credits to purchase health insurance and would reportedly keep the ACA’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions; but would allow insurers to raise premiums...
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Malaysia Ends Visa-Free Travel With North Korea

02/03/2017

Malaysia is ending visa-free travel for North Koreans because of security concerns, as the fallout continues over the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother at Kuala Lumpur’s airport. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced the end to the visa-free travel rules on Thursday, a day after two women were charged with murder...
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Report: Spies Keeping Info From Trump

16/02/2017

U.S. intelligence officials have withheld some sensitive intelligence from President Trump because of concerns about the information being leaked or compromised, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. This purported move underscores distrust between the intelligence community and the new administration as a result of reports that Trump’s campaign team had contacts...
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Senate Confirms Tom Price As HHS Secretary

10/02/2017

On Monday the Senate voted 52 to 47 to confirm Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to lead the Health and Human Services Department. The party-line vote was the fourth contested Cabinet vote in a row. Democrats argued before the vote that Price, a seven-term congressman and former orthopedic surgeon, had failed to come clean about...
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George H.W. Bush Leaving ICU, Barbara Leaving Hospital

23/01/2017

Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush will soon be moved from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital where he has been treated for pneumonia. Dr. Amy Mynderse says the 92-year-old Bush will be moved from the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday. Bush was struggling to breathe when he...
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Senate Begins Formally Repealing ObamaCare

12/01/2017

Early Thursday, after voting down dozens of amendments proposed by Democrats over seven hours, Senate Republicans approved a budget resolution measure officially beginning the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with no replacement yet proposed. The resolution, which passed on a partisan 51-48 vote — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined all Democrats present...
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Trump Refuses CNN Question: ‘You’re Fake News!’ [VIDEO]

11/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump’s Wednesday press conference devolved into a shouting match between himself and CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Trump yelled, “You are fake news!” as Acosta tried to press him to answer a question. The exchange was prompted by Trump calling BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage.” He said, “I think they’re...
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Trump On ‘Golden Showers’ Report: ‘I’m a Germaphobe’ [VIDEO]

11/01/2017

In his first press conference as president-elect on Wednesday, Donald Trump addressed the unverified documents published the prior evening alleging that Russia had blackmail materials about his financial and sexual life. The reports alleged Trump paid prostitutes to perform “golden showers” in a hotel room during one of his visits. The president-elect denied that...
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Donald Trump Scheduled To Hold First Press Conference In 6 Months Today

11/01/2017

The last time Donald Trump held a press conference, in July, he suggested that Russia should hack the emails of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Click here to WATCH Live Donald Trump Press Conference after #GoldeShoweGate leaks Now president-elect, Trump is scheduled to face the press at 11 a.m. ET, and he will undoubtedly get...
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Trump: Intel Leaks Are Like ‘Nazi Germany’

11/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump twitted this morning about the #goldenshowersgate calling it“fake news” the new leaks to the media of alleged sex blackmail obtained by Russia. “One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?” Trump said, declaring that he has “nothing” to do with Russia. “NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” On...
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Obama, Pence Visit Capitol Hill For Obamacare Fight

04/01/2017

President Barack Obama arrived to the Capitol to give congressional Democrats advice on how to combat the Republican drive to dismantle his health care overhaul. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is meeting with GOP lawmakers to discuss the best way to send Obama’s cherished law to its graveyard and replace it with — well, something....
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EpiPen Maker Offers Discount After Outrage [VIDEO]

25/08/2016

Following extremely critical news coverage and condemnation from politicians including Hillary Clinton, pharmaceutical maker Mylan has agreed to offer a discount to the patient cost of the EpiPen, the emergency epinephrine shot that stops anaphylaxis. The cost of the severe-allergy treatment had increased by more than 400 percent in the past 10 years. Mylan...
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Zika Virus Confirmed Among Four Canadian travellers

30/01/2016

Zika virus infections have recently been confirmed among four Canadians who have travelled to areas most affected by the virus, the Public Health Agency of Canada says. Two cases in British Columbia, one in Alberta and one in Quebec all resulted from travel to areas where the virus is actively circulating, such as South...
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Michigan Environmental Protection Agency Leader Quits

22/01/2016

Susan Hedman, the EPA director overseeing an area in Michigan that includes Flint, stepped down on Thursday as the water crisis in the city has continued unabated. The EPA also announced an emergency order on Thursday requiring the state and city to take “immediate steps to address the drinking water contamination in Flint.”
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Officials Dismissed Flint Water Fears In Emails [VIDEO]

21/01/2016

Data unveiled in 274 pages of emails released by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder paint a picture of dismissive state leaders who deflected responsibility and ignored scientific evidence regarding the lead-poisoned drinking water in Flint. Top aides reportedly scoffed at people voicing questions about the water quality “anti-everything,” and findings reported by a concerned paediatrician...
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Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested [VIDEO]

17/12/2015

The pharma CEO reviled for raising the price of life-saving drugs for personal gain has been arrested for securities fraud. Martin Shkreli, 32, is accused of taking stocks from Retrophin Inc. to pay off unrelated debts. He started the biotech firm in 2011. Prosecutors say he made secret payoffs and set up fake deals.
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Stewart Is Back To Shame Congress Over #WorstResponders [VIDEO]

08/12/2015

Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show for the first time since passing the torch to new host Trevor Noah in August to provide an update on a cause he has been supporting for years: Funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. Stewart popped up in the second half of the show (“Are you lost?”...
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Trevor Noah Recalls Emergency Appendectomy Trip [VIDEO]

06/11/2015

Trevor Noah is back to “The Daily Show” after experience first hand Health Care in America over an emergency appendectomy, he was taken to the emergency room Tuesday with abdominal pain. “Although I don’t know if ’emergency room’ is the right term, because they make you wait,” he said. “I feel like there should...
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Trevor Noah: Syria ‘Kind Of’ Gets Boots On The Ground [VIDEO]

03/11/2015

Trevor Noah reminded us of that time President Obama promise not to send troops into Syria to fight ISIS but despite this the President makes dubious changes to U.S. military strategy in the Middle East. “But here you are with your boots on the ground,boots on the ground, boots on the ground, looking like...
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California Approves Assisted Suicide [VIDEO]

06/10/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown approved an end-of-life measure Monday that allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to quicken the deaths of terminally ill patients. Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, said he had difficulty in approving the assisted-suicide law and had to “reflect on what I would want in the face of my...
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Anthem Buys Rival Cigna For $54.2Bn to Create Health Insurance Giant [VIDEO]

24/07/2015

Anthem Health said on Friday it would buy Cigna in a deal valued at $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S. health insurer. Cigna shareholders will get $103.40 per share in cash and 0.5152 Anthem shares. The deal comes three weeks after Aetna struck a deal to buy Humana for $37 billion and is part...
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F.D.A. Panel Approves Female Viagra [VIDEO]

05/06/2015

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday recommended the approval of a controversial pill, flibanserin, that would boost women’s libido, The pill has been rejected twice already by the F.D.A., which said the drug’s benefits don’t outweigh its risks.
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Mexico investigating vaccinations after 2 children die, 29 sickened

11/05/2015

Mexico has stopped administering certain vaccines and launched an investigation into why two children died and 29 fell ill this weekend after receiving inoculations in Chiapas, officials said. 
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Blue Bell Pulls All Food Over Listeria [VIDEO]

21/04/2015

Ice cream giant Blue Bell Creameries expanded a recall to include all of its products Monday in the wake of potential contamination concerns, according to a statement on its website. The Texas-based company pulled all of its products over a threat of of Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious or fatal infections in children,...
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