Donald Trump has a chance to step up for a signature win

June 28, 2017

… monopoly on power in Washington yet can’t yet honor the fundamental promise it has made to its voters for years. But in this Washington cloud, there could be a silver lining for Trump. A significant effort to reshape argument on the bill, to breach deep party divides on the issue and to sell a vision of health care reforms to Americans, could do a lot of good to a presidency that has been under siege for months. It would also suggest that the President has a decent chance of building …

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Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

June 26, 2017

Kimmel, whose baby son Billy required surgery shortly after birth to repair a congenital heart problem, tweeted to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Sunday: No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they cant afford it. Cassidy himself first coined what he called theJimmy Kimmel test in early May during a CNN interview when asked about caps on insurance coverage in Trumpcare. Cassidy said in his latest interview Sunday on CBS that he hasnt yet decided how he will vote …

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‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

… “We do not have the capacity for such an increase in care,” Carmela Castellano-Garcia, president of the CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates, wrote to Sen. Dianne Feinstein in February. “We strongly believe enactment of (the GOP proposal) would negatively impact the health of our community.” As for Ariana, she doubts that the community health center in her town could meet her needs. She remembers going there to get care for Oliver when he was a baby, and she had to wait four …

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Koch brothers’ political network critical of Senate healthcare bill

June 25, 2017

… changes to the health care system. “We are more optimistic now about what we can accomplish than we have ever been,” he said in remarks to donors, noting the group’s work propelling the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Earlier Saturday, the network announced a new partnership with football star Deion Sanders. The Koch network pledged to spend $21 million on the joint initiative with Sanders to reduce persistent poverty in Dallas. Six …

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One week. 52 senators. Can Mitch McConnell get it done?

June 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)The math isn’t there yet for Mitch McConnell. The swift rejection may be a negotiating ploy, but the public nature of it is a reminder for McConnell of the deep reservations running through his own conference on a proposal that conservatives do not believe goes far enough to repeal Obamacare — and the monumental challenge that lies ahead as he looks for 50 “yes” votes. Protesters dragged away from senator’s office …

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Saving the twins: Health scares and rehab for once-conjoined boys

June 23, 2017

Valhalla, New York (CNN)Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway. Nicole makes this trip every day from her home in upstate New York to see her twin sons, Jadon and Anias. The 21-month-old boys are at Blythedale Children’s Hospital 40 miles to the south, where they’ve been undergoing rehabilitation since mid-December. The twins, born joined at the head, captured the world’s attention after a …

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Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

June 21, 2017

… sign for the midterms. They were right. Health care was a major issue in this election. And concluding that Handel’s narrow win is a validation of the Republican health care plan is wrong. It could have been the issue that narrowed the race. In a recent AJC poll, health care was the most important issue in the race, with 81% saying it was either extremely or very important in deciding their vote — more than any other issue. In the same poll, voters disapproved of …

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Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Last week, actress Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the “Star Wars” actress’ death. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing while sleeping, for 10 seconds to a minute or longer. This can happen repeatedly during the night, causing blood-oxygen levels to dip and putting a strain on the heart. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on …

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5 things to watch in Georgia’s high-stakes House special election

June 20, 2017

(CNN)Democrats have been desperate to deal President Donald Trump a real setback at the ballot box for months — and all their hopes are riding on Tuesday’s House election in Georgia. A win by Democrat Jon Ossoff will give his party a crucial proof point that Trump’s unpopularity is damaging Republicans up and down the ballot — and make it much harder GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to tie their own political fortunes to Trump on health care, tax reform and more. It would …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

(CNN)While the healthcare system in America is in a state of crisis, the hospitals, care centers and research facilities that make up the industry — in the States and abroad — have never looked better. “We’re seeing a lot of intersections with corporate America, retail, hospitality and civic [architecture],” she says. “It’s about: How do you attract and retain your community and your patients? How do you attract and retain doctors and …

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Four women face charges in Arkansas hot car death

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Four Arkansas women are facing manslaughter charges in the death of a 5-year-old boy who died after he was left inside a day care van all day, police said. The van’s driver 42-year-old Felicia Ann Phillips and three other employees, Pamela Lavette Robinson, 43, Kendra Washington, 40, and 43-year-old Wanda Taylor were fired on Wednesday and have been charged with manslaughter. Ascent Children’s Health Services CEO Dan Sullivan said the staff did not follow company …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… “They’ve sparked protests in the streets, refused to approve White House nominees, destroyed our health care system, and used the media to spew vicious rhetoric against the President.” Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi earlier pushed back hard at suggestions by some conservatives that left wing rhetoric was to blame for Wednesday’s attack. “I think that the comments made by my Republican colleagues are outrageous, beneath the dignity of the job that they …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… insiders, was Theresa May’s U-turn on social care. Team May were apparently so confident of victory that they thought they could tackle the looming problem of social care costs – an issue parties scrapping to win elections have generally shied away from. But within hours the main thing many people knew about the Conservative programme for government was that it included a “dementia tax” that could lead to more people having to sell their homes to pay for care. The same …

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No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Senate Republican leaders say they still hope to vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare before lawmakers leave town for the July 4th recess. Since House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare last month after much hand-wringing and drama, a “working group” of Senate Republicans have been meeting to share their preferences for a health care bill. It is now up to the Senate Budget Committee — in consultation with key senators and leadership — to draft …

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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… Moscow, some people did not even care about it, but another time security showed up straight away. “In London, it was very welcomed by the people passing by; everyone was asking questions — ‘what is this about, can we take part in it?’ “But in South Korea they were super scared. They were freaking out, screaming, picking up the phone,” he recalls. “I think they’re not used to unexplainable things happening in public places.” False flags …

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100 Middle Schoolers Refuse Photo-Op With Paul Ryan During D.C. Trip

The students were visiting Washington, D.C., from New Jerseys South Orange Middle School on Thursday when they were offered the chance to pose with Ryan, according to reports. Fellow student Wendy Weeks said she also opted to not take a photo, telling the Village Green that to have stood next to Ryan would have given the wrong impression of how she feels about him. The House Speaker has earned criticism for his tireless efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable care Act. Student …

May 30, 2017
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Chris Cornell’s Wife, Vicky, Pens Gut-Wrenching Open Letter To ‘Sweet Christopher’

… you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace. Karayiannis letter continued, Im broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies. I will think of you every minute of every day and I will fight for you. Head over to Billboard to read the letter in its entirety. Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from theInternational Association …

May 27, 2017
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Rush Limbaugh Can’t Stop Gushing Over ‘Manly And Studly’ Greg Gianforte

Speaking on his radio show Thursday, Limbaugh repeatedly described how manly and studlyGianforte must be for his alleged attack on Ben Jacobs, a Guardian reporter who was asking about thehealth care bill. Limbaugh no doubt relies on a certain amount of sarcasm and irony. However, he was largely critical of Jacobs, whom he dismissed as pajama boy and a classic Never Trumper, anti-Trumpist from the drive-by media. This cannot be accepted. This must be condemned, he said.I wonder how many …

May 26, 2017
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The Best Boyfriends Know Little Gestures Mean More Than Anything Else

… walk you to the bathroom in the middle of the night when you’re sick, the oneswho say “what do you need?” and take care of you as you do them. The best boyfriends aren’t the “cool guys,” they aren’t the bros who are too detached to care about love. They’re the ones who want to try. The ones who would do for you everything that you’d do for them. They’re the ones whotext you to make sure you got home alright. Who will listen to you …

May 25, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

During an interview on the Warner Bros. lot where a rough cut of the film was screened, Snyder revealed that his 20-year-old daughter, Autumn Snyder, died by suicide in March. He is taking time off to take care of his family and deal with her death, while Avengers director Joss Whedon will help bring the film across the finish line. In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it, Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter …

May 24, 2017
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Trump is picking the wrong battle on health care

(CNN)In the budget that President Donald Trump is expected to release Tuesday, CNN has reported that there will be $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid, which assumes that the reductions contained in the House health care bill become law. With all of the frenzied coverage of President Trump’s trip overseas and the ongoing investigation into “Russiagate,” one of the biggest stories of the day might have slipped under the radar. Dad with diabetic son confronts …

May 23, 2017
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Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

(CNN)Donald Trump’s budget that is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday will include $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid — a move that underscores the President’s resolve to significantly downsize the federal program even as Republican lawmakers are clashing over the issue in Congress. The $800 billion reduction, confirmed to CNN Sunday evening by a senior administration official, assumes that the GOP health care bill that the House passed earlier this month would become law, …

May 22, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

May 20, 2017
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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017
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