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Dems cry foul as Trump calls for striking down ‘Obamacare’

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act struck down, an outcome that could leave millions uninsured and revive a winning political issue for Democrats. The administration, in a terse filing Monday with the court in New Orleans, said the entire health care law should be struck down as unconstitutional after Congress repealed its unpopular fines on people who remain uninsured. That position is at odds...
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James Comey says he hopes Trump isn't impeached – as it happened

Comey says Congress should pursue it if the facts are there, but impeachment would ‘deeply fracture our country’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 12.06am GMT Thanks for reading along. Here’s what happened Thursday night: 11.10pm GMT House Democrats, whose requests for documents on Trump’s communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin were rebuffed by the White House today, have responded saying they are “consulting on appropriate next steps”.Schiff, Engel and ...
Tags: Donald Trump, US politics, US news, World news, Abortion, Health, Israel, Syria


James Comey says he hopes Trump isn't impeached – live news

Comey says Congress should pursue it if the facts are there, but impeachment would ‘deeply fracture our country’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 9.16pm GMT Gabrielle Canon here, taking over for Ben Jacobs. Cesar Sayoc, the man arrested for sending explosives to 13 prominent Trump critics last year, has plead guilty today. Related: Cesar Sayoc: what we know about the pipe bomb suspect A weepy Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty to 65 counts with a guidelines range of life impri...
Tags: Health, Congress, Israel, US, World news, US news, Syria, US politics, Abortion, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Comey, Rakoff, Cesar Sayoc, Gabrielle Canon


Trump breaks with US policy to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory – latest news

Israel captured Golan Heights in 1967 after six-day warBridget McCain condemns Trump, 72, for being a ‘child’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.18pm GMT Former President Barack Obama will meet with freshman House Democrats next week.Politico reports that Obama will appear at a reception hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night for the over sixty newly elected House Democrats. 8.10pm GMT Former FBI director James Comey about what he would like to see in the Mu...
Tags: Health, Obama, Congress, Politico, Israel, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Syria, Fbi, United States, US politics, House, Abortion, Nancy Pelosi


Trump: time for US to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights – live

Israel captured Golan Heights in 1967 after six-day warBridget McCain condemns Trump, 72, for being a ‘child’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 6.11pm GMT South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the latest Democratic presidential hopeful to go on a hiring spree.The 2020 Democratic candidate has nearly twenty jobs available on his website in five states for aspiring operatives. 5.59pm GMT In a sign that he may be leaning towards a presidential bid, Maryland Governo...
Tags: Health, Maryland, Israel, US, World news, US news, Syria, US politics, Iowa, Abortion, Ncaa, Donald Trump, Trump, Larry Hogan, McCain, Hogan


Mississippi to sign anti-abortion law that could prompt Roe v Wade challenge – live

Restrictive bill will ban abortions after six-week markBridget McCain condemns Trump for being a ‘child’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 5.11pm GMT Congressional investigators are raising concerns after the revelation that Jared Kushner used both personal email and WhatsApp to conduct government business.Kushner’s lawyer Abbe Lovell confirmed to Elijah Cummings, the current chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee and Trey Gowdy, Cummings’s predecessor, that...
Tags: Health, Mississippi, Washington Post, White House, US, World news, US news, US politics, Abortion, Donald Trump, Jared, Trump, Elijah Cummings, McCain, Kushner, House Government Oversight Committee


Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ The karma of cutting Medicare

Like those of his recent predecessors, President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts in October will not be adopted by Congress. Still, a presidential budget plan is an important indicator of the administration's priorities.
Tags: Health, Congress, Medicare, Donald Trump, KHN


Can You Be Forced to Work in Order to Get Medicaid? A Federal Judge Will Soon Decide

A federal judge heard legal challenges Thursday to a Trump Administration policy that allows states to implement work requirements in order for residents to qualify for Medicaid. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg heard oral arguments in two separate cases challenging plans in Arkansas and Kentucky that require Medicaid enrollees to either have a job or…
Tags: Health, News, Kentucky, Uncategorized, Arkansas, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Trump Administration, Medicaid U S District Judge James Boasberg


Outcry over Trump’s cuts to Medicare hospital payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pledged not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Once in the White House, Trump reneged on his promise not to cut Medicaid for low-income people. Now he’s being criticized for steep Medicare payment cuts to hospitals proposed in his new budget. The head of a […]
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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb abruptly resigns from his post

That was unexpected, including by the FDA, apparently. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb resigned today, an administration official tells The Washington Post, adding that Gottlieb will relinquish the office in one month. Unlike many people who leave the Trump administration, the resignation wasn’t sought or expected, reports the Post, which notes Gottlieb has recently hired senior staff and has been actively and aggressively diving into new initiatives. In fact, while Gottlieb has since tweeted a ...
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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb just abruptly resigned from his post

That was unexpected, including to his FDA colleagues, apparently. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb resigned today from his post, an administration official tells the Washington Post, adding that Gottlieb will relinquish the office in one month. Unlike many people who leave the Trump Administration, the resignation wasn’t sought out or expected, reports the Post, which notes Gottlieb has recently hired senior staff and been actively and aggressively dividing into new initiatives. In fact, while Go...
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Trump aims to stem vet suicide with outreach, local grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is seeking to stem the number of veteran suicides with a plan to boost outreach by awarding grants to community programs. Trump is signing an order Tuesday that directs his agencies to develop the plan within 12 months. A new task force will look to create a grant […]
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Is it climate change or global warming? How a secret memo shaped the answer

When President Donald Trump uses the term "global warming," or "Global Waming" as he Tweeted in January, he typically uses it to make fun of it. But which term is it, "global warming" or "climate change"? Why there are different terms to describe one phenomenon is an interesting tale marked by political intrigue, secret memos and even a few dirty tricks and the answer to "which is it," may surprise you.
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Last four refugee children leave Nauru for resettlement in US

Move follows intense campaign by refugee advocates for all children sent to the island by the Australian government to be taken offThe last four children living in Australian government-run offshore processing on Nauru have now left the island, amid a group of 19 people flown to the US for resettlement.The group includes a number of Iranians, according to refugee advocates, contradicting persistent suspicions that Donald Trump’s travel ban on six nationalities was blocking refugees from the rese...
Tags: Health, Children, US, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Coalition, Australian politics, Refugees, Labor party, Nauru, US immigration, Liberal party, Donald Trump, Papua New Guinea


Weeks after 2030 HIV pledge, report shows US headway stalled

NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced a campaign to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030. But new data show that progress against the disease stalled in recent years. After declining for several years, the estimated number of new HIV infections held about steady from 2013 to 2016. The Centers […]
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Abortion: Tennessee lawmakers advance fetal heartbeat bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill that would ban most Tennessee women from obtaining abortions once a fetus’ heartbeat is detected cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, advancing for a full House vote in the GOP-dominated Legislature. The move comes amid a national movement from anti-abortion legislators and activists who hope that President Donald Trump’s appointments […]
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Big Pharma Gives Big Money to the Senators Who Will Question Drug Company CEOs Today

The CEOs of America’s largest drug companies will testify on Capitol Hill today. But will U.S. senators really hold their feet to the fire after taking so much money from those same drug companies?Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, News, America, Chuck Grassley, Capitol Hill, Livestream, Donald Trump, Bill Cassidy, Ron Wyden, Mark Warner, Cordcutters, Rob Portman, Sheldon Whitehouse, Big Pharma, Maggie Hassan


Congress mulls cap on what Medicare enrollees pay for drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — With health care a top issue for American voters, Congress may actually be moving toward doing something this year to address the high cost of prescription drugs. President Donald Trump, Democrats trying to retire him in 2020, and congressional incumbents of both parties all say they want action. Democrats and Republicans are […]
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To shore up Obamacare in California, Newsom wants to try an individual mandate

By Sophia Bollag, Michael Finch II and Sammy Caiola, The USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative When Kate Green, calculated her health care costs last year, it just didn’t add up for her to stay insured. The 30-year-old worker in a real estate referral company had signed up for the lowest-cost plan possible, but it came with high out-of-pocket costs. Premiums ate up money Green had planned on spending to pay off car and college loans. The final straw: a $1,200 doctor bill for a minor kne...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Obamacare, Congress, California, Uncategorized, Fresno, Sacramento, Sport, Green, Soccer, Medicare, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, Irs


Trump plan to beat HIV hits rough road in rural America

One of the goals President Donald Trump announced in his State of the Union address was to stop the spread of HIV in the U.S. within 10 years.
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Ralph Drollinger Says He’s Not a Christian Nationalist But Exhorts Legislators to Please God with Immigration Policy

Provider of Bible studies and counsel to members of Donald Trump’s Cabinet Ralph Drollinger doesn’t like to be called a dominionist or a Christian nationalist. Loosely, these terms refer to people who believe the laws of the United States should reflect and be based on the teachings of Christianity. Any other influence is false and will lead to bad government. In a recent newsletter Drollinger uses (misuses) Hebrew words for foreigners to inform legislators about what he believes U.S. immigratio...
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Wife of top Trump official cheers return of measles

Darla Shine is a former Fox News producer and the wife of Bill Shine, the White House deputy chief of staff of communications. This morning, Darla went on a dangerously ill-informed Twitter rant about the recent measles outbreaks in Washington state and Oregon. Here we go LOL #measlesoutbreak on #CNN #Fake #Hysteria The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kidsBring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy & fight cancer — Darla Shine (@DarlaShine) February ...
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APNewsBreak: White House says no ‘sabotage’ of health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing a word from Democrats, a new White House report says changes made to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump didn’t amount to “sabotage.” Due out Friday, the report from the Council of Economic Advisers says Obama-era subsidies that help low- and middle-income customers pay their premiums will keep HealthCare.gov […]
Tags: Health, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Council of Economic Advisers


Open up and say ‘ahh’: Trump getting annual medical exam

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is in for some poking and prodding as doctors assess whether his “incredibly good genes” continue to serve him well. Trump was traveling to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington on Friday for a follow-up to his first annual medical checkup as president. His personal physician declared […]
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ A ‘healthy’ state of the union

Health policy played a surprisingly robust role in President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address.
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Trump pledges to end HIV transmission by 2030. Doable, but daunting.

Noting that science has "brought a once-distant dream within reach," President Donald Trump on Tuesday night pledged to eliminate HIV transmission within 10 years.
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Cuomo defends NY abortion law after criticism from Trump

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending New York’s new state abortion law after it was criticized by President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s State of the Union address. In an op-ed published Wednesday in The New York Times, the Democratic governor pushed back against Trump’s call to ban late-term abortions, saying Trump lied […]
Tags: Health, New York, News, Nation, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Albany, Cuomo, Trump, New York Times the Democratic


Trump highlights health agenda with vow to lower ‘unfair’ drug prices

It was not the centerpiece, but health was a persistent theme in President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the Capitol on Tuesday night.
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Trump plan to stop HIV epidemic targets high-infection areas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to people at risk. Briefing reporters ahead of Trump’s State of the Union speech, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and senior […]
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Health And Human Services, Alex Azar


Ideas to curb surprise medical bills percolate with rare bipartisan push

Surrounded by patients who told horror stories of being stuck with hefty bills, President Donald Trump recently waded into a widespread health care problem for which almost everyone — even those with insurance — is at risk: surprise medical billing.
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