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Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office


A press release circulated by ADAPT stated that the intent of the protest was to "dramatize the deaths" the AHCA would cause in this community if implemented. The bill would allow children to stay on their parents' health plans to age 26. It would also limit, beginning in 2020, the federal funds that states get each year for Medicaid . Read More »

Protesters Physically Removed from Outside Mitch McConnell's Office

The controversial new bill would roll back much of the Affordable Care Act , better known as Obamacare, by drastically scaling back Medicaid funding that goes towards health coverage for people on a low income and tax credits for middle-class Americans who buy their own healthcare insurance. Read More »

Trump says GOP isn't 'that far off' from passing health overhaul


Conservative Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., said he is opposing the Senate bill because it "is not anywhere close to repeal" of the Affordable Care Act . It would phase out Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor more gradually, waiting until after the 2020 presidential election, but would enact deeper cuts starting in 2025. Read More »

Mike Lee Thinks the Healthcare Bill Is a Joke

Before the ACA's essential benefits were enacted 33 percent of insurance policies sold on the individual market did not provide coverage for substance use treatments, and almost 20 percent of policies failed to cover mental health. The more precious the metal, the better - but more expensive - the coverage. How would it work under this Senate bill? In addition, changing the actuarial value benchmark to a bronze plan will likely result in narrower plans with higher deductibles, shifting costs ... Read More »

Walker Backs Johnson Opposition On GOP Health Bill

If the federal government caps its Medicaid contributions, medical care for more than 1 million children on Medicaid in Pennsylvania will suffer, because their needs will be forced to compete with the needs of the disabled, elderly and parents, children's groups said. Read More »

Gunman in Lawmaker Shooting Had Photographed Washington Landmarks, FBI Says


The gunman who shot four people including a Republican member of Congress at a baseball field last week acted alone and was not connected to terrorism, FBI investigators said Wednesday. Investigators also found indications that Hodgkinson meant to go home to Belleville, Illinois on his computer. In April, Hodgkinson took cell phone photos and videos of various sites on the National Mall, and of several monuments including the US Capitol, the Library of Congress , the Washington ... Read More »

From Worse to Bad on Health Care


A Trumpcare opponent being carried from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Thursday morning after the Republicans released their draft version of a healthcare overhaul bill. A reduction in federal funding for newly qualified Medicaid recipients would leave expansion states with a hard decision: drop new enrollees entirely, or pay a much larger share of the bill for their coverage. Read More »

Heller Opposes Senate Health Care Bill

It is simply not the answer. "Well, I've done in five months what other people haven't done in years", he said. Heller, who is up for reelection in 2018, has expressed concerns about the way the measure addresses the future of Medicaid . Read More »

Ohio government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant


Toward the bottom, the sites said, "I Love Islamic state ". It also displays the shahadah, also known as the Islamic Creed. According to VICE, Team System DZ has hacked numerous random websites, including the University of New Brunswick's student union site and a Canadian food truck's sandwich site. Read More »

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake


According to the Orange County Register , Orange County coroner's officials in California had misidentified the body. And for almost a month, they were so convinced that even the father's final moment with an open casket didn't stop Frank Kerrigan's erroneous funeral. Read More »

2 on Thunderbirds jet in Dayton accident taken to hospital

Authorities say a military jet in practice for an OH air show has been involved in an accident. Technical Sgt. Kenneth Cordova (seen here) and Capt. He's from Fort Lauderdale and, according to his Facebook page, he graduated from Archbishop McCarthy High School. An F-16 Thunderbird carrying a Littleton man was flipped over by a strong gust of wind Friday . Read More »

Judge declares second mistrial in Tensing case


After resting its case, the prosecution requested the judge add a lesser count of reckless homicide for the jury to consider. Judge Leslie Ghiz addressed the jurors Friday morning after they said they could not reach a unanimous verdict. WEINGARTNER: That's correct. The prosecutor said at the time that it was murder. The attorney also said Tensing "was in fear of his life" when he opened fire. Read More »

California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health plan


A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered on Friday when Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) chose to shelve the proposal. "This issue is not going away", they added. "We are disappointed that the robust debate about healthcare for all that started in the California Senate will not continue in the Assembly this year", they said in a joint statement. Read More »

Senate Republicans intend to ram through secret health care bill

Thursday night, Trevor Noah went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the GOP for their handling of health care . Now Democrats say they would love to read the Republicans' repeal bill but can not do so because Republicans have not exposed their handiwork to public inspection. Read More »

Phillips lifts Braves to 3-1 victory vs

He retired the minimum from the second through fifth innings. He finished with 99 pitches, 71 for strikes. "It wasn't maybe as good movement as I've had the last three games", Dickey said. The Brewers scored twice in the eighth on a sharp two-run double by Orlando Arcia. After retiring Broxton on a fly to center, Atlanta went to left-hander Sam Freeman , who struck out Eric Thames and Santana. Read More »

Parade of forwards kicks off opening round of NHL Draft

While NBC Sports Network has exclusive USA rights to the first round of the draft on Friday evening, NHL Network will provide pre- and post-event coverage of the first round and then offer exclusive live coverage of Round 2 to 7 on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Read More »

Anger at video of police shooting of black driver Philando Castile

According to the Minnesota Star Tribune , the footage was released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Ramsey County Attorney's office. Early in the brief exchange, Castile tells Officer Yanez that he has a gun, which was reportedly registered . When Officer Yanez opened fire, another officer near the vehicle jumped back, and Officer Yanez began yelling at the driver. Read More »

USA authorizes sale of Drones to INDIA

Meanwhile the U.S. President has announced that he has important issues to discuss with his "true friend" Indian Prime Minister Modi. There is angst in New Delhi that Trump has not paid adequate attention to India, but Trump has generally been positive about India in public messaging. Read More »

Five Republican senators now oppose health care bill as written

The bill's rolling back of Medicaid expansion was key point of contention for Heller and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval . "This bill that's now in front of the United States Senate .is simply not the answer, and I'm announcing today that in this form I will not support it", Heller said at a news conference in Las Vegas with Gov. Read More »

A repeal-and-replace disaster

House bill: Instead of a mandate, insurers could impose 30% surcharge on people who buy a new plan after letting previous coverage lapse, giving healthy people an incentive to remain insured. When it comes to managing Republicans' best interests, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, rarely loses. If it passes the Senate, it will go to the House. Read More »

LSU, Florida roll into College World Series title series


The Chicago Cubs' first-round draft pick limited top-seeded Oregon State to two hits over 7 1/3 innings in a performance Friday that carried the Tigers to a 3-1 victory and ended the Beavers' 23-game winning streak. "I thought our at-bats were significantly better today than they were the last time we faced him", TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said. "It was Caleb Gilbert ". Read More »

Black off-duty St. Louis officer shot by white officer

The paper also reported that police initially claimed that the 38-year-old African American officer, who has been on the force for 11 years, was "caught in the crossfire". Three people inside got out and opened fire at officers. There was gunfire exchanged earlier between the officers and occupants of the stolen vehicle so the officers on the scene had their weapons drawn when the auto stopped. Read More »