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Ryan, Baldwin have very different views of the CBO report on the

Ryan, Baldwin have very different views of the CBO report on the

The bill is called the American Health Care Act and would fulfill a long-running Republican goal - repealing and replacing much of former President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. Several Republican lawmakers have expressed concern about the House plan's rollback of Medicaid, limited assistance for low-income Americans, and a provision that allows insurers to increase health premiums for people with pre-existing conditions - a practice the ...


2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

Emergency responders were called to Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge in the 100 block of Freedom Valley Circle in West Brandywine Township Sunday afternoon. "Opioids are a monster that is slowly consuming our population". Hogan had a warning for heroin users. He added that they won't even allow law enforcement officers to "handle them without special precautions because of the extreme danger of death or injury".


CBO Report on Health Bill: What It Is and Why It Matters

CBO Report on Health Bill: What It Is and Why It Matters

That compares with 28 million under age 65 who would lack insurance that year under the current health law signed by President Barack Obama . Provisions that allow for more competition and choice for people trying to get insurance through the individual market will help bring down annual premium increases.



Report says GOP health care bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

But writing legislation that can pass with only Republican votes has proven agonizing. The report could give talking points to House Republicans for their bill, or to Democrats who voted unanimously against it. "I think the incompetence over [at the White House] makes things awkward at times and senators won't hesitate to exercise their independence, but they'd like to see their party see big things", a Republican strategist, who asked not to be identified to speak candidly, said.



Report says bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

The report says older people with lower income would disproportionately lose coverage. The non-partisan research committee estimated the plan would reduce the federal budget deficit by $337 billion over the ten-year horizon. The reductions in average premiums would range from 10 percent to 30 percent in different areas of the country. In states that do not apply for waivers, non-group insurance premiums would be 4 percent lower than premiums under Obamacare.


Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says

Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says

The research has significant public health implications and has the potential to improve responses to future outbreaks. The research was published May 24, 2017, in the journal Nature . The portable device weighs less than 100g and is powered by the USB port of a laptop, so is ideal for cross-country fieldwork. But, the possibility of Zika arriving in our local mosquito population, either from a human who contracted the virus elsewhere or the migration of the disease in the mosquito ...