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Bob Casey - US Senator for Pennsylvania

Instead of working with Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve our current health care system, Republicans passed a bill that would allow insurers to bring back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.

Republican health plan is a death sentence for US Latinos, Democrats say.

 06/29/2017 - 03:51
Spectators listen as US Democratic Senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez delivers remarks at a press conference in opposition to the Senate Republican health care bill on the US Capitol grounds in Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

The independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that under the bill drafted by Republican senators, roughly 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026.  That number includes some 6 million Latinos, 1 million of them children, according to La Raza.

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Obama condena el "mezquino" plan republicano para sustituir su ley de salud

 06/23/2017 - 10:43
Foto de archivo: El presidente de EE.UU., Barack Obama, pronuncia un discurso sobre la Affordable Care Act (Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio), conocida despectivamente por los conservadores como "Obamacare", en la Universidad Prince George de Largo, en el estado de Maryland (Estados Unidos), el jueves 26 de septiembre de 2013. EFE/Michael Reynolds

El expresidente Barack Obama arremetió hoy contra el plan desvelado por los republicanos en el Senado para sustituir la reforma sanitaria que él impulsó y firmó en 2010, al considerar que es pura "mezquindad" y que "millones de estadounidenses" podrían perder su cobertura médica.

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[OP-ED]: Una Reforma Fiscal Disfrazada de Ley de Salud

 06/21/2017 - 18:17
Mitch McConnell

En lugar de trabajar de manera bipartidista con los demócratas para mejorar nuestro sistema salud actual, los republicanos han aprobado una propuesta de ley que permitirá que las aseguradoras regresen a sus prácticas discriminatorias de antes contra las personas con condiciones preexistentes. 

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Bob Casey - Senador

Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says

 05/25/2017 - 03:55
Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaking to the media, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

The healthcare reform proposed by President Donald Trump to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare, and which was narrowly approved by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, would leave 23 million people without healthcare coverage over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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"Impeach the Freak": Bitter welcome for Trump on return to New York

 05/05/2017 - 03:08
Trump protesters hold up a banner in front of the USS Intrepid where later this evening President Trump will attend a dinner with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, in New York, New York, USA, 05 May 2017. EPA/PETER FOLEY

The President of the United States returned to New York on Thursday for the first time since taking office in the White House on Jan. 20, although several protests were awaiting him in the city where he was born. In NY, he met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and praised Australia's universal public health system.

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[OP-ED]: Trump’s stock boom -- illusion or reality?

 04/25/2017 - 10:10
Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE

The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, he’s got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to repeal Obamacare; and uncertainty surrounding “tax reform.” Compared with this tapestry of troubles, the stock market has been a splendid blessing.

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Robert J. Samuelson

A House Divided: Why the Republican healthcare bill was doomed and what to do next?

 03/25/2017 - 05:47
US President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, 24 March 2017, as US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) look on. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

Backing off from their key campaign promise marks a big defeat for both Ryan and the president, who’d pushed hard for the bill and then pressed for a vote on it. Trump is now presenting himself as a bystander to the loss, and Republican voters may well side with him.


Trump gives ultimatum to House Republicans to vote on healthcare plan

 03/24/2017 - 04:13
Trump demanded House Republicans vote on healthcare plan on Friday. US President Donald J. Trump prepares to greet truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

The vote on the bill was previously scheduled for Thursday but the lack of consensus among conservatives has postponed the process. If the legislation fails, there won’t be another effort to make good on the flagship Republican promise to replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Trump said.



“La dignidad humana no puede depender de una tarjeta plástica”

 08/01/2017 - 17:18
María Sotomayor es directora de la Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC). Su historia es la de una 'dreamer' que hizo sus sueños realidad y que hoy trabaja para defender los derechos de los inmigrantes en Filadelfia. Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News.

María Sotomayor, directora del Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, llegó al país en 2002 cuando tenía 10 años de edad. En 2012 se acogió a DACA y este año acaba de obtener su residencia. AL DÍA News habló con ella a propósito del incierto futuro de DACA.