healthcare

A tax Reform Disguised as Health Care Law

 06/21/2017 - 18:25
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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.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
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[OP-ED] Bob Casey - US Senator for Pennsylvania
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Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R), with colleagues from Wyoming John Barrasso (left) and from Texas John Cornyn (right), talk about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) during a press conference in Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

Focusing on women's heart health at the American Heart Association's "Latina Luncheon"

 06/11/2017 - 21:49
Hundreds of women participated in the American Heart Association's "Latina Luncheon" at Taller Puertorriqueño   Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ AL DIA News
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National movement to end heart disease and stroke in women by empowering them to take control of their health

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 9:30pm
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Hundreds of women participated in the American Heart Association's "Latina Luncheon" at Taller Puertorriqueño   Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ AL DIA News

Trump to announce restrictions on Cuba policy

 05/31/2017 - 02:21
 the US embassy in Havana, Cuba on Nov. 8, 2016. EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Among the changes being considered are prohibiting US firms to negotiate with entities linked to Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and the possibility of imposing more restrictions on Americans' travel to the island.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:15am
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 the US embassy in Havana, Cuba on Nov. 8, 2016. EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Portland attack: Pressure on Donald Trump to make statement about double murder

 05/29/2017 - 05:45
 Congress Street, Portland. Photo: Wikimedia
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On Sunday, the President tweeted about Tax Cuts and new G.O.P Healthcare plan, but avoided commenting on the alleged white supremacist that killed two men protecting a Muslim girl from his hate bullying words on Portland commuter train. 

 

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Monday, May 29, 2017 - 5:15am
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 Congress Street, Portland. Photo: Wikimedia

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
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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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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:45am
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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

Obama urges political courage to save health bill

 05/08/2017 - 05:35
Former US President Barack Obama speaks after being presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 07 May 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) approved by Obama in 2010, was, despite its failures, his greatest national political achievement which provided health insurance to tens of millions of people and saved as many millions of families who almost fell into bankruptcy because one of their family members were sick.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:30am
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Former US President Barack Obama speaks after being presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 07 May 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

"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
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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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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:00am
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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

US House of Representatives to vote on Trump's new health law

 05/04/2017 - 04:29
Republican Congressman from Michigan Fred Upton speaks to the media about health care negotiations after meeting with US President Donald J. Trump outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 03 May 2017. Upton, and Republican Congressman from Missouri Billy Long (L) have switched their votes to a 'yes' on an Obamacare repeal and replacement. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

If the law is passed, it will be the first legislative victory for Donald Trump, after more than 100 days in Office.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:15am
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Republican Congressman from Michigan Fred Upton speaks to the media about health care negotiations after meeting with US President Donald J. Trump outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 03 May 2017. Upton, and Republican Congressman from Missouri Billy Long (L) have switched their votes to a 'yes' on an Obamacare repeal and replacement. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Veteran Latino lawmaker announces retirement from US Congress

 05/01/2017 - 16:12
Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (c) of Florida speaks with reporters after a press conference on Aug. 12, 2015, in Miami. Ros-Lehtinen announced on April 30, 2017, that she would not seek reelection in the 2018 election and would leave Congress to "spend more time with her family." EFE/Gaston de Cardenas
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After 38 years representing South Florida in Congress, where she was the first Cuban-American representative in the lower house, the Republican will withdraw from legislative life, she said in an interview with the daily Miami Herald.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (c) of Florida speaks with reporters after a press conference on Aug. 12, 2015, in Miami. Ros-Lehtinen announced on April 30, 2017, that she would not seek reelection in the 2018 election and would leave Congress to "spend more time with her family." EFE/Gaston de Cardenas

Trump pushes Obamacare repeal as law's popularity improves

 04/28/2017 - 04:42
Trump at the Oval Office on Thrusday, April 27, 2017. Photo: EFE/Olivier Douliery *POOL

Congress needs to pass a spending bill by Friday night to keep the government running—and if the GOP tries to repeal Obamacare first, Democrats might force a shutdown.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:00am
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Trump at the Oval Office on Thrusday, April 27, 2017. Photo: EFE/Olivier Douliery *POOL