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[OP-ED]: America’s shockingly poor dental care system

 07/24/2017 - 08:28
I relived painful memories of abscesses, root canals, pulled bicuspids and more in ghoulish, visceral detail as I read Mary Otto’s horribly sad book, “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.”

I’ve given birth to three babies, shattered my wrist, broken my tailbone twice, gotten tattooed, and, once, when I was suspected of having contracted West Nile Virus, had two consecutive spinal taps (one failed) in the name of advancing medical students’ knowledge while securing a diagnosis.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 8:12am

[OP-ED]: La asombrosa mala calidad del sistema de atención odontológica en Estados Unidos

 07/24/2017 - 08:22
Reviví en detalles viscerales y morbosos mis recuerdos dolorosos de abscesos, tratamientos de conducto, extracciones de premolares y otras cosas más al leer el libro triste y horrible de Mary Otto: “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America” (Dientes: una historia de belleza, inequidad y dificultades para la salud oral en Estados Unidos). 

Di a luz a tres bebés, me quebré la muñeca, me fracturé el coxis dos veces, incluso me hice tatuajes y, una vez, cuando sospechaban que había contraído el virus del Nilo, me hicieron dos punciones lumbares (una falló) para potenciar el conocimientos de los estudiantes de medicina a la vez que se aseguraban del diagnóstico.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 8:12am

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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3:45am
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EFE

Republican divisions force postponement of healthcare bill vote

 06/28/2017 - 05:27
Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell (R) turns away from the microphones beside Republican Senator from Texas John Cornyn (L) after speaking to members of the news media outside the West Wing of the White House following a meeting to discuss healthcare legislation with Senate Republicans and US President Donald J. Trump, in Washington, DC, USA, 27 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

 US Senate Republicans on Tuesday found themselves forced - due to internal divisions - to postpone a vote on the controversial bill designed to replace former President Barack Obama"s healthcare reform, a bill that could leave more than 20 million Americans without medical coverage.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 5:30am
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EFE

Casa Blanca pide no confiar a ciegas en informe sobre ley de salud del Senado

 06/27/2017 - 09:49
El director de la Oficina de Presupuesto del Congreso (CBO), Keith Hall (d), y el subdirector de la CBO, Mark Hadley (i), celebran una sesión informativa para la prensa sobre el informe anual de Presupuesto y Perspectivas Economicas, en el edificio Ford House de Washington, Estados Unidos, el 24 de enero de 2017. EFE/Michael Reynolds

La Casa Blanca pidió hoy no confiar a ciegas en el informe de la Oficina Presupuestaria del Congreso (CBO) que calcula que la ley sanitaria que debate el Senado dejaría a 22 millones de personas sin seguro médico hasta 2026, al subrayar el historial de "inexactitud" de esa entidad.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 9:45am
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EFE

Senate healthcare reform bill would leave 22 mn without coverage

 06/27/2017 - 07:22
People protesting the proposed Republican healthcare legislation during the annual New York LGBT Pride March in New York, New York, USA, 25 June 2017. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

A report by the CBO, an independent government agency says the Senate Republican health-care bill would result in 22 million people losing their insurance over the next decade. That’s little improvement over the unpopular House version, though the bill’s deep spending cuts would reduce the deficit by $321 billion in the same period.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:15am
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EFE

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