Health

Coca-growing in Colombia is at an all-time high

 03/24/2017 - 05:57
A cocaine plantation in Colombia. Source: Wikimedia
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The government hopes that former FARC guerrillas will persuade villagers to switch crops, as rreported in The Economist.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 5:45am
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A cocaine plantation in Colombia. Source: Wikimedia

Trump gives ultimatum to House Republicans to vote on healthcare plan today

 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
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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.

 

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 3:15am
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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

Obama defiende su ley sanitaria antes de votación crucial para desmantelarla

 03/23/2017 - 10:35
El senador demócrata por Connecticut, Chris Murphy, realiza una presentación para esclarecer el plan American Health Care Act, la propuesta de ley de sanidad que busca reemplazar al Obamacare, durante una rueda de prensa en el Capitolio, Washington, Estados Unidos, el pasado 16 de marzo de 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew
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En un extenso comunicado, Obama subraya que su reforma de la sanidad ha permitido a más de 20 millones de estadounidenses contar con un seguro médico. La Cámara de Representantes prevé votar hoy un proyecto defendido por el actual mandatario, Donald Trump, para desmantelar esa reforma.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:30am
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El senador demócrata por Connecticut, Chris Murphy, realiza una presentación para esclarecer el plan American Health Care Act, la propuesta de ley de sanidad que busca reemplazar al Obamacare, durante una rueda de prensa en el Capitolio, Washington, Estados Unidos, el pasado 16 de marzo de 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew

Latino Insurance Executive Blasts Trump Health Care Bill

 03/22/2017 - 08:17
US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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Mario Molina, CEO of Molina Healthcare, the 10th largest health insurance company in the U.S, thinks the Republican Health Care bill "is terrible". 

 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Trump, G.O.P struggle to find healthcare votes

 03/22/2017 - 04:00
US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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President Trump warned recalcitrant House Republicans they could lose their majority in 2018 if they don’t pass the leadership’s health-care bill to dismantle Obamacare on Thursday. But it turns out thousands of his voters benefited from the existing health program.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

[OP-ED]: Making Medicaid great

 03/21/2017 - 14:07
Seema Verma, escucha al vicepresidente de EEUU, Mike Pence, tras tomar juramento como administradora de los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS), en la oficina Eisenhower de la Casa Blanca, en Washington, DC, EEUU. EFE
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It’s time to take control of Medicaid before it takes control of us. Unless we act -- and there is little evidence that we will -- Medicaid increasingly becomes another mechanism by which government skews spending toward the old and away from the young.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Seema Verma, listens to US Vice President Mike Pence after taking the oath of office as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Eisenhower White House office in Washington, DC. EFE

[OP-ED]: Mejoras para Medicaid

 03/21/2017 - 14:04
Seema Verma, escucha al vicepresidente de EEUU, Mike Pence, tras tomar juramento como administradora de los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS), en la oficina Eisenhower de la Casa Blanca, en Washington, DC, EEUU. EFE
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Es hora de controlar Medicaid antes de que Medicaid nos controle a nosotros. Si no actuamos—y hay pocas pruebas de que vayamos a hacerlo—Medicaid se convertirá cada vez más en un mecanismo por medio del cual el gobierno desvía gastos de los jóvenes hacia los ancianos.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Seema Verma, escucha al vicepresidente de EEUU, Mike Pence, tras tomar juramento como administradora de los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS), en la oficina Eisenhower de la Casa Blanca, en Washington, DC, EEUU. EFE

Republicans reveal changes to healthcare bill in a bid to satisfy critics.

 03/21/2017 - 04:14
US Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaks to the media at his weekly press conference in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 16 February 2017. Ryan spoke about the US tax code, intelligence leaks, and repealing Obamacare. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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Revisions offer more generous tax credits for older people, earlier repeal of tax increases on higher earners and hand Medicaid powers to states.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00am
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US Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaks to the media at his weekly press conference in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 16 February 2017. Ryan spoke about the US tax code, intelligence leaks, and repealing Obamacare. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

[OP-ED]: The ‘Trumpcare’ trap

 03/16/2017 - 10:24
health plan, Paul Ryan

What we learned from the latest “score” by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) of Obamacare and the Trump administration’s “repeal and replace” plan is what we should have known all along.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:00am
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House Speaker Paul Ryan talks about the Republican party's health plan in Washington (USA). EFE

[OP-ED]: La trampa de Trumpcare

 03/16/2017 - 10:20
salud, Paul Ryan

Lo que aprendimos del último “análisis” de la Oficina de Presupuesto del Congreso (CBO, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre Obamacare y el plan de “revocar y reemplazar” del gobierno de Trump es lo que deberíamos haber sabido siempre.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:00am
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El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes Paul Ryan habla sobre el plan de salud del partido Republicano en Washington (EE.UU.). EFE

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