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Meet the Southern Senators Critical to Blocking Obamacare's Repeal 19.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Before leaving town for the July 4 recess, the GOP-controlled US Senate is expected to vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare" -- and last week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky put the proposal on the fast track . The measure, which could be brought up for a vote at any time without a single public hearing, is controversially being written in secret , so details are scarce. But there have been reports that lawmakers are discussing phasing out the ACA's Medicaid expansion over seven years rather than the two-year schedule set out in the American Health Care Act, the deeply unpopular Obamacare repeal bill the House passed last month. There have also reportedly been discussions among senators about a provision preventing insurance companies from charging higher premiums for people with pre-existing conditions, which the House measure did not include, and about preserving some Obamacare taxes to delay funding cuts. The House passed its bill before ...
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An Outside-the-Doctor's-Office Approach to Health Care 31.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
It has become evident that efforts to expanding insurance coverage and retooling health care services under the Affordable Care Act are necessary but not sufficient to change health outcomes for vulnerable communities -- hence more outside-the-box approaches are needed like those at the Escambia Clinic in Pensacola, Florida. If Obamacare is repealed, these innovative efforts could fall by the wayside. (Photo: Skeeze ) It's a perfect day in Pensacola, Florida, and the Blue Angels, based at the nearby air station, are doing their weekly exercises over the Gulf. A drive inland along Palafox Street starts at the upscale town square and passes freshly painted colonials, esthetic surgery clinics, boutiques, and banks. But all this changes at Cervantes Avenue: Suddenly the trappings of wealth disappear, replaced by foreclosure signs, dialysis centers, thrift stores, and check-cashing outlets. This is still Pensacola, but not the one that snowbirds and tourists see. As Sandra Donaldson, a native of this second ...
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Jon Huntsman’s strange odyssey to become President Trump’s man in Moscow 9.3.2017 Washington Post
The president has blocked several people who opposed him during the campaign from getting jobs in his administration. So why has he reportedly chosen the former Utah governor to be the U.S. ambassador to Russia?
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Supreme Court Upholds Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm 7.12.2016 NPR News
After the storm hit in 2005, the insurance company ordered claims adjusters to misclassify wind damage as flood damage to shift liability to the U.S. government and spare State Farm's coffers.
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Business Highlights 7.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

___ Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company’s commitment to invest billions in the U.S. Six weeks […]
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Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm upheld 6.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The justices on Tuesday rejected claims by State Farm that the whistleblower case against the insurer should have been dismissed because its existence was leaked while it was supposed to be secret. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court in upholding an appellate ruling that there is no requirement in fede...
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Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm 6.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The justices on Tuesday rejected claims by State Farm that the whistleblower case against the insurer should have been dismissed because its existence was leaked while […]
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Despite Katrina lessons, flood plan in Louisiana shows gaps 8.9.2016 AP National
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Eleven years ago, Sam Barbera hooked up his boat and headed to New Orleans to ferry people from Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters. Four weeks ago, he found himself in another boat for rescues - this time at home in Baton Rouge, when a massive rainstorm ravaged the area....
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Despite Katrina lessons, flood plan in Louisiana shows gaps 8.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eleven years ago, Sam Barbera hooked up his boat and headed to New Orleans to ferry people from Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters. Four weeks ago, he found himself in another boat for rescues — this time at home in Baton Rouge, when a massive rainstorm ravaged the area. It was “night […]
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A Mom's Life, Rebuilt After Katrina, Wrecked By Baton Rouge Floods 27.8.2016 NPR: Saturday
Myra Engrum works, cares for her son, has friends and is active in church. She's done things "right." But for the second time in 11 years, she's picking up the pieces of her storm-ravaged life.
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'What am I going to do?' Louisiana flooding leaves thousands looking for housing as losses hit $20.7 billion 19.8.2016 LA Times: Nation

After her apartment in this small industrial riverfront town flooded, Mary Green-King ended up with hundreds of other evacuees at a shelter.

Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any worse — she also lost her car and had spent five nights at the shelter — her cellphone rang. It was her landlord...

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Catastrophic floods in Louisiana have caused massive housing crisis 19.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An estimated 40,000 houses have been damaged by flooding that some people have compared to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Some 86,000 people have applied for federal disaster aid.
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In a flooded Louisiana parish, a 3-mile journey down the river to answer the question: Did our house survive? 19.8.2016 LA Times: Nation

The little blond girl in striped rubber rain boots and a bright pink shirt knew things could be bad at the house she shared with her grandparents. Floodwaters had consumed much of their Baton Rouge suburb, and some of her classmates’ homes had water to the roofs.

“If my house has water in it, I’m...

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In a flooded Louisiana county, a 3-mile journey down the river to answer the question: Did our house survive? 19.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The little blond girl in striped rubber rain boots and a bright pink shirt knew things could be bad at the house she shared with her grandparents. Floodwaters had consumed much of their Baton Rouge suburb, and some of her classmates’ homes had water to the roofs.

“If my house has water in it, I’m...

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Louisiana paper to Obama: Cut vacation 18.8.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Amid historic devastation in Louisiana, the state's largest daily newspaper is calling on President Barack Obama, who is being kept abreast of the situation by White House officials, to cut his Martha's Vineyard getaway short to view flood-ravaged areas of the state.
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Driven out: Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana 18.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable, bumbling aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago. People whose homes were swamped by some of the heaviest rains Louisiana has ever seen are staying in shelters, bunking with […]
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'Like nothing we've ever seen': Flood danger is not over in Louisiana 17.8.2016 LA Times: Nation

Slowly, residents began to return to water-ravaged homes in Baton Rouge on Tuesday after heavy rain submerged large stretches of southern Louisiana, killing 11 people, damaging entire neighborhoods and prompting tens of thousands of rescues.

Yet as floodwater flowed downstream, officials warned...

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High court will hear State Farm appeal in Katrina fraud case 31.5.2016 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will consider whether to overturn a jury verdict against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. in a whistleblower case alleging fraud against the U.S. government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina....
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High court will hear State Farm appeal in Katrina fraud case 31.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether to overturn a jury verdict against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. in a whistleblower case alleging fraud against the U.S. government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The justices on Tuesday agreed to hear State Farm’s appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld the verdict in […]
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Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy 25.5.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and PBS' Frontline investigate the thousands still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.
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