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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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For the first time in years, new groups may vie to run organ transplant network 24.4.2018 Washington Post
For the first time in years, new groups may vie to run organ transplant network
The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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4 new exemptions to the tax penalty for lacking health insurance 24.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rule changes from the Trump administration offer exemptions for people in areas with only one marketplace plan, as well as for some who oppose abortion and can't find a health plan that excludes it.
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Give paramedics the power to make better choices on behalf of vulnerable people 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

If a person is intoxicated or suffering from a mental health crisis, a crowded hospital emergency room may not be the right place to get treatment. Yet homeless people are often taken there when they may just need a place to sober up or be seen by a mental health professional.

That’s because paramedics...

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These teens saw how poor mental health hurt their peers. So they got a law passed. 24.4.2018 Washington Post
These teens saw how poor mental health hurt their peers. So they got a law passed.
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Why patients still can't buy medical marijuana in Philadelphia months after the new law kicked off 23.4.2018 Philly.com News
Two months after Pennsylvania's medical marijuana growers harvested their first crops, Philadelphia still lacks an operational dispensary. Zoning restrictions have made it hard to find a site.
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Trump proposal could mean healthy people save on insurance while others get priced out 23.4.2018 Washington Post
Trump proposal could mean healthy people save on insurance while others get priced out
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California Leads Nation in Pushing Back Against Trump Administration Health Policies 23.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
By giving a monthly donation of even a small amount, you can make a big difference to Truthout's future. Sign up just once and read on, knowing that you've pledged your ongoing support! These days, when the federal government turns in one direction, California veers in the other -- and in the case of health care, it's a sharp swerve. In the nation's most populous state, lawmakers and other policymakers seemingly are not content simply to resist Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. They are fighting to expand health coverage with a series of steps they hope will culminate in universal coverage for all Californians -- regardless of immigration status and despite potentially monumental price tags. The Golden State embraced the health care law early and eagerly, and has more to lose than any other state if the ACA is dismantled: About 1.5 million Californians purchase coverage through the state's Obamacare exchange, Covered California, and 3.8 million have signed up for Medicaid as a ...
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Progressive Candidates Are Pulling the Democratic Party Left, Whether the Establishment Likes It or Not 23.4.2018 Truthout.com
Cynthia Nixon, a lifelong New Yorker, actress, progressive advocate and candidate running for governor presented her Climate Justice Agenda on April 20, 2018, at the YMCA in the Rockaways. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images) Left-wing candidates are running on platforms of universal health care, racial and economic justice, and opposition to Trump. The result is an unprecedented level of enthusiasm among progressives in the run-up to the 2018 election. Cynthia Nixon, a lifelong New Yorker, actress, progressive advocate and candidate running for governor presented her Climate Justice Agenda on April 20, 2018, at the YMCA in the Rockaways. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images) This story was published because of support from readers like you. If you care about maintaining a free and independent media, make a donation to Truthout! Something about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has changed. He announced on Wednesday that he would be restoring the ...
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EPA practices are hindering transparency and public confidence in TSCA’s new chemicals program 23.4.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Stephanie Schwarz, J.D., is a Legal Fellow.  Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Part 1               Part 2               Part 3               Part 4 This is our final post in a series spurred by our review of 69 public files for new chemicals we received from EPA’s Docket Center.  For most of these chemicals, EPA made a determination […]
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The Health 202: Abortion debate turns to Down syndrome 23.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Some red states are passing measures restricting abortions in such cases.
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Auditor hits MN animal health board over chronic wasting oversight 21.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The board failed to systematically analyze testing of animals on deer and elk farms for chronic wasting disease and didn't appropriately penalize farmers who did not comply with testing rules, the state legislative auditor's office says.
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Watch your paychecks: Colorado employers are pushing higher health care costs to workers, report says 20.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Prices for employer-based health insurance -- the workhorse of the health coverage system -- are rising faster in Colorado than the national average, and that could signal a worrying trend.
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Patient beware: Insurance covers colonoscopies in full - except when it doesn't 20.4.2018 Philly.com News
There's a lot of confusion about the costs associated colonoscopies. We have answers.
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Gun safety after Parkland: Here's every idea the Pa. House has. Will any become reality? 20.4.2018 Philly.com News
During six days of hearings in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania House lawmakers presented their ideas for addressing gun violence.
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Marijuana growers seek to extinguish Pa.'s cannabis research program 20.4.2018 Philly.com News
Calling it "disruptive" and "unlawful," a group of Pennsylvania marijuana growers and retailers want to snuff out the state's pioneering research scheme before it launches.
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The next big thing for Democrats: Medicare for all 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The next big thing for Democrats: Medicare for all
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California leads nation in pushing back against Trump health policies 19.4.2018 LA Times: Business

These days, when the federal government turns in one direction, California veers in the other — and in the case of healthcare, it’s a sharp swerve.

In the nation’s most populous state, lawmakers and other policymakers seemingly are not content simply to resist Republican efforts to dismantle the...

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California hospitals must cough up millions to meet charity care obligations 19.4.2018 LA Times: Business

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra has ordered three California hospitals to pay out millions of dollars to local nonprofits, declining their requests to be freed from charity obligations required under state law.

The hospitals, based in the Central Valley and Los Angeles, argued that there isn’t...

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