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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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PA prisons' unprecedented security crackdown: 5 things you need to know 17.10.2018 Philly.com News
State lawmakers want a probe into the Pennsylvania prison policies that eliminate postal mail and book donations, and into the mysterious staff illnesses that triggered the security crackdown.
Pharmacy benefit managers defend their Medicaid role at Pa. Senate committee hearing 17.10.2018 Philly.com News
The companies that negotiate drug prices answered pointed questions about costs and where the money is going.
DHS Kicks the Ladder from Under Immigrants Seeking Green Cards 16.10.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a huearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on October 10, 2018 Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. Immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance or Medicare prescription drug subsidies could be barred from obtaining green cards or visa extensions under a proposed rule the Department of Homeland Security published in the Federal Register on October 10. Currently only those who use cash assistance or who require long-term institutional care at government expense are barred on public charge grounds. Immigrant-rights advocates, health-care providers, and local governments predict devastating results, especially in California and other states with large immigrant populations: Millions of people would go hungry or forego medical treatment for fear they ...
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Who'll replace Franken? Minn. special Senate race voter guide 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democrat Sen. Tina Smith, appointed to fill Al Franken's vacated seat, is facing a challenge from Republican Karin Housley and two minor party candidates.
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Lou Barletta, citing grandson with cancer, lashes out at Bob Casey over healthcare campaign ad 15.10.2018 Philly.com News
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta assails U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. for criticizing him on healthcare policy in a new ad while Barletta's 18-month-old grandson undergoes chemotherapy for cancer.
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What to know about health care and insurance for the 2018 midterm elections 14.10.2018 Philly.com News
Health care is top of mind for Republicans and Democrats alike leading into midterm elections.
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Voter guide: Minnesota attorney general candidates on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Three candidates are running in Minnesota's open attorney general race: Democrat Keith Ellison, Republican Doug Wardlow and Noah Johnson of the Grassroots-Legal Cannabis Now party.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the U.S. Senate candidates stand on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election against state Rep. Jim Newberger, the Republican-endorsed candidate, Green Party candidate Paula Overby and Dennis Schuller of the Legal Marijuana Now Party. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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Why the Aetna and CVS Merger Is So Dangerous 12.10.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) This week, the Justice Department blessed a $69 billion merger between pharmacy chain CVS and insurance giant Aetna. CVS also owns Caremark, one of the three largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which negotiate drug discounts on behalf of health plans. With another tie-up between a PBM and an insurance company—Express Scripts and Cigna—awaiting likely approval, this signals an almost formal merger between the PBM industry and the health-insurance industry. When the CVS/Aetna merger was proposed, I wrote at the Prospect that this vertical combination would be incredibly dangerous. If CVS/Aetna knows the prescription drug usages, methods of delivery, and pricing data for all of its rivals, who all have patients who order prescriptions from CVS pharmacies, it can exploit that data advantage to skim off the top of every side of the pharmaceutical market. But a funny thing happened on the way to the deal closing. Congress, state legislatures, and even the Trump administration ...
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Premiums for ACA health plans to decline 15 percent in PA 11.10.2018 Philly.com News
Individual rates for the second-lowest cost silver plan in 2019 will decline an average of 16 percent in Pennsylvania and an average of 15 percent in New Jersey.
Fact check: Who's right about protections for pre-existing conditions? 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Consumers favor safeguards that help people with a history of health problems still get insurance. In the heat of the midterm campaigns, politicians' arguments don't always add up.
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Fact check: Trump's false claims on 'Medicare for All' 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Trump packed a lot of disinformation into his op-ed column for USA Today attacking a Democratic health care proposal. Here are five points to know.
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Minnesota voter guide: 8th District congressional candidates on the issues 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota's 8th District is one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the country. Here's where the candidates stand on the issues.
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Health care a critical issue in contested Minnesota House races 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Voters in several competitive House districts are being bombarded with competing messages about how best to keep health care affordable. It's a high stakes issue that could help decide which party controls the House next year.
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Feehan vs. Hagedorn: Minnesota 1st congressional district voter guide 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With Tim Walz vacating his office to run for governor, Dan Feehan and Jim Hagedorn are vying to replace him to represent Minnesota's 1st District seat in Congress representing the much of the state's southern regions.
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Here's how Safehouse, Philly's proposed safe-injection site, will operate 8.10.2018 Philly.com News
With the incorporation of Safehouse, a new non-profit whose aim is to open the city's first safe-injection site, here's what you need to know about how a site might work here in Philly.
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Former mayor Nutter is selling Medicare. Should his plan be yours? 8.10.2018 Philly.com News
Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter wants to make his second act helping the city's seniors access health care, but patient advocates and policy experts say he's sending the wrong message.
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How the Philadelphia nonprofit that could launch the nation's first safe-injection site got started 7.10.2018 Philly.com News
Advocates' push for a safe injection site in Philadelphia is beset by enormous risk, but animated by the conviction that saving people from overdosing is less a radical idea than a common-sense proposition.
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What B Corp certification means for Danone North America 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with the head of sustainability of the largest multinational company to achieve this designation.
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