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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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Measles Update: Lawmakers Work To Pass Vaccination Law 25.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“It’s established science. The medical provider community is solidly behind it, and I do think that I am very proud to be a sponsor of the legislation.”
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‘Crime against humanity’: passionate parents speak out against vaccine bill 25.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hundreds of parents lined the corridors of the state Capitol on Wednesday, alternatively pleading and demanding that lawmakers reject a bill that would tighten the state’s school immunization law.

The emotional testimony on the controversial bill comes as a measles outbreak has put public health...

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Trump, Ocasio-Cortez Have Agreed on Something—Sort Of 25.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
It is unlikely Ocasio-Cortez will welcome the president telling her she was "correct" about her comments on veterans' health care, however.
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Measles’ next target in Los Angeles: Unvaccinated college students 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles health officials warned this week that students and staff at UCLA and Cal State L.A. may be at risk of catching measles, an announcement that has raised questions about universities’ susceptibility to disease outbreaks.

Not only can cramped dorm rooms and crowded classrooms be breeding...

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AG Ellison to lawmakers: For-profit insurers could raid Minnesota reserves 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Attorney General Keith Ellison has called on lawmakers to reverse a 2017 law that repealed Minnesota's ban on for-profit health insurance companies.
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Colorado’s unannounced air-pollution inspections at oil and gas sites are showing results — yet emissions are up as production increases 21.4.2019 Denver Post: Business
State health inspectors equipped with infrared cameras dropped in unannounced on about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic gas at 13 percent of those sites -- half the frequency of leaks they detected five years ago.
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Prison for forced addiction treatment? A parent's 'last resort' has consequences 20.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Thousands of Massachusetts residents have been committed to treatment for addiction against their will. Some families say locking up addicts in prison isn't treatment. Others say it saves lives.
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High-deductible health policies linked to delayed diagnosis and treatment 18.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Her employer offered only a high-deductible health plan; that meant she'd have to pay up to $6,000 out of pocket each year. Advocates for patients say this sort of underinsurance is snatching lives.
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The Spot: Here’s how Colorado’s left is staffing up to defend its own against recalls 18.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado progressives are in the early stages of creating the infrastructure necessary to fight any number of legislative recalls that could pop up this summer.
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UnitedHealth beats expectations all around, stock still lags 17.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
UnitedHealth Group beat first-quarter expectations and hiked its 2019 forecast, but shares of the nation's largest health insurer continued their slump as investors worry about growing Congressional scrutiny of how the company and its competitors do business.
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Nation’s biggest health insurer wades into the ‘Medicare for all’ fight 17.4.2019 LA Times: Business

UnitedHealth Group Inc., the United States’ biggest health insurer, sharply criticized the “Medicare for all” proposals being debated by Democrats — wading into a heated political debate that’s likely to dominate the 2020 presidential race and the conversation about the future of private health...

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Colorado House Overwhelmingly Passes Science-Based Climate Safety Bill 16.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Colorado House Overwhelmingly Passes Science-Based Climate Safety Bill
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Can California Stop Anti-Vaxxers by Going After Their Doctors? 16.4.2019 Mother Jones
When public health officials began investigating a Bay Area measles outbreak last year, the case led them to two boys who were supposed to be medically exempt from vaccinations. But neither of the boys had cancer, nor were they recent transplant recipients, nor did they have any number of medical concerns that would make inoculation […]
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A California Lawmaker Has a Plan to Prevent Shady Doctors From Helping Parents Get Out of Vaccinating Their Kids 16.4.2019 Mother Jones
When public health officials began investigating a Bay Area measles outbreak last year, the case led them to two boys who were supposed to be medically exempt from vaccinations. But neither of the boys had cancer, nor were they recent transplant recipients, nor did they have any number of medical concerns that would make inoculation […]
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Latest available national data shows increase in blood lead levels for at least 2 million kids 15.4.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report summarizing the biomonitoring data from its National Health and Nutrition Evaluation System (NHANES). Given EDF’s focus on protecting children from lead exposure, we went straight to the most recent blood lead monitoring results. The results are disturbing. […]
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How Much Is Health Care Really Worth? 13.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
It is clear that fixing health care may be the biggest issue in the 2020 election.
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The false promise the PROTECT Act makes on preexisting conditions 12.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The PROTECT Act, the health insurance reform bill unveiled this week by 18 Senate Republicans, is aptly named, albeit not for the reason its sponsors suggest.

The bill pretends to be about safeguarding Americans with preexisting health conditions. But it’s really about protecting Senate Republicans...

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Denver City Council District 1 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 1 race features Praj Kulkarni, Victoria R. Aguilar, Sabrina D'Agosta, David Sabados, Mike Somma, Amanda Sandoval and Scott Alan Durrah.
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Forcing Measles Vaccines Creates a Climate of Fear 11.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Dismissing legal boundaries or justifying unnecessary force not only undermines fundamental liberties, but fuels parental and community distrust of health officials and sets back the ultimate goals of protecting the public.
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