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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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Colorado lawmakers are tackling prescription drug costs — again 23.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Democrats unveiled bills Tuesday that aim to reduce prescription drug costs, picking up where they left off in 2019
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Health insurers take on Big Pharma, plan to manufacture their own drugs 23.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Frustrated by high prices, health insurers plan to start manufacturing generic prescription drugs.

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Colorado voters support creating a public health insurance option, limiting drug costs, poll finds 22.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
More than half of Colorado voters are in favor of the state creating a public insurance health option and nearly three-quarters support setting limits on prescription drug costs, according to a new survey by a progressive political group.
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Patients want to die at home, but home hospice care can be tough on families 22.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The for-profit hospice industry has grown, allowing more Americans to die at home. But few family members realize that "hospice care" still means they'll do most of the physical and emotional work.
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4 education issues Minnesota lawmakers want to tackle in 2020 20.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Legislators who work on education issues are gearing up to address some of the most pressing problems they see facing Minnesota schools, including mental health, early childhood education, career and technical education and the opportunity gap.
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How will Colorado’s public health insurance option work? 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Last session, Colorado lawmakers directed state agencies to create a plan for a new “state option” for health insurance, but much still needs to happen before you could buy in.
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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry 15.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There's a movement to regulate toxics such as Chlorpyrifos and PFAS.
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Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition became the law of the land 15.1.2020 LA Times: Science

Americans are drinking more now than they were in 1920, when Prohibition was enacted. It's been rising for two decades, and it's not clear when it will fall.

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Column: Despite lack of evidence of abuse, Trump plans to overhaul Medicaid eligibility 14.1.2020 LA Times: Business

Trump claims enrollees are gaming Medicaid eligibility, but there's no evidence for the claim.

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Fact check: No, Trump didn't save preexisting conditions 14.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Trump made a striking claim Monday, insisting it was he who ensured that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance. He wasn't.
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Don’t Let Trump Fool You Into Thinking He’s Improving Health Care 13.1.2020 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday morning with a brazenly false claim about his health care policy. Mini Mike Bloomberg is spending a lot of money on False Advertising. I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare, you have it now, while at the same time winning the fight to rid […]
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Q&A: Tom Steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in Washington 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with the L.A. Times editorial board about the economy, the political moment and climate change.

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Letters to the Editor: U-Haul's anti-smoking policy protects employees and its bottom line 10.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

U-Haul's nicotine ban for new hires is a fair way to protect nonsmoking employees and reduce healthcare and sick day costs.

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Editorial: U-Haul's anti-nicotine policy is creepy and inappropriate 8.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

U-Haul's anti-nicotine policy isn't the action of a caring policy, but one concerned with controlling cost enough to invade employees' private lives.

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U.S. health system costs four times more to run than Canada's single-payer system 8.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Health administration costs were more than four-fold higher per capita in the U.S. than in Canada ($2,479 vs. $551 per person), which has a single-payer system.

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Christian health cost sharing ministries offer no guarantees 3.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
More than 1 million Americans, struggling to cope with the rising cost of health insurance, have joined Christian health care sharing organizations that offer far lower than the premiums for policies that must meet strict requirements, like guaranteed coverage for preexisting conditions, established by the Affordable Care Act.
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Grim and hopeful global trends to watch in 2020 — and fold into a zine 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's cause for pessimism and optimism in the year ahead as our expert sources share their predictions. Plus: Print and fold your own global trends zine.
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3 years in, no sign of Trump's replacement for Obamacare 31.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace Obamacare with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Three years later, Trump still hasn't managed to repeal and replace his predecessor's big legislative achievement.
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