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Red states try everything but straightforward Medicaid expansion — and the latest is Oklahoma 21.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Red states that opposed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during Barack Obama’s presidency are more likely to implement the 2010 law now, under Donald Trump, albeit with limitations — and Oklahoma is a fine example of this phenomenon. To the surprise of Obamacare wonks, Oklahoma lawmakers in a key committee passed a Medicaid expansion bill […]
Suspect arrested in Commerce City murder, police say 21.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A 40-year-old Commerce City man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.
US health spending to rise 5.5 percent per year over next decade: CMS 21.2.2019 Raw Story

U.S. health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.5 percent every year from 2018 over the next decade and will reach nearly $6 trillion by 2027 as more people become eligible for Medicare, a government health agency said on Wednesday. Rising income levels, better employment rate and m...

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Pew Survey: Anxiety and Depression Top Teen Worry List 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Anxiety, depression and drug addiction are the leading problems in a deepening mental health crisis among America's young people.
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How Elizabeth Warren Could Make Child Care a 2020 Progressive Litmus Test 21.2.2019 Mother Jones
The early days of the 2020 Democratic primary have been defined by candidates rushing to embrace progressive policy ideas, with a string of candidates throwing their support behind leftist ideas on issues like climate change, tax policy, and health care. On Tuesday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren added a new category to that leftward shift, releasing a proposal […]
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To End the HIV Crisis, We Must Address Poverty 20.2.2019 Truthout.com
The main driver of the disease has more to do with social inequity than with the virus alone.

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Robert Reich schools ousted GOP lawmaker after she freaks out over ‘socialist Democrats’ 20.2.2019 Raw Story

Robert Reich torched ex-GOP lawmaker Mia Love (R-UT) on CNN Tuesday, causing the former Utah Representative to freak out about ‘socialist Democrats’ on air. The two had a contentious back-and-forth regarding healthcare and more on Erin Burnett’s Outfront Tuesday night, with Love st...

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My Mother Has Been Homeless for 45 Years. Why Isn’t Housing a Right? 19.2.2019 Truthout.com
My release from prison is my mother's best chance of acquiring stable housing.

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‘The Hill’ Op-Ed Compares Pro-Life Movement to Anti-Vaxxers 16.2.2019 NewsBusters
In what world are vaccines comparable to abortions? Vaccines save lives, prevent horrible diseases and are recommended for everyone, while abortions take lives, cause horrible pain and are supposed to not be wanted by anyone. Only to an extreme, pro-abortion movement steeped in the racist eugenics history of Planned Parenthood and its founder Margaret Sanger are abortions like vaccines, inoculating society from the scourge of the spread of more poor and minority babies being ...
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Trump facing potent and angry opposition from all sides over ‘ridiculous’ national emergency 15.2.2019 Raw Story

With President Donald Trump expected to issue a national emergency declaration as early as Friday in an attempt to subvert Congress and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the president is facing potent and angry opposition from all sides—with legal action almost certain, mass public protests...

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A specter hangs over Nigeria's presidential election: hunger 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Salamatu Jibril takes one look at 1-month-old Sufiyan, drowsy under a heavy blanket on a sweaty day in northern Nigeria, and knows there’s a problem.

“The child is 2.7 kilograms [5.9 pounds] and is wasted,” Jibril says, using a term that specialists commonly ascribe to children who don’t weigh...

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‘The Hill’ Op-Ed Compares Pro-Life Movement to ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ 14.2.2019 NewsBusters
In what world are vaccines comparable to abortions? Vaccines save lives, prevent horrible diseases and are recommended for everyone, while abortions take lives, cause horrible pain and are supposed to not be wanted by anyone. Only to an extreme, pro-abortion movement steeped in the racist eugenics history of Planned Parenthood and its founder Margaret Sanger are abortions like vaccines, inoculating society from the scourge of the spread of more poor and minority babies being ...
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To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments 14.2.2019 Raw Story

In his State of the Union speech, President Trump called for ending the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and senior public health officials stated that the government plans to focus on highly impacted areas and getting drugs to people a...

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Stupid Medicaid tricks: Utah figures out how to spend more to cover fewer people 13.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It has become obvious over the past few years that the Affordable Care Act has the power to cloud Republicans’ minds.

But few are as befuddled as the legislature and governor of Utah, who just enacted a partial expansion of Medicaid under the ACA that will cover 60,000 fewer residents while costing...

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Why opioids hit white areas harder: Doctors there prescribe more readily, study finds 11.2.2019 LA Times: Science

Across California, a blessing has become a curse for patients who dwell in overwhelmingly white communities: their ready access to opioid pain relievers.

A new study of prescribing practices across all of California’s 1,760 ZIP codes helps explain why opiates, some of medicine’s most addictive...

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Fire survivors must relocate again after FEMA pressures Paradise to reverse RV rules 11.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

After the Camp fire destroyed their home in Paradise, Calif., last November, Anastasia Skinner, 26, her husband and their three young children left their their community and moved in with a relative in Nevada. But the schools there didn’t offer two of her special-needs children the care they required.

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Cities Across US Are Stripping Homeless People of Their Autonomy 10.2.2019 Truthout.com
Politicians in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego are attacking the self-determination of homeless people.

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Many risks still exist for pregnant women in developed nations 9.2.2019 The Moderate Voice

Getting pregnant makes many women realize the power they possess to bring new life into the world. But even the easiest pregnancies nevertheless change women emotionally, mentally and physically. Bearing children requires enormous strength, but it presents women with new vulnerabilities as well. Hormonal changes during pregnancy and after giving birth lead some women to […]

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Hope is all that’s left, with Roe v. Wade in Louisiana 8.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA — The phone would not stop ringing. Administrative staff at Hope Medical Group for Women took turns answering, scheduling abortions for people from all over, from Longview, Texas to El Dorado, Arkansas, and even the occasional one from Oklahoma. But this time, women living in southern Louisiana were also calling Hope, a clinic […]
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Chuck Todd Treats AOC with Kid Gloves, Refuses to Press Her on Green New Deal Specifics 8.2.2019 NewsBusters
Already a biased journalist on the environment based on his December 30 Meet the Press stunt, MTP Daily host Chuck Todd brought on socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for Thursday’s show to discuss how she views the 2020 field, the Green New Deal, and socialism. Not surprisingly, he operated on her turf and didn’t pressure her on any of the outlandish, Soviet-style proposals outlined hours earlier in the Green New ...
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