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Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:17:42 GMT

The offices of Sunshine Health and Life Advisors inside a Miami mall. The company’s customers are worried about changes to the Affordable Care Act promised by President-elect Donald J. Trump.The Congressional Budget Office said 18 million people would lose their insurance in the first year, with that number and costs rising over 10 years.

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Senate Takes Major Step Toward Repealing Health Care Law

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:43:18 GMT

Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, heading to the floor during a marathon session of votes on Wednesday. Republican leaders say they will work closely with President-elect Donald J. Trump to develop legislation to repeal and replace the health care law.By a 51-48 vote, the Senate approved a budget blueprint Thursday that would allow Republicans to gut the law without the threat of a filibuster.

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Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:06:47 GMT

Thousands of people showed up on Sunday in Warren, Mich., to hear Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, denounce Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Rallies were held across the country over the weekend.Thousands of people are speaking out in support of the Affordable Care Act by sharing testimonials with Congress and holding rallies across the country.

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On Washington: ‘Repeal and Replace’: Words Still Hanging Over G.O.P.’s Health Care Strategy

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:20:18 GMT

Representative Mike Pence, Republican of Indiana, right, and Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, before a meeting at the Capitol in March 2010.Producing the slogan turned out to be far easier for Republicans than producing an actual replacement for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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Health Insurers List Demands if Affordable Care Act Is Killed

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:08:32 GMT

Demonstrators rallied in support of the Affordable Care Act in June in Washington.One of two large trade groups publicly outlined for the first time what its members want if they are to stay in the state marketplaces.

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Well: How Do You Die of Parkinson’s Disease?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:45:22 GMT

It is often said that people die “with” Parkinson’s rather than “of” the disease.

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Global Health: How the Response to Zika Failed Millions

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:06:03 GMT

A 4-month-old baby with microcephaly being examined in Brazil this month. Her mother was infected with the Zika virus while she was pregnant. One year after the W.H.O. declared a public health emergency, experts reflect on the response to the virus and find many aspects wanting.

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Global Health: Study Finds Lower, but Still High, Rate of C-Sections in China

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:10:53 GMT

A maternity ward in a Beijing hospital. A new study found that about 35 percent of Chinese babies were delivered by cesarean section, which is close to the rate in the United States. At about 35 percent, the rate is lower than previously reported but still far above the ideal range.

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Global Health: Easing the Toll of Sickle Cell Disease in Childbirth

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:00:04 GMT

Sickle cell anemia in human blood.Creating teams at a hospital in Ghana to treat pregnant women who have the disease reduced their death rates by almost 90 percent.

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Global Health: Petroleum Jelly May Reduce Risk of Eczema

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:17:32 GMT

Moisturizing babies’ skin everyday lowered their risk of developing the itchy, dry, scaly patches, above, that characterize eczema.Two studies in newborns indicate that daily moisturizer applications can lower the potential for developing itchy skin symptoms.

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