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Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:33:09 EDT

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Nurse Practitioners Respond to New Version of American Health Care Act

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:15:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As lawmakers continue to consider modifications to H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA), the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) released the following statement. "While we applaud Congress and the...



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Nurse Practitioners Will Go To Albany To Urge Passage of Important Patient-Centered Legislation

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:05:00 EDT

(image) CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurse practitioners from across New York State will be in Albany for their annual Capital Day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to lobby for important legislation that has far-reaching impact on patients and families in the state. The number...



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Actuaries Outline Implications of American Health Care Act for Medicaid and the Individual Market

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:52:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Actuaries' Individual and Small Group Markets Committee and Medicaid Subcommittee provided an actuarial perspective on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in a letter addressed to leaders in the U.S. House of...



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BREAKING: Nevada Legislature Votes to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:29:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ERA Coalition welcomes the news that the Nevada legislature voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) today. Most Americans think the Constitution already guarantees women equal rights, but it doesn't. The Equal Rights...



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American Beverage Institute Urges Governor Herbert to Support 24/7 Sobriety Program, Not .05

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:02:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Beverage Institute asked Utah Governor Gary Herbert to support reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities in Utah by signing a bill that would implement a 24/7 Sobriety Program in the state. Instead of lowering...



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NATSO Applauds "Investing in America: A Penny for Progress" -- Legislation That Would Boost Highway Funding

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:56:00 EDT

(image) ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings issued the following statement following Congressman DeFazio's (D-Ore.) introduction of "Investing in America: A Penny for Progress." This legislation authorizes the U.S. Department of...



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U.S. Court of Appeals Preserves Fair Share Fees, Dismisses Right-to-Work Case

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:01:00 EDT

(image) SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday, March 21 protected the right of Teamsters Local 916 to collect fair share fees and dismissed a challenge brought on by the Right-to-Work Coalition. Circuit Judge...



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Declaraciones de Stacey D. Stewart, presidenta de March of Dimes, sobre la consideración del Parlamento de la Ley de Cuidado de la Salud Estadounidense

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:46:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, 22 de marzo de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- March of Dimes publicó las siguientes declaraciones de su presidenta, Stacey D. Stewart, en relación con la Ley de Cuidado de la Salud Estadounidense (American Health Care Act), legislación que será tratada por la...



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DefyCCC.com Reacts to the Medical Disinformation Campaign by the "Resist Trump" Coalition

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:55:00 EDT

(image) AUSTIN, Texas, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DefyCCC.com published an article, Climatist Consortium Against Human Health, stating that the Consortium is an outrageous abuse of doctors and patients by extreme anti-Trump political groups. Investigation continues and additional information w...



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Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) Receives "Mental Health Champion Award" from National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:40:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT) was honored today by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) for his "outstanding legislative efforts to advance the quality and availability of mental health services in the United...



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Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) Receives "Mental Health Champion Award" from National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:40:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) was honored today by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) for his "outstanding legislative efforts to advance the quality and availability of mental health services in the United...



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Caring Well through the End of Life - the Good, the Bad, and the (Seriously) Ugly

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:01:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No one is sure what will happen if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. But one thing remains certain: We should strive to deliver the best care possible. And we need not settle for less. At Town Hall Los Angeles, Dr. Ira Byock,...



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Nigel Green's Campaign to Repeal FATCA and the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Lead Coalition of 23 Groups Calling on Congress to Prioritize FATCA Repeal

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:57:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nigel Green's Campaign to Repeal FATCA and the Center for Freedom and Prosperity led a coalition of 21 other groups, including Americans for Tax Reform and the National Taxpayers Union, calling on Congress to include repeal of the...



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Florida Blue Foundation Community Health Symposium Taps National Experts on Health Care Reform and Healthy Communities

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:57:00 EDT

(image) KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nationally recognized experts on health care reform and building healthy communities will share their expertise at the Florida Blue Foundation's Community Health Symposium on April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention...



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The Center for Education Reform Releases the 17th Edition of its National Charter School Law Rankings & Scorecard

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EDT

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Education Reform (CER) today released its annual ranking of charter school laws for the states and the District of Columbia, giving fewer than a quarter of state charter school laws in the U.S. above-average grades....



U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 22: State Ban on Discrimination

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: STATE BAN ON DISCRIMINATION Profile America — Wednesday, March 22nd. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on sex as well as...



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IFAW Statement on S.J. Res. 18: Congress "intent on doing anything but protecting wildlife"

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:48:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.J. Res.18 in the U.S. Senate: "While America is celebrating the 114th...



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NASA Acting Administrator Statement on the NASA Authorization Act of 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:25:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on President Trump signing Tuesday the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017: "We would like to thank...



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Statement of Stacey D. Stewart, President, March of Dimes on House consideration of The American Health Care Act

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:24:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes released the following statement from President Stacey D. Stewart on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that will be taken up by the House of Representatives this week: "Women, children and...



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New Poll: Older Americans Oppose Policies that Increase Health Costs

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:16:00 EDT

(image) CHICAGO, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today AARP released the findings of a survey that said a majority of voters ages 50 plus – including most Trump supporters – oppose specific provisions of the bill that make health care more expensive for older Americans. The survey asked...



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