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How the House GOP health care bill compares to Obama-era law

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:56:57 GMT2017-03-24T15:56:57Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal government's role in health care....

House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:21:05 GMT2017-03-24T15:21:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress....

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:50:25 GMT2017-03-24T14:50:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much....

SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:31:44 GMT2017-03-23T21:31:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?...

Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:58:46 GMT2017-03-23T07:58:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment....

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:06:45 GMT2017-03-23T11:06:45Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers....

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:14:37 GMT2017-03-23T21:14:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" - suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases....

A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:07:30 GMT2017-03-23T08:07:30Z

As Republicans try to shore up support for their health care overhaul, one group can't wait for the replacement: owners of tanning salons....

UN aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polio

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:32:43 GMT2017-03-23T16:32:43Z

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says it's aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease....

After surgery, Georgia senator could miss crucial votes

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:37:04 GMT2017-03-22T19:37:04Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Sen. Johnny Isakson is recuperating from his second back surgery this year at his Georgia home, complicating Republican leaders' plans as they count the votes for the GOP health care overhaul and a Supreme Court nominee....