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Teacher in US dies from flu effects for not having money for medicine
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A second grade teacher at Ikard Elementary School, 38-year-old Heather Holland, died Sunday due to complications of the flu. In addition to a classroom of second graders, Holland left behind husband Frank Holland, a 10-year-old daughter, and a 7-year-old ...[Read more]
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Why does it cost $32,093 just to give birth in America?
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Stella Apo Osae-Twum and her husband did everything by the book. They went to a hospital covered by insurance, saw an obstetrician in their plan, but when her three sons – triplets – were born prematurely, bills started rolling in. The hospital charge ...[Read more]
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An ER visit, a $12,000 bill — and a health insurer that wouldn’t pay
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Cloyd came in after a night of worsening fever and a increasing pain on the right side of her stomach. She called her mother, a former nurse, who thought it sounded like appendicitis and told Cloyd to go to the hospital immediately. The doctors in the eme ...[Read more]
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Bernie Sanders talks universal Medicare, and 1.1 million people click to watch him
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With more than 1 million people watching at home, and hundreds watching from the studio audience, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leaned across his desk with a crucial health-care question. “What’s the quality of the Norwegian system?” Sanders asked Mee ...[Read more]
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A woman in the U.S. was thrown out on the streets by hospital staff because she didn’t have insurance.
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The woman was filmed by a local psychotherapist, who eventually got her help after coaxing her to sit down, and who said that she was clearly not capable of being discharged form the facility. In the video, which he posted online, the woman is seen shu ...[Read more]
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The Republican tax bill will end cancer treatment for Medicare patients
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If the Republican tax cuts bill becomes law, it will immediately trigger a $25 billion cut in Medicare. That's because of mandatory spending cuts that will kick in as a result the tax bill’s $1.5 trillion increase to the deficit. The last time this happ ...[Read more]
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GOP eyes post-tax-cut changes to welfare, Medicare and Social Security
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High-ranking Republicans are hinting that, after their tax overhaul, the party intends to look at cutting spending on welfare, entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, and other parts of the social safety net. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan ...[Read more]
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Suddenly, the GOP tax bill has morphed into an attack on your healthcare
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The line going around Washington these days is that the Republicans previously tried to hide a tax cut for the rich in their Obamacare repeal measures; and now they’re hiding an Obamacare repeal inside their tax cut bill. That’s correct. The Senate Fi ...[Read more]
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House Approves $700B Cash Cow for Weapons Companies €”But Single Payer Too Expensive
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In a bipartisan show of support for endless war and out-of-control military spending, the House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the nearly $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 that aims to boost war outlays by $80 ...[Read more]
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GOP Tax Bill Would Trigger $25 Billion in Cuts to Medicare, Warns CBO
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Progressives on Tuesday urged Trump critics to voice their opposition to the tax bill that House Republicans are hoping to push through, after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that the legislation could put billions of dollars in Medicare sp ...[Read more]
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Medicare for All isn’t just about expanding health coverage. It’s about expanding freedom
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In US landscape, enacting a single-payer system would be one of the most liberating policy advances the US has seen in decades. While other types of incremental health reforms (including Obamacare) claim to move toward universality and affordability, only ...[Read more]
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