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GOP Health Bill: Senate Leader Faces Battle for Support

Some from states that have expanded have battled to delay the phase-out, while conservative Republicans have sought to halt the funds quickly. Dem gov nominee Sanders: I hope McConnell listened to protesters outside his office MORE (I-Vt.) tweeted Thursday that he hoped Sen. Read More »

Utah Senators Split On Republican Health Bill

And she concluded by urging her supporters to call Republicans in the Senate to voice their opposition. Discrimination based on pre-existing conditions could become the norm again. "We fought for it because we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course", Obama said . Read More »

Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters


Rick Scott and Florida's Republican-led legislature, the Sunshine State has led the country in enrollment on the Affordable Care Act exchange, with almost 1.7 million consumers. Some of the taxes that are eliminated by the Senate bill are now repealed retroactively. McConnell's dilemma is similar to what House Speaker Paul Ryan faced earlier this year when he struggled to get enough votes to get the House Republican bill through the lower chamber. Read More »

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

That sentiment was shared by Beth Halpern, a partner in the healthcare practice of Hogan Lovells US LLP, who noted that the House version of Obamacare repeal faced similar opposition from conservatives before ultimately passing. He has also said that Indiana's Medicaid expansion, or HIP 2.0, is "essential". "It does not keep our promises to the American people", Paul said. Read More »

How US Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

Lisa Desjardins begins our coverage. "Because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class, and American families deserve better than its failing status quo". For those who believe the government is too involved in health care, the Senate bill stands as an overdue course correction. For the next two years, the Senate bill would continue cost-sharing subsidies for health plans sold through the Covered California exchange, which have helped low-income residents with co-payments and ... Read More »

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators are likely to have only a handful of days to decide whether to support or vote against the bill. The Senate proposal would roll back that expansion, though it would do so more slowly than the House bill proposes. It still must pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Read More »

Tom Cruise hopes to rival Marvel's mega movie franchises


We never learn if he is on the side of good or bad. Now, is this just a simple reference to a film that came before it, or does the existence of this prop technically mean that the Brendan Fraser film took place in the new movie's past? Doing so, the two of them - whoops! - manage to unearth an ancient mummy; a former Egyptian princess ( Sofia Boutella ) who, we learn in a prologue, became quite bitter over a missed inheritance and was transformed into a monster complete with double ... Read More »

Cancer Survivor's Wife 'Terrified' Of US Senate Health Care Bill

He touted $ 2 billion in funding aimed at curbing opioid abuse, as well as money for community health centers. The major trade association for health insurers, America's Health Insurance Plans, declined to issue a specific response to the bill, saying it was still evaluating it. Read More »

How the Republican health care bill changes Obamacare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only afford to lose two Republican votes if he's is going to get his heath care bill passed , and he'll nearly certainly lose his counterpart Sen. In some ways it's even worse. "We strongly urge the Senate to reject this bill", AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond said in a statement . Read More »

Senate to finally unveil secret health care bill


For weeks, 13 GOP senators have been meeting in secret on legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare", the clunky 2010 law, passed exclusively with Democratic votes. Plus, for months, a handful of far-right senators have demanded a bill that thoroughly demolishes Obamacare, while more moderate Republicans insisted that they won't vote for legislation that takes health care away from the millions of newly insured Americans. Read More »

Secret Senate bill to replace Obamacare expected to come to light

Because of the Senate Republicans' opaque process, it is still unclear whether their bill will end up as cruel. The bill allows states to opt out of some restrictions imposed under Obamacare. HCA Healthcare Inc rose 3.3 percent, while Tenet Healthcare Corp surged 7.4 percent. Healthcare is a top priority for voters and many Republicans fear a legislative misstep could hurt them . Read More »

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Senate Republicans expressed skepticism Wednesday about a Washington Post report purportedly detailing the contents of the upper chamber's bill to replace ObamaCare. Rob Portman, Maine Sen. The proposal would also stagger the cuts to Medicaid expansion , rolling back spending on the healthcare program over four years - as opposed to three, as had been considered - beginning in 2020, according to Politico . Read More »

Crowded US Open leaderboard but world top three miss cut


Amateur Cameron Champ reacts after making a putt on the 18th green during the second round of the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills , Wisconsin June 16, 2017. "The finish was awesome". "I've shown what can happen with one bad swing". He might need one at this rate. "That fifth shot on the 18th was the best shot all day. Read More »

Moderate levels of alcohol consumption can lead to brain damage


To understand the effects of long-term alcohol use on brain health, researchers relied on the Whitehall II study , which tracked disease and social behaviors in a group of British civil servants for 30 years. Alcohol consumption has been linked with a wide range of health conditions, but at moderate levels - between 9 and 18 units - it has always been considered harmless (see video below for guidance about units). Read More »

Lakers looking to add another first-round draft pick, sources say

This situation has also provided a platform of mere speculation-until now. And then there are nuanced takes that dive into the reasoning behind the trade , like this one: The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor laid out an explanation of why Fultz is the flawless fit to play alongside Simmons, a 6-foot-10 point forward. Read More »

Senate GOP Would Halt Obamacare Penalties, Taxes

They plan to replace that bill with the actual bill they intend to pass not much more than 24 hours before the final vote. Not everyone, including Senate Republicans , are happy with the process. Moderate senators are concerned about cutting off coverage too fast for those who gained it under Obamacare, while conservatives don't want to leave big parts of the ACA in place. Read More »

Why you should donate blood, and how to go about it


According to Terrance Pillay, a donor relations practitioner at the South African National Blood Services ( SANBS ) Benoni branch, the blood stock is sitting at 2.5 days. Blood transfusion services in Pakistan are mostly hospital-based. Professor Zaheer stressed the importance of promoting a voluntary blood donation culture in the country since reliance on voluntary and regular blood donors would improve the blood safety standards manifold. Read More »

Where things stand with Special Counsel Mueller's Russian Federation probe

In what seems an unconvincing explanation at best, defense attorney Jay Sekulow chose to defend his President by categorically denying that there was any investigation being carried out against him. "This whole thing stinks". "What we know is that James Comey , when he testified, confirmed that he told the president on three separate occasions he was not under investigation regarding this Russian probe". Read More »

Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

Some Democrats are taking solace in the fact that they fared better in each of those places than candidates who ran for those seats in 2016. So far, counting all of the federal and state legislative special elections held since Trump's victory, Democrats have flipped zero Congressional seats and two state-level seats ( NY, NH ), while losing a state-level seat in Louisiana. Read More »

Arianna Huffington pushing for Sheryl Sandberg to become Uber's next CEO

But how about all the other cars that are more than a year old? The letter titled "Moving Uber Forward" explicitly asked Kalanick to resign from his position as CEO. Uber has been embroiled in controversy after controversy over several issues - legal and otherwise - and this ouster is a clear sign that the company wants to move in a different direction, while cleaning up its corporate image at the same time . Read More »

Taliban gunmen kill eight Afghan guards at largest US base


If we want to avoid what could turn into a decades-long conflict, we should bring the troops home from Afghanistan now and work out a negotiated settlement between the Afghan government and the Taliban . Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of American forces in Afghanistan , said the exploitation of ungoverned territory outside of Afghanistan by terrorists is the "single greatest external factor" that could lead to a coalition defeat. Read More »

Which 'Mummy' Characters Might Return in the Dark Universe? [SPOILERS]

I can still remember the Brendan Fraser version which had an all-pervasive sense of fun and adventure with some horror effects thrown in for good measure. Back at the hospital, Jenny is astounded to learn that Nick has miraculously woken up without so much as a scratch on his person. Where does one even begin in dismantling any far-fetched high hopes for a quality reboot (sort of, but more on that soon) of The Mummy with Tom Cruise? The potential for her to be terrifying is ... Read More »

GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling

The Senate vote on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is, according to conventional wisdom, one week away. Paul doesn't believe McConnell will have the votes to pass the measure and will have to re-negotiate it. "I say to the Republican leadership: What are you afraid of?" The procedures McConnell will use will let Senate Republicans pass the bill as long as no more than two of the 52 GOP senators oppose it. Read More »

Health bill behind closed doors — Sunshine therapy

The bill is furthermore anticipated to raise health care premiums for Americans in lower socioeconomic brackets. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell following the weekly GOP policy luncheon at the U.S. Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Lehigh, called talks on the bill "a work in progress". McConnell did not indicate he had the majority votes yet for passage. Read More »

Jewish Democrat Jon Ossoff defeated in crucial Georgia congressional race

However the race for Georgia's 6th congressional district was decided, Jon Ossoff was going to make one of the best showings of a Democratic candidate since Republicans began their winning streak in the northern Atlanta suburbs in 1978. "Democrats haven't figured out how to beat Trump", a senior Trump administration official said Tuesday night. "Because in these United States of America, no one - no one - should ever feel their life threatened over their political beliefs". Read More »

American filly Lady Aurelia wins again at Royal Ascot


Asked about future plans, Hannon said: "He's in the Eclipse, he's in the Arc". "I hope now she's in a good place for the rest of the season". What do you think of Kate's style? First prize for that was nearly £3 million and the emphatic manner of the victory will not make him any less attractive when he is (probably) retired to the breeding sheds at the end of this year. Read More »

Tech CEOs to visit White House

The Chinese government has invited Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner , President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law, to visit Beijing later this year, a USA official confirmed Tuesday morning. "Despite 16 years of failed efforts, the Trump Administration got it done in 5 months", Kushner said of unifying VA and DOD records systems. The officials also planned to discuss the H-1B visa program, which Trump has pledged to scale back despite the objections from Silicon Valley. Read More »

Tech CEOs to Visit White House; Kushner Speaks

The White House also asked companies whether they would support more leaves of absence for engineers and other employees so they can join the government for temporary tours of duty there, much in the way Barack Obama brought in experts from Google to help fix Read More »

49% of voters disapprove of GOP healthcare bill

Proponents of Senate-passed legislation to hit Russian Federation with economic sanctions and limit the president's authority to lift the penalties fear the Trump administration may seek to dilute the bill and are urging the House to act quickly. Read More »

Scarborough: Georgia Loss Is A 'Wake Up Call' For Dems

It takes enormous pressure off Republicans, as they look to craft an Obamacare replacement bill acceptable to both chambers of Congress. Democrats across the country see Ossoff's candidacy as an opportunity to win back a seat in the Republican-dominated House. Read More »

Yoga Connecting World, Says Modi as Millions Stretch and Bend


Because of a signature day reserved for the event the world over, more people are being drawn to this ancient Indian practice, she noted . Modi is expected to arrive at the venue by 6:30 am IST, speak on occasion and perform Yoga for an hour with 51,000 people till 9 am before leaving. Read More »

Republicans win key United States congressional election


But, to quote Taylor Swift, they're not out of the woods yet. The party has fallen short this year in elections in Kansas and Montana, and it is expected to lose another race on Tuesday in SC. The November 2018 midterms are still some 16 months away. "This is a heavily Republican district", Crowley said. The "cloud" of a Russian Federation investigation and potential obstruction of justice investigation into Trump could get a whole lot darker - or evaporate. Read More »

Int'l Yoga Day marked by millions in India, where it began


Initially, for those who never started or practised yoga, it starts off to be hard but later, once you consistently make it as a part of a routine. In the run up to the event, to raise awareness about the International Day of Yoga as well as the benefits of practicing Yoga, the High Commission of India, Abuja, organised Yoga Practice Sessions in number of iconic places across the city since the beginning of June 2017. Read More »