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Senate Parliamentarian Upends GOP Hopes For Health Bill

The official rules keeper in the Senate Friday tossed a bucket of cold water on the Senate Republican health bill by advising that major parts of the bill cannot be passed with a simple majority, but rather would require 60 votes. 666 more words

The Health Law

Trump Plan Might Cut Expenses For Some Insured Patients With Chronic Needs

Erin Corbelli takes three medications to treat high blood pressure, depression and an anxiety disorder. Her health plan covers her drugs and specialist visits, but Corbelli and her family must pay a $3,000 annual deductible before the plan starts picking up any of that tab. 889 more words

Insurance

These Preventive Measures Might Help Delay Dementia Or Cognitive Decline

In a landmark report, scientists have endorsed three strategies for preventing dementia and cognitive decline associated with normal aging — being physically active, engaging in cognitive training and controlling high blood pressure. 1,307 more words

Insight

Latinos Left Out Of Clinical Trials ... And Possible Cures

Two decades ago, Luis Antonio Cabrera received devastating news: He likely had only three months to live.

The Puerto Rican truck driver, then 50, had attributed his growing leg pain to spending so many hours on the road. 1,263 more words

Public Health

Latinos quedan fuera de estudios médicos… y posibles curas

Hace dos décadas, Luis Antonio Cabrera recibió una noticia devastadora: le dijeron que le quedaban tres meses de vida.

El puertorriqueño conductor de camiones, que entonces tenía 50 años, había atribuido su creciente dolor en la pierna al hecho de pasar tantas horas en la ruta. 1,667 more words

Public Health

Cruz Plan Gets Thumbs Up From HHS But Thumbs Down From Most Everyone Else

Contradicting the opinion of most policy experts, a draft report from the Trump administration forecasts better enrollment and lower premiums for everyone who buys their own health insurance if a controversial amendment proposed by Sen. 874 more words

The Health Law

Postcard From Capitol Hill: Lawmakers Put Women’s Health Care In Its Place

The atmosphere at a House Appropriations Committee lunch meeting on women’s health midday Wednesday was predictably charged.

The Trump administration has proposed to defund Planned Parenthood and make severe cuts in other women’s health programs, such as Title X, a 40-year-old program that provides grants for family planning, and grants for… 330 more words

Public Health