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by | June 24, 2017 | 06:47

As Medicaid became more costly, payments by the states to doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers dropped. Its flat tax credits, which provided identical assistance to the poor and the wealthy, would price millions of near-elderly low-income workers out of the insurance market and trap millions more in poverty.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:41

Bingo. Running mainly against Donald Trump didn't work for the Dems in 2016, and it's not working now. "However, Democrats have overperformed in heavily Republican districts in every special election , even if they haven't won". Her victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District means Republicans held all four of their seats that were up for grabs in special elections this spring.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:28

Fort Walton Beach, FL, experienced property damage and fallen trees from a possible tornado Wednesday morning. The father said the wave hit the log, knocking it into his son. In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said about 10 inches (250 millimeters) of rain water found its way into her business selling granite countertops.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:30

He played in a weak conference and did not receive many minutes, so adjusting to the National Basketball Association might be hard for the Las Vegas native. Collins was still available so the Trail Blazers, who were projected to trade into the lottery , got their draft target. Collins became the seventh Zag taken in the first round.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:26

Tropical Storm CIndy made landfall along the Texas-Louisiana coastline but any significant rainfall is expected to stay well to the east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Labeled a 1,000-year flood by the National Weather Service, the storm destroyed more than 2,100 homes statewide and damaged another 2,000. The area experienced flooding and road closures, WLOX reported .

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:22

Rep. Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, on Thursday criticized Pelosi , saying that the Democratic brand is more toxic than Trump's , which he said has led to Democratic losses in election races, like that one in Georgia . Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who was unsuccessful past year in trying to unseat Pelosi. "You want me to sing my praises?" she asked . Ossoff initially campaigned on a promise to "make Trump furious" but more recently backed off that approach.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:17

Paul said, "My hope is not to defeat the bill". She said there's still a need for some sort of rule created to push healthy people to buy insurance, to replace Obamacare's individual mandate -which would be eliminated under the Senate proposal.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:11

The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital says he is more responsive and speaking with family. He will require additional surgeries. "I can show you messages and stuff that were much worse than this guy's Facebook posts", said Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, referring to the assailant in Wednesday's shooting.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:59

However, unlike the repealed statutory ban that prohibited lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members from serving openly (known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"), the ban on transgender military service was regulatory and only required action by the Secretary of Defense.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:01

In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:53

A United States official told CNN that another Syrian Su-22 fighter made an approach Tuesday in what the military assessed as a possible bombing run on U.S. And on Monday, a US fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone in southeastern Syria. It was the first time the USA had shot down a Syrian aircraft since it began fighting ISIS in the country in 2014.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:38

Other Republican senators, such as Dean Heller of Nevada and Rob Portman of OH, expressed their own qualms, as did AARP, the American Hospital Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:35

The Property Tax Reduction Act was introduced into the House's AHCA draft as a way to shift Medicaid coverage from a split between counties and New York State to just New York bearing the costs. "You've got states across the country, including Pennsylvania, that have to balance their budget", he said. There's no need to get into the weeds here; suffice it to say that Mitch McConnell's ideological soldiers intend to gift massive tax cuts to the affluent (who now finance Obamacare ), ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:15

The 2017 NBA Draft starts tonight at 7 p.m. EST . Just zoom in really close and take a look at the top of Fultz's Instagram page. "I mean, say you want to do something, and to go out and do it is unbelievable". State's Dennis Smith Jr ., UNC's Tony Bradley and Duke's Harry Giles - those guys did it the old-fashioned way on a night for old-fashioned ACC schools.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:00

Passage would move President Donald Trump and the GOP closer to one of their marquee pledges - erasing Obama's 2010 statute. "I am very supportive of the Senate #Healthcarebill ". "To begin with, the draft Senate health care bill makes no change in the law protecting people with pre-existing conditions, no change in Medicare benefits, and increases Medicaid funding at the rate of inflation", Alexander said in a statement .

by | June 24, 2017 | 04:44

Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate on June 22 unveiled their much anticipated bill to revamp the ACA, which included numerous elements contained in the health bill passed last month by the House of Representatives. Compared to the House version, the Senate version of the bill expands tax credits to help offset the cost of buying insurance on marketplaces, but the credits are still below what's in the Affordable Care Act.

by | June 24, 2017 | 04:34

Democratic leaders said there are at least 70 other districts that will be easier terrain for them than the one in Georgia after post-census gerrymandering in GOP-led states created so many heavily Republican districts. They need to win 24 seats to take control of the House in 2018. Democrats are lagging 0-4 in congressional elections this year, having earlier lost races in Kansas and Montana.

by | June 24, 2017 | 04:17

He has not yet been identified. They were part of a large group at the beach for a reunion. Efforts by family members, firefighters and emergency medical technicians to resuscitate Nolan were unsuccessful, AL.com reported . The last tropical system to make landfall on the Texas coast was Tropical Storm Bill in June 2015. Heavy rains are expected to push river and lake levels higher over the next few days as remnants of the one-time tropical storm cross Tennessee and Kentucky and take ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 04:05

A statement from Republican senator Rand Paul and three other conservatives made clear that they were "not ready to vote" for it - Democrats need the support of only three Republicans to quash the measure in the Republican-led chamber. A number of states, including SC, declined to expand Medicaid to provide Obamacare to a larger clientele. The bill puts a one-time, $ 2 billion shot into federal efforts to combat the nationwide opioid crisis, an amount some Republican senators from ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:50

After that, the House and Senate versions will be reconciled and sent to the White House for President Trump's near-certain signature. The subsidies are less generous, the Medicaid expansion is slowly rolled back, insurers would be free to charge older people more , it would gut ObamaCare's "essential health benefits" mandate.

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:49

Japan's coast guard is also investigating why it took almost an hour for the collision to be reported . Japanese officials said a Filipino cargo ship, the ACX Crystal , which had been chartered by a Japanese company, plowed into the starboard side of the Fitzgerald in a busy shipping channel.

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:36

Croix River. The Justices ruled 5-3 that adjacent parcels of land can be counted as a single piece of property, without any compensation to the owner for the change. But then local bureaucrats told the clan they considered the two lots were one and the Murrs had to sell either everything or nothing, both lots or neither.

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:25

By then, our normal daytime highs are in the low 90s and storms are at best on a scattered basis. Weekend lows will be in the mid to upper 60s. Next week looks unsettled with shower chances and a mix of sun and clouds. Moisture from Tropical Storm Cindy will begin to affect the Midstate by early tomorrow morning as some periods of steady rain are likely. Cooler air can not hold as much moisture as warm air, so this approaching mass of cooler air will essentially wring out the atmosphere like ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:17

Montana congressman Greg Gianforte was sworn in on Wednesday, just days after pleading guilty to the assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on the eve of his election. "I think the best strategy here is to find these three-to-five-yard plays, to start peeling away some of those Obama-era regulations". "I heard some grumbling on the floor when I mentioned I was going to do this, but it's still the right thing to do for the people of Montana and the U.S.", Gianforte told MTN News in an ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:17

This wasn't the first time DiPaolo has taken issue with the dress code. The school's dress code reads: "Halters, half-shirts, shorts, or sweaters and blouses that expose breasts or stomachs may not be worn". Tori DiPaolo is so over her school's sexist dress code . The senior shared a photo of the yearbook page on Twitter Friday, which has since gone viral.