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Veterans secretary to meet with New Hampshire whistleblowers

The nation's top Veterans Affairs official plans to meet next week with doctors who have alleged substandard care at the Manchester VA Medical Center. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin recently removed the hospital's top two leaders and ordered a review by the VA's Office of the Medical...

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  • 5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not

    There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation. Leaders say the Senate will vote Tuesday...

      • Legislative panel mulls raising 10 percent tax on marijuana

        As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market. In November, legalization of recreational marijuana was approved....

          • Analysis: Arkansas Democrats relying on political newcomers

            Paul Spencer teaches politics and government to high school students in Little Rock and for the past several years led a group that's pushed for stricter ethics rules and campaign finance limits. He's never held elected office or appeared on the ballot, but he's now hoping to retake a central Arkansas...

              • Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

                Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care. Democrats say Trump's confusing signals are part of a strategy to destabilize the...

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                  • Obamacare's history littered with near-death experiences

                    Few laws have defied as many existential threats as the Affordable Care Act. In seven years, it has been to the brink of elimination nearly a dozen times, only to rally back from seemingly impossible odds. Efforts to kill it have come from Congress (including one in 2015 that made it all the way...

                      • Democrats zero in on Heller as Senate starts health care votes

                        WASHINGTON Perhaps no senator has a bigger bull's-eye on his back after a "yay" vote Tuesday in favor of opening the debate on rolling back the 2010 health care law than Dean Heller of Nevada. The first-term Republican, who is by most any measure the most vulnerable member of the GOP conference...

                          • 4 ways to avoid ticks

                            Whether you're camping, hiking or just playing near woods this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tick bites should be top of mind. Ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly wooded and grassy areas some of the same places where you may be enjoying summer....

                              • Now Republicans' Obamacare repeal effort gets real

                                WASHINGTON A legislative free-for-all will ensue in the Senate following Tuesday's vote to begin 20 hours of debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans and Democrats try to re-shape legislation passed by the House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell began the process Tuesday...

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                                  • Conservatives know the Senate repeal effort has only just begun

                                    WASHINGTON Leaders of influential conservative organizations took a moment to cheer the Senate's vote to advance efforts to repeal Obamacare on Tuesday but there is sober recognition that Republicans remain sharply divided over the details of that process. The motion to proceed to a floor debate...

                                      • Price transparency in medicine faces stiff opposition � from hospitals and doctors

                                        COLUMBUS, Ohio Two years after it passed unanimously in Ohio's state Legislature, a law meant to inform patients what health care procedures will cost is in a state of suspended animation. One of the most stringent in a group of similar state laws being proposed across the country, Ohio's Healthcare...

                                          • Analysis: Moving past Obamacare may include embracing some of its conservative roots

                                            WASHINGTON Missteps, miscalculations and mistakes have almost defined efforts to repeal the 2010 health care law. Some political theorists and economists including conservatives suggest that one of the biggest mistakes may be the reluctance by Republicans to acknowledge that significant parts of...

                                              • Using birth control before starting a family

                                                Dear Mayo Clinic: My husband and I are both in our early 20s and would like to wait about five years to begin our family. What type of birth control would you recommend? Does using birth control for a long time make it harder to conceive down the road? A: A wide variety of safe, effective birth...

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                                                  • Texas congressman suggests challenging female senators to duel over health care bill

                                                    WASHINGTON Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold expressed frustration with female senators over the stalling of the Senate health care bill and suggested he would handle the situation with a duel, if they were men. "The fact that the Senate does not have courage to do some of the things that every Republican...

                                                      • Trump and his opponents launch last-ditch campaign on Obamacare repeal

                                                        WASHINGTON On the eve of Tuesday's Senate vote to begin debate on replacing Obamacare, opponents and supporters played to the cameras in an 11th-hour attempt to swing public opinion their way. At the White House on Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump was flanked by "victims of Obamacare,"...

                                                          • 5 ways the White House can use its muscle to undercut Obamacare

                                                            President Donald Trump has vowed to "let Obamacare fail," after legislative efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act have stalled. He and congressional Republicans have repeatedly portrayed the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces, also known as exchanges, as being in a "death spiral." But...

                                                              • How bad political manners fomented the health care mess

                                                                WASHINGTON A president whose brand is all about flouting basic political manners is getting matched in misbehavior more and more by fellow Republicans in Congress. The first six months under President Donald Trump have been marked not only by a further coarsening of GOP rhetoric, stoked mainly...

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