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Oregon's Senator Wyden Vows To Fight Republican Health Bill

Instead, the bill entices people to voluntarily buy a policy by offering them tax credits based on age and income to help pay premiums. "She has met with and heard the concerns of many Mainers about their health care challenges, and she will continue to do so as she studies the impact of this legislation on ME and the nation". Read More »

The more things change, the more choices people have for health care

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CareSource would raise its federal insurance exchange premiums by an average of 2.2 percent, according to information released Thursday by the Indiana Department of Insurance. To the Editor: Do you have health insurance through your employer? It may stop enforcing a mandate that most Americans buy coverage or it may halt cost-sharing payments that soften expenses for people with modest incomes. Read More »

Arab states demand that Qatar close Al Jazeera news network

Qatar is given 10 days to look into the demands and comply with them. The list was handed to the Qatari government by Kuwait , which is mediating the dispute between the nations. Turkey has turned down a demand by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the anti-Qatar coalition that its base in the tiny Gulf state is shut down. The affair has also drawn in the United States, whose Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for Gulf unity. Read More »

Democrats begin Georgia 6th District loss postmortem

Whereas Ryan and Moulton were more circumspect, Rice was explicit: Pelosi needs to go. They're not. They're not talking about Putin, Russia, Flynn. He added that 6th District Republicans united against a Democratic candidate many saw as a tool of his national party leaders. And then she continued : "At some point we have to be willing to say that yes, lots of conservative voters are hateful and willing to embrace bigots". Read More »

Trump, Saudi crown prince, vow to stifle terror financing

In February it inaugurated a parallel market created to boost the role of small and medium firms. The Council is comprised of senior princes who gather in secret and vote to pick the king and crown prince from among themselves. The prince also helped thwart more attacks after 9/11 by sharing intelligence with the U.S. That visit helped lay the foundation for the president's visit to Saudi Arabia in May, making the kingdom his first global stop. Read More »

Toomey upbeat about Senate health care bill amid protests

The Senate bill's real-world financial impact is not yet known, but the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is expected to provide an estimate early next week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists he wants a vote before the Fourth of July recess, leaving GOP leaders one week to win over more votes. Read More »

Markelle Fultz lets Philadelphia know Sixers are playoff team now

How it affects the Sixers: Sixers fans are already discussing the team's playoff chances in 2017-18, and this trade clearly puts the Bulls into rebuilding mode. The Knicks president selected Frank Ntilikina with the No. 8 pick, hoping to pair the athletic French guard with frustrated Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis as New York's team looks to end years of futility. Read More »

Medicaid is biggest consumer story in 'Obamacare' rollback

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It would also slap annual spending caps on the overall Medicaid program, which since its inception in 1965 has provided states with unlimited money to cover eligible costs. Heller, like four other GOP senators who announced their opposition to the Obamacare repeal bill that was unveiled Thursday, left the door open to negotiations. Read More »

Confederations Cup scenarios: Who can advance to knockout stage?

Portugal went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock in the 26th minute, but Ronaldo's towering was kept out by the crossbar. The ball bounced once about 25 metres from the Russian goal and, as Akinfeev and his defence dallied, Lozano bravely nipped in to head the ball over the goalkeeper from the edge of the area to send the CONCACAF champions into the semi-finals. Read More »

Defending Senate Repeal Effort, Trump Trashes Obamacare

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Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday, effectively phasing out Medicaid entirely. They also say the draft legislation does not do enough to lower health care premiums. Read More »

Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building; 1 killed

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No one on the ground was injured. The sheriff's office said the aircraft, a Piper PA-28, crashed into the daycare center shortly after takeoff from a nearby airfield, according to the Associated Press . The extent of their injuries are unclear. Responders were able to put out the fire fairly quickly, though the daycare did sustain significant damage. Read More »

Majority Whip Steve Scalise no longer in ICU, hospital says

Scalise has not been released from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is still listed in " fair condition ". House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was hit by gunfire in the attack, along with three other victims. He rented out a storage unit where he kept more than 200 rounds of ammunition, among other belongings. The FBI found a laptop computer, a cell phone, and a digital camera in Hodgkinson's vehicle. Read More »

Finding Votes For Senate Health Care Bill — McConnell's Focus

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McConnell wants to push the package through the Senate next week, and will succeed if he can limit defections to two of the chamber's 52 Republicans. Some of the steepest cuts would be to the commonwealth's Medicaid expansion, which covers 716,000 lower-income people statewide. Congressional Republicans have vowed since its introduction in 2010 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Ohio Senate aims to make sense of Medicaid expansion

Heller's seat is up for reelection next year, and a Democrat won Nevada's other Senate seat by a 2.4 percent margin in 2016. Sandoval introduced Heller at the press conference with remarks explaining how the Senate bill would lose Nevada hundreds of millions of dollars to cover its low-income population. Read More »

Trump seizes on GOP victory in Georgia to push agenda

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Vela's comments come after he and several Democratic colleagues met privately Thursday afternoon to discuss ousting the house minority leader. Some have blamed the minority leader for a string of near-misses in House special elections , most recently Republican Karen Handel's win over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia . Read More »

Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'

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Did nothing about it. WHY? Yet what's most interesting about Trump's tweet is that it appears to recognize that the Russians did meddle. "But nobody wants to talk about that", Trump said in the interview. They also told Obama that the administration should indict those responsible in US courts. The Post also revealed new details about the Obama administration's response to the Russian interference campaign prior to the election. Read More »

Day of Service at Aspen Dental

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Naga Tarun Guntupali. "We're giving all veterans free dental care, urgent care, fillings, extractions, just trying to give back to the community that's been giving their service to us and show our appreciation to them", said Dentist Anita Brown. Read More »

Hillary Clinton: GOP Becomes 'Death Party' if They Pass Senate Healthcare Bill

But Republican lawmakers hope they can compromise on amendments to the plan and ultimately develop a law that would replace the current Affordable Care Act . Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday the Senate GOP bill falls short of what his state needs. The Senate measure would make major cuts in the Medicaid program for poor and disabled people. Read More »

More than 200000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

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Since the outbreak was declared in April, an estimated 1,265 people have died, she said . So far, noted Relano, the epidemic started in April this year has killed 1,265, 25 percent of them children, while 192,983 people - half of them minors - are infected in nearly all the provinces of Yemen . Read More »

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

That alarmist rhetoric is spreading throughout the party, from the top down, as if last week's shooting attack against Republicans, in which House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was critically injured, never happened. Congressional Republicans have vowed since its introduction in 2010 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) wants a vote before the July 4 recess. Read More »

Ryu shoots course-record 61 at NW Arkansas Championship

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Reid's 65 is her low round of the year and came after she missed the cut in her past three starts. Reid hit a hole-in-one on the par-3 11th hole when she hit the ball just past the flag before it spun back and rolled into the hole. "As soon as I hit it I thought, oh, it's got a chance", Reid told lpga.com . On the course where she won her ninth and last USA title in 2012, Miyazato was 3-over par before two late birdies salvaged her round. Read More »