Statement by the President on the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act
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Statement by the President on the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

An editorial statement by President Barack Obama Just six years ago, the reality in our country was that millions of Americans were locked out of our health care system because they couldn’t afford insurance or because they had pre-existing conditions. Women were charged more than men simply because they were women. People who needed coverage the … Continue reading

Medicare bills set to soar
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Medicare bills set to soar

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older Americans got a double dose of bad news Thursday: There will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, and Medicare bills are set to soar for many. It’s just the third time in 40 years that Social Security payments will remain flat. All three times have come since … Continue reading

Long-awaited congressional hearings on Planned Parenthood
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Long-awaited congressional hearings on Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (AP) — Accusations and strong emotions mark the start of long-awaited congressional hearings on Planned Parenthood, with a prominent abortion foe contending the group is breaking laws that bar for-profit sales of fetal tissue, while an advocate says there’s no proof. Clandestinely recorded videos show that Planned Parenthood “violates various federal laws,” said James … Continue reading

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Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday, February 26 to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana products. The legislation forbids the smoking of marijuana, but allows businesses to grow marijuana and sell pot-infused … Continue reading