Health Care

Koch Group's Dubious 'Obamacare Victim' Has Donated Thousands to Conservative Causes

Koch Group's Dubious 'Obamacare Victim' Has Donated Thousands to Conservative Causes
Both with efforts and money, Carol Perry has been a staunch ally in the conservative cause — everything from gun control to rallying like-minded voters. Now, she's being marched out by Americans for Prosperity as the poster of Obamacare victims. Considering the source (and the source of the source) can we really consider Perry's story to be reliable?
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Obamacare Success Means Now is the Time for Universal Healthcare

Obamacare Success Means Now is the Time for Universal Healthcare
It's official - the Affordable Care Act is a success by every one of the law's measures. Healthcare costs are rising at the slowest rate in 50 years, and healthcare deficit spending is falling.

VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care

VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was on The Politics Hour Sunday, and had some strong words for the House Republicans refusing to expand Medicaid, saying they were playing politics and that "they have failed to do their job" of governing.
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Industry Cover-ups and Misinformation Still Fueling Asbestos Deaths

Industry Cover-ups and Misinformation Still Fueling Asbestos Deaths
A long vertical pipe sits against white-painted brickwork in the corner of a cramped storeroom. Two men wearing orange boiler suits and gloves crouch at its base. One uses a scraper to remove lumps of what looks like wet papier-mâché from the outside of the pipe, into a red bag held by the other.
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That Strain of Ebola Rocking Guinea, West Africa? It's a New One.

That Strain of Ebola Rocking Guinea, West Africa? It's a New One.
A heretofore unseen strain of the deadly Ebola virus has killed scores in West Africa, mostly in the nation of Guinea. Genetics testing has indicated this is brand new, and highly lethal.
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Nation's Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage in VT

Nation's Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage in VT
After a groundswell of support from state residents fueled by grassroots activism, Vermont is on track to become the first state to require the labeling of food that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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Even the FDA Doesn’t Know What Chemicals Are in Your Food

Even the FDA Doesn’t Know What Chemicals Are in Your Food
We all have secrets, from small ones (the scale isn’t broken, I ate too many cookies!) to bigger ones (yes, we knew for a long time that tobacco kills people).
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Scumbag Ted Cruz Tells Uninsured They Can Use ER, Backs Group that Wants ERs to Turn Away the Uninsured

Scumbag Ted Cruz Tells Uninsured They Can Use ER, Backs Group that Wants ERs to Turn Away the Uninsured
When he was running for office two years ago, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas insisted that rather than expanding Medicaid, Texas should just let the uninsured get all their health care from emergency rooms. The argument that emergency rooms are an acceptable backup for the uninsured has also been used by Mitt Romney, Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint and many other prominent Republicans.
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UK Scientists Grow Body Parts from Stem Cells

UK Scientists Grow Body Parts from Stem Cells
In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. While only a handful of patients have received the British lab-made organs so far— including tear ducts, blood vessels and windpipes — researchers hope they will soon be able to transplant more types of body parts into patients, including what would be the world's first nose made partly from stem cells.
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Obama Celebrates ACA Milestone in MI Speech, Crowd Laughs At GOP Repeal Fixation

Obama Celebrates ACA Milestone in MI Speech, Crowd Laughs At GOP Repeal Fixation

President Barack Obama was again passionate in defending his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, yesterday in a visit to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Obama riled up young constituents who seemed very much to agree with him.
What's like the movie "Ground Hog Day", but should be named the "Meanwhich"? 
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