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A new draft of the Republican health-care bill would reportedly let Alaska and Hawaii keep ObamaCare.

Republicans have just days left to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with only 50 votes and no Democrats. With two no votes already — Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Rand Paul — "undecided" Sen. Lisa Murkowski could cast the decisive vote against it. As a result, one Republican Senate aide told Independent Journal ...

- The Week - US

Kimmel tells viewers: 'We have until Sept. 30' to stop GOP health bill.

Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday said it's not his job to talk about health care — but he's doing it anyway, until Senate Republicans' last-ditch bill to repeal Obamacare is stopped.I should not be the guy you go to for information on health care,' the late-night TV host said on Thursday's show. And if these guys … would tell ...


Man accused of disrupting flight found competent for trial.

Anil Uskanli's attorney, Richard Sing, had requested the mental competency and detention hearing to be closed to the public to protect Uskanli's private mental health information.

- Stars and Stripes - US

AP FACT CHECK: Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill.

Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? Associated Press journalist Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar broke down the bill, the facts and spoke about the Kimmel-Cassidy feud.         


While helping Alaska, GOP health bill cuts $180 billion from Medicaid-expansion states.

The sponsors of Senate Republicans' latest effort to abolish much of the Affordable Care Act have woven favors into their bill for a potential key holdout, as evidence mounts that most states would lose billions of federal dollars for health coverage. A few sentences embedded in the 140-page Cassidy-Graham...

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Graham: Graham-Cassidy Will Get 50 Republican Votes, Plus 'A Couple of Democrats'.

On Thursday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's “Special Report,” Senator Lindsey Graham predicted that the Graham-Cassidy bill will receive 50 Republican votes and votes from a few Democrats. Graham said, “I'll be honest with you, I've never been more excited than I am right now. We need 50 votes to ...

- Breitbart - US

Cassidy-Graham bill provision would exempt Alaska, Montana from a cap on Medicaid spending.

As GOP leaders continue to drum up support for the health-care proposal authored by Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy, La., and Lindsey Graham, S.C., a provision buried deep in the 140-page bill benefiting Alaska has begun to draw greater scrutiny. Beginning on Page 95, the bill has a provision that...

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Graham: Obamacare repeal is 'last, best chance'.

The Republican drive to upend 'Obamacare' with a new health law is getting a boost from a sense of political necessity. Sen. Lindsey Graham says his proposal nearly has the votes it needs in a showdown expected next week.         


For moms, mental health is everything.

Taking care of ourselves is as important as taking care of our babies.         


Donald Trump is, sadly, not the first person to make up an African country.

Try to imagine a leader of a nation so unprepared for a speech at the United Nations that he or she stood before a podium and said, "I am so happy to be here in the United States of Amerca." President Donald Trump did something close to the equivalent of this on Wednesday when, in a speech before leaders of African ...

- Mashable! - US

Jimmy Kimmel's baby may save healthcare for 30 million people.

Welcome to 2017, where the American government has ceded its already crumbling moral authority to the former host of The Man Show. Don't you miss the 2016 election now? Still, the last few days have produced some of the best material late night television has ever had to offer, and all it's because of former Man Show star, ...

- Mashable! - US

Chili's can apparently answer your healthcare questions better than any politician

Forget Chili's dinner for two special,the bar and grill just served us a hot fresh plate of healthcare knowledge in just under 140 characters. Twitter user Colin Gray went on a tweetstorm on Wednesday about why people should start asking each other information outside of the internet. SEE ALSO: Denny's craptastic new ...

- Mashable! - US

Medecins Sans Frontieres launches new mobile health clinic in eastern Ukraine

Medecins Sans Frontieres has announced it launched an additional mobile health clinic, extending its reach to populations unable to access healthcare in the southern part of Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, according to an official announcement.


Cancer control major challenge for government: Anupriya Patel

New Delhi, Sep 21 The rising number of cases of cancer, especially among women, is a major challenge in the healthcare sector for the Indian government, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said here on Thursday in the presence of actress and cancer crusader Lisa Ray. The initiative is a step ...

- Yahoo! News - US

KRUGMAN: Jimmy Kimmel has 'done more homework on health than any Republican senator'

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty ImagesPaul Krugman on Thursday charged Republicans have not done their homework on healthcare. The Nobel winning economist and New York Times columnist tweeted Thursday that late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel knows more about the current healthcare debate than GOP lawmakers. "Think about what it ...

- Business Insider - US

Democrats are using Jimmy Kimmel to target Republican lawmakers in 12 states

Kevin Winter/Getty Images The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched a new digital ad campaign Thursday framed around the "Jimmy Kimmel test" that targets Republicans in a dozen pivotal midterm election states, the committee told Business Insider. In the 12 states, people will see the ads when searching terms on ...

- Business Insider - US

STOCKS FALL: Here's what you need to know

Flickr / O PalssonThe S&P 500 fell for the first time in five sessions, weighed down by the consumer staples, telecoms, and health care sectors. Here's the scoreboard: Dow: 22,359.23, -53.36, S&P 500: 2,500.60, -7.64, Nasdaq: 6,422.69, -33.35, S&P Global Ratings cut China's sovereign credit by one notch, citing economic and ...

- Business Insider - US

Scientists are developing a vaccine that could prevent tooth decay

Chinese researchers are working on a vaccine that could help protect against dental caries . Eventually, their research could be used to help people without regular access to basic dental services maintain healthy teeth. Regular visits to the dentist are an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. But what if you could ...

- Business Insider - US

Graham-Cassidy Promises States More Flexibility; Leaves Washington Fully in Charge of Americans' Health Care

The limited amount of federalism in the Graham-Cassidy bill would come only with the expressed permission of the federal government.

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More Terrible Republican Health Care Ideas

Republican health care reform is, once again, a disappointing mess. After seven years of howling for repeal, Senate conservatives have sidestepped any fundamental reform and are instead just shuffling regulations around. Reason's Peter Suderman, who knows about this stuff, thinks the latest Graham-Cassidy bill is a risky ...

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Graham-Cassidy Co-Sponsor's State Gets Special Medicaid Carve-Out

WASHINGTON — An inscrutably written provision in the Republican health care bill would steer extra federal cash to Wisconsin, home state of one of the measure's co-sponsors, according to health care analysts who've examined the legislation. The language could mean “potentially hundreds of millions” of extra ...

- TPM News - US

Kimmel takes a second shot at Cassidy over health care bill

For the second straight night, Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue Wednesday to rail against Sen. Bill Cassidy and other critics who say he should stick to comedy.

- Yahoo! News - US

Donald Trump applauded the health care of an African country — Nambia — that doesn't even exist

His comments about a nonexistent country swiftly invited ridicule online, with many suggesting that Trump had created an entirely new nation by combining Zambia and Namibia

- National Post - CA

Jimmy Kimmel Continues His Healthcare Crusade Against The Graham-Cassidy Bill

Jimmy Kimmel has once again taken center stage in the healthcare debate in a way that no other late-night host has dared. What: The latest impassioned rant against the GOP’s current healthcare initiative, from late night’s least likely activist.Read Full Story

- Fast Company - US

Premature births cost health plans $6 billion annually

A new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major birth defects.

- ScienceDaily - US

AARP: GOP repeal could raise seniors' healthcare cost by $16K a year

A new study Thursday by AARP found that the Republicans' proposed healthcare repeal bill could hike costs substantially for older Americans.

- UPI - US

Kimmel fires back on Republican health plans

Jimmy Kimmel was ready to go a second round in his fight with Sen. Bill Cassidy over the GOP's new health care legislation, firing back at the senator for saying Kimmel didn't understand the bill.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Kimmel takes down critics of his health care monologue

"Which part of that am I not understanding?" he said.

- ABC News - US

Matt Lewis: I Wish Jimmy Kimmel Would Focus on Being Funny Instead of Giving Health Care Advice

Conservative columnist and CNN contributor Matt Lewis thinks Jimmy Kimmel should stick to comedy and stop talking about health care.

- Mediaite - US

Kaiser: Graham-Cassidy Bill Slashes Funding to States By $160 Billion

The majority of states, plus the District of Columbia, would lose as much as $160 billion in federal healthcare funding under the GOP's latest healthcare bill, a new analysis shows.

- Newsmax - US

Cassidy: Kimmel 'doesn't understand' health bill

Jimmy Kimmel had more to say about Sen. Bill Cassidy and the new health care bill on his ABC broadcast Wednesday night.

- CNNMoney - US

Who will really get coverage under new health bill?

Obamacare offered comprehensive protections for those with pre-existing conditions. The Graham-Cassidy repeal bill does not.

- CNNMoney - US

'Outcome of reforms in health, education not up to the mark'

Naidu unhappy over lack of convergence among departments

- The Hindu - IN

Panasonic eyes 5% revenue via rugged devices from India

Looks to expand in sectors such as telecom, healthcare

- The Hindu - IN

Officials shutter Florida nursing home where 8 died after Irma

In an emergency order Wednesday, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration suspended the license of the nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, where eight people diedin the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The AHCA is investigating the facility. The agency questioned the integrity of medical records...

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Graham: Obamacare Repeal is 'Last, Best Chance'

The Republican drive to upend 'Obamacare' with a new health law is getting a boost from a sense of political necessity. Sen. Lindsey Graham says his proposal nearly has the votes it needs in a showdown expected next week.         


Republicans 'close' on healthcare's last chance: Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged fellow Republicans to get behind the party's “last best chance” to repeal and replace Obamacare as congressional leaders scrambled to secure enough support ahead of a planned vote next week. Pence, in an interview on Fox News, said R...

- The Raw Story - US

Kimmel rips into Sen. Cassidy's health-care bill - twice

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel attacked the Cassidy-Graham health-care plan on Sept. 19 and 20, and hit back at Sen. Bill Cassidy for failing his own standard, "the Kimmel test."

- Washington Post - US

Once more with feeling: Republicans launch another attempt at health care repeal

Wanting to fulfill campaign promises is pushing one final effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Republican leaders hope that this bill, geared toward state, rather than federal control, will have what it takes to pass both houses in the upcoming vote.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

GMOA claims strike a success

Healthcare and education services countrywide were disrupted today because of the 24-hour strike launched by several trade unions against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine in Malabe.

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The heart-wrenching story of Jimmy Kimmel's infant son explains why he's so passionate about healthcare

Jimmy Kimmel Live/ABC/YoutubeFor the past two nights, late-night Jimmy Kimmel has been doing battle with Republican politicians and conservative media over the latest bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Some conservative outlets like the National Review and conservative commentators on Fox News attacked ...

- Business Insider - US

Twitter has a field day after Trump praises #Nambia healthcare

President Donald Trump once again became the subject of scrutiny on social media after he mispronounced 'Namibia' during the UN General Assembly.

- IOL - ZA

Tanzania needs to invest more to achieve middle-income status, argues expert

Investment in universal access to family planning, education, agriculture, health and economic reforms are essential drivers towards achieving Tanzania's middle income status vision.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Stoptober is backing vaping for the first time: How the industry reacted

The UK's e-cigarette industry has welcomed the inclusion of vaping in this year's government-backed Stoptober campaign. The initiative, which encourages the British public to quit smoking, will feature vaping in its TV adverts for the first time. The UK Vaping Industry Association applauded the move, calling it "hugely ...

- City AM - UK

Japan's plan to cut EU pharmaceutical prices is harmful

The measures Japan is planning to take to reduce it's healthcare costs will harm Japanese patients and the EU economy.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Panasonic eyes 5% revenue in rugged devices from India

Looks to expand in sectors such as telecom, healthcare

- The Hindu - IN

GOP senator admits new healthcare bill could harm people with preexisting conditions, but says it won't happen

Morning Joe/MSNBC/YoutubeOne of the most hotly debated elements of the newest Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has come over the bill's protections for people with preexisting conditions. While the authors of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson plan say the bill protects people with preexisting ...

- Business Insider - US

Mike Pence makes bizarre dodge of question on GOP healthcare bill by quoting Thomas Jefferson

Joshua Roberts/ReutersVice President Mike Pence side-stepped a question about whether the Republicans' new Obamacare repeal and replace bill would guarantee health insurance for people with preexisting conditions as Obamcare does now. "Fox & Friends" host Ainsley Earhardt brought up late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's ...

- Business Insider - US

Hutchins Roundup: Intergenerational impact of Medicaid, the Global Financial Cycle, and more

Studies in this week's Hutchins Roundup find that the benefits of health insurance can persist across generations, the Global Financial Cycle does not explain capital flows, and more. Want to receive the Hutchins Roundup as an email? Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday. Health gains from increased Medicaid ...

- Brookings - US

Here’s What The New Republican Health Care Bill Actually Does

After Sen. Bill Cassidy repeatedly touted the "Jimmy Kimmel test" in interviews pitching the new Republican health care plan, the comedian accused him of lying about its effects. This is what the bill would actually do for coverage, prices, and preexisting conditions. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US