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Climate change is making cities sick and we need to act.

Urban Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change. Flooding in Quebec this spring damaged nearly 1,900 homes in 126 municipalities, causing widespread psychological distress. Summer heatwaves are predicted to become more frequent and severe each year, putting more people at risk of injury and death. Vancouver and ...

- The Conversation - UK

Why Canada should introduce universal drugs coverage.

Canada spends more per capita on prescription drugs than most other OECD countries Many Canadians who need drugs to maintain their quality of life are falling through the cracks. Studies have found that 1 in 10 patients do not take their medicines as prescribed because of cost . A lack of coverage has life-threatening ...

- The Conversation - UK

The NT 'Intervention' led to some changes in Indigenous health, but the social cost may not have been worth it.

Direct health-care activities accounted for less than one-tenth of the NT Intervention budget. Karen Michelmore/AAPThe measurable health outcomes of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response , better known as The Intervention, have scarcely been documented. Health-related assessments have focused on the process ...

- The Conversation - UK

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul.

Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare."

- Stars and Stripes - US

Koch-backed group calls health fight in Congress 'humbling'.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The head of the the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity admitted to donors on Sunday that the group was caught flat-footed' by the fight in Congress to replace Obamacare, as the group seeks to influence Republican proposals it says do not go far enough to repeal the 2010 law.We fully ...

- POLITICO - US

Pro-Trump group's health care offensive warns GOP senators to get in line.

The effort is aimed at both punishing Sen. Dean Heller and at swaying his vote, and it is a stunning act of political retaliation against a member of the president's own party.

- POLITICO - US

Not 'that far off' from passing health-care overhaul: Trump.

Trump's comments come amid the public opposition of five Republican senators so far to the Senate GOP plan that would scuttle much of Obamacare

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Bernie Sanders urges the Democratic Party to return to its roots.

Republicans and Democrats – as well as the public – are deeply divided as the battle rages over health-care bill overhaul

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Trump was right — the Senate health care bill really is mean.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesFor better or worse, Senate Democrats seem to have settled on a single word to describe the health care bill that their Republican colleagues unveiled Thursday: “Meaner.” As in: You know how Donald Trump called the House GOP’s health care bill “mean”? This ...

- Business Insider - US

Panicked Democrats to Party Leaders: Voters Care About Economy, Not Russia.

A growing number of Democratic lawmakers are publicly pushing their party leadership to shift their focus away from President Donald Trump's alleged election campaign collusion with Russia and toward the issues facing American voters: jobs, health care, and the economy.

- Breitbart - US

More GOP senators waver on health care overhaul heading into crucial week.

At least five Republicans have already come out against their party's bill - which can only afford to lose two votes - and over the weekend more began expressing serious reservations and skepticism about the proposal, saying they would like more time to debate and tweak the plan.

- Times-Picayune - US

The 6 lines of text that could decimate America's biggest healthcare program

The defining feature of the Senate Republican healthcare bill is that, over the long term, it would absolutely decimate Medicaid—more so even than the House legislation passed last month. And it accomplishes this wrecking job with surprising efficiency, a mere six lines of text in a 142-page document. Senate ...

- Business Insider - US

How coconut oil got a reputation for being healthy in the first place

mealmakeovermoms/flickrThe news rocketed around the internet last week under headlines declaring “Coconut oil is not a magical health food after all,” “Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter,’” and “Careful: Coconut oil may not be safe.” Behind the furor was an ...

- Business Insider - US

Yes, Trump definitely called the Republicans' health-care bill 'mean'

- Washington Post - US

Senate Republicans face key week as more lawmakers waver in support for health-care bill

Leaders hope to hold a vote this week, but some key GOP senators want more time for negotiations.

- Washington Post - US

Senate Republicans face key week as more lawmakers waver in support for health care bill

Senate Republicans and the White House are facing down an increasingly daunting challenge to secure the votes necessary to pass legislation before the July 4 congressional recess that would make dramatic changes to President Barack Obama's signature health care law. At least five Republicans have...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

GOP's Obamacare repeal bills threaten huge disruptions across the health care system

Congressional Republicans, who for years blasted the Affordable Care Act for disrupting Americans’ health care, are now pushing changes that threaten to not only strip health coverage from millions, but also upend insurance markets, cripple state budgets and drive medical clinics and hospitals...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

More GOP senators waiver on health care overhaul heading into crucial week

At least five Republicans have already come out against their party's bill - which can only afford to lose two votes - and over the weekend more began expressing serious reservations and skepticism about the proposal, saying they would like more time to debate and tweak the plan.

- Times-Picayune - US

Donald Trump says Congress not 'that far off' passing Obamacare replacement

Making a final push, US President Donald Trump says he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare".

- Stuff - NZ

A key Republican senator has 'serious concerns' about the Senate's healthcare bill

Alex Wong/Getty Images WASHINGTON - Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week. Collins, a moderate Republican who has not taken a formal stance on the bill, said she was concerned it ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health...

- Deseret News - US

As Trump tries to fix VA, GOP health care bill threatens coverage for millions of vets

The president signed a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs while a health care bill he supports threatens the care of countless vets.

- Yahoo! News - US

The Wall Street Journal: Support for health-care bill still lacking as GOP senators express wariness

Several Republican senators on Sunday expressed reluctance to support their party's latest health-care bill, adding to the uncertainty about whether some form of the legislation would be able to pass the chamber soon.

- Marketwatch - US

The Wall Street Journal: Trump optimistic on health bill: 'I think we're going to get it'

President Donald Trump said he expects to see passage of the Senate Republican's health care bill as negotiations proceed with the GOP lawmakers who have withheld support.

- Marketwatch - US

John Paul DeJoria: Separating the 1 Percent From the 99 Percent Is a 'Bunch of Bullshit'

A new documentary called Good Fortune' provides the once-homeless hair care billionaire's primer on how the superrich can contribute to society and still be superrich. Related Entries June 24, 2017 Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written June 24, 2017 The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid

- Truthdig - US

The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org By Robert Reich The Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare uses a trick to ultimately destroy Medicaid that may go largely unnoticed. Related Entries June 24, 2017 Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written June 24, 2017 The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid

- Truthdig - US

Natural Gas Can't Help Curb Climate Change

By Paul Brown / Climate News Network Countries wishing to reach their Paris agreement goals should curb an overreliance on natural gas. Related Entries June 24, 2017 Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written June 24, 2017 The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid

- Truthdig - US

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

By Marian Kamensky, Austria / Cagle Cartoons Related Entries June 24, 2017 Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written June 24, 2017 The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid

- Truthdig - US

Chris Hedges and Christian Parenti on the Deep-Reaching Ramifications of Climate Change

The Truthdig columnist and “On Contact” host discusses heightened global conflict due to climate change with author and professor Christian Parenti . Related Entries June 24, 2017 Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written June 24, 2017 The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid

- Truthdig - US

At Least Seven States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governors' Mansions and Capitol Buildings

By Celisa Calacal / AlterNet The 13th Amendment provides a loophole that allows for the legality of unpaid prison labor, which is sometimes called “modern-day slavery.” Related Entries June 24, 2017 Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written June 24, 2017 The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel ...

- Truthdig - US

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat, Shelves State's Single-Payer Bill

By Jon Queally / Common Dreams The Healthy California Act, or SB 562, had already passed the state Senate and was making its way through the lower chamber. Related Entries June 24, 2017 Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written June 24, 2017 The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid

- Truthdig - US

Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written

By Alan Fram and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press Nevada's Dean Heller is the latest Republican senator to declare opposition to the party's health care bill, but he does not rule out accepting a future revision. Related Entries June 24, 2017 Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written June 24, 2017 The ...

- Truthdig - US

Disabled Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend Health Care

By Sonali Kolhatkar Demonstrators oppose the Senate's newly unveiled health care bill that repeals many tax increases for wealthy Americans. Those increases helped expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Related Entries June 24, 2017 Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written June 24, 2017 The ...

- Truthdig - US

Trump: Obama Not Leading Resistance

In a rare twist, President Donald Trump passed on an opportunity Sunday to denounce former President Barack Obama as a leader of the "resistance," despite a Facebook post Thursday which criticized the Senate GOP healthcare bill."I don't think he's leading it," Trump told...

- Newsmax - US

GOP Senator on Senate Health Care Bill: 'No Way We Should Be Voting On This Next Week'

"I would like to delay the thing," Johnson stated. "There's no way we should be voting on this next week. No way."

- Mediaite - US

John Kasich Says He's 'Against' the Senate Health Care Bill: 'I Don't Think the Bill Is Adequate'

"I don't think the bill's adequate now," the former presidential candidate stated. "And unless it gets fixed, I would -- look, I'm against it.

- Mediaite - US

Trump on Obama Calling the GOP Health Care Plan 'Mean': 'That Was My Term'

"Well, he used my term -- mean," Trump said. "That was my term because I want to see — and I speak from the heart -- that's what I want to see. I want to see a bill with heart.

- Mediaite - US

Kellyanne Conway: Senate Health Care Bill Does Not Contain Medicaid Cuts

"These are not cuts to Medicaid, George," Conway responded. "This slows the rate for the future and it allows governors more flexibility with Medicaid dollars because they're closest to the people in need."

- Mediaite - US

Poland not impressed with May Brexit proposal

Polish government called the British Brexit offer to secure the rights of EU citizens residing in the UK “incomplete.” British PM Theresa May said EU citizens who had lived in Britain for five years or longer would be entitled to healthcare, education, welfare and pensions just like a UK national, b...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Billionaire Koch brothers promised millions to Republicans who helped sink 'Trumpcare' — and they don't like the Senate version either

AP Billionaire tycoons Charles and David Koch are unhappy with the Senate's healthcare bill which may be voted on this week, officials who work for the brothers' political apparatus said. They were staunchly opposed to the House of Representatives' version of the bill as well — called the American Health Care Act ...

- Business Insider - US

Price: Trump administration talking to GOP senators opposed to healthcare bill

Trump administration seeks to win over Republican senators opposing legislation to overhaul health insurance, Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price said.

- UPI - US

Trump Confirms That He Said the Mean Healthcare Bill Is 'Mean'

Once again, Donald Trump has thrown his defenders under the bus. Early Sunday morning, the president appeared on Fox News and blurted out that he really did call the House Republican healthcare bill mean' behind closed doors. He likes the new bill though. But he admits that no one's going to love it.

- Gizmodo - US

Trump: Republicans not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Bill Cassidy a target of Senate health care bill's critics

They hope to persuade him to oppose the GOP plan

- Times-Picayune - US

Watch Sen. Bill Cassidy discuss the GOP health care bill on 'Face the Nation'

With the Fourth of July holiday looming, Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate are pushing for a vote on their proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.

- Times-Picayune - US

13 reactions to the Senate GOP health-care bill

President Trump and senators from both parties on June 25 commented on a bill released June 22 by the Senate Republican leadership to overhaul the U.S. health-care system.

- Washington Post - US

Trump confirms he called the Republicans' healthcare bill 'mean'

Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump seemed to confirm reports that he called the House of Representatives' healthcare bill "mean" during a "Fox & Friends" interview that aired Sunday morning. The Associated Press, citing anonymous congressional sources, reported earlier this month that Trump called the House's ...

- Business Insider - US

Rahm Emanuel: Republicans in Congress Aren't Up to Speed With What Trump's Base Is

Sunday on CNN' “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Republicans in Congress do not understand President Donald Trump base. Emanuel said, The talk about health care vis-a-vis his base, I think, misread what his bass wanted. I think it was a misreading of the Republican base. He changed the ...

- Breitbart - US

Trump: Calling Sen Warren 'Pocahontas' Is 'an Insult to Pocahontas'

Sunday on Fox News Channel's on “Fox & Friends,” President Donald Trump said when he calls Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” it is an insult to Pocahontas. When asked about Warren saying people are going to die because of the Republican health care bill, Trump said, “Well, I actually think ...

- Breitbart - US

Sanders: 'Thousands of People Will Die' on GOP Health Care

In an appearance Sunday on  NBC's “Meet the Press,” Sen. Bernie Sanders discussed the Republican health care bill and said that its passage would cause “thousands of people will die.” Sanders said, “What the Republican proposal does is throw 23 million Americans off of health insurance. What ...

- Breitbart - US

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