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Archive: March 16, 2017

Over the next decade, 24 million people could lose their health coverage under the GOP's plan, according to a Congressional Budget Office report. (PeopleImages/iStock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Republican Party's health care bill is moving through Congress, but opposition from organizations and even from inside the party itself is growing. AARP has come out against the American Health Care Act as well, saying it will hurt many Americans in a variety of ways. Jerry C ...Read More

Opposition to the GOP's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is growing, after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found the legislation would cause 24 million Americans to lose coverage. (Tom Hilton/Wikimedia Commons)

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DENVER – The struggle over efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act isn't over. Health groups oppose the Republicans’ replacement plan, which according to Congressional Budget Office estimates would cause 24 million people to lose coverage. And on Wednesday, a coalition, including s ...Read More

Voters rallied outside Rep. Martha McSally's office, urging the Tucson Democrat to vote against the American Health Care Act. (Dennis Newman)

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TUCSON, Ariz. – On a blistering afternoon, more than 100 voters took to the sidewalks outside the office of Rep. Martha McSally, urging her to vote no on the GOP health care plan. The Southern Arizona Republican says she's still undecided. One of the voters calling on McSally to vote again ...Read More

The Obamacare replacement backed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price would be bad for rural areas, analysts say. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr/Wikipedia)

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Congressional Budget Office figures show the main GOP replacement for Obamacare would have a negative impact on rural areas, and especially on older residents. The House's American Health Care Act would let insurance companies charge up to 40 percent more for folks in the ...Read More

Market Innovation director for AARP Jeffrey Makowka says it's important that older adults are able to live life on their own terms. (AARP)

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Growing older does not hold the same connotations as it once did, and some Iowans are using their ingenuity to challenge perceptions of aging. On Thursday, finalists in the Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge will present their ideas for a product or service that ca ...Read More

A wind farm such as the one pictured here in Denmark soon may find a home off the coast of North Carolina. (United Nations Photo/flickr.com)

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KITTY HAWK, N.C. -- It's the first step towards seeing wind turbines off the coast of North Carolina. Today, one of three available offshore wind energy leases will be offered at auction. The Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area lies east of Currituck Sound about 24 nautical miles from the shore at its clo ...Read More

Nationally, African American children are six times more likely to have a parent in jail than are white children. (Amanda Mills/pixnio.com)

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Mass incarceration of African Americans has contributed significantly to the racial achievement gap in the nation's schools, according to a recent report. The so-called war on drugs vastly expanded the U.S. prison population. But while African Americans are no more likely to sel ...Read More

Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, shared his concerns with fellow senators about President Trump's adversarial relationship with the news media. (YouTube)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall took President Donald Trump to task on the U.S. Senate floor Wednesday over his treatment of reporters and news organizations. Udall shared some of the history of journalism with fellow senators, and spoke about why a free press is crucial to a functio ...Read More

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