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Sen. Carper weighs in on Senate healthcare proposal

On Wednesday night, he told a crowd in Cedar Rapids that he had been asking senators to "add some money" to the bill in the attempt to give it some "heart". And she says cutting Medicaid will cost health care jobs , could force rural hospitals to close and eventually cause private insurance premiums to rise.


Remnants of tropical storm bring tornadoes, flooding to US Gulf Coast

Remnants of tropical storm bring tornadoes, flooding to US Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather Thursday with Tropical Storm Cindy , blamed for one death in Alabama , expected to keep churning seas and spinning off bands of severe weather. The weather service had issued tornado warnings earlier for the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas. Winds moving in from the storm are so strong that Graham said standing water is going to be slow to drain.



Trump to meet with telecom CEOs

His call for unity, however, was rather incongruent with his tweet just hours before, when he ripped into House and Senate Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, even derisively nicknaming the latter "Cryin' Chuck". "I am looking forward to sharing ideas with everyone today", T-Mobile Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert said Thursday. Before convening with Trump, the drone company executives met with regulators from the FAA and the Department of Transportation in a closed session.



GOP healthcare revisions blasted in Hartford

US Senate Republicans have launched their plan for shrivelling Barack Obama's health care law, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) hold a news conference following the release of the GOP plan to replace Obamacare at the U.S. Capitol June 22, 2017 in Washington , DC.


Reform Movement Decries Senate Republicans' Health Care Bill

Reform Movement Decries Senate Republicans' Health Care Bill

The proposed bill will take Louisiana back to the days when an ear infection meant a mother loses her job because she waited hours in an emergency room with her sick child. While they say they are "open to negotiation", the four could be a problem for McConnell and other Senate Republican leadership if they don't vote along party lines.


And you thought Republicans' health care bill couldn't get worse

And you thought Republicans' health care bill couldn't get worse

The bill would end Obama's tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance - effectively ending the so-called individual mandate - and on larger companies that don't offer coverage to their workers. Not only did the suggestion irk Republicans because of its implication of callousness, but Trump's suggestion would also put the bill at risk of violating Senate rules.