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Obama reaches out to seniors on new Medicare benefits

One of the most important features of President Obama's health reform law is that it begins to make health care more affordable for retirees and seniors. Several important reforms will undo some of the harm caused by Republican policies in the George W. Bush era.

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Worries mount on oil spill health effects

As oil washes up on Florida beaches, scores of cleanup workers are falling ill.

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Key health reform bills up for vote in California

Health reform measures in California, with over 8 million uninsured residents, may be of special interest to other states as they, too, start to implement the new federal legislation.

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Oil cleanup workers fight back against BP

Workers struggling to stem the oil flow on the Gulf Coast are falling ill and some are filing class actions suits against BP.

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Arizona law bad for our health, doctors say

A coalition of medical organizations has condemned Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, calling it a "step backwards for the health and well being of the nation."

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Single-payer health care in health care overhaul law?

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Is single-payer government-run health care - a key cause for 21 international unions and 500 other labor organizations and a bugaboo for the health insurers and the Radical Right - in the massive health care overhaul Congress approved on party-line votes and President Barack Obama signed?

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News in brief: Matthews says nationalize BP

Leading today's News in Brief: MSNBC news commentator Chris Matthews called on the Obama administration to do its best for the people and nationalize the oil industry.

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Health reform law still a big deal

A package arrived for me yesterday - something I ordered a while ago and then forgot about - my "Health Reform is a BFD" t-shirt! (Remember that: Joe Biden's muttered comment about just exactly how big a deal health care reform is?)

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Cheney blasted for blocking oil well safety valve

Women who have spent their lives fighting oil company pollution and profiteering denounced Dick Cheney and the company he once headed for their role in the oil spill spreading across the Gulf of Mexico.

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Far-right Massey CEO pal runs for Congress

Former West Virginia Judge Eliott Maynard is enlisting Tea Party backing for his campaign to unseat miner-friendly Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall.

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