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GOP attempts to defund, block Obamacare

Republicans in Congress are continuing to try everything possible to obstruct, delay or outright prevent the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare.

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Health care may be problem in House immigration bill

Getting an immigration bill out of the House may be harder than the Senate, mostly because the Republican tea partiers dominate there, and according to media reports, a major stumbling block may be access to health care.

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Sit-in caps push for Texas Medicaid expansion (audio)

Time is running out in this year's legislative session, but that hasn't stopped statewide activists from pushing for Medicaid and health care policy changes.

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Doctors link childhood trauma, poverty with gun violence

Chicago has become the national spotlight for gun violence, especially affecting African American teenagers and children.

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Public option for health care back on the table

A group of Democratic lawmakers moved quickly yesterday and filed a bill that would give the people of the nation the right to choose a publicly run health insurance plan.

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Quality care group wins “open government” award

The CCQCC recently won an "open government" award in recognition of the group's fight to open the books on the operation of the OMC.

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Census Bureau: Poverty rate unchanged, health care coverage improves, income drops

AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka was not surprised by the findings, which back up the federation's emphasis on the drastic impact the recession - known as the Bush Crash - has had on workers and families.

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Doctors converge on DNC to defend Obamacare

A big bus emblazoned with the words, "Patients Over Politics" rolled into town during Carolina Fest.

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In Israel, Romney flubs on health care

In yet another foot-in-mouth blunder, Mitt Romney today praised Israel's health care system for its financial efficiency, suggesting the U.S. should follow its example.

Happy birthday, Medicare

Retirees and health care advocates will celebrate the 47th anniversary of Medicare this week in events throughout the country.

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