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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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‘Obamacare’ means preventative care for women

"While we celebrate the preventive provisions about to take effect, we must also remember that opponents of the health care law are trying to weaken it."

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Calif. leading on Affordable Care Act

Roughly half and two-thirds of currently uninsured Californians will be covered through the ACA. It's expected to bring the state some $15 billion in federal funds each year.

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Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop

Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare.

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Supreme Court upholds health care law

In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld virtually all of the health reform law to extend health coverage to most uninsured Americans.

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The V-word Ohio GOP doesn't want you to hear

CLEVELAND - "Vote! - that is the other V-word they don't want to hear," Kellie Copeland told a crowd of 150 at a forum on the War on Women here Tuesday.

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"Vagina voters" speak out at Michigan Capitol

When the final votes are tallied on Nov. 6, Michigan Republicans may rue the day they barred State Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum from speaking.

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