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Trump Administration Sues To Kill Obamacare

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law — a decision that could leave millions uninsured. Congress rendered the Affordable Care Act completely unconstitutional in […]

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21 States, D.C. To Sue Trump Administration Over Abortion 'Gag Rule'

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration over a new “gag rule” that could prevent family planning clinics that provide abortions or abortion referrals from receiving federal funds. The rule, announced by the Health and Human Services Department on Feb. 22, was celebrated by social conservatives eager to see a substantial […]

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Trump Administration Brags About Quick Generic Drug Approvals. But Hundreds Of Them Aren’t For Sale.

By Sydney Lupkin and Jay Hancock The Trump administration has been trumpeting a huge increase in generic drug approvals by the Food and Drug Administration in the past two years, the result of its actions to streamline a cumbersome process and combat anti-competitive practices. But nearly half of those newly approved drugs aren’t being sold […]

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Birth Control Helped Us Reach Historically Low Abortion Rates, But the Trump Administration Could Change That

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that abortion rates are down across the board and suggests that people are able to more effectively plan their reproductive futures. Yet, the Trump administration has finalized a regressive set of health insurance policy changes that could roll back access to the […]

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Detainee Attempts Suicide After Trump Administration Jams Migrants Into Troubled Prison

A controversial federal prison complex in Victorville, California, that is currently housing roughly 800 immigration detainees despite infectious disease outbreaks and workers’ concerns about inadequate medical care, is now facing another danger: Detainees at risk of dying by suicide. In the last week, one detainee has tried to kill himself, saying he was terrified he […]