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Analysis: A Big Issue Voters Might Be Missing
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Analysis: A Big Issue Voters Might Be Missing

WASHINGTON — Democrats who say they are determined to keep voters focused on health care this year were hoping that the Supreme Court would hand them a ready-made campaign ad and a potential courtroom win. Instead, the court recently punted... Read More

Governors Warn New Regs Could Lead to Deep Medicaid Cuts
Medicaid
Governors Warn New Regs Could Lead to Deep Medicaid Cuts
2020-02-07 16:55:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The National Governors Association is warning that a newly proposed regulation by the Trump administration could lead to dramatic cuts in Medicaid and deny health care to millions of low-income Americans. In a bipartisan letter signed by Govs.... Read More

Coronavirus Quarantine Site in Washington State is Ready — But So Far, the Rooms are Empty
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Coronavirus Quarantine Site in Washington State is Ready — But So Far, the Rooms are Empty

SEATTLE — Off Interstate 90 east of North Bend, through a winding, twisting road with blind turns and a gated entrance, sits the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy. The sprawling site features a multilevel building with burn pits, a... Read More

A Doctor’s Death Could Break Chinese People’s Trust in Their Government
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A Doctor’s Death Could Break Chinese People’s Trust in Their Government

BEIJING — He appeared on social media, a solitary man in a surgical mask, warning of a deadly virus. The Chinese government moved to downplay the emergency, but Dr. Li Wenliang’s insistence that an epidemic was coming turned him into... Read More

FDA Issues Emergency Approval for Coronavirus Test
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FDA Issues Emergency Approval for Coronavirus Test

The federal government has issued an emergency order allowing its coronavirus test to be used by state health labs nationwide, speeding up efforts to detect and contain new cases of the mysterious new illness. Since the first cases of the... Read More

Florida Senate Passes Bill Requiring Parental Consent for Abortion
State News
Florida Senate Passes Bill Requiring Parental Consent for Abortion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Senate Thursday pulled off what it couldn’t last year. The upper chamber passed a bill that would reinstate a parental consent law declared unconstitutional 30 years ago, requiring minors seeking abortions to first get consent... Read More

Why The Coronavirus Will Hit The World Economy Harder Than SARS
Political News
Why The Coronavirus Will Hit The World Economy Harder Than SARS

WASHINGTON — During the 2003 SARS epidemic, Starbucks barely had 100 stores in China to worry about. The company responded by postponing staff meetings, and pushing stricter hygiene and store-cleaning procedures for employees. This time around with the new coronavirus... Read More

Lawmakers Urge CDC to Quickly Distribute Coronavirus Diagnostic Tests
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Lawmakers Urge CDC to Quickly Distribute Coronavirus Diagnostic Tests
2020-02-04 16:48:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of 48 lawmakers, led by Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., in the House, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, in the Senate, are urging the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to quickly distribute rapid diagnostic tests... Read More

Rural America’s Health Crisis Seizes States’ Attention
2020 Elections
Rural America’s Health Crisis Seizes States’ Attention

Dr. George Pink is a professor who studies rural health, not a doctor who tries to provide it. For the sake of his own blood pressure, he’s grateful. “Not a day doesn’t go by that I don’t thank God I’m... Read More

Coronavirus: These Countries, Airlines Restrict Travel to China
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Coronavirus: These Countries, Airlines Restrict Travel to China

The outbreak of the coronavirus has prompted dozens of nations and airlines to restrict travel, increasingly isolating the country of more than 1.3 billion people. Nearly 10,000 flights were canceled between the outbreak of the virus and Jan. 31, according... Read More

‘Magical Leaf’ or ‘Imminent Hazard’? Users Love Kratom, But Feds Might Ban It
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‘Magical Leaf’ or ‘Imminent Hazard’? Users Love Kratom, But Feds Might Ban It

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The first time she used kratom, Ashley McCaughan was scared. Someone had suggested she try the controversial herbal supplement to fend off the aches and pains of her job managing a personal watercraft company in Florida.... Read More

Coronavirus Now a Global Health Emergency, World Health Organization Declares
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Coronavirus Now a Global Health Emergency, World Health Organization Declares

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency Thursday after the newly discovered infection sickened thousands of Chinese people in a week and continued to spread worldwide. The rarely used declaration, which triggers... Read More

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