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Even in Best-Case Scenario, Opioid Overdose Deaths Will Keep Rising Until 2022 Health
Even in Best-Case Scenario, Opioid Overdose Deaths Will Keep Rising Until 2022

In the nation’s opioid epidemic, the carnage is far from over. A new projection of opioid overdose death rates suggests that even if there is steady progress in reducing prescription narcotics abuse nationwide, the... Read More

What ‘Dope Sick’ Really Feels Like Health
What ‘Dope Sick’ Really Feels Like

Detoxing off heroin or opioids without medication is sheer hell. I should know. For many users, full-blown withdrawal is often foreshadowed by a yawn, or perhaps a runny nose, a sore back, sensitive skin or a restless leg. Read More

Peters, Davis Take Bipartisan Action to Address Rising Student Loan Debt Among America’s Workers Education
Peters, Davis Take Bipartisan Action to Address Rising Student Loan Debt Among America’s Workers
2019-02-08 20:57:03
by TWN Staff

This week, Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) led a bipartisan group of 99 Members of Congress to reintroduce H.R. 1043, the Employer Participation in Repayment Act, which would incentivize employers to offer student loan assistance to help... Read More

Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry Economy
Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry
2019-02-08 20:53:18
by TWN Staff

This week, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced legislation to help ensure the continued growth of America’s craft beverage industry. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act would permanently establish reduced... Read More

Senators Murray, Murkowski Aim to Improve and Expand Health Care Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault Health
Senators Murray, Murkowski Aim to Improve and Expand Health Care Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault
2019-02-08 20:51:25
by TWN Staff

This week, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), reintroduced the Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act (SASCA), a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help improve and... Read More

Democrats Go Bold on Economic Plans, A Deliberate Contrast to 2016 Featured
Democrats Go Bold on Economic Plans, A Deliberate Contrast to 2016

WASHINGTON — Asked what her very first act as president would be, Sen. Kamala Harris had a quick answer at a recent televised town hall: enact a tax cut that would boost incomes for working families by as much as $6,000 a ... Read More

Trump Pledges to End HIV Transmission by 2030. It’s Doable, But Daunting Health
Trump Pledges to End HIV Transmission by 2030. It’s Doable, But Daunting

Noting that science has “brought a once-distant dream within reach,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday night pledged to eliminate HIV transmission within 10 years. Read More

2018 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record — And This Year Could Be Even Hotter Climate
2018 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record — And This Year Could Be Even Hotter

All five of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last five years, according to global temperature data released Wednesday by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve Obamacare Health
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve Obamacare
2019-02-05 23:01:54
by Tom Ramstack

A decision last week by a federal judge in a Maryland lawsuit is expected to influence an appeal by other states that seek to protect their health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. The state of Maryland filed a... Read More

After a Messy Election, A Push to Make Voting Easier Voting
After a Messy Election, A Push to Make Voting Easier

WASHINGTON — In the nearly three months since elections dogged by accusations of voter suppression, state lawmakers across the country have either filed or pre-filed at least 230 bills that would expand access to... Read More

Decision on NC’s 9th District Election Expected This Month Elections
Decision on NC’s 9th District Election Expected This Month

WASHINGTON — The newly appointed North Carolina board of elections plans to vote on whether to certify the election — or call for a new one — in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District after a hearing on Feb... Read More

Judge Dismisses Maryland Suit to Preserve Affordable Care Act Health
Judge Dismisses Maryland Suit to Preserve Affordable Care Act

BALTIMORE — A federal judge on Friday dismissed Maryland’s attempt to protect the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” from any Trump administration efforts to dismantle it. Read More

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