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By Guest Author On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Uber and Lyft to Benefit from Medicare Advantage Expansion

Rideshare drivers and the companies they work for stand to benefit from Medicare Advantage’s benefit expansion. New rules, which aim to keep  costs down and include supplement benefits to Advantage plans, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Oklahoma raises cigarette tax, Health officials applaud

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and the state legislature approved an additional $1 tax on cigarettes this week, which drew accolades from the public health community. Image/27707 via pixabay The Oklahoma State Department More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Cigarette smoking down in the US: CDC

Overall, cigarette smoking among U.S. adults (aged ≥18 years) declined from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016. Yet, nearly 38 million American adults smoked cigarettes (“every day” or “some days”) More...

By Guest Author On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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The US Is Still in Need of More Healthcare Professionals

The healthcare sector in the United States is constantly evolving. Given the centrality of healthcare in any functional country, it is not surprising to find out that the healthcare industry is growing and the demand More...

By Alexander Snitker On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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What to expect in November for the 2018 Florida Legislative Session

There will be two “interim committee weeks” in November, the week of November 6th and the week of November 13th. Interim Committee weeks are held in advance of the 60-day regular session beginning on January More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Bruce Rauner angers GOP, pro-lifers and pleases Planned Parenthood, ACLU with abortion law

Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday signed into law a bill that will expand the public funding of abortion in Illinois, including to Medicaid recipients, shocking Republicans and pro-life groups. Rauner More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner signs bill to force taxpayer funded abortions, Right to Life says 12000 babies killed annually

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner broke his promise to not sign House Bill 40. This bill will force taxpayers to cover the cost of providing free abortions for those on Medicaid and for state employees. photo Alyson More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Republicans failed their constituents as Obamacare repeal falls apart, Senate cancels vote on defunding Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans decided today to scrap a vote on a proposed bill to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. Siding with Democrats, GOP members Susan Collins of Maine and Arizona’s John McCain joined More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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America’s financial crisis: Health care and Social Security

With the national debt in the United States barreling towards $20 trillion and the US Federal Budget deficit around $670 billion, the country is without a doubt in dire straits and drastic measures have to be taken More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Oregon House passes bill for free abortions through Planned Parenthood

The Oregon House of Representatives passed HB 3391, known as the Reproductive Health Equity Act, which requires health insurers and taxpayers to fund free abortions for residents and illegal immigrants. The bill More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Illinois budget can’t be passed as credit rating downgrade looms

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton plans to call a spending and revenue package for a vote on Tuesday. The Senate adjourned on Monday without taking votes on the revenue and spending measures, which had met More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Barabara Lee calls Senate health care plan ‘heart less’ and GOP are ‘morally bankrupt’ ‘racist’

Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on Senate Republicans’ Trumpcare bill: “It appears that Senate Republicans have done the impossible: they’ve made a morally bankrupt, heartless health More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Elizabeth Warren says Senate health care bill is ‘blood money’ paying for ‘tax cuts with human lives’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) came out with vile, vitriol and hyperbole against the health care bill unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday, using the term “blood money” and claiming that the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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US Senate release Obamacare replacement plan, immediately attacked by critics

Setting the headlines on fire, the U.S. Senate Republicans finally rolled out their “Obamacare” package, garnering immediate attacks from critics. The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Illinois Right to Life praises Gov Bruce Rauner’s pledge to veto abortion bill, expanding Medicaid coverage for abortions

The well-funded, pro-abortion lobbyists are publicly chastising Governor Rauner for stating he would veto HB 40 should it reach his desk. Illinois Right to Life applauds Governor Rauner for opposing the extreme More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Jan Schakowsky, Barbara Lee rally House Democrats to protect abortion funding, battle over Hyde Amendment

This week, 105 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, sent a letter to President-elect Trump urging the elimination of the Hyde Amendment. Federal restrictions More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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2016 Democratic Party platform ‘champions’ Planned Parenthood, will end blocks on tax payer funded abortions

According to the official release, the Democratic Party will officially “champion” Planned Parenthood in its 2016 party platform and demand that laws protecting taxpayers from funding abortion-on-demand be repealed. “The More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Court rules lawsuit against Iowa Planned Parenthood for Medicaid fraud can move ahead

photo Kauhajoki.vaakuna.svg Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden spoke out regarding former Planned Parenthood clinic director Sue Thayer’s lawsuit against the abortion giant’s Iowa affiliate. The More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Kansas cuts off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood

The state of Kansas has officially notified Planned Parenthood that it will no longer be eligible for Medicaid funding. Additionally, the state will reprioritizing Title X family planning funds away from Planned More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
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Alaskan doctors disagree with Planned Parenthood clailms that abortions are ‘medically necessary’

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Alaska Supreme Court on behalf of physicians who support Senate Bill 49 and a related state regulation that clarify that Medicaid More...


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