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  • What kind of effect has the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) had on you?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Positive
    24%
    312 votes
    Negative
    59%
    773 votes
    No effect
    17%
    225 votes
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  • Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

    Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:32:44 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:54:37 GMT
    A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments has sailed through Congress.
    A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments has sailed through Congress.
  • Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

    Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:42:41 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:43 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:43:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). In this April 13, 2018, photo Josephine Rizo sits in her home with her stack of bills from her ongoing battle with cancer in Phoenix. As treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks, hospitals and patient advocates a...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). In this April 13, 2018, photo Josephine Rizo sits in her home with her stack of bills from her ongoing battle with cancer in Phoenix. As treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks, hospitals and patient advocates a...
    Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain.
    Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain.
  • Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

    Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-05-23 16:23:14 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:56:52 GMT
    The Senate is expected to give final approval to legislation giving veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system.
    The Senate is expected to give final approval to legislation giving veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system.
  • US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

    US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:12:48 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:36:33 GMT
    (HealthCare.gov via AP). This screen grab shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington, on Monday, May 21, 2018. A major government survey finds that the U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, a surprise after President ...(HealthCare.gov via AP). This screen grab shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington, on Monday, May 21, 2018. A major government survey finds that the U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, a surprise after President ...

    Overall, the survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 9.1 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2017, almost the same as toward the end of the Obama administration.

    Overall, the survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 9.1 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2017, almost the same as toward the end of the Obama administration.

  • Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

    Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:12:53 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:14 AM EDT2018-05-23 09:14:20 GMT
    The Red Cross says there have been 1,200 incidents of violence against hospitals and medical personnel in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding combatants protect staff and...
    The Red Cross says there have been 1,200 incidents of violence against hospitals and medical personnel in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding combatants protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.
  • Mother whose son died rationing insulin questions high price of diabetes drug

    Mother whose son died rationing insulin questions high price of diabetes drug

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:52:03 GMT

    One man's birthday became a death sentence when he aged out of his parents' health insurance and could no longer afford the insulin keeping him alive. 

    One man's birthday became a death sentence when he aged out of his parents' health insurance and could no longer afford the insulin keeping him alive. 

  • Few teeth in Trump's prescription to reduce drug prices

    Few teeth in Trump's prescription to reduce drug prices

    Friday, May 11 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-05-11 05:01:34 GMT
    Saturday, May 12 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-05-12 04:55:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this Friday, July 8, 2016 file photo, a prescription is filled at a pharmacy in Sacramento, Calif. On Friday, May 11 2018, Trump is scheduled to give his first speech on how his administration will seek to l...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this Friday, July 8, 2016 file photo, a prescription is filled at a pharmacy in Sacramento, Calif. On Friday, May 11 2018, Trump is scheduled to give his first speech on how his administration will seek to l...
    President Donald Trump is poised to give his first speech on lowering drug prices Friday after more than a year of promises to bring down the prices Americans pay for prescriptions.
    President Donald Trump is poised to give his first speech on lowering drug prices Friday after more than a year of promises to bring down the prices Americans pay for prescriptions.
  • Region 8 Responds

  • What would you like to see Congress do with the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Keep it!
    24%
    36 votes
    Drop it!
    33%
    50 votes
    Keep parts and make improvements.
    44%
    67 votes
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