Now The GOP Is Defending Obamacare Repeal By Attacking Hillary Clinton

Now The GOP Is Defending Obamacare Repeal By Attacking Hillary Clinton
Now Republicans control both the White House and Congress, and they have written legislation to repeal the ACA. But their latest bill, which Senate GOP leaders hope to pass sometime this month, wouldnt live up to their promises or come anywhere close. Unable to win public support for this approach, as the proposals dismal poll numbers indicate, Republicans are now resorting to a more familiar political tactic. Like so many things Republicans have said about health care, or about

Grenfell tower: Scenes in flats ‘apocalyptic’, says coroner – BBC News

Grenfell tower: Scenes in flats ‘apocalyptic’, says coroner – BBC News
The meeting was held at the Olympia conference centre in West Kensington on Tuesday evening. Three hospitals fail fire safety checks Reality Check: The Grenfell rehousing promise Grenfell Tower inquiry 'will be broad' Will a public inquiry deliver answers? What happened at Grenfell Tower? Grenfell Tower fire: Who were the victims? Lotifa Begum, a co-ordinator for the charity Muslim Aid, told the Press Association some of those in attendance were "very upset and angry", while several became overwhelmed and

Patient prescription fines ‘double in a year’ – BBC News

Patient prescription fines ‘double in a year’ – BBC News
The NHSBSA said it was the patient's responsibility to ensure they were entitled to claim free-of-charge prescriptions.Mistakes 'cost millions'The health body issued 13,277,877 in fines to people in England in 2016-17, up from 8,601,349 in 2015-16.The data - obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act - has only been recorded since 2015 because responsibility for checks moved from local NHS trusts to the central NHSBSA in September 2014. Image caption Louise Jarman was fined after not

Google NHS deal rebuked again by DeepMind panel – BBC News

Google NHS deal rebuked again by DeepMind panel – BBC News
The panel also acknowledged that this first contract had differed from the standard ones the NHS signed with third-parties despite the fact that DeepMind had said its deal was "no different" from the multitude of other data-sharing deals done within the NHS.Although most of the ICO's criticism was of the Royal Free, which controlled patient data, the panel had the following advice for DeepMind."It would be well-advised to remind partners of their responsibilities," said Dr Huppert."People are concerned about

Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News

Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEche explains how he was Tasered when sectioned under the Mental Health Act Black people are being failed by the UK's mental health services because of "institutional racism", it has been warned. How does this affect those who experience it?When Eche Ogbuono, who has bipolar disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, he should have been taken to a safe environment - usually a hospital - for a medical assessment.Instead,

News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News

News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News
Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Grenfell: Survivors express frustrationSurvivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have held a meeting with a coroner, expressing frustration at a lack of information from the authorities. During the three-hour discussion, Dr Fiona Wilcox, coroner for Westminster, described the scenes inside the building, where at least 80 people died last month, as "apocalyptic". Meanwhile, the Grenfell response team says 139 formal offers of housing have now been made to

Republicans Asked For Obamacare Horror Stories. It Didnt Go Well.

Republicans Asked For Obamacare Horror Stories. It Didnt Go Well.
Indiana Republicans called for people to share Obamacare horror stories on social media, but the only horror many people expressed was at the idea of losing it if the GOP repeal plan passes Congress. Instead, they recounted how the Affordable Care Act had helped them, and urged Republicans to keep it in place. Obamacare means that my baby who fought leukemia and won cant be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition, wrote Heather E. Denise-Kill. Obamacare means she gets

Trump faces stiff challenge in Merkel, Putin showdowns

Trump faces stiff challenge in Merkel, Putin showdowns
Washington (CNN)When President Donald Trump visited Europe six weeks ago, he and his counterparts parted ways atop a Sicilian cliff feeling agitated and bruised following a long set of disagreements.Returning to the continent Wednesday, Trump and those same European leaders will give it another go, with expectations of fostering a newly warm relationship far lower. Instead, both sides expect further clashes between the US President and leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is convening this year's Group of

Thousands march on Parliament in anti-government protest – BBC News

Thousands march on Parliament in anti-government protest – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters listened to speeches from politicians and activists in Parliament Square Thousands of people gathered in central London to demonstrate against the UK government's economic policies.The protest was organised by a group called the People's Assembly Against Austerity. Demonstrators met outside BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place, before marching past Downing Street and on to Parliament Square.The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was among the speakers who addressed crowds at The Not

Activists With Disabilities Would Rather Go To Jail Than ‘Die Without Medicaid’

Activists With Disabilities Would Rather Go To Jail Than ‘Die Without Medicaid’
Denver police arrest Dawn Russell for refusing to leave the offices of Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) on June 29. Like the group in D.C., the Denver activists were protesting the Senates Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would cut $772 million from Medicaid and leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026.The bill would also create large tax cuts for the wealthy. The protesters, which included four people who use wheelchairs and two with cerebral palsy, arrived Tuesday and sat in

A White Sushi Chef Is Mocking Japanese Accents. Here’s Why It Matters.

A White Sushi Chef Is Mocking Japanese Accents. Here’s Why It Matters.
Bouhadana has trained under Japanese sushi masters both in Japan, where he lived for three years, and at the L.A.-based Sushi Chef Institute. He became the head chef of a restaurant at 19, nabbed a chef gig at Morimoto at 23,opened the Sushi Dojo restaurant at 26 and landed a spot in Zagats 30 under 30 at 28. Eater reported Friday that tipsters and the websites staffers have heard him in the act. During service, he casually moves from

Beast Fiction: Christopher Bollens The Destroyers

Beast Fiction: Christopher Bollens The Destroyers
Ive never known the specifics of Charlies familys wealth. Like pools or country houses or fathers with healthy, poorly hidden porn collections, money was just a condition that some kids had and others didnt. Thats not to say I didnt realize early on that the Konstantinou fortune trumped my ownthat I was a votive candle set beside a bonfire. Their residence was a labyrinthine, low-ceilinged duplex on the forty-eighth floor of Fifth Avenue and West Fifty-ninth Street, its brown-tinted

Beast Fiction: Christopher Bollen’s “The Destroyers”

Beast Fiction: Christopher Bollen’s “The Destroyers”
Ive never known the specifics of Charlies familys wealth. Like pools or country houses or fathers with healthy, poorly hidden porn collections, money was just a condition that some kids had and others didnt. Thats not to say I didnt realize early on that the Konstantinou fortune trumped my ownthat I was a votive candle set beside a bonfire. Their residence was a labyrinthine, low-ceilinged duplex on the forty-eighth floor of Fifth Avenue and West Fifty-ninth Street, its brown-tinted

Tourists, Locals Buy Nevada’s Legal Recreational Marijuana

Tourists, Locals Buy Nevada’s Legal Recreational Marijuana
Las Vegas (AP) -- Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year. Veteran consumers, first-timers, twenty-somethings and retirees were among those who defied triple-digit temperatures before they made

‘Babe’ actor and activist will serve one week in jail for climate protest

‘Babe’ actor and activist will serve one week in jail for climate protest
Actor and activist.Image: Matt Baron/BEI/ShutterstockThe friendly farmer from Babe is facing jail time for a cause. James Cromwell, a climate activist, was sentenced to one week in jail for his arrest during a protest at a New York power plant in 2015. Two other environmental activists, Pramilla Malick and Madeline Shaw, were also sentenced by a judge in Wawayanda, N.Y. Cromwell helped stage a sit-in at a natural gas site run by Competitive Power Ventures. He and his fellow