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Former Patients Wary As Republicans Tout Risk Pools In New Health Plan

Jun 5, 2017
Durrie Bouscaren / St. Louis Public Radio

Nine years ago, Missouri resident Barb Fleming had built a small business selling tableware and wedding gifts. But that career nearly came crashing down around her when her doctor found a lump in her breast in 2008.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/prep/

The Affordable Care Act did a lot to expand HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention for people at highest risk for the disease. Many gay men and other men who have sex with men gained health insurance and new infections went down. The estimated number of annual HIV infections in the United States declined 18 percent among gay and bisexual men between 2008 and 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Republicans Race The Clock On Health Care — But The Calendar Is Not Helping

May 22, 2017
Kaiser Health News

Back in January, Republicans boasted they would deliver a “repeal and replace” bill for the Affordable Care Act to President Donald Trump’s desk by the end of the month.

In the interim, that bravado has faded as their efforts stalled and they found out how complicated undoing a major law can be. With summer just around the corner, and most of official Washington swept up in scandals surrounding Trump, the health overhaul delays are starting to back up the rest of the 2018 agenda.

U.S. House of Representatives / house.gov

More than 400 mental health and addiction treatment organizations across the country have spoken up against the most recent version of the revised Republican healthcare bill, which cleared the U.S. House Thursday afternoon.  

Clock Is Ticking On GOP Bill: 5 Ways Health Care Tug-Of-War May Play Out

May 4, 2017
Architect of the Capitol / https://www.aoc.gov/capitol-buildings/national-statuary-hall

The House may pass its bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans’ pathway to fulfilling their seven-year effort to undo the federal health law is getting narrower by the day.

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When 2-year-old Ryan Lennon Fines was born on Christmas day 2014, his mouth wasn’t connected to his stomach, a condition known as esophageal atresia. After three months in a NICU in St. Louis the family flew to Boston, where Ryan had surgery.

President Trump Promotes Revised Version Of GOP Health Care Bill

May 2, 2017

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  Darvin Bentlage says his health insurance plan used to be the same as all the other cattle farmers in Barton County, Mo.: Stay healthy until he turned 65, then get on Medicare. But when he turned 50, things did not go according to plan.