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Disappointed Paul Ryan

After failing to appease a GOP majority, AHCA dies in dramatic fashion as the world watches

After weeks of closed door meetings and rushed amendments to appease the GOP majority, Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill, declaring Obamacare the "law of the land." Americans watched the drama unfold in real time.
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Our troubling tendency to just see health as a question of personal responsibility

The trend towards putting responsibility for one’s health squarely on the shoulders of individuals lets the government off the hook for its part in looking after its citizens, argues sociologist Shelly Reuter.
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New programs seek to keep children from falling into the word gap

Experts believe one reason the word gap is so prevalent is because it starts so early in life. But what if new programs could get all kinds of families to talk to their young kids in a richer, more varied way?
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Betrayal: Corrupt Congress could fix healthcare with 3 sentences

Everything we hear about healthcare from the GOP and Dems is a scam. In Shakespeare’s words: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”...
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Republican plans for Medicaid reveal old attitudes about America’s ‘undeserving poor’

Conservative notions about the "undeserving poor" have returned with a vengeance in the debate over Medicaid, writes contributor Trudy Lieberman.
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How one Los Angeles mother overcame maternal depression and now helps others do the same

Martha Escudero draws on her own experience of severe depression and grinding poverty as she makes home visits to at-risk mothers in East Los Angeles, offering what help she can.
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Flying Blind: Why do we keep blaming the victims of medical errors?

The tendency to blame the patient in the wake of deaths or complications often serves to obscure mistakes made by health care providers.

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