Day: March 19, 2018

Republicans’ new plan to fix Obamacare, explained

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has teamed up with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) to offer a bill to — in their words — “stabilize individual market premiums.” It comes at a moment when there is a lot of uncertainty around how much marketplace health plans will cost in 2019 — and just a few months before […]

WATCH: California Cops Laugh as Schizophrenic Inmate Writhes to Death

WATCH: California Cops Laugh as Schizophrenic Inmate Writhes to Death © YouTube/TheTribuneUS23:16 19.03.2018(updated 23:19 19.03.2018) Get short URL 0 01 Last week, footage was released of a schizophrenic man writhing on the floor of his cell until he dies as California sheriff’s deputies laugh and smirk. The Tribune of San Luis Obispo posted the approximately eight-minute-long […]

Russian Military: Terrorists Planning Chemical Attack on E Ghouta Residents

Russian Military: Terrorists Planning Chemical Attack on E Ghouta Residents © REUTERS/ Bassam KhabiehMiddle East23:20 19.03.2018Get short URL 0 0 0 HMEYMIM (Sputnik) – The Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation said Monday it had received information that terrorists in Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta were preparing a possible provocation involving the use of chemical warfare […]

Back-door ban: States fight Trump drill plan with local bans

Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump’s plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation’s coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to thwart the proposal. The drilling Trump proposes would take place in federal waters offshore in an area called the Outer Continental Shelf. But states control […]

Florida governor signs major bill to combat opioid epidemic

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed Florida’s opioid legislation into law, a move seen by many as a good first step in combating a crisis that has claimed at least 16 lives a day in the Sunshine State. “What it does take is a pretty comprehensive approach to addressing the epidemic,” said Mark Fontaine, Executive […]

Abortion impasse could shut down effort to reduce premiums

The polarizing politics of abortion have burst into the congressional budget debate, overwhelming bipartisan efforts to help millions of consumers who buy their own health insurance policies get relief from soaring premiums. On Monday, Senate and House Republicans released their latest plan to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s insurance markets. It provides new federal money […]