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Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock....

Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer....

New limbs for growing bodies: Mutilated albinos get refitted

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Baraka Cosmas, 7, is missing half his right arm. Mwigulu Matonange, 14, lost his left arm. Emmanuel Festo, 15, lost his right, plus the fingers of his left hand. Pendo Sengerema, 16, had an arm severed at the elbow....




Dozens of prospective jurors beg off 'Pharma Bro' case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they claimed they couldn't be impartial....

Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years
BOSTON (AP) -- The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids....

Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rebellious Republican senators are forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to scramble to rescue the party's health care bill before debate even begins. The dissension is swelling after Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the high profile measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law, which the GOP wants to scrap....

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years....

UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children....

2 more plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague....

California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health plan
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn't plan to take up the single-payer bill this year....




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