Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.

The Latest: GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties
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The Latest: GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties

Sources say top Senate Republicans are finalizing their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law

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Coalition raises awareness about suicide prevention

The Adams County Suicide Prevention Coalition is in the process of launching a year-long suicide prevention campaign.

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors
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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults _ and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision

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EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

The highest court of the European Union says courts can consider whether a vaccination led to an illness even without scientific proof

Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill
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Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

Senate Republicans are steering toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week

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Gov. Baker offers plan to overhaul state's Medicaid program

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is offering up a revamped proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program, known as MassHealth

The Latest: Spicer says Trump wants health bill with 'heart'
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The Latest: Spicer says Trump wants health bill with 'heart'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the president "clearly wants" Senate Republicans to put forward a health care bill "that has heart."

Dems' motions, speeches knock GOP health bill for secrecy
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Dems' motions, speeches knock GOP health bill for secrecy

Democrats are using procedural motions and threats to attack the Republican's effort to write a health care bill behind closed doors

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Public report analyzes Mississippi mental health spending

A report commissioned by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health confirms federal findings that the state spent more on institutional care than community-based services for people with mental disabilities

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Alabama death row inmate

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an Alabama inmate who complained that he didn't have an independent mental health expert to help him try to stave off a death sentence at his trial