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  • An Open Letter to the GOP: You Are Sentencing Me to Death

    By Raul Carranza, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Raul Carranza. (Courtesy of Raul Carranza)Raul Carranza. (Courtesy of Raul Carranza)Dear GOP,

    I am the one you are about to kill. Your obsession with dismantling our health care system by repealing and replacing Obamacare with your draconian abomination of a bill known as the American Health Care Act is the greatest existential threat I have ever faced.

    I have a rare genetic mutation that presents itself as muscular dystrophy. I was 2 years old when the doctors diagnosed me and told my parents that I would be lucky to live past my teens. I’m 27 now and I have been able to live a full life.

    It is thanks to programs like Medicaid that I have not only survived but thrived.

    People with disabilities deserve to live. Should you vote for this bill, you are sentencing me to death.

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  • Single-Payer Fight Moves to Massachusetts

    Single-Payer Fight Moves to Massachusetts

    By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | Report

    While Republicans in Washington try to take health care away from people, and a Democrat obstructs statewide single-payer in California, legislators in Massachusetts last week introduced single-payer legislation in both chambers of the state House. What makes this effort unique is the simultaneous introduction in both chambers of legislation to ensure health care cost control.

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  • Qatar Dust-Up Prompts Senator Corker to Restrict Future US Arms Deals

    Qatar Dust-Up Prompts Senator Corker to Restrict Future US Arms Deals

    By Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel | Report

    Sen. Bob Corker wrote a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday informing the top diplomat that future weapons sales to Persian Gulf coast countries would face more restrictions. The missive arrived at the secretary's desk as the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf is dealing with a diplomatic crisis.

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