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

    By Raul Carranza, Truthout | Op-Ed

    President Donald Trump congratulates House Speaker Paul Ryan after Republicans passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on May 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images)President Trump congratulates House Speaker Paul Ryan after Republicans passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on May 4, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

    Just 2 years old when he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, 27-year-old Raul Carranza is now a first-year law student who credits Medi-Cal (California's version of Medicare) with keeping him alive. For Carranza and others like him facing life-threatening diseases, the passage of Trumpcare could be nothing short of a death sentence.

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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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