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Bernie Sanders’ health care plan puts Democrats on the spot

Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Now he’s disrupting the party anew, forcing Democrats to take sides over his plan to provide government-run health care for all. The Vermont independent’s proposal, which …

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Conservative Democrat Open to Single-Payer Health System

The Senate’s most conservative Democrat said Tuesday Congress should consider adopting a single-payer health-care system, a sign of how fast politics are shifting on what was once seen as a fringe issue on the left. “It should be explored,” said West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who faces re-election next year …

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KentuckyOne Health, Jewish foundation cut hospital ties

CLOSE KentuckyOne Health says it will focus its operations on a “smaller footprint centered in central and eastern Kentucky.” Mary Ann Gerth/CJ Jewish Hospital is one of KentuckyOne Health’s for-sale properties.(Photo: Courtesy of Jewish Hospital) A Jewish foundation has received $150 million from the parent of KentuckyOne Health to end its relationship …

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Pelosi declines to back Bernie Sanders’ health care bill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is declining to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders’ universal health care bill. The liberal California Democrat says that while she has long supported the idea the bill captures, of everybody getting health coverage, “Right now I’m protecting the Affordable Care Act.” She also disputes the idea …

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Six to be honored by Women’s Health Initiative

The Valley Women’s Health Initiative will honor women from Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton at the 17th Annual Women Making a Difference in the Valley Tribute Luncheon and Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Oct. 5. Image courtesy of Griffin Hospital less The Valley Women’s Health Initiative will honor women from Ansonia, …

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Health Ministry dismisses Raila claims on tetanus vaccine

The Ministry of Health has refuted claims by the NASA leader Raila Odinga that the tetanus administered in 2014 was meant for family planning. In Press release, the ministry termed the remarks unfortunate and baseless saying they aren’t backed by any scientific evidence, saying they are meant to instill fear …

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