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CDC Begins Airport Screenings as Mystery Virus Takes Lives in China

Travelers entering the U.S. from the Chinese city of Wuhan will now be screened for a virus that has left two people dead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said travelers from Wuhan will now be screened at the three largest ports of entry in the U.S. Those are San Francisco, Los Angeles and…

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‘A Fresh Start’: 11,108 Families To Receive Letter Wiping Away $13 Million in Medical Debt

Thousands of St. Louis-area families were freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that is increasingly popular among churches and other organizations trying to help the needy — eliminating medical debt. Money raised at more than a dozen United Church of Christ congregations and a donation from the St. Louis-based Deaconess…

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Trump Makes Inroads with Black Voters Through Church Outreach

In the eight years since he became a pastor at First Immanuel Baptist Church, Todd Johnson says he’s seen his congregation’s politics make a subtle shift. The Philadelphia church, which recently hosted a Donald Trump campaign event reaching out to black voters, has “more people now who are more open to voting for someone other…

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Socialists Humiliated When Capitalist Hospital They Criticized Turns Out to Be Socialist

The Socialist Party of Great Britain doesn’t do much business at the polls these days. After all, up until getting demolished by voters in December, the Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn was socialist enough for anyone who cared about these sorts of things, and a whole lot more electable. However, what the Socialist Party lacks in…

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California Extending Taxpayer-Funded Health Coverage to Even More Illegals

“If you build it, they will come.” If the old adage holds any water, it is no wonder Pew Research Center reported in 2019 that the state of California is home to the largest population of illegal immigrants in the United States, accounting for approximately one in five of nation’s estimated illegal migrants. Liberal Gov.…

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Report: US Cancer Death Rate Sees Largest Single-Year Drop in History

The death rate from cancer in the U.S. dropped by 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017, which was the largest single-year decline ever recorded, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society. The overall drop from 1991 to 2017 has been 29 percent, which translates to about 2.9 million deaths avoided over the…

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Trump Administration Wants Supreme Court To Stay Away from Obamacare for Now

The Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to hold off on any rulings regarding the Affordable Care Act while lower court challenges continue. Though it continues to believe that Obamacare should be dismantled, the administration is wary of attempting to replace the unpopular health care law during an election cycle. Republican officials argued in Texas…

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California Governor Newsom to Extend Health Care Coverage for Illegal Immigrants

California governor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced his state spending plan to extend health care coverage to illegal immigrants who are seniors under California’s Medi-Cal program, a part of his most recent effort for statewide health care coverage.

“The Budget also moves the state toward universal coverage and furthers cost containment goals by expanding full-scope Medi-Cal coverage to low-income undocumented Californians aged 65 and above,” Newsom’s office wrote in a statement.

During his tenure, Newsom has proven his commitment to spend taxpayer money on partisan agendas. Last July, California expanded Medi-Cal coverage for low-income illegal immigrants between the ages of 19 and 26 after expanding coverage in 2016 for all children under the age of 18, including minors who are illegal immigrants. In October, Newsom signed a bill to force all public university campuses to provide abortion pills for students.

Medi-Cal is funded by the state as well as the federal government, but federal funds do not cover the cost of health care for illegal immigrants so the taxpayer-funded coverage will come from the state’s pocket.

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After Jobs Report, CNN Reporter ‘Cautions All Politicians’ Against Upending Health Care System

CNN correspondent Christine Romans on Friday delivered a warning to politicians who are trying to remake health care, noting the system makes up one-fifth of the U.S economy.

“Where is the hiring? Retail, health care. Almost 400,000 health care jobs,” Romans said. “I would caution all politicians who are talking about remaking, fixing, or meddling in the health care system to note this is a fifth of the American economy and a steady job creator every month.”

Romans did not single out any politicians by name, but she appears to be referencing Democratic presidential candidates like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), who have been on the campaign trail advocating for Medicare for All, which would eliminate private insurance and cost approximately two million jobs.

Warren was pressed in October about her health care plan potentially leading to American workers losing jobs, prompting her to say, “So, I agree. I think this is part of the cost issue and should be part of a cost plan.” Her Medicare for All plan is estimated to cost $20.5 trillion.

Sanders’s Medicare for All plan is estimated to cost up to $40 trillion over 10 years and Sanders has admitted his plan would raise taxes on the middle class.

A 2018 analysis conducted by University of Massachusetts Amherst economist Robert Pollin found that more than one million jobs would be eliminated under Medicare for All, including medical assistants, billing clerks, and other administrative roles.

“The median wage for these workers is around $34,500. Nearly 92 percent of these jobs are held by women, and over a third are held by people of color. And over 80 percent of these workers have less than a four year degree,” The Week reported.

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Young Man Scorches Biden on Obamacare, Publicly Asks, ‘Were You Lying to My Dad?

On Monday, NBC News published a piece by Alex Seitz-Wald in which he argued that Joe Biden may be “unsinkable,” at least in the Democratic Party presidential primaries. Sure, Seitz-Wald wrote, Biden is tepid old bathwater in a race where scalding hot bathwater like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders or tepid, newer bathwater like Pete…

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Dem. Gov. Who Wore Blackface Now Trying To Remove Robert E. Lee Statue in DC

Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam is running some kind of deranged race to get back into the good graces of all liberaldom. This apparently includes trying get a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee removed from the U.S. Capitol. Northam, anyone familiar with the name will recall, is the governor who decided against resignation when…

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US Stock Indexes Open High on First Trading Day of 2020

Stocks moved higher on Wall Street in early trading Thursday as U.S. markets reopened following the New Year’s Day holiday. The gains followed a rally in overseas markets after China’s central bank said it will free up more money for lending. In the U.S., the government said applications for unemployment aid declined last week, matching…

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Gavin Newsom: ‘We’ve Accomplished So Much in California’ over Past Decade

California Governor Gavin Newsom congratulated his state in a tweet on New Year’s Day that claimed: “We’ve accomplished so much in CA by standing up for our values and taking on some of the biggest issues.”

Pelosi Confronted by Member of Own Party, Blamed for Dead Americans

Sometimes you just have to feel sorry for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Her leadership in the House has been the subject of criticism from factions in the Democratic Party, with new lawmakers like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota clashing with Pelosi over their refusal to fall in line with their party’s old…

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Bernie Sanders: My Medicare for All Plan Will Be Implemented Faster than Warren’s

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a distinction between his plan to introduce Medicare for All in the United States and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan, contending that his implementation would occur much faster.

Police Findings at Clinic of Abortionist Ulrich Klopfer Who Worked Under Buttigieg’s Watch as Mayor

A preliminary report from the Indiana attorney general describes the conditions of an abortion clinic in South Bend, Indiana, where a prolific abortionist operated under 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s watch as mayor. Ulrich Klopfer ran three different Indiana abortion clinics during his lifetime and performed more than 30,000 abortions since he began operating in…

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Tea Party Will Advance Trump’s New Year’s Health Care Goals

During the forward-looking New Year’s political talks, there’s been a lot of chatter about the rise and “fall” of the Tea Party from the start to the end of the 2010s. I’ve been here from the very beginning. In February 2009, I heard Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC. I organized the very first Tea Party…

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