Brian Sims Promises Democrats Not to Bully and Harass Pro-Lifers Again, So They Won’t Hold Him Accountable

Pennsylvania Democrats apparently will not take any action against state Rep. Brian Sims after he bullied pro-lifers in his district, including an older woman and three young teenage girls. Bill Patton, a spokesman for Pennsylvania House Democrats, told the Philadelphia Inquirer Thursday that they are “satisfied” with Sims’ promise that he will not behave that […]

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Brian Sims Promises Democrats Not to Bully and Harass Pro-Lifers Again, So They Won’t Hold Him Accountable

Pennsylvania Democrats apparently will not take any action against state Rep. Brian Sims after he bullied pro-lifers in his district, including an older woman and three young teenage girls. Bill Patton, a spokesman for Pennsylvania House Democrats, told the Philadelphia Inquirer Thursday that they are “satisfied” with Sims’ promise that he will not behave that […]

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ States Race To Reverse ‘Roe’

Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the new abortion bans passed in Alabama and Georgia; bipartisan congressional efforts to end “surprise” out-of-network medical bills; and a new public option health insurance plan soon to be available in Washington state.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

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How To Find And Use New Federal Ratings For Rehab Services At Nursing Homes

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How To Find And Use New Federal Ratings For Rehab Services At Nursing Homes

For the first time, the federal government is measuring the quality of rehab services in nursing homes for the millions of older adults who need post-hospitalization care.

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Trump’s Talk On Preexisting Conditions Doesn’t Match His Administration’s Actions

The administration’s position on a pending lawsuit to get the Affordable Care Act is one of the reasons experts said there’s cause for skepticism.

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Louisiana House and Senate Committees Pass Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

Louisiana is moving forward with a bill that would ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat begins as a Senate committee and a House committee both passed the legislation today. The Heartbeat Bill, when it goes into effect, will prohibit abortion when a human heartbeat can be detected. An abdominal ultrasound can detect a heartbeat […]

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Bill Banning Abortion, Would Make Killing Unborn Babies a Felony

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the bill into law that would make aborting unborn babies a felony and put abortionists in prison for life for killing unborn babies. In her statement announcing her decision to sign the bill, Ivey points to the fact that the bill “was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers” […]

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Texas Fights in Court to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Texas continued its fight in court Tuesday to defund the largest abortion chain in America of state taxpayer dollars. Describing Planned Parenthood as “ethically challenged,” lawyers for the state said Texas should be allowed to disqualify groups from Medicaid if they do not meet basic standards, according to Courthouse News. The case is before the […]

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Democrat Prosecutor Refuses to Enforce Utah Ban on Late-Term Abortions

A Democratic prosecutor in Utah said Tuesday that he will not enforce a new state ban on late-term abortions. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said the new law is likely unconstitutional, and he will not enforce it, the AP reports. The law, signed by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in March, prohibits abortions after […]

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