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AUG 26, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Cash-Strapped States Spend Millions Trying To Defend Anti-Abortion Laws

WASHINGTON? As states lose court battle after court battle over the hundreds of anti-abortion laws they’ve passed in the last five years, taxpayers are being forced to pay millions of dollars that are desperately needed for other purposes. Alabama, for instance, just had to call a special legislative session to deal with a massive budget shortfall. The state is so ...

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AUG 26, 2016 - Investors Business Daily

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To Save Medicaid, Hold States Accountable

Taxpayers spent a record $554 billion for Medicaid last year -- a 12% rise from 2014 and much higher than forecast. President Obama deserves the credit -- and blame -- for that rapid increase. And the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services predicts that the program will cost $890 billion by 2024. The president's 2010Continued

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AUG 26, 2016 - Mother Jones

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Maternal Mortality in Texas Is a "National Embarrassment"

Last week, researchers studying maternal mortality in the United States reported an ominous trend: The rate of pregnancy-related deaths in Texas seemed to have doubled since 2010, making the Lone Star State one of the most dangerous places in the developed world to have a baby. Reproductive health advocates were quick to blame the Legislature for slashing funding in 2011 ...

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AUG 26, 2016 - American Prospect

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Public Option Would Fix Health Insurance Marketplace

(Photo: AP/CQ Roll Call) Protesters march in support of health-care reform on March 9, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Last week's announcement by Aetna that it would stop selling health insurance in 11 of the 15 states where it offers coverage through public exchanges is not a death blow to the Affordable Care Act, but it’s certainly not good news for ...

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AUG 12, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Medicaid estimate renews cost concerns over 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people is increasing faster than expected, the government says, raising questions about a vital part of President Barack Obama's health care law.

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