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House GOP rams through latest devastating Ryan budget

The House's ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on Apr. 10.

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Virginia lawmaker uses "tar baby" slur to attack Obamacare

Southside Virginia has been in the news because of a catastrophic coal ash spill into the Dan River, and now, racist comments by a legislator comparing Obamacare to tar babies.

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"Truthful Tuesday": Moral Monday movement spreads to South Carolina

"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.

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My patients suffer because GOP rejects Medicaid expansion

While it is common knowledge that Missouri did not participate in Medicaid expansion in 2013, it is less widely known how this decision impacts thousands of poor and working class Missourians.

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Private contractors rip off Medicaid

In yet another attempt to derail implementation of Obamacare, House Republicans questioned representatives of IT companies about the failure of healthcare.gov.

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Michigan expands Medicaid despite tea party obstructers

Add Michigan, barely, to the list of states implementing a key part of Obamacare, the expansion of Medicaid, known locally as the "Healthy Michigan" plan.

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Counseling center shutdown teaches important health care lessons

A right-wing governor has used an unreliable study and nonexistent federal requirements to replace local, community-based, nonprofit health care providers with out-of-state for-profit companies.

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North Carolina crowd roars at governor: "Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!!"

Nearly 5,000 protesters at a "Moral Monday" rally roared disapproval of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to terminate federal jobless benefits.

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Sit-in caps push for Texas Medicaid expansion (audio)

Time is running out in this year's legislative session, but that hasn't stopped statewide activists from pushing for Medicaid and health care policy changes.

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Texans rally to expand Medicaid

"Governor Perry - listen up, Medicaid matters, no more cuts!" echoed through the streets here at a recent demonstration.

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