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30,000 mentally ill may be cut off in Texas

The national average for mental health care spending is $103 per capita, but in Texas, it is $34, yet the state Legislature is planning drastic cuts.

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New health care law benefits women and children

The new health care reform law, the Affordable Health Care Act, contains numerous benefits for women and children, women's advocates say.

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Another oil rig explodes

Another offshore oil rig exploded and burned in the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 2, 80 miles south of the Louisiana coast.

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Budget impasse hurts millions of Californians

Programs affecting millions of Californians face a double-whammy: delays in funding, and uncertainty about what funding they will ultimately receive.

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Judge rules for L.A. Clean Trucks Program

In a major step forward for better air quality around the nation's ports, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled Aug. 26 that the Port of Los Angeles is within its rights to implement a Clean Trucks Program.

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Cheers for Anne Feeney, jeers to Chamber of Commerce

CHEERS for troubadour Anne Feeney, who has sung her lungs out to help America's workers.

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Health reform to close Medicare "donut hole"

More than 750,000 Medicare beneficiaries have so far received relief from the so-called prescription drug donut hole as a result of President Obama's health reform law.

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Town meeting hails health reform gains, cites struggles ahead

PHILADELPHIA - The spirited crowd that filled the First Unitarian Church here to hear about the new health reform law came with mixed emotions.

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Birthday wishes for Medicare at 45: “everybody in”

CLEVELAND -- July 30 was a bright sunny summer day here in Cleveland and dozens gathered in Public Square to launch balloons in celebration of the 45th anniversary of Medicare and call for extending the program to all Americans.

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Illinois juvenile jails woefully under staffed, report says

According to a report released Thursday, July 28, by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the state's eight juvenile detention centers have "serious deficiencies."

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