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Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 01:22 PM EDT

Seniors Concerned Health Care Plan is 'Age Tax'

Seniors Concerned Health Care Plan is 'Age Tax'

A Senate Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act aims to reduce funding for Medicaid, the single largest source of health care coverage in the United States. Organizations like AARP are concerned...

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 06:59 AM EDT

Senate Health Bill Adds 22 Million Uninsured: Budget Office

Senate Health Bill Adds 22 Million Uninsured: Budget Office

The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating...

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 06:52 AM EDT

What Trump Has Promised on Health Care

What Trump Has Promised on Health Care

President Donald Trump is not known for plunging into the details of complex policy issues, and health care is no exception. Since his campaign days, Trump has addressed health care in broad, aspirational...

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 01:11 PM EDT

Medical Groups Hate the 'Heartless' Senate Health Care Plan

Medical Groups Hate the 'Heartless' Senate Health Care Plan

Both versions of the Republican plan to fix the American health care system would make things worse, not better, according to groups that represent a variety of physicians. NBC News reported that pediatrician...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 05:54 PM EDT

How Senate Health Bill Compares to House Bill, 'Obamacare'

How Senate Health Bill Compares to House Bill, 'Obamacare'

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:40 PM EDT

Hummus Sold At Wal-Mart, Target Recalled for Listeria Risk

Hummus Sold At Wal-Mart, Target Recalled for Listeria Risk

A brand of pine nut hummus sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria. House of Thaller, which is based in...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 01:44 AM EDT

5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

With Senate Republican leaders expected to release details of their health care bill in a 9:30 a.m. meeting Thursday, NBC News rounded up five big issues that are at the heart of the proposed legislation....

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 06:53 PM EDT

Flu Vaccine Ineffective for People 65 and Older Last Winter

Flu Vaccine Ineffective for People 65 and Older Last Winter

The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 07:02 PM EDT

Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Women across the country are using creative methods to get their message on reproductive rights to their local and state legislative bodies by channeling the characters from the dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 02:30 PM EDT

FDA Wants To Stop Pharma From 'Gaming' Generic Drug System

FDA Wants To Stop Pharma From 'Gaming' Generic Drug System

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to stop pharmaceutical companies from "gaming" the system by blocking or delaying generic competition, Reuters reported. The agency plans a public meeting on July...

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NBC CT/Red Cross Blood Drive at Dunkin' Donuts Park
People got a start the summer on a lifesaving note by donating blood at the NBC Connecticut Blood Drive on Thursday, June 22 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home of the Yard Goats! Read more
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