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60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

An Ohio zoo says the country's oldest known gorilla, and the first in the world to be born in a zoo, has died
Published: 01/18/17
18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

A report by the Congressional Budget Office says premiums would soar and 18 million more Americans would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement
Published: 01/17/17

Health officials begin medical marijuana rules process

Florida health officials have begun the rules-making process that will expand those eligible to receive medical marijuana under Amendment 2, which took effect two weeks ago
Published: 01/17/17

Arkansas House OKs delay in medical marijuana launch

The Arkansas House has approved delaying the launch of the state's medical marijuana program and legislation easing the requirements for doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug
Published: 01/17/17
In Price's Ga. district, what happens after health repeal

In Price's Ga. district, what happens after health repeal

Congressman Tom Price will help lead the Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act if he is confirmed as Donald Trump's health secretary, but some of his constituents wonder what that will mean for them
Published: 01/17/17

Pennsylvania posts applications for medical pot dispensaries

Pennsylvania will soon be accepting applications from those who want to grow and process medical marijuana as well as those who want to establish and run dispensaries
Published: 01/17/17

In Price's Ga. district, what happens after health repeal

Congressman Tom Price will help lead the Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act if he is confirmed as Donald Trump's health secretary, but some of his constituents wonder what that will mean for them
Published: 01/17/17

Minnesota extends subsidized health care coverage

Minnesota is the fourth state in the nation to extend subsidized health care coverage to those participating in the Obama administration's deportation reprieve program
Published: 01/17/17

Wisconsin Democrats propose legalizing medical marijuana

Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature are circulating a bill to legalize medical marijuana
Published: 01/17/17
New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun believes he has a remedy for a health-care system that he diagnoses as an inefficient and outdated mess
Published: 01/17/17