Since a Republican Congress has failed to repeal Obamacare, the Trump administration is doing it through the backdoor, and what they're doing will mean people with pre-existing conditions could lose their coverage. The thing that Trump and every Republican promised they wouldn't let happen. The administration has issued new rules that will allow short-term policies—meant as inexpensive stop-gap coverage for a matter of weeks or months—to be extended to a full year, and is exploring making them renewable. These plans don't have to comply with the Affordable Care Act's essential health benefits and they can also deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. "This all looks a lot like the landscape in 2013 [before the Affordable Care Act took effect]," said David Anderson, a research associate
The new phenomenon of using these filtered selfies as a guide for plastic surgeons has been coined “Snapchat Dysmorphia.”
MEXICO CITY — One person is killed every 25 hours in Iztapalapa, Mexico City’s most populous district and one of its most dangerous. Crime, poverty, and overcrowding are rampant along its seemingly endless hills and valleys.But for some residents, running out of water is the most frightening prospect of all.In certain areas, people say taps go dry for months. Angry civilians have blocked off highways and squared off with riot police, wresting control of water distribution from the government.“Crime affects us deeply but if you don’t have water, you can’t do anything,” said Marisol Fierro, part of a group of women in charge of delivering water to neighbors.Across the ocean, authorities in South Africa talk about Day Zero, when Cape Town is set to run out ...
Trump painted the victims and survivors of the Stoneman Douglas shooting as the bad guys on the gun issue by calling the NRA patriots and good people. Video: Trump refuses to confront the #NRA while calling them good people and patriots. #parkland pic.twitter.com/fpUzrGhFFM — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 22, 2018 Trump said, “But I’ll […] The post Trump Just Attacked Parkland Victims By Calling The NRA Good People appeared first on Politicus USA.
Last week, a family of four was found dead in their Michigan home in an apparent murder-suicide. Police announced that the family’s mother, Lauren Stuart, 45, had fatally shot her husband and two adult children. A motive has not yet been released for the murder-suicide. Here are four things to know about the case: 1. Relatives Asked Police to Conduct a Welfare Check on Family Stuart and her family were found dead in their Keego Harbor home Friday after a concerned relative called the police and requested a welfare check, police said in a news release. Upon arrival, authorities discovered four bodies in the home. The victims had all been shot in the head, according to Keego Harbor police. A handgun was located at the scene, and the family’s dog had also been fatally shot. The victims have s
South Korea has become a fan of curling during the Winter Olympics, which has given rise to lots of hilarious videos. So, fans are trying curling the only way they can - yep, robot vacuums. Instagram: @d5 People are sharing videos of them imitating the weirdly addictive sport. And it's having great side affects! Parents are finding new ways of getting their kids to sweep up. Instagram: @ats3198 Future Olympians are being made. Instagram: @k_eunhasu1004 And future curling stones. Instagram: @gimnari1012 The meme has even broken out of living rooms and houses. People are curling ...
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Netflix’s original programming is some of the best content out there, but an upcoming reality special called The Push looks bizarre at best and disturbing at worst. The company just released a trailer detailing the premise of the show, which you can watch below. According to host Derren Brown, a mentalist and illusionist (who, in the words of his website, has become “synonymous… Read More
Third-party debt collectors are using the threat of jail to scrape cash out of millions of people, in flagrant violation of the Constitution and numerous laws banning the use of debtors’ prisons, a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union shows. Worse, the companies are getting a huge assist from both judges and prosecutors to skirt people’s rights on an industrial scale. They contract with local district attorneys to print threatening letters on official prosecutor letterhead and file a deluge of small-dollar collections suits to judges who sign off on them without any meaningful due process or verification of claims. The debts in question are often tiny. One lawyer in Washington told the ACLU he’s documented “over 10,000 [bounced] checks for under $10 th...
Chris McDaniel at Buzzfeed reports that the previously unnamed compounding pharmacy that secretly supplied pentobarbital as the lethal injection drug the state of Missouri has used for 17 recent executions has a history of sloppy work, out-of-court settlements over accusations of misconduct, and Food and Drug Administration violations. Payments to the company for the drug were in cash, handed over at meetings that read more like amateur spycraft than anything approaching a normal business transaction. This arrangement allowed the state to schedule an execution a month, a speed-up that soon cleared its death row of inmates: Procuring execution drugs has become almost impossible, as major pharmaceutical companies stopped making them or refused to provide them for capital punishment. Missou