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  • What kind of effect has the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) had on you?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Positive
    24%
    314 votes
    Negative
    59%
    773 votes
    No effect
    17%
    225 votes
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  • Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:10:52 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:23:20 GMT
    As originally proposed, the new "association health plans" would have to cover people with pre-existing health conditions. However, they could offer narrower benefits than required under the Obama-era health law. (Source: Raycom Media)As originally proposed, the new "association health plans" would have to cover people with pre-existing health conditions. However, they could offer narrower benefits than required under the Obama-era health law. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.

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    Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.

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  • GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

    GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:20:35 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:23:13 GMT
    A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions.More >>
    A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions.More >>
  • Experts: Protections on pre-existing conditions at risk

    Experts: Protections on pre-existing conditions at risk

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-06-14 05:07:55 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:29:07 GMT
    (HealthCare.gov via AP). FILE - This May 21, 2018 image shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, two independent experts said that the Trump administration appears to be taking aim at provisions of t...(HealthCare.gov via AP). FILE - This May 21, 2018 image shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, two independent experts said that the Trump administration appears to be taking aim at provisions of t...

    The Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court, including widely supported provisions that protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.

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    The Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court, including widely supported provisions that protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.

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  • GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law

    GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law

    Friday, June 8 2018 3:21 AM EDT2018-06-08 07:21:13 GMT
    Saturday, June 9 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-06-09 04:32:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the...

    The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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    The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Feds: Skimping can't save seniors from rising med cost

    Feds: Skimping can't save seniors from rising med cost

    Monday, June 4 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-06-04 05:08:40 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-06-06 20:21:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this June 14, 2011, file photo, various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions in Willingboro, N.J. Medicare recipients cut back on pricey brand-name drugs but they s...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this June 14, 2011, file photo, various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions in Willingboro, N.J. Medicare recipients cut back on pricey brand-name drugs but they s...

    A government report finds seniors scrimp on brand-name drugs but have to spend more anyway.

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    A government report finds seniors scrimp on brand-name drugs but have to spend more anyway.

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  • Mother whose son died rationing insulin questions high price of diabetes drug

    Mother whose son died rationing insulin questions high price of diabetes drug

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:52:03 GMT

    One man's birthday became a death sentence when he aged out of his parents' health insurance and could no longer afford the insulin keeping him alive. 

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    One man's birthday became a death sentence when he aged out of his parents' health insurance and could no longer afford the insulin keeping him alive. 

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  • What would you like to see Congress do with the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Keep it!
    23%
    36 votes
    Drop it!
    32%
    50 votes
    Keep parts and make improvements.
    45%
    69 votes
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  • Hurricane worries can cause anxiety and even PTSD

    Hurricane worries can cause anxiety and even PTSD

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:54:31 GMT
    The threat of hurricanes in South Mississippi has caused many residents to have anxiety. (Source: File)The threat of hurricanes in South Mississippi has caused many residents to have anxiety. (Source: File)
    The threat of hurricanes in South Mississippi has caused many residents to have anxiety. (Source: File)The threat of hurricanes in South Mississippi has caused many residents to have anxiety. (Source: File)

    Fortunately for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, it's been calm this hurricane season, aside from the Subtropical Alberto scare Memorial Day Weekend. 

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    Fortunately for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, it's been calm this hurricane season, aside from the Subtropical Alberto scare Memorial Day Weekend. 

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  • Jackson County mother charged with murder after infant was left in car

    Jackson County mother charged with murder after infant was left in car

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:36:57 GMT
    Deputies say Barhonovich is booked in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center without bond, awaiting an initial court hearing. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Jail)Deputies say Barhonovich is booked in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center without bond, awaiting an initial court hearing. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Jail)

    Jackson County deputies have charged Elizabeth Marie Barhonovich, 28, of Vancleave, with 2nd Degree Murder.

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    Jackson County deputies have charged Elizabeth Marie Barhonovich, 28, of Vancleave, with 2nd Degree Murder.

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  • Texas Baptist campers love the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    Texas Baptist campers love the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:56:47 GMT
    More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat. (Photo source: WLOX)More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat. (Photo source: WLOX)
    More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat. (Photo source: WLOX)More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat. (Photo source: WLOX)

    More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat.

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    More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat.

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