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Kimberly Leonard
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Masses of people came to Washington only a day after Trump took the Oath of Office. Men, women, children carried signs or wore shirts protesting the president's rhetoric during the campaign and the policies they feared would threaten reproductive rights, civil rights and the environment. They carried signs reading, "Nasty Women Keep Fighting," "Hate builds walls but love builds bridges," "Want to make America great again? Resign!" among many others. Some chanted, "We are the popular vote!" Others chanted, "This is what democracy looks like."
Men and women flooded Washington, D.C., to protest Donald Trump's presidency and support human rights.
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This is one of the easiest parts of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, to undo. #Obamacare #Birthcontrol #IUD #Contraception
The Georgia Republican once said that obligating insurance companies to cover contraception wasn't necessary.
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Donald Trumps pick to fill the nation's top health care spot said Wednesday that he shares the president-elect's goal of "insurance for everyone."

The Republican congressman from Georgia vowed no one would fall through the cracks.
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The House voted Friday to move forward on a measure that would repeal portions of President Barack Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act.

The vote is not on a bill but is instead a critical first step that unlocks the path for writing specifics of a reconciliation measure that will dictate which portions of Obamacare will be repealed. The House passed the measure with a 227-198 vote – with nine Republicans voting against repeal and no Democrats voting in favor of repeal – after two hours of floor debate.
Despite some questions raised, Republicans moved forward on their promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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Speaking during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing to vet him for confirmation as chief of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Carson was responding to questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who pointed out that part of his job will be to issue billions of dollars for housing and housing-related services.


The retired neurosurgeon who challenged Donald Trump during the primaries is up for housing chief.
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"As soon as our secretary is approved and gets into the office, we'll be filing a plan," he said during his first post-election press conference. "We're going to have a health care that is far less expensive and far better."


The President-elect said that the health care law would be upended once he has his pick for health secretary confirmed.
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President Barack Obama's health care law is under siege by the Republican-controlled Congress, but as Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office, the fate of first lady Michelle Obama's legacy on combating childhood obesity also hangs in the balance.


Obesity increased overall despite an administration that made addressing it a priority. What will happen under Donald Trump?
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During a line of questioning on prescription drugs, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rebuked Price sharply for the use of the term "access" and said it was not the same as providing a guarantee for coverage or care.


The Republican congressman from Georgia vowed no one would fall through the cracks.
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Repealing certain portions of the Affordable Care Act would throw 18 million people off health insurance in the near future and increase the cost of marketplace plans by as much as 25 percent, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.


A Congressional Budget Office report details the potential consequences of a previously approved repeal effort, absent a replacement.
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Republican lawmakers set repeal for portions of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, in motion this week.

GOP lawmakers may be divided on the details of the health care law, but they are unified on repeal.
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Senate Republicans on Thursday took a major first step toward fulfilling their long-held promise to gut President Barack Obama's signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act.


Efforts to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature health care law are in gear following a late-night Senate session.
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Calling Obamacare a "catastrophic event," President-elect Donald Trump said he would not accept a delay for voting on a replacement plan that lasts beyond several weeks.


The president-elect called the health care reform a "catastrophic event."
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My parents were neglected to death under the Clinton administration and Obamacare-time for a change--
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Health care reporter living in Washington, D.C.
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  • University of Richmond
    2009
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  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Health Care Reporter, 2014 - present
    I write daily, breaking and long-form stories for our news desk about public health, medical studies, health care reform and the health industry.
  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Health Producer, 2012 - present
    I write consumer, health-related stories for USNews.com. My stories focus on senior care, hospital trends, Medicare and other health insurance, and pediatric care. I also assist with our rankings projects, including Best Hospitals, Best Children's Hospitals and Best Nursing Homes. Early this year I introduced U.S. News's first regular Twitter chats on health topics, resulting in higher numbers of audience members, reporting material for stories, and opportunities for connecting with hospitals and health care associations.
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