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Senate GOP won't release draft health care bill

Senate Republicans are working to finish their draft health care bill, but have no plans to publicly release it, according to two senior Senate GOP …

We asked 8 Senate Republicans to explain what their health bill is trying to do

Senate Republicans can't answer simple and critical questions about the health care bill they're crafting in secret.<p>Some still can't say what it's trying to do — other than garner enough votes to pass the Senate — or how they believe it will improve the American health care system.<p>Sign up for …

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Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein warns about anonymous sources | Senate likely to miss its Obamacare repeal deadline

Getty Images<p>Senate Republicans, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are getting close to missing their deadline to hold a health-care vote.<p>Senate Republicans are getting close to missing their self-imposed deadline to hold a health-care vote by the end of the month, Politico writes.<p>When …

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On Health-Care Reform, George W. Bush Was Misunderestimated

Bush’s signature legislative achievement did more to rein in costs and fix our broken system than Obamacare ever could.<p>The struggles faced by …

Health Care

My Parkinson’s Can’t Take Cartooning Away From Me

A diagnosis 15 years ago threatened to end his career, but Peter Dunlap-Shohl is still making drawings.

Secrecy Surrounding Senate Health Bill Raises Alarms in Both Parties

WASHINGTON — As they draft legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republican leaders are aiming to transform large sections of the American health care system without a single hearing on their bill and without a formal, open drafting session.<p>That has created an air of distrust and …

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Track the Major Changes Being Made to the GOP's Healthcare Bill

GOP’s Health Plan:<br>Tracking Key Changes One Amendment at a Time<p>By Hannah RechtHannah Recht, Zachary TracerZachary Tracer and Mira RojanasakulMira …

HCA Named a World’s Most Ethical Company for Eighth Consecutive Year - Healthcare Inspired - HCA IT&S - Healthcare Information Technology and Services

Hospital Corporation of America, a leading healthcare provider with 171 hospitals and 118 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United …

Gallery: 9 nurses who bring care and compassion to US healthcare |

A photographer’s lovely visual thank you to some often overlooked medical professionals.<p>“Sometimes I feel like I don’t make a difference, and it’s …

Health Care

Tax Credits under the Affordable Care Act vs. Replacement Proposal: An Interactive Map

These maps compare county-level estimates of premium tax credits consumers would receive under the Affordable Care Act in 2020 with what they’d …

Health Care

Sleep disorders affect men and women differently

Sleep disorders affect men and women differently<p>Australian researchers found that women are more likely than men to experience severe symptoms of …

CDC reports Crypto on the rise around the country

Updated:Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:39 AM EDT2017-05-23 11:39:27 GMT<p>Birmingham firefighters are working to extinguish two early morning house fires in …

Rural Americans, hospitals disproportionately hurt by ACHA, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis finds

There's little doubt that the American Health Care Act, passed by the House this month, would raise the number of uninsured Americans, but a new …

The Battle for Children’s Mental Health

— Lisa Fuller, a Mississippi mother of two in Madison, stood up at the Children's Mental Health Summit at the Jackson Hilton on May 12 to explain her …

Don't forget to cover these 5 spots with sunscreen

Don't forget to cover these 5 spots with sunscreen<p>Many people forget to cover these 5 body parts when they hit the beach<p>Updated: 5:50 PM EDT May 17, …

The teenager thought she was done with cancer. But cancer wasn’t done with her.

Ana Marie Ortiz has been tortured most of her young life.<p>Pain is her constant companion. More than anything, the 22-year-old wants the normal life …

Happy National Nurses Week! Thank you for being on the front lines of care and for your dedication and compassion. #NursesWeek https://t.co/x4UtsG5FSe

At UMMC, we have a Heart, Soul and Passion for a healthier Mississippi! #NationalHospitalWeek #AHealthierMS https://t.co/W5TuL98AYS

Cancer Support Resources

(601) 200-3110<p>St. Dominic Behavioral Health Associates are dedicated to helping reduce the impact that personal and emotional problems have on a …

Longtime Grenada nurse reflects on lifetime of nursing

Media Contact: Ruth Cummins at 601-984-1104 or ricummins@umc.edu.<p>Martha Cooley's nursing career began at the Grenada hospital, three years after she …

St. Dominic Health Services

Inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ and the witness of our founding Dominican Sisters, we provide compassionate care and hope as a healing …

UNACARE Mobile Clinic to take health care directly to Midtown patients

For years, the UNACARE Health Clinic in the Jackson Midtown community had been the primary health care provider for the area.But when the University …

Health Care

Mental Illness: Behind Bars and Beyond

— Locking up people suffering from mental illnesses is an endless, fruitless cycle—unless a person can access the services and (in some cases) …

Nursing Careers | St. Dominic Hospital

At St. Dominic’s, our faith-based healing mission is at the core of how we care for our patients. The legacy of service and compassion that came from …

Nurses at St. Dominic's have collected toiletries for over a month. These toiletry items were presented to Sister Trinita today. #NursesWeek https://t.co/Cg3DXYEMa0

UMMC Looks to Memorialize Asylum Patients

The asylum’s main building rose four stories alongside north State Street near the current Ronald McDonald House site on the UMMC campus. Many …

Code You: chaplains, colleagues help UMMC's healers find healing

Seed-sized beads drop in a bottle as tears fall.The beads are a personal ritual of chaplain Linda McComb, a way to cope with the sadness and grief …

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Decreasing #sodium consumption by 1,200mg can lower health care costs by $20 billion #HeartHealthyJXN https://t.co/G8V4dMToPw

JCJC’s EMT program earns “Excellence in Action” National Award - Jones County Junior College’s Emergency Medical Technology program recently received the prestigious “Excellence in Action” award which recognizes the best Career Technical Education...

JCJC’s assistant director of the Emergency Technology program, Eric Williams (right) received the prestigious Excellence in Action award from the …