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BernieCare: Vermont Senator Ready to Take Health Debate in New Direction

Will U.S. Join Allies With Single-Payer System?

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is ready to introduce legislation expanding Medicare to cover all U.S. citizens. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Bernie Sanders is ready to take the health insurance debate in a whole new direction with a bill to create a “Medicare for all” single-payer system that guarantees health care as a right. Is this socialism, or is it what the country needs?

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Trump vs FBI: Director Vows to Get to Bottom of Russia Ties Wherever They Lead

Trump Facing Greatest Crisis of Short Presidency

FBI Director James Comey is on a collision course with President Trump over the president’s alleged ties to Russia and possible collusion during the election. (Photos: Getty)

In an extraordinary congressional hearing unprecedented since the days of Watergate, FBI Director James Comey threw down the gauntlet on the agency’s investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign, presenting Trump with the greatest crisis of his short presidency.

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Physicians Reject GOP Health Care Plan For Failing to Protect Patients as Claimed

GOP Bill, Dubbed ObamaCare Lite, Falls Short

Nurses, doctors, health advocates and patients rallied near the Jackson Memorial hospital on Mar. 2 in Miami. The AMA is opposing the GOP Health Care Bill. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The nation’s largest medical association came out strongly today (Mar. 8) in opposition to the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act because it fails to protect patients and would roll back gains achieved under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare.

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Politics & Greed: How Hostile Republican Congress Sabotaged ObamaCare

ACA First Proposed by Conservative Think Tank

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was the first to enact an ACA like program while governor of Massachusetts. (Photo by :Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Believe it or not, the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, first proposed what’s come to be known as Obamacare and Republican Mitt Romney was the first to implement it while governor of Massachusetts. But Republicans have waged an unholy political war against the measure despite its merits and conservative origins.

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Trump Treasury Secretary Nominee Accused of Sheltering Money Offshore

Financial Dealings Focus of Senate Hearing

Steven Mnuchin appeared before the Senate Finance Committee where he was grilled on his financial activities. The former Goldman Sachs banker is Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury Secretary. (Photo: Getty)

Steve Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker picked by Donald Trump to head the U.S. Treasury, set up off-shore companies in the Cayman Islands and Antigua, drawing questions during his confirmation hearing about using the companies to help his clients dodge U.S. taxes.

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Betsy DeVos Clueless on Policies She’ll Oversee as Trump Education Secretary

Refuses To Say Guns Have No Place in Schools

Donald Trump has tapped billionaire investor Betsy DeVos to head the federal Education Department, a move drawing fire from conservative groups and the education establishment. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Donald Trump has tapped billionaire investor Betsy DeVos to head the federal Education Department, a move drawing fire from conservative groups and the education establishment. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Betsy DeVos, the billionaire businesswoman Donald Trump has picked to be Education Secretary, proved to be remarkably clueless about federal education policy during a Senate confirmation hearing and flunked a key question about her position on guns in schools.

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Obamacare Repeal Without Replacement Would Be a Death Sentence for Millions

More Than 20 Million Left Twisting in the Wind

if the Affordable Care Act is repealed by Congress, the effects will be catastrophic for millions of people and health care providers, according to a new report. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one thing, coming up with a replacement is another. More than 20 million people are currently twisting in the wind, according to a new report. It predicts a “death spiral” of rising uninsured and skyrocketing premium costs, if Republicans kill Obamacare.

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Trump Russian Connection: Lots of Smoke, But Can Congress Find Smoking Gun?

Trump Tax Returns Need to be Subpoenaed

Donald Trump's campaign for president was boosted by Russia, the CIA has concluded. But what did the Trump campaign know and when did it know it?  (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump’s campaign for president was boosted by Russia, the CIA has concluded. What did the Trump campaign know, and when did it know it? (Photo: Getty)

The CIA dropped a bombshell with its findings on Russia’s effort to aid Donald Trump’s election as president. Although still secret, lawmakers briefed on the report, like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), said the evidence of Russian involvement is “clear.” But what about the Trump campaign’s involvement?

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Hospitals Warn of Financial Apocalypse, if Trump, Congress Repeal ObamaCare

Expect Flood of Uninsured Poor Patients in ERs

if the  Affordable Care Act is repealed by Congress, two major hspital groups expect to see emergency rooms flooded by uninsured patients, causing catastrophic losses. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

if the Affordable Care Act is repealed by Congress, two major hspital groups expect to see emergency rooms flooded by uninsured patients, causing catastrophic losses. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Hospitals across the country are bracing for a financial apocalypse if President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican congress repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare. Two hospital groups spelled out the details in a new report.

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New Trump Housing Secretary, Ben Carson, Harbors Strong Anti-Gay Views

Equates Same-Sex Marriage to Bestiality

Ben Carson, a noted pediatric neurosurgeon, has been offered the job as Housing Secretary by Donald Trump (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/ Getty Images)

Ben Carson, a noted pediatric neurosurgeon, has been offered the job as Housing Secretary by Donald Trump (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/ Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s New Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, has no housing or administrative experience, and harbors strong anti-gay and ultra-conservative religious views that may factor into his decision-making regarding the $50 billion agency.

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Senate Dems, Wary of Trump’s Growing Swamp, Want Cabinet Picks’ Tax Returns

Gold-Plated Cabinet of Wall Streeters, Moguls

dems-swamp Senate Democrats, wary of the government being pulled deeper into the Washington swamp, are demanding tax returns from President-elect Donald Trump’s prospective cabinet members–before they begin confirmation hearings.

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Donald Trump Should Think Twice Before Abolishing ObamaCare; Here’s Why

Health Care for All Is In the National Interest

Donald Trump wants to replace ObamaCare with something better. It might help if he understands how it works and how to fix it. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump wants to replace ObamaCare with something better. It might help if he understands how it works and how to fix it. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump could be stampeded into abolishing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) once he takes office by a politically motivated Republican Congress, which has tried more than 60 times to overturn the law under President Obama. But Trump should think twice before he acts out of spite–if that’s possible.