Jan 14 2018
Dr. Mahendra Patel, a pediatric cancer doctor, has begun giving away medications to some of his patients, determined not to disrupt their treatments for serious illnesses like leukemia, should Congress fail to come up with renewed funding for a key children's health program now hostage to partisan politics. It's a drastic step, since the federal government pays, on average, almost 90 percent of CHIP costs.
Last month, when Congress allocated $2.85 billion in additional funding to keep CHIP running a couple extra months in the most vulnerable states, some lawmakers complained that they didn't have enough money to pay for the program. Funding for the program expired back in September.
He has seen couples divorce just to qualify for Medicaid coverage, something he fears will happen if the Children's Health Insurance Program is axed. The CHIP benefits allow him to continue his work as a civil rights attorney, providing free representation for people with disabilities. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) tweeted Wednesday.
The CBO based its report on a Senate Bill to extend CHIP funding for five years. That bill passed 242-174 largely on party lines as Democrats objected to funding offsets, including "cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund, Medicare means testing for wealthier seniors, changes to Medicaid third party liability and changes to the grace period for Affordable Care Act plans", according to Boston Children's Hospital. In the Senate, aides were less confident the package can pass as a stand-alone, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who said that fund is critical for children's health, too. (It's a five-year funding bill.) But no matter.
Meanwhile, the almost $3 billion for CHIP that Congress passed in December could run out in just a few weeks.
Serena Williams' daughter is 'Vogue's youngest-and most adorable-cover star
She will be defending her Australian Open title in March at Indian Wells, and will also debut a new clothing line in March on her website.
Senior Egyptian Intelligence Officer Asks TV Hosts to Accept US Jerusalem Announcement
In response to Trump's move, Egypt publicly said the decision was a violation of worldwide resolutions on the city's status. Jerusalem's status has always been one of the main obstacles to a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
American Red Cross makes urgent request for blood and platelet donations
A local organization is seeking blood donors after their supply dipped extremely low at the start of the new year. More than 150 drives were canceled across the country, including 10 in NY just last week.
Though a short-term measure will keep it going until March, a doctor that spoke with FOX19 NOW says if action isn't taken soon families in the Tri-State will be impacted.
How could spending money on children's health care result in net savings in the long run? I have long supported the CHIP program.
Federal funding for CHIP originally ran out October 1.
Congressional leaders are working on a deal to extend the program for five years, possibly as part of a broader agreement to fund the government before a January 19 deadline.
"The short term patch that lawmakers included in an end-of-year funding deal only provides momentary relief", the organization wrote. But officials say some states could start running out of money as early as next week.
Jan 13 2018
Trump touts a poll that's awful for him
The same poll found that a plurality of voters (39%) graded Trump's first year in office as an F. On the recently enacted Republican tax reform bill, voters disapprove of it, 52 to 32 percent.
Jan 12 2018
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Will Release on Switch in May
Funky Kong can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform infinite underwater corkscrews. Donkey Kong will be exclusive to this brand new adventure, planned for release in spring 2018.
Jan 11 2018
Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says
However, as Hajek pointed out, the situation might just be temporary, meaning that there's a chance you might "outgrow" daily smoking.
Jan 11 2018
Ethereum hits a new record high - while bitcoin and Ripple's XRP slide
The price of Ripple , the third-largest virtual currency, fell as much as 20 percent on Wednesday. For example, Bitcoin is trading in South Korea is at a 70 percent premium over global rates.
Jan 11 2018
Ohio Department of Health reports state's first pediatric flu death of season
In its advisory, the government has said that H1N1 is also a type of Seasonal Influenza and is a self- limiting viral disease. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs.
Jan 10 2018
MI couple wanted in death of 4-year-old arrested in Georgia
Diaz and Fields are believed to be traveling in a black 2002 Chevy Cavalier with MI tag number DTR1854, police officials said . Marshal Detroit Fugitive Apprehension team at 313-234-5656 or the Sumpter Township Police at 734-461-4833 ext.
Jan 10 2018
Ibuprofen May Affect Men's Sexual Health, Study Finds
And now, new research shows that it can cause infertility , erectile dysfunction , muscle atrophy and fatigue in men. In addition to limiting fertility, ibuprofen or NSAIDS, may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Jan 09 2018
Princess Charlotte Looks So Big In New Nursery School Photos
The 2-year-old is shown on the steps of the palace in one photo and standing holding onto a rail in another. Can you believe how big she's gotten? He now attends the posh London academy Thomas's Battersea.
Jan 08 2018
Unhappy Farmers Dump Potatoes Outside CM Adityanath's Residence, Police To Take Action
Keeping the tirade going against the Congress government, Yogi said law and order had completely collapsed here. He accused the state government of stalling development projects to divert the funds to the Congress's coffers.
Jan 08 2018
Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike
Officials said buses were being run by utilising services of workers affiliated to ruling AIADMK-backed union ATP. A large number of people were seen queued up waiting for the private buses at the different bus stops.
Jan 13 2018This Hawaiian Airlines Flight Took Off in 2018 and Landed in 2017
Jan 13 2018South Korea's Moon calls for Japan's 'sincere apology' over comfort women
Jan 12 2018Jaguars To Take On Eagles In London In October
Jan 12 2018Camila Cabello's Producer Says Her Label Didn't Think 'Havana' Was A Hit
Jan 10 2018Teacher handcuffed after speaking about pay
Jan 10 2018Paul Ryan says bipartisan talks are ongoing to address DACA
Jan 10 2018Report Says Huawei Failed to Reach Smartphone Sales Deal With AT&T
Jan 09 2018Billionaire Democrat, Tom Steyer to oust Trump, Republicans
Jan 09 2018Google faces racial discrimination lawsuit from fired engineer
Jan 09 2018Ally Sheedy calls out Golden Globes for James Franco win
Jan 13 2018UK PM May names new Northern Ireland minister after Brokenshire resigns
Jan 12 2018Britain refuses Ecuador's request to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status
Jan 11 2018Alabama junior WR Calvin Ridley to enter National Football League draft
Jan 11 2018'Seems unlikely' I'll need to speak with Mueller
Jan 11 2018Search for MH370 continues, to cost between RM82m to RM280m if found
Jan 11 2018Cryptocurrencies will come to a bad end ―Warren Buffett
Jan 11 2018SpaceX claims malfunctioning rocket worked just as it was supposed to
Jan 10 2018Oil Prices Hit Three-Year Highs on Growth, Geopolitics
Jan 10 2018Buying Every Overwatch League Team Skin Costs at Least $1200
Jan 09 2018GoPro Cuts Hundreds of Jobs, Stock Falls 25 Percent
Jan 09 2018Pink will sing national anthem at Super Bowl
Jan 09 2018Firefighters respond to blaze at Trump Tower