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In nod to Sanders, Clinton offers new healthcare proposals

In nod to Sanders, Clinton offers new healthcare proposals

By Associated Press  |  July 09, 2016

In another nod to primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is proposing to increase federal money for community health centers and outlining steps to expand access to healthcare across the nation.

Opioid bill passes House by vote of 407-5

Opioid bill passes House by vote of 407-5

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 08, 2016

The most comprehensive legislation to date aimed at combating the country's opioid addiction epidemic passed overwhelmingly in the House on Friday, despite threats by Democratic lawmakers that they would not support the measure because it lacked sufficient funding.

Failure to add funding could doom opioid bill

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 06, 2016

A conference committee's rejection of Democratic legislators' efforts to authorize over $900 million for fighting the opioid abuse epidemic could lead to the bill's failure when it gets to the floor of the Senate.

Mental health reform bill slated for House vote

By Erica Teichert  |  July 01, 2016

The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), will be considered by the entire House of Representatives after passing the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a 53-0 vote last month.

Could funding gun violence research help reduce mass shootings?

Could funding gun violence research help reduce mass shootings?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 18, 2016

The deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history has evoked an immediate call for swift government action to address gun violence. But lost in the emotional debate about public safety and Second Amendment rights is evidence-based data to inform policy.

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