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Health Headlines for Friday, June 8

Health insurance price hikes renew interest in individual mandate

Politico (Subscription Required)

Calls to enact a state-level mandate to purchase health insurance have intensified this week after insurers sought an eye-popping 24 percent premium increase on average for 2019.

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Trump administration tells court it won’t defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act


The Trump administration won’t defend central provisions of the Affordable Care Act, saying in a legal filing Thursday night that key parts of the Affordable Care Act should be invalidated and that the individual mandate is unconstitutional.

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Trump moves pushing up Obamacare premiums for 2019


Brace yourselves — it looks like Obamacare premiums could jump by double digits again next year.

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U.S. Suicide Rates on the Rise

U.S. News

Suicide rates are soaring across America, a new government report shows.

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House Republicans eliminate funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program

Raw Story

House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to eliminate funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, after approving a White House budget plan.

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The 2 words you can’t say in a Democratic ad


Democratic voters want single payer health care. But don’t expect to hear Democratic candidates talk about it — at least not in those words.

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Pelosi: ‘Medicare for All’ should be ‘evaluated’ if Dems win House

The Hill

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Thursday that “Medicare for All” proposals should be “evaluated” if Democrats win back the House this year, adding “it’s all on the table.”

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