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By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan Last week, as the media focused on President Donald Trump’s North Korea summit in Vietnam and the congressional testimony of his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, a largely overlooked news conference took place, announcing legislation that could save millions of lives. Seattle Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal introduced the Medicare […]

The legislation’s most contentious provision would end private health insurance and replace it with a government system. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Jan. 29, 2019.Salwan Georges / The Washington Post via Getty Images file Feb. 26, 2019, 5:57 PM EST By Benjy Sarlin WASHINGTON — As the debate over “Medicare […]

Senior mice treated with THC improved on learning and memory tests Credit: Christina Hempfling Getty Images Picture the stereotypical pot smoker: young, dazed and confused. Marijuana has long been known for its psychoactive effects, which can include cognitive impairment. But new research published in June in Nature Medicine suggests the drug might affect older users very differently than young […]

House Republicans released a proposal Tuesday that would balance the budget in nine years — but only by making large cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare, that President Trump vowed not to touch. The House Budget Committee is aiming to pass the blueprint this week, but that may be as far as it goes this […]

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