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11:30 ET Growing B2B Commercial Debt Collection Agency is Poised to Change the Financial Status of the State of Illinois

With the current budget impasse and financial crisis that most State Departments are facing, there exists an opportunity to significantly increase...


11:01 ET Commissioner Doak Warns Lawmakers Oklahoma Exchange May Have No Carriers in 2018

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is warning state and federal lawmakers that Oklahoma is in danger of having no insurers participate in...


10:29 ET American Diabetes Association® Urges Opposition to the American Health Care Act

As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote today on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation to repeal and replace the Patient...


09:00 ET NYSE Hosts Annual Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Fundraiser

At the New York Stock Exchange last night, 30 Medal of Honor Recipients participated in a gala honoring Austin, Texas attorney and philanthropist...


Mar 23, 2017, 18:04 ET Feinstein Quoted Scalia Out Of Context To Push Agenda, Says SAF

Anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein quoted the Supreme Court's 2008 Heller ruling out of context while questioning Judge Neil Gorsuch during this...


Mar 23, 2017, 16:55 ET ACEP Statement: Health Care Legislation Must Include Coverage for Emergency Medical Care

ACEP issued a statement today in response to the possible stripping away of mandatory insurance coverage of emergency medical care in the House of...


Mar 23, 2017, 14:37 ET Health care leaders: Tax bill helps tobacco industry, hurts health

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 of Minnesota's leading health organizations, expressed their disappointment today about...


Mar 23, 2017, 06:00 ET Madvapes Tours Washington

Executives and specialists with Madvapes, a leading retailer of vaping products and producer of premium e-liquids, traveled to Washington DC in...


Mar 22, 2017, 19:15 ET Nurse Practitioners Respond to New Version of American Health Care Act

As lawmakers continue to consider modifications to H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA), the American Association of Nurse...


Mar 22, 2017, 17:05 ET Nurse Practitioners Will Go To Albany To Urge Passage of Important Patient-Centered Legislation

Nurse practitioners from across New York State will be in Albany for their annual Capital Day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to lobby for important...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:52 ET Actuaries Outline Implications of American Health Care Act for Medicaid and the Individual Market

The American Academy of Actuaries' Individual and Small Group Markets Committee and Medicaid Subcommittee provided an actuarial perspective on the...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:29 ET BREAKING: Nevada Legislature Votes to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

The ERA Coalition welcomes the news that the Nevada legislature voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) today. Most Americans think the...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:02 ET American Beverage Institute Urges Governor Herbert to Support 24/7 Sobriety Program, Not .05

Today, the American Beverage Institute asked Utah Governor Gary Herbert to support reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities in Utah by signing a...


Mar 22, 2017, 13:56 ET NATSO Applauds "Investing in America: A Penny for Progress" -- Legislation That Would Boost Highway Funding

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings issued the following statement following Congressman DeFazio's (D-Ore.) introduction of "Investing in...


Mar 22, 2017, 13:01 ET U.S. Court of Appeals Preserves Fair Share Fees, Dismisses Right-to-Work Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday, March 21 protected the right of Teamsters Local 916 to collect fair share fees and...


Mar 22, 2017, 12:46 ET Declaraciones de Stacey D. Stewart, presidenta de March of Dimes, sobre la consideración del Parlamento de la Ley de Cuidado de la Salud Estadounidense

March of Dimes publicó las siguientes declaraciones de su presidenta, Stacey D. Stewart, en relación con la Ley de Cuidado de la Salud...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:55 ET DefyCCC.com Reacts to the Medical Disinformation Campaign by the "Resist Trump" Coalition

DefyCCC.com published an article, Climatist Consortium Against Human Health, stating that the Consortium is an outrageous abuse of doctors and...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:40 ET Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) Receives "Mental Health Champion Award" from National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT) was honored today by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) for his "outstanding legislative...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:40 ET Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) Receives "Mental Health Champion Award" from National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) was honored today by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) for his "outstanding legislative efforts...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:01 ET Caring Well through the End of Life - the Good, the Bad, and the (Seriously) Ugly

No one is sure what will happen if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. But one thing remains certain: We should strive to deliver the best care...


Mar 22, 2017, 09:57 ET Nigel Green's Campaign to Repeal FATCA and the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Lead Coalition of 23 Groups Calling on Congress to Prioritize FATCA Repeal

Nigel Green's Campaign to Repeal FATCA and the Center for Freedom and Prosperity led a coalition of 21 other groups, including Americans for Tax...


Mar 22, 2017, 08:57 ET Florida Blue Foundation Community Health Symposium Taps National Experts on Health Care Reform and Healthy Communities

Nationally recognized experts on health care reform and building healthy communities will share their expertise at the Florida Blue Foundation's...


Mar 22, 2017, 06:00 ET The Center for Education Reform Releases the 17th Edition of its National Charter School Law Rankings & Scorecard

The Center for Education Reform (CER) today released its annual ranking of charter school laws for the states and the District of Columbia, giving...


Mar 22, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 22: State Ban on Discrimination

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: STATE BAN ON DISCRIMINATION Profile America — Wednesday, March...


Mar 21, 2017, 20:48 ET IFAW Statement on S.J. Res. 18: Congress "intent on doing anything but protecting wildlife"

Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the...