We had the opportunity to meet with Congresswoman Robin Kelly. Here we focus on abortion, the digital divide, and climate change.
Health Care Reform
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Representative Robin Kelly (IL-02) joined Axios’s Tina Reed to discuss the future of healthcare policy.
Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Sisters Working It Out, a breast cancer awareness and support organization, will hold its First Annual 5K Walk, on April 30, at the former Rich East High School, 300 Sauk Trail, Park Forest. According to Beulah Brent, CEO of Sisters Working It Out, the proceeds from the[Read More…]
First, a warm hello… Minneapolis, MN-(ENEWSPF)- Came to Minneapolis for what was supposed to be a two-hour check-up and ended up being admitted for surgery. Wondering where we’ve been at eNews Park Forest? Well, it’s a tale that takes some heart to tell. My heart. And I promise an x-ray[Read More…]
Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- It’s felt like a week-and-a-half in Park Forest since Monday. I only learned of the leadership crisis in town late Sunday night. I’m very happy Village Manager Tom Mick will still be around, and I have hopes for the next stage of the Village Board’s journey. “Over[Read More…]
Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that she opposes both versions of the health care bill sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. Senator Collins is now the second Republican, after Senator John McCain, to oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill, effectively dooming the bill as it currently exists. The[Read More…]
Center for American Progress Estimates that Upton Amendment to Health Care Bill Covers Fewer Than 80,000 Americans
The Capitol is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 2014. AP/J. Scott Applewhite Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)–May 4, 2017. A new analysis by the Center for American Progress finds that the latest addition to the House Republican health care repeal bill, known as the[Read More…]
Swarms of Drug Industry Lobbyists and Campaign Cash Stymie Bid to Restrain Medicare Prescription Costs
By Stuart Silverstein FairWarning When the Republican-controlled Congress approved a landmark program in 2003 to help seniors buy prescription drugs, it slapped on an unusual restriction: The federal government was barred from negotiating cheaper prices for those medicines. Instead, the job of holding down costs was outsourced to the insurance[Read More…]
President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 3, 2016. Source: AP/Carolyn Kaster Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)–March 25, 2016. A new analysis from the Center for American Progress looks at how federal health programs are covering more people while spending less money. Just yesterday, the[Read More…]
Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 22, 2016. Just six years ago, the reality in our country was that millions of Americans were locked out of our health care system because they couldn’t afford insurance or because they had pre-existing conditions. Women were charged more than men simply because they were women. People who[Read More…]