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  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (left), House Speaker Paul Ryan (center), and Congressman Greg Walden hold a news conference on the American Health Care Act in Washington, March 7, 2017, photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters

    Report

    The Effects of the American Health Care Act

    May 3, 2017

    The American Health Care Act would have reduced insurance enrollment by an estimated 14.2 million people in 2020 and by 19.7 million people by 2026. The uninsured would have been older, sicker, and poorer than those currently uninsured. Also, the AHCA would have increased the deficit by $38 billion in 2020 while reducing it by $5 billion in 2026.

  • A stressed high school student studying in a library has a large coffee, photo by asiseeit/Getty Images

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    Tired but Wired Youth: A Toxic Combination

    May 18, 2017

    The recent death of a South Carolina teen, reportedly of a caffeine overdose, is both tragic and avoidable. It should be a wake-up call for all Americans. Getting sufficient sleep should be a top health priority.

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