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On PBS NewsHour, Kathy Castor says in last 24 hours GOP health care bill has ‘gotten even worse’

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House Republicans plan on a second go around Thursday with the American Health Care Act. it’s anyone’s guess whether it will pass. Whether it will pass is anyone’s guess. On Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff interviewed Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor on her thoughts about the GOP proposal. Castor told Woodruff that over the past 24 hours “the bill has gotten even worse,” specifically when it added provisions that can allow states to make it prohibitive for patients with pre-existing conditions to get…

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Martin Dyckman: Genetic testing bill gives bosses power they shouldn’t have

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Some perfectly objective news stories virtually write their own editorials. Here is the top of a recent one from the PBS NewsHour: “A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information. “Giving employers such power is now prohibited by legislation including the 2008 privacy and nondiscrimination law known as GINA. The new bill…

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