Republicans in Congress Bypass Trump to Shore Up Health Law

New York Times

Congressional Republicans moved on Tuesday to defuse President Trump’s threat to cut off critical payments to health insurance companies, maneuvering around the president toward bipartisan legislation to shore up insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act.

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Senate plans September hearings on health insurance market

Reuters

The chairman of the U.S. Senate health committee on Tuesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to drop his threat to cut government subsidy payments to insurers that make Obamacare plans affordable and allow the payments through September.

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It’s going to get easier to buy medical marijuana in NY

New York Post

Medical marijuana will soon be easier to get in New York.

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Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds

NPR

Before being deployed overseas for the Iraq war in 2003, Army reservist Don Morrison filled out military forms that gave instructions about where to send his body and possessions if he were killed.

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Pfizer delays major M&A as it awaits U.S. tax reform clarity

Reuters

Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) chief executive said on Tuesday he would prefer to wait for clarity on U.S. tax reform before engaging in any big deals in order to get a better understanding of any potential acquisition target’s value.

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Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age

New York Times Magazine

James Chambers was watching membership sign-ups on Jan. 4, 2015, like a stock ticker — it was that first Sunday of the year, the day we all decide that this is it, we’re not going to stay fat for one more day.

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