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Historic low fertility rate spurs fear of national emergency

The United States is in the midst of what some worry is a baby crisis. The number of women giving birth has been declining for years and just hit a historic low. If the trend continues, the country could face economic and cultural turmoil.

Heller doubtful of quick compromise on Senate health care bill

A central figure in the Senate effort to repeal and replace Obamacare — Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada — said Wednesday that he does not see a compromise on that legislation that could muster a GOP consensus by week’s end.

Study says Senate bill would halve federal Medicaid funding to Nevada

Health care legislation before the U.S. Senate could cost Nevada half its federal Medicaid funding and leave one-quarter of the state’s adult residents under 65 without health insurance, according to a new analysis.

Hospice nurses learn to cope with constant death around them

Not all the costs of giving hospice care can be marked in dollars. The nurses and caregivers experience emotional ones, too. “It takes a special kind of person to do this,” said Dr. Christine Estrada, medical director at Nathan Adelson Hospice. “They have to be compassionate … When they report for team meetings, you can see how much their hearts are in it.”

 
CBO analysis: Senate health bill would leave 22M uninsured

Senate Republicans were barreling ahead Monday for a showdown vote on a health care reform bill despite independent analysis that showed the GOP plan would leave 22 million uninsured.

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