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Top Names in Health Care Speak at CAHC & P4ESC's 'Price of Good Health' Summit
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Council for Affordable Health Coverage issued the following news:

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- HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Members of Congress, Axios health care editor Sam Baker & more headline health policy conference featuring new report from CAHC

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The Council for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC) and Partnership for Employer-Sponsored Coverage (P4ESC) hosted a crowd of more than 150 health policy influencers yesterday for the Price of Good Health summit located at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Speakers included Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Rep. Debbie Dingell ... Show Full Article

Statement From Oxfam America President Abby Maxman on Her Visit to Tijuana
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Jan. 16 -- Oxfam America issued the following statement:

After a visit to the US-Mexico border to meet with migrants, asylum-seekers, and service organizations involved in the humanitarian response in Tijuana with Oxfam Mexico Executive Director Ricardo Fuentes Nieva, Oxfam America's President, Abby Maxman, made the following statement:

"My visit to Tijuana showed me clearly that the current crisis at the US-Mexico border is nothing more than a manufactured PR stunt by President Trump. The fight over the wall is politics at its absolute worst, exploiting the pain of innocent ... Show Full Article

Senate Should Reject Andrew Wheeler's Nomination
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release:

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- A coal lobbyist shouldn't be in charge of the EPA. Period.

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Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is holding a hearing to examine the nomination of Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to be EPA Administrator.

In his first 100 days as Acting EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler took numerous actions to harm public health and the environment on average every three days. Meanwhile, a pending FOIA lawsuit is expected to reveal more of Wheeler's emails which ... Show Full Article

Hospice House of Monroe County Will Resume Inpatient Care
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, Jan. 16 -- Lehigh Valley Hospital, a part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, issued the following news release:

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- Timeline for resumption dependent upon regulatory approvals and staffing

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Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Pocono and representatives of the Advisory Committee of community members, chaired by Mark Primrose, Esquire, who formed to assess the future of the Hospice House and hospice services in Monroe County announced today that inpatient hospice care will resume at the House. The service will return to the facility at 412 E. Brown St. in East Stroudsburg ... Show Full Article

CfA Releases New Report Documenting How Google Helped Spawn the EdTech Industry and Invaded America's Schools
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Campaign for Accountability issued the following news release:

Today, Campaign for Accountability ("CfA"), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, released a new report, Capturing the Classroom: How Google Sidestepped School Authorities to Push its Products into Schools, documenting how Google's products invaded the American K-12 education system with the help of teacher-evangelists, the EdTech industry, and taxpayer dollars.

Read the report here (https://www.googletransparencyproject.org/articles/capturing-classroom).

CfA Executive Director Daniel ... Show Full Article

Center for Immigration Studies Files a Civil RICO Lawsuit Against the President of Southern Poverty Law Center
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Center on Immigration Studies issued the following news release:

The Center for Immigration Studies has filed a civil lawsuit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against Richard Cohen, President of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) of Montgomery, Ala. The case is filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and seeks damages and an injunction prohibiting Cohen and his colleague, Heidi Beirich, who heads the group's "hate group" project, from repeating the false claim that the Center is a hate group.

Read the Complaint ... Show Full Article

CCRKBA Says Wash. Lt. Gov. Habib Should Apologize to Gun Owners or Resign
BELLEVUE, Washington, Jan. 16 -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms issued the following news release:

After Washington State Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib refused to attend the "State of the State" address over concerns that the House chambers, where the speech was delivered, allows legally armed citizens in the public galleries, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today called upon Habib to either apologize to the state's gun owners, or step down.

"Cyrus Habib just insulted every law-abiding gun owner in the state," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "In ... Show Full Article