Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump attends a healthcare meeting with key House Committee Chairmen at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 10, 2017. (Carlos Barria/ Reuters)
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The American Health Care Act makes a number of changes to Obamacare, such as doling out tax credits based on age rather than income. Some rules stay the same, such as letting young people stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Here in California, we look at who the plan helps, and who it hurts.
Shana Alex Charles, Cal State Fullerton
Bakersfield residents share their personal challenges in getting affordable health insurance, and weigh in on the Republicans’ new health care bill. A 25-year-old newlywed is confident he’ll be able to get care, but a 57-year-old former social worker is disappointed by the proposal.
The U.S. Marines want to expand their combat training ground near Twentynine Palms. That’s where more than a thousand desert tortoises currently live. To move them, the Marines are using green lasers to scare away ravens, who like to eat the baby tortoises.
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Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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