Photo: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accompanied by Sen. John Thune (R-SD), speaks to the media about plans to repeal and replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that he will delay the vote on the Senate GOP health care bill until after the July 4th recess. Yesterday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the Senate GOP health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans without health insurance by the year 2026. The big question is just how many Republicans are willing to vote for the bill.
Health clinics that serve undocumented immigrants report that fewer patients are making appointments. Doctors say people worry that revealing personal information could tip off immigration officials and lead to deportation. But by skipping regular care, some patients could be taking major medical risks.
Four-month-old babies are attracted to certain faces more than others, and for adults, it only takes a glance to create a first impression. In one-tenth of a second, we decide who to trust, avoid, hire, vote for. But more often than not, our first impressions are wrong. A new book explains why.
Alexander Todorov, Author, "Face Value"
In-vitro fertilization costs about $20,000 and it’s rarely covered by insurance. But a clinic in Las Vegas offered desperate couples a chance to win a free IVF treatment. The hopefuls had to make a convincing video for people on the internet to vote on. Ten finalists were then chosen by a panel of experts at the clinic sponsoring the contest. The contest is the topic of a new documentary called “Vegas Baby.”
Athena Reich, a contestant in "Vegas Baby," makes a living as a Lady Gaga impersonator.
Amanda Micheli is the director of "Vegas Baby."
Photos courtesy of Runaway Films.
If you want great Vietnamese food, your first instinct might be to head for Little Saigon in Orange County. But there’s another Little Saigon in El Monte that’s serving up equally delicious regional cuisine. You can find all the classics at the restaurants lining a mile-long strip along Garvey Avenue.
Red rice and beef at Viet Huong.
Baby clam rice at Kim Hoa Hue.
Beef noodle soup at Pho Filet.
Photos courtesy of Cathy Chaplin.
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