Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (L) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) behind him as Trump gathered with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House after the House of Representatives approved the American Healthcare Act, to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with the Republican healthcare plan, in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
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All 14 California House Republicans voted for the GOP health care bill. Among them were San Diego County’s Darrell Issa and the Central Valley’s Jeff Denham. They previously said they were undecided or would vote “no.” Now Democrats and some pundits say they could be vulnerable in the next election.
The health care bill still has a way to go before it becomes law, but many Americans want to know what its effects will be on their coverage and health. How will it affect people with pre-existing conditions? What does it do to the essential benefits that Obamacare guaranteed, as well Medicaid expansion?
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Al Madrigal was the “Senior Latino Correspondent” on the Daily Show. He’s half Mexican, but barely speaks Spanish. His new Showtime comedy special tells a story of revenge against his daughter’s ballet teacher.
Al Madrigal’s new Showtime special is called ’Shrimpin’ Ain’t Easy.’ (Photo credit: Grove Street)
Al Madrigal, comedian, former “Daily Show” correspondent, and star of the new Showtime series “I’m Dying Up Here.”
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