(VOVworld)- The White House and House of Representatives are considering changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) proposed by the Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. Many Republicans balked when the Congressional Budget Office predicted that millions of Americans will lose their health coverage if the AHCA is passed. The US considers new healthcare bill (Photo: Eric Thayer/Reuters) On March 13, the Congressional Budget Office, which conducts a cost/effective analysisof new legislation, estimated that fourteen million people will become uninsured next year if the American Health Care Act is passed. That number is estimated to increase to 24 million by 2026. Insurance premiums for people between 55 and 65 will increase 20 to 25% by 2026. The CBO report is a blow to President Trump’s efforts to eliminate and replace Obamacare. Since the release of the CBO report, many House Republicans have expressed misgivings. Congressman … [Read more...] about US considers new healthcare bill
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Aaron McConnell doesn't mind sharing a kitchen with seven neighbors. He's fine in living quarters with just enough room for a twin bed, a corner desk and little else. Closets? Forget about it - he stores his clothing and other possessions on shelves and hooks. It's also affordable for McConnell, 28, who pays $737 a month for his apartment in Seattle as he embarks on a career in civil engineering. Tiny apartments like McConnell's are cropping up in major cities around the country to meet the demand of people who are short on cash but determined to live in areas with otherwise pricey rents. Micros, also known as "hostel-style" apartments, usually offer less than 200 square feet (18.5 square meters) including private bathrooms, and they typically come furnished, sometimes with built-in beds and other amenities to save space. Most feature a group kitchen that may be shared among eight units, although units in McConnell's complex are equipped with microwave ovens and small … [Read more...] about Big city, tiny apartment: small-scale living is new trend in U.S.
Several U.S. Congressmen objected to Vietnam's Human Rights bill during the July 14 U.S. House of Representatives debate, warning it would undermine the growing bilateral relations. The so-called "Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2003," or H.R. 1587, sponsored by Rep. Christopher H. Smith, was scheduled for a roll-call vote on the House floor on July 15. This vote has now been postponed until Monday, July 19. The following excerpts are taken from the representatives' comments during the debate: Congressman Lane Evans of Illinois: ...Mr. Speaker, I have a great deal of respect for my long-time colleague and friend, the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Smith). We have worked together for the veterans of America for many years. However, I do not see eye to eye with him on this issue as the best way to address human rights in Vietnam. I am also afraid that this resolution and the sanctions enclosed will damage relations between our two countries... It is a relationship built on … [Read more...] about US Congressmen object to Vietnam human rights bill
Outlook (21-09-2007) US House passes bill hampering Viet Nam development, relations by Viet Hung The US House of Representatives made another wrong decision against Viet Nam on Tuesday when it ratified legal document H.R. 3096. The world is now interactive and interconnected but it is unacceptable for the legislature of one country to threaten sanctions against another in response to the latter's internal affairs. But it was not a big surprise that Christopher Smith, Republican, wrote the offending legislation because he has been a vocal critic of Viet Nam. … [Read more...] about US House passes bill hampering Viet Nam development, relations
For Dave Cavagnaro, life as a full- time resident along the New Jersey shore came with small headaches he expected: scant weekend parking, congestion and the occasional piece of litter. Nothing prepared him for what is going on these days in his hometown of Point Pleasant Beach, about 90 minutes by car from Manhattan. Public urination. Beer bottles tossed on his lawn. Screaming crowds pouring onto his street after the 2 a.m. bar closing. He’s even caught a couple having sex against the side of his house. The town, which has 5,000 year-round residents and as many as 50,000 tourists a day in the summer, is seeking to shut bars at midnight. The move highlights a long-running tension on New Jersey’s 127-mile coastline: its pleasures put some locals and tourists at odds. Nearby Sea Girt, Belmar and Spring Lake all imposed earlier bar closings in recent years to control unruly behavior immortalized in the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore.” “People say … [Read more...] about Urinating tourists move weary Jersey shore towns to seek curfews