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Trump Administration Announces Overhaul Of Medicaid Program Funding

On Thursday morning, the Trump administration announced that it would take steps to overhaul Medicaid. Named the “Healthy Adult Opportunity,” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said the new guidance would provide states the option to receive their federal Medicaid funding as a block grant, or a lump sum, to provide coverage to nondisabled adults, while providing states greater autonomy to manage their programs. ...Read more

First Case Of Person-To-Person Spread Of Coronavirus Reported In U.S.

For the first time in the U.S., the coronavirus has spread from one person to another, health officials said on Thursday. The 6th diagnosed case in the U.S. was identified as the husband of a Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from the epicenter of an outbreak in China. There have been previous cases in China and elsewhere of the virus spreading between people in a household or workplace.  ...Read more

Senate Impeachment Trial: Trump Legal Team Rests Their Case

President Trump’s legal team rested its case on the final day of opening arguments in his impeachment trial. The White House team reiterated their arguments that the allegations by the House don’t rise to the level of impeachable offenses. They also said the president was well within his rights to delay military aid to Ukraine and justifiably skeptical about the country’s commitment to fighting corruption. ...Read more