Will losing health insurance mean more US deaths? Experts say yes

Disability advocates hold a protest outside the office of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on 22 June. Senate Republicans have released their draft healthcare bill. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images View more sharing options Shares 1,258 Mona Chalabi @MonaChalabi email Saturday 24 June 2017 12.00 BST The Republican healthcare bill announced on Thursday would cause thousands of Americans to die each year, according to physicians who study government data. Using national health surveys, doctors and academics have tested whether a lack of health insurance increases the probability of death. Most have concluded…

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Yes, Avocado Toast Pizza Is Also Available for Your Dining Pleasure

We’ve reached it: the peak avocado experience. Today, it comes in the form of avocado toast pizza, a dish being served up by New York City’s Kola House restaurant. Chef Jon Feshan felt he had encountered too many avocado toasts that had either something missing or something overpowering. As a self-professed avocado lover, he just couldn’t stand for that reality. The solution? Create his own. The Kola House version is crafted of a handmade dough topped with layers of sliced avocado, a cilantro garnish, radishes for crunch, and sunflower seeds….

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Are Fashion Memes the New Fashion Emojis? Gucci Says Yes

  Flash back to the halcyon days of 2016 and you’ll remember that there was once a time when emojis were fashion’s favorite digital trend. Chanel incorporated the symbols into its Fall 2016 collection, Versace released a sticker pack of Medusa-inspired smiley faces, and Acne Studios produced not one but two collections of sweaters and knits with the cheeky graphics. Add the ubiquity of Kimojis to the mix, and it seemed that the cute figures had become the official digital shorthand for fashionable folks. But like all worlds, fashion keeps…

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Congress, Is That A Yes? ‘Broad Understanding’ On GST Reform, It Says

  HIGHLIGHTS Vote on GST tax reform likely on Wednesday in Rajya Sabha Congress says – broad understanding – reached with government GST creates national sales tax to subsume matrix of tariffs NEW DELHI: India’s biggest tax reform in decades could become a reality on Wednesday with the main opposition party, the Congress, declaring that it has arrived at “a broad understanding” with the government after months of negotiations. The government wanted the national Goods and Services Tax or GST to be debated and voted on tomorrow, but the Congress forced…

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