Trump calls for mental health reform after shootings — but his policies threaten coverage

President Donald Trump on Monday called for reforms to the nation’s mental health laws after back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohioover the weekend killed at least 31 people. “We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence,” Trump said in an address to the nation from the White House on Monday. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.”   But Trump’s critics and health policy experts say moves out of the White House have made and will make it more…

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White House looking for health-care vote this summer, tax reform in fall

  The White House is hoping to kick-start its stalled legislative agenda with congressional action on health-care reform this summer that will clear the way for lawmakers to begin work on a major tax bill after the Sept. 4 Labor Day holiday, an administration official said on Monday. Senate Republicans will vote on their version of health-care reform legislation before lawmakers’ August recess, White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short said. The House of Representatives passed a bill in May. “There’s been a lot of discussions with staff,” Short…

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Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Small businesses sound off on health-care reform

With November elections just over a month away, small-business owners are wondering what a new administration might mean for the nation’s health-care system. The candidates have squared off on whether or not the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s sweeping health-care reform law often referred to as Obamacare, should survive. Hillary Clinton has talked about strengthening the landmark act, while Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the law on his first day of office. Photographer | Collection | Getty Images The dueling ideas have Pedro Alfonso concerned. The chairman and CEO…

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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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