Republicans still short of votes to pass U.S. healthcare overhaul

By Richard Cowan and David Morgan
| WASHINGTON

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they were closer to agreeing on a reworked bill to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system but still lacked the votes to pass it, as President Donald Trump pressed lawmakers for a vote.

The White House has been pressuring House Republicans to push ahead with legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, after a first effort failed in March in a stunning setback for the Trump administration.

Exodus By Puerto Rican Medical Students Deepens Island’s Doctor Drain

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — Myladis Reyes, 26, fell in love with medicine by accident. She was a sophomore at the University of Puerto Rico studying chemistry seven years ago when she visited her aunt, a clinic internist, in New Jersey and witnessed the difference she made with patients.

“She was always smiling. She always made little jokes,” Reyes said. “I just saw that and I thought, what better way to help?”

Don’t let brittle bones shatter your life

Every year, more Americans are diagnosed with osteoporosis—a disease that causes bones to weaken and become more likely to break. You may not know that you have this “silent” disease until your bones are so weak that a sudden strain, bump, or fall causes your wrist to break or your hip to fracture. Learn the facts so you can protect your bones!

Many people believe:

  • Osteoporosis is a natural part of aging that only affects older women.
  • Bone loss can’t be treated once it starts.
  • The only risk of osteoporosis is broken bones from falls.

Over 65? Age Out Loud!

Today’s older Americans are living longer and better lives. May is Older Americans Month, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate what getting older looks like today. When we come together to celebrate this year’s theme of “Age Out Loud,” we give aging a new voice—one that reflects what you have to say.

How can you get involved? Start by striving for health and wellness. The best way to stay healthy is to live a healthy lifestyle. You can be healthier and prevent disease by exercising, eating well, keeping a healthy weight, and not smoking. We’re here to help!