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FAU Poll Shows Majority of Floridians Want to Keep or Expand Obamacare and Oppose New Healthcare Proposals

A majority of Floridians would like to expand the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare) or keep the law as is, while nearly three-quarters of them are concerned that people would lose their health insurance if the law is repealed, a...

– Florida Atlantic University

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AACI Strongly Opposes President’s Cuts to NIH in Fiscal Year 2018 “Skinny Budget”

The Association of American Cancer Institutes opposes President Donald Trump’s budget recommendation to reduce funding to the National Institutes of Health by $6 billion, including a cut of nearly $1 billion for the National Cancer Institute.

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

States with Expanded Medicaid Program Saw Higher Voter Turnout

Since becoming law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been used by political parties in attempts to mobilize voters. In a new study, Jake Haselswerdt, assistant professor of political science and public affairs at the University of Missouri, found a ...

– University of Missouri Health

New UNF Poll Shows Sen. Bill Nelson Leading Gov. Rick Scott in 2018 Senate Election

A new poll of registered voters in Florida by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory (PORL) at the University of North Florida shows that, when asked about the 2018 election, 44 percent of Florida registered voters said they would vote to re-elect Se...

– University of North Florida

Op Ed: Climate Change Is Evident in Antarctica

Jim McClintock, Ph.D., author of Lost Antarctica and endowed university professor of polar and marine biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, provides thoughts on the visible signs of glaciers disintegrating in real-time in Antarctica. ...

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Policy and Public Affairs

AACN Strongly Opposes President's 2018 Budget Blueprint

President Trump released his FY 2018 America First - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again. The budget proposes wide sweeping and devastating cuts to programs that ensure health across the nation. The American Association of Colleges of Nurs...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Top Allergy Organizations Issue Joint Statement on President Trump's Proposed Budget

A joint statement by the presidents of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology addresses the drastic cuts in medical research in the proposed budget by President Trump

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Announces Opposition to American Health Care Act

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, announced Monday, March 13, that it opposes the American Health Care Act now being considered by Congress.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Former Sen. Barbara Boxer Is ‘Uncensored’ and ‘Unfiltered’ March 20 at Cal State Fullerton

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer will talk about what happened behind the scenes during her more than three decades in Congress when she visits Cal State Fullerton Monday, March 30, to deliver a free, public lecture. Afterward, she'll be signing copies of h...

– California State University, Fullerton

Higher Education Events

American Academy of Diplomacy and Texas Tech University to Host Second Annual Ambassadors' Forum

The American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD) and the Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs will host the second annual Ambassadors’ Forum at 5:30 p.m. March 27 to discuss the diplomatic challenges faced by the new administration of Presi...

– Texas Tech University

Expert Pitch

WashU Experts: Environmental Budget Cuts Could Be ‘Grim’

– Washington University in St. Louis

Budget Expert and Political Scientist Available to Comment on Trump Budget Proposal

– Case Western Reserve University

AU Experts Available to Discuss Hate in the U.S., Abroad and the Rise of the Alt-Right

– American University

US Key to Helping South Sudan, DePaul University Expert Says

– DePaul University

@Umich Expert: Funding of NEA Is a Drop in the Bucket for Government but Critical for Artists, Organizations

– University of Michigan

Health Experts Available to Discuss President Trump’s Proposed NIH Budget Cuts

– West Virginia University

EPA Budget: U-Michigan Climate Scientist Urges "Controlled Response"

– University of Michigan

Fallout From EPA Budget Cuts: U-Michigan Policy Professor Can Discuss

– University of Michigan

@Umich Experts: Loss of EPA Funding Would Mean Loss of Major Programs That Protect Public Drinking Water Supplies

– University of Michigan

Science & Technology Policy Expert Can Discuss EPA Cuts

– University of Michigan

Trump's CAFE Standards Rollback: U-M Experts Available

– University of Michigan

EPA Cuts Hurt US Edge on Climate Change, Environment

– Cornell University

History Suggests Medicaid Caps May Incentivize States to Shrink Their Safety Nets: Vanderbilt Economist

– Vanderbilt University

Huge Increase in Uninsured Under GOP Health Care Bill

– Cornell University

White House Transition Expert Says President's Call for Mass Resignations of U.S. Attorneys Is Unusual, but Not Completely Unprecedented

– Virginia Tech





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