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Census citizenship question blocked by Supreme Court: Trump seeks 2020 Census delay

WASHINGTON (TIP): In a setback for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court on Thursday, June 27,  rejected its stated reason for adding a question on citizenship to the census, leaving in doubt whether the question […]

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Do not Take Away Health Care from Millions, Civil and Human Rights Coalition warns Senate

WASHINGTON (TIP): Civil and Human Rights Coalition demanded that Senate must listen to the people and not take away health care from millions. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged […]

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Indian-American Doctor, Wife to Pay $1.2 Million to Settle Fraud Charges

JOHNSON CITY (TIP): A prominent Indian-American doctor and his wife have agreed to pay USD 1.2 million to settle allegations of prescribing unapproved drugs in the US. Anindya Sen, 68, owns two cancer centers in […]

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Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Terms Trump’s Budget as ‘Cruel’

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Vice Ranking member of the House Budget Committee, lashed out at Trump administration‘s latest budget proposal by calling it ‘Cruel.’ “There is only one way to describe the Trump budget – cruel. It pulls […]

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Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: Watchdog

WASHINGTON (TIP): A bill passed by US House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy […]

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Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna says Trump’s budget proposal is ‘Budget of Broken Promises’

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents the 17th District of California and a member of the House Budget Committee, heavily criticized President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal, describing it as one ‘that breaks President Trump’s promise to forgotten Americans.’ “This budget would leave millions of individuals and families at […]

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Indian American Seema Verma sworn in as Healthcare Chief

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian-American healthcare consultant Seema Verma, on March 14, was sworn-in as the head of a key healthcare agency in the Donald Trump administration. The Senate on March 13 confirmed Verma as administrator of […]

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Indian Americans Dipal Doshi, Sachin Jain, Rupal Patel named Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellows

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian Americans Dipal Doshi, Sachin Jain and Rupal Patel were among 21 healthcare leaders named to the second annual Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship.The institute announced the Fellows in a July 12 statement. […]

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The Shantiniketan Ashram (SNA) at Tavares, Fl Expands: Adds another Unit

TAVARES, FL (TIP): After a successful project of developing 174 condos for seniors in Tavares, Florida, in two phases – one consisting of 54 condos and another consisting of 120 condos – Shantiniketan is venturing […]

Business & Economics

Indian American Doctors subpoenaed over Performing Needless Procedures

As many as 293 patients of an Indian-American cardiologist around a small town in Indiana have filed lawsuits against him and two other doctors in his practice claiming that they performed needless procedures. The Indiana […]

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Indian-American doctor arrested on charges of taking kickback

WASHINGTON (TIP): An Indian-American doctor in the US has been arrested on charges of receiving kickbacks for referring patients for medical treatment, a March 14 PTI report says. Neil Sharma, who was arrested on Friday, […]

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Former illegal immigrants eligible for ‘amnesty bonuses’ – to get tax refunds

Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the Internal Revenue Service, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned […]

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Ranbaxy told to give pricing data info in US

MUMBAI (TIP): Indian generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories said on Wednesday that federal authorities in the United States had sought details on how it reports pricing data for some products eligible for reimbursement under the Medicaid […]

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Number of Children without Health Insurance Declines, Census Bureau Reports

WASHINGTON (TIP): Between 2008 and 2012, the number of children under age 19 without health insurance declined in 1,171 counties and rose in 17, with 1,950 not having a statistically significant change, according to estimates […]

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Fewer than 2 million signed up for Medicaid under the health law: REPORT

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Obama administration has said that 6.3 million people were determined to be eligible for Medicaid between October and December. But the study, from health-care industry consulting firm Avalere Health, suggests that only […]

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Low Obamacare enrolment figures turns up heat on White House

WASHINGTON (TIP): About 106,000 people signed up for insurance coverage nationally under President Barack Obama‘s healthcare law during October, the government said on Wednesday, a tiny fraction of the millions of people that had been […]

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Obamacare-how caring?

Some 106,185 people signed up for Obamacare in its first month of operation, a period marred by major technological problems with both the federal and state enrollment websites. Troubled HealthCare.gov is unlikely to work fully […]

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Only 248 signed up for Obamacare in first two days

WASHINGTON (TIP: Enrollment in health insurance plans on the troubled Obamacare website was very small in the first couple of days of operation, with just 248 Americans signing up, according to documents released on October […]

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THE POLITICS OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

With the government having lurched into its first shutdown since the 1990s, many commentators are focusing on the potential ill effects that it might have for Republicans. Almost all of these analyses use the shutdowns […]

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Liu Proposes People’s Budget

Time to Stop the Music and End the Annual Budget Dance;Offers Plan to Fund Education, Public Safety, and Restore ‘The NYC Dream’ NEW YORK, NY (TIP): City Comptroller John C. Liu , April 9, unveiled […]

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Obama Vows To Take America Forward

WASHINGTON (TIP): The second inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place in a private swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, January 20, 2013 in the Blue Room of the White […]

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Back from the Brink

What a cliff-hangar it was! Even Hollywood could not have provided this sort of dramatic script. First, it was Senate which passed, in the early hours of Tuesday, January 1 Fiscal Cliff deal potentially averting […]

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US Healthcare System Wastes $750 Billion a Year: Report

WASHINGTON (TIP): The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year – roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar – through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine […]