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Is Medicaid Being Cut? Depends Who's Counting

Democrats say it's being gutted, but Republicans say it's increasing

(Newser) - The weird new fight regarding the Senate GOP's health care plan is one of semantics. Democrats insist that Republicans are slashing Medicaid, while Republicans say that Medicaid is actually increasing. Witness President Trump's tweet on Wednesday: "Democrats purposely misstated Medicaid funding under new Senate bill - actually... More »

Electric Stimulation Revives Man in Near-Coma

Case brings hope, raises questions

(Newser) - Electric stimulation may help improve the brain function of patients in a minimally conscious state, a case study reported in Nature reveals. A 38-year-old man who was mute and barely conscious for nearly 6 years is able to name objects, perform precise movements, and eat without the aid of a... More »

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