Another Argument From Obamacare Critics Is Starting To Crumble

US President Barack Obama speaks at Temple Emanu-El November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Obama spoke about the Affordable Care Act amid technical problems which have hurt the rollout of the healthcare marketplace. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Millions of additional people now have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But does that mean Americans actually have better access to health care? Some intriguing, if tentative, new research suggests the answer is yes. It’s one more reason to think Obamacare is not the fiasco that critics claim it to be. In a new paper for the ...

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New Sandra Bland video shows her in jail days before death


Texas authorities released new video of Sandra Bland in jail days before her death, hoping to dispel conspiracy theories that she was dead before arrival. The hours of footage, released Tuesday, shows the 28-year-old making phone calls, talking to police, getting her mugshot taken and moving through the jail following her traffic stop arrest. She appears calm in most of ...

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Alleged pot-smoking stripper learns from Daily News reporter that roommate is trying to boot her from Chelsea apartment


Awkward! A songwriter for Nickelodeon wants a judge to evict her pot-smoking stripper roommate — and got into a heated argument with her on a Chelsea sidewalk Tuesday after the roomie found out about the boot bid from a Daily News reporter. Alicia Angel, 32, says in court documents that Erin Reed “has a history of intentionally reckless conduct” that’s ...

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Instagram Restricted Sandra Bland Hashtag To Block Hate Speech

LISLE, IL  - JULY 25: Daija Belcher, 5, holds a sign in front of the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church during the funeral service for Sandra Bland on July 25, 2015 in Lisle, Illinois. Bland's death roused suspicion nationwide after the 28-year-old was found hanging from a plastic bag three days after she was pulled over by a Texas State Trooper for a traffic violation. (Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

The week after Sandra Bland was found dead in a Texas jail cell after what appeared to be a routine traffic stop, her name started trending on social media. Facebook users began sharing video of Bland’s arrest and photos of the 28-year-old woman. Twitter users brewed a conspiracy theory that Bland’s death, which authorities have said was suicide, had been staged by ...

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Ralkina Jones Dies In Jail In Cleveland Suburb

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A woman who was arrested at her ex-husband’s place of work Friday died in her jail cell bed over the weekend, police say. Ralkina Jones, 37, of Cleveland, died on Sunday in the Cleveland Heights jail. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Monday. Spokesman Chris Harris told HuffPost that there were “no suspicious injuries” to Jones’ body, ...

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Jill Scott On Bill Cosby: He’s In One Of The ‘Most Dangerous Positions’


Jill Scott says she hasn’t always enjoyed the freedom of speaking her mind — but she’s doing it now and owning it: “Finally I can say ‘I’m a grown ass woman.'” Last week, the Grammy Award-winning R&B diva commemorated her 15-year anniversary in music with the release of her fifth studio album, “Woman.” In the weeks leading up to the release ...

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Ramarley Graham’s Mother Tells DOJ To Stop Dragging Its Feet


NEW YORK — It’s been nearly two years since the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it was reviewing the evidence in the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed black teen gunned down at his home in the Bronx in 2012 by NYPD Officer Richard Haste. And it’s been nearly a year since the DOJ told Graham’s family it had launched a ...

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Chicago Just Fired An Investigator Trying To Hold Cops Accountable For Unjustified Shootings

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 20:  Protesters and Chicago Police confront each other near the NATO conference venue on the first day of the NATO summit on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Sixty heads of state, 2,500 journalists and thousands of protesters have converged on Chicago for the two day NATO meeting which begins on Sunday and will look to address the situation in Afghanistan among other global defense issues. Chicago police are preparing for the worst with many officers in riot gear and with their numbers enhanced by police from outside the city.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The independent agency tasked with policing Chicago cops hasn’t released findings on several unjustified police shootings, and its leaders are more concerned with protecting officers than investigating citizen complaints, a fired employee said. Lorenzo Davis, an Independent Police Review Authority supervisor who was fired this month, said Chief Administrator Scott Ando asked him to change his findings in three police ...

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead At 22 Following Long Hospitalization

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Brown's father and aunt have been appointed co-guardians of the ailing 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston. Lawyers for Bobby Brown and Pat Houston issued a joint statement Friday, May 8, 2015. The statement says Brown and Houston will have joint responsibility for decisions related to "Krissi's care and medical needs."(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died Sunday, according to Entertainment Tonight. She was 22 years old. Brown was hospitalized on Jan. 31 after she was found unresponsive by her boyfriend Nick Gordon and her friend, Max Lomas, in a bathtub at the couple’s home in Roswell, Georgia. Multiple outlets reported that Brown ...

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