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Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 09/28/17 Correction 9/29/17: Stolz marched in the Pittsburgh March for Science and the Pittsburgh People’s Climate March. The story originally said he participated in the Washington D.C.-based versions of those events. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne, is […]

Repeal and replace, back from the dead

Repeal and replace, back from the dead

By Duke Staff 09/21/17 Without much pomp and circumstance, major legislation is being funneled through the Senate that can have widespread and devastating implications. In an effort to push one of the GOP’s major goals before the end of the year — specifically to repeal and replace Obamacare — Senators Bill Cassidy, R-LA, and Lindsey […]

Millions to lose healthcare without Obamacare

Millions to lose healthcare without Obamacare

By Duke Staff  Remember in high school when a trip to the nurse for a headache led to TUMS and pretzels? Or how sometimes “healthcare” in college only consists of DayQuil and sleeping through your 9:25 a.m. class? Well, if the Republican administration’s new health care act is passed, entering the real world will only […]

Duquesne drops student insurance option

By Sam Leon | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne is discontinuing the University-sponsored health insurance policy for students effective July 31, 2015. In a mass e-mail sent to students in mid-November, the University announced it was dropping the plan because coverage is now available under the Affordable Care Act and through private companies offering affordable health […]

Obamacare enrollment surges in Pennsylvania

Obamacare enrollment surges in Pennsylvania

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke More than 160,000 Pennsylvanians signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act before enrollment closed Monday. “The numbers in Pennsylvania are very positive,” Enroll America spokesperson Paydon Miller said. According to Miller, Pennsylvania recorded the fourth highest enrollment in the country. However, there are still over […]

Health care roll out fails to meet expectations

Health care roll out fails to meet expectations

By Jim Lorditch | Student Columnist The socialization of medicine has long tickled the American mind.  According to Jill Lepore of The New Yorker, some politicians have entertained the notion, in one form or another, since the dawn of the twentieth century. Proponents of socialized health insurance looked to Germany as an example because its […]

Government shutdown over, fiscal debate looms

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor The government shutdown may be over and the fight to raise the debt ceiling got a temporary reprieve, but economic experts said the coming budget battles will be much more significant. Last week, President Barack Obama signed a deal that passed Congress to end the 16-day shutdown, bringing […]