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White House plans order to expand health care options

White House plans order to expand health care options

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The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system. President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling insurance across state lines would trigger competition that brings down premiums for people buying their own policies. Experts say that's not guaranteed, partly because health insurance reflects local medical costs, which vary widely around the country. Moreover, White House actions may come too late to have much impact on premiums for 2018. Trump was expected to sign the executive order next week, likely on Thursday, a senior administration official said Sunday. U...
The Best Healthy Snacks That Satisfy Every Type of Craving

The Best Healthy Snacks That Satisfy Every Type of Craving

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1. SoulSprout Almond Butter Truffles: Truffles that are good for you—yum! Made with sprouted almonds (so they’re easier to digest), cacao powder, dates, and a few other natural ingredients, these offer indulgence without the sugar crash—there are only seven grams of sugar in two. ($ 4 for 2 oz.; amazon.com) Per 2 tru es: 140 Calories, 10g Fat, 3g Fiber, 5g Pro.2. RXBAR: You don’t have to squint to read the ingredient list—it’s printed in large type, right on the front. And why not, when there are only nuts, fruit, egg whites, and spices? In tasty flavors like mint chocolate, maple sea salt, peanut butter, and mixed berry, these gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free bars will satisfy everyone. ($ 2.50 for a 1.83-oz. bar; amazon.com) 210 Calories, 9g Fat, 6g Fiber, 12g Pro.3. Thunderk
The Healthiest Drink Options at Starbucks (Beyond Black Coffee and Tea)

The Healthiest Drink Options at Starbucks (Beyond Black Coffee and Tea)

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Need a healthy pick me up? I often advise my clients to look for Starbucks when they're out and about, and craving a snack or drink—even the folks who don't drink coffee. The chain offers plenty of nutritious bites, like nuts, pumpkin seeds, kale chips, fresh bananas, and popcorn. And now Starbucks is serving up a decent selection of healthy beverages, too. And I don't just mean black coffee and tea. Below are my picks from the menu (including some that are naturally caffeine-free), based on calories, sugar content, and ingredients:If you're craving juice ...Get an Evolution Fresh. This juice brand, owned by Starbucks, is available in other stores as well. While Starbucks doesn’t carry the complete line, there is one regularly stocked option I recommend: 
The Best Gluten-Free Treats

The Best Gluten-Free Treats

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Try this recipe: Decadent Chocolate MousseThis avocado and banana-based mousse tastes like the real deal, but it actually significantly reduces the calories, cholesterol, and fat from the usual milk-based version. Top off the chocolaty goodness with a compote made of raspberries, lemon juice, and honey—you won't be disappointed.Ingredients: Raw honey, banana, avocado, cacao powder, vanilla bean seeds, raspberries, lemon juice, rose water, pistachiosCalories: 356Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

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In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and others. At a time when Trump finds himself embattled on many fronts, the two directives — issued almost simultaneously on Friday — demonstrated the president's eagerness to retain the loyalty of social conservatives who make up a key part of his base. Leaders of that constituency were exultant. "President Trump is demonstrating his commitment to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Cou