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June 26, 2017

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The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence Seaway opens, making the Great Lakes accessible to Atlantic shipping. Thousands of laborers toiled for decades to make it happen; indirectly and directly, the Seaway today supports 75,000 jobs in Canada and 150,000 in the U.S.

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Study: Romney's Medicaid Scheme Would Throw 10s of Millions Off Rolls
Posted On: Oct 25, 2012

Oct. 26, 2012 | A study released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds that block-granting Medicaid, as Romney proposes, would see tens of millions of poor Americans lose their health insurance, while the remaining Medicaid beneficiaries would get reduced coverage. Romney also wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid. Between block-granting Medicaid and scrapping ACA, Romney would take health insurance away from between 31 and 37.5 million Americans. Read more here.



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