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What is the individual mandate?

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

November 17, 2017

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

The individual mandate is a controversial part of the current national health care act known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that has its origins in the Clinton era. Its primary purpose is to try and persuade all citizens from ...

New blood pressure guidelines from AHA put millions in the red

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

November 14, 2017

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

In a recent study released by the American Heart Association, the threshold for hypertension (high blood pressure), was lowered from 140/90 mmHg to 130/80 mmHg. This reduction has put nearly half the population, 46% of citizens...

Members of TPP continue with agreement despite US exit

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

November 13, 2017

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

While President Trump has promised to put “America first,” the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have met and made plans to proceed without the United States in the agreement. The pact, which was a signature...