Tag Archives: health care

House GOP Plots To Fast-Track Health Care Vote For Saturday Now That Freedom Caucus Is Onboard

Yahoo Finance reports: House Republican leaders are considering holding a quick vote on their embattled health care bill after a group of conservative holdouts endorsed a revised version. Facing White House pressure to pass the bill, the Republican vote-counting team is trying to gauge support for a vote Saturday, according to a Republican aide familiar with the process. But it’s …

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HHS Head Tom Price Promises That Trumpcare Will Give Everyone “Access” To Insurance Coverage [VIDEO]

Just like we’ve all got “access” to winning the lottery? CNN reports: The man tasked with shepherding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare defended President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to cover every American, saying Sunday that the multi-layered GOP proposal would give everyone access to the care they want. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said on CNN’s “State …

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John Oliver Blasts “Vicious” Trumpcare Bill [VIDEO]

TIME reports: The American Health Care Act (ACHA) is here and according to John Oliver it’s “the legislative equivalent of Pirates of the Caribbean 5.” “You may not have wanted it, it looks awful, but it’s here anyway,” Oliver said on Last Week Tonight while focusing his attention on the health care bill that the GOP unveiled this week to …

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Trump Reveals Plan For Trumpcare: Allow Obamacare To Implode And Then Let Democrats Take The Blame

CNN reports: In an Oval Office meeting featuring several leaders of conservative groups already lining up against the House Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump revealed his plan in the event the GOP effort fails: Allow Obamcare to fail and let Democrats take the blame, sources at the gathering told CNN. During the hour-long meeting, sources …

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Jason Chaffetz: People Should Just Skip The Next iPhone To Pay For The GOP’s Healthcare Plan [VIDEO]

This morning GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz conceded that the GOP’s “Trumpcare” will result will result in less coverage for Americans. Mediaite reports: “Americans have choices and they’ve got to make a choice and so maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest …

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Democrats Savage GOP’s Obamacare Replacement

From Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer: Trumpcare doesn’t replace the Affordable Care Act, it forces millions of Americans to pay more for less care. This plan would cut and cap Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood, and force Americans, particularly older Americans, to pay more out of pocket for their medical care all so insurance companies can pad their bottom line. It …

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LIVE VIDEO: Sanders Debates Cruz On Obamacare

CNN reports: Under President Donald Trump, the Republican Party is gearing up to overhaul Obamacare — the sweeping health care law enacted in 2010 that covers some 20 million Americans. At a special CNN town hall debate Tuesday night, two senators with diametrically opposed views of the government’s role in health care — Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders — will …

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Bernie Sanders To Debate Ted Cruz On Obamacare

Via press release from CNN: CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a Town Hall Debate with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Texas Senator Ted Cruz on the future of Obamacare at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. President Donald Trump has made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act one of his top priorities …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Complaint Filed After Healthcare Provider Lists “Lesbianism” As Medical Problem [VIDEO]

Charlotte’s ABC affiliate reports: An Indian Trail mother was shocked by a discovery she made on her medical history. Kristina Rodriguez said that after she had blood work done by her medical service provider, Lake Park Family Practice of Carolinas Healthcare System, she saw “lesbianism” listed under medical problems on her medical history record. “This listed as a medical problem …

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Bill Clinton Makes Case For Single-Payer, Calls Obamacare “The Craziest Thing The World” [VIDEO]

Setting the stage for single-payer already? CNN reports: Bill Clinton criticized President Barack Obama’s signature policy reform while on the stump for his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, calling Obamacare “the craziest thing in the world.” Speaking Monday at a Democratic rally in Flint, Michigan, the former president ripped into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for flooding the health …

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Hillary Slams Sanders On Health Care [VIDEO]

Via the Washington Post: As Hillary Clinton closes in on the final days of campaigning in Iowa, she launched a new broadside against her principal Democratic rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), over his inability to advance a single-payer health-care plan throughout his decades in Congress. “Senator Sanders has been in Congress for 25 years,” Clinton said at a rally at …

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VA Head Eric Shinseki Falls On Sword

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GLAAD On Trans Health Care

Among those appearing in the clip is Stephen Ira Beatty, the son of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.

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Bucks For Bauman

A crowdfunding website to pay the medical expenses of bombing victim Jeff Bauman has already raised almost $200,000. Bauman lost both of his legs in the attack and a gruesome photo of his injuries instantly became one of the tragedy’s most haunting images. He is also the only person to provide the FBI with an eyewitness description of one of …

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USPS Reports $16B Loss

The Postal Service has reported a record $15.9B loss for the year, more than three times last year’s loss. Much of the red ink was due to mounting costs for future retiree health benefits, which made up $11.1 billion of the losses. Without that and other related labor expenses, the mail agency sustained an operating loss of $2.4 billion, lower …

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Christian Groups To Protest Obamacare Outside The White House

Via press release: For the faith community, we can never be silent or indifferent when it comes to matters of justice, human rights and religious freedom. As people of principle and faith, we must purpose in our hearts that we will never comply with an unjust or immoral government mandate which would require us to violate our conscience, the teachings …

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Ireland’s President Vs The Tea Party

For reasons not yet apparent, a two year-old anti-Tea Party rant by Irish President Michael Higgins has suddenly exploded across the web and gone viral. Listen. Legendary. Thanks to everybody who sent it to me last night.

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New Study: Declining U.S. Circumcision Rate To Increase Sexual Diseases

According to a just-published Johns Hopkins University study, the declining U.S. rate of newborn circumcision will result in higher health costs for the nation when these boys become sexually active adults. About 55 percent of the 2 million males born each year in America are circumcised, a decrease from 79 percent in the 1980s, according to the report in the …

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Obamacare Will Ban Anti-Transgender Discrimination By Health Providers

A senior official from the Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that under the Affordable Healthcare Act, federally funded agencies and providers will be barred from discriminating against transgender patients. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: In response to a letter sent by a dozen LGBT health and advocacy organizations to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in June, Leon Rodriguez …

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London’s Olympic Opening Ceremonies Praise Universal Health Care

One of the most interesting moments in last night’s opening ceremonies was the lavish tribute to Britain’s National Health Service. Teabaggers went nuts on Twitter, of course. Check out the below commentary from one American, whose clip has (so far) evaded the the IOC, which has been furiously scrubbing YouTube of Olympics-related clips.

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