Healthcare

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re at it again. As if the proposed Senate Republican tax plan did not put enough targets on average Americans’ backs, according to multiple reports, the revised bill includes another insult: repeal the Affordable Care Act’s, aka Obamacare, individual mandate. The individual mandate is the most controversial part of former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. It requires all […]

12 Year Old Patriot Suing Jeff Sessions Over Marijuana Policy

12 Year Old Patriot Suing Jeff Sessions Over Marijuana Policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was a controversial pick for his office for a few different reasons. His shady past regarding civil rights was a big one. Sessions’ draconian stance on drugs (which many consider to go hand in hand with the first issue) is another. And now a twelve year-old girl is challenging whether Sessions […]

Wounded Las Vegas Shooting Victims Turn To Crowdfunding To Cover Their Medical Costs (Video)

Wounded Las Vegas Shooting Victims Turn To Crowdfunding To Cover Their Medical Costs  (Video)

What do gun control and Medicare-for-all have in common? Talk to a victim of last month’s Las Vegas terror attack. After the worst mass shooting in modern American history that left over fifty dead, some of the hundreds wounded find themselves in a disturbing predicament: how to pay their mounting medical bills. As a result, they now […]

GA State Rep: HIV Sufferers Should ‘Die More Readily’ Or Be Quarantined (VIDEO)

GA State Rep: HIV Sufferers Should ‘Die More Readily’ Or Be Quarantined (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, we got a very loud reminder that state elections matter at least as much as federal elections. A Republican state representative in Georgia who happens to be the wife of a former member of Donald Trump’s cabinet had a shockingly degrading suggestion for how to handle those suffering from HIV, the virus […]

Thanks To Senate Democrats, Obamacare Is Saved Again–Until The Next Fight (Video)

Thanks To Senate Democrats, Obamacare Is Saved Again–Until The Next Fight (Video)

Sometimes, even in these precarious times of stress and uncertainty, there is cause to breathe an occasional sigh of relief. Some bad news from late last week was that President Donald Trump issued an executive order ending subsidies that currently allow low-income Americans to purchase healthcare from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) marketplace exchange. Blaming […]

Trump Uses Executive Order To Undermine Healthcare (Video)

Trump Uses Executive Order To Undermine Healthcare (Video)

Republicans failed yet again to “repeal and replace” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, with the “Graham-Cassidy-Johnson-Heller” health care bill last month. In response, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) told President Donald Trump repeal and replace is “off the table.” Now it seems the president is hell bent on using […]

Schumer To Trump: Repeal And Replace Is ‘Off The Table’ (Video)

Schumer To Trump: Repeal And Replace Is ‘Off The Table’ (Video)

It has been almost one year since Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, and nine months since he took office. In that amount of time, Trump has accomplished none of the major campaign promises he vowed to his base on the campaign trail. For progressives and his other opponents, this […]

‘HAHAHAHAHA’ — Europeans Answer The Question: Would You Prefer U.S. Healthcare System

‘HAHAHAHAHA’ — Europeans Answer The Question: Would You Prefer U.S. Healthcare System

Some European people on Quora answered the question: “As a European, would you prefer the US healthcare system?” The short, resounding answer was no. Here are some of the more detailed answers. Mark Harrison said: “Less coverage: US system” “Higher costs for private medical care: US system” “Lower life expectancy: US system” “Whichever way I […]

The Price Is WRONG: Health & Human Services Secretary Resigns

The Price Is WRONG: Health & Human Services Secretary Resigns

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned today after becoming embroiled in a scandal involving expensive chartered flights that cost American taxpayers more than $1 million. The White House released a statement today acknowledging the President’s acceptance of Price’s resignation and that: “The President intends to designate Don J. Wright of Virginia to serve […]

BREAKING: Susan Collins Leaves Trumpcare Dead In The Water (VIDEO/TWEET)

BREAKING: Susan Collins Leaves Trumpcare Dead In The Water (VIDEO/TWEET)

Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump’s attempt to bully the NFL into submission failed spectacularly, he suffered an even more crushing defeat. The Republican attempt to ram a repeal of the Affordable Care Act through the Senate went down in flames on Monday night when Susan Collins of Maine announced her opposition. Maine’s senior […]

BREAKING: John McCain Puts Trumpcare On Life Support (TWEETS)

BREAKING: John McCain Puts Trumpcare On Life Support (TWEETS)

The Republicans’ hopes of repealing the Affordable Care Act this year suffered a potentially fatal blow on Friday afternoon, when Senator John McCain announced he would oppose a last-ditch effort to ram a repeal measure through the Senate. Rather than try to get a repeal measure past an all-but-certain Democratic filibuster, Mitch McConnell and friends […]

Chuck Grassley Says He Has ‘Responsibility’ To Vote For Cruel Trumpcare Bill (TWEETS)

Chuck Grassley Says He Has ‘Responsibility’ To Vote For Cruel Trumpcare Bill (TWEETS)

In recent years, those of us who cut our political teeth during the Clinton years have come to believe that there is a certain element in the Republican base who will not accept a Democratic president as legitimate–whether he or she is white, black, or polka-dotted. The Obama years served as confirmation of this several […]

More Democrat Senators Signing On For Single Payer Healthcare (TWEETS/VIDEO)

More Democrat Senators Signing On For Single Payer Healthcare (TWEETS/VIDEO)

A shift is happening in the Democrat Party. As many saw with the primaries last year, the Democrats were divided about whether to take a status quo approach or a new progressive push towards healthcare. Of course Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been in favor of universal healthcare for decades and has been vocal on […]

Most Americans Would Benefit Financially From Bernie’s Healthcare Bill — Here’s Why

Most Americans Would Benefit Financially From Bernie’s Healthcare Bill — Here’s Why

A handful of Democratic senators are pledging to co-sponsor independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’s plan for single payer healthcare coverage in the United States. At least five senators have signed onto the plan, including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Tammy Baldwin. Others, including moderate Democrats Max Baucus and Jon Tester, who have […]

PROOF: The Cop Who Illegally Arrested Utah Nurse KNEW He Was Breaking The Law

PROOF: The Cop Who Illegally Arrested Utah Nurse KNEW He Was Breaking The Law

It’s hard to believe that anyone could have watched footage of Salt Lake City police detective Jeff Payne attempt to arrest University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels could possibly conclude that Payne could have possibly been in the right. Payne wanted to get blood from the victim of a drunk driving crash, but Wubbels told […]

FBI Joins Investigation Into Utah Cop Who Bullied Nurse (VIDEO)

FBI Joins Investigation Into Utah Cop Who Bullied Nurse (VIDEO)

Anyone who sees footage of a Salt Lake City police detective try to bully a nurse at University of Utah Hospital into letting him draw blood from an unconscious drunk driving victim would wonder how it was possible this could happen in this country. The nurse told him that hospital policy, as well as state and […]

Somebody’s Actually Defending Cop Who Tried To Bully Nurse Into Drawing Blood From Unconscious Man (VIDEO)

Somebody’s Actually Defending Cop Who Tried To Bully Nurse Into Drawing Blood From Unconscious Man (VIDEO)

Late last week, we learned about what may be one of the most outrageous instances of cops behaving badly yet. A Salt Lake City detective wanted nurses at an area hospital to get a blood sample from the victim of a car crash. The nurse on duty repeatedly told him that the victim was unconscious, […]

Federal Court Strikes Down TX Abortion Law (VIDEO)

Federal Court Strikes Down TX Abortion Law (VIDEO)

A federal court in Texas struck down a controversial anti-abortion law. The law in question would have limited second-trimester abortions by outlawing the dilation and evacuate (D&E) procedure. US District Judge Lee Yeakel said in his decision: “The act leaves that woman and her physician with abortion procedures that are more complex, risky, expensive, difficult […]

Why Five States Have Raised The Age For Buying Tobacco (VIDEO)

Why Five States Have Raised The Age For Buying Tobacco (VIDEO)

This week, Oregon became the fifth state to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21. The other states are Hawaii, California, New Jersey, and Maine. Under the Oregon bill signed by Governor Kate Brown, merchants who sell tobacco and tobacco products to anyone under 21 will face fines from $50 up to $1,000. Rob […]

WATCH Chris Cuomo SHUT DOWN A Trump Official For His Healthcare Double-Talk

WATCH Chris Cuomo SHUT DOWN A Trump Official For His Healthcare Double-Talk

Ever since the failure of the Senate to pass their cruel repeal and replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), President Trump has been saying he’ll let the health insurance marketplace collapse and then Democrats will be forced to negotiate a solution. But on CNN Wednesday morning, it quickly became clear that the […]

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