Healthcare

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, And Berkshire Hathaway Announce A Joint Venture–Healthcare (Video)

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, And Berkshire Hathaway Announce A Joint Venture–Healthcare (Video)

Chances are you’ve recently purchased something from Amazon.com. Maybe it was books. Maybe clothes. Maybe an appliance or a tool. Maybe you streamed a movie or an Amazon series. Maybe you even bought groceries. Sometime in the near future, though, you might have the ability to buy health insurance and pharmaceuticals. According to the Washington Post and […]

Evangelical Right Behind HHS’s New ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom Division’ (Video)

Evangelical Right Behind HHS’s New ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom Division’ (Video)

“Religious freedom.” It doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Who would be opposed to it? In fact, the First Amendment makes it clear we have a tacit freedom of religion when its states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” There’s a reason it’s the first […]

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

One of the reasons (and there are several) Donald Trump won the White House was his promise not to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. This made him very popular among his base, many of whom are beneficiaries of the social welfare programs Republicans always vow to eliminate. In fact, Trump proudly spent his entire presidential […]

The CDC Is Told Seven Words Are Banned From Its 2018 Budget (Video)

The CDC Is Told Seven Words Are Banned From Its 2018 Budget (Video)

“Vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based.” These are terms the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reportedly prohibited from using in any official documents intended for next year’s budget. The nation’s top public health agency was informed at a meeting with senior officials overseeing the CDC budget Thursday that in lieu of “science-based” or “evidence-based,” agency […]

Trump Wages Class Warfare With Tax Cut Bill (VIDEO)

Trump Wages Class Warfare With Tax Cut Bill (VIDEO)

On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a speech attempting to characterize his legislative goals and tax cut bill as “populist.” Despite significant contradictory analysis, the president claimed his efforts negativity affect wealthy individuals and aids most Americans. This assessment falls short of factual reality. In truth, Trump used emotional rhetoric to divide American voters. The president’s […]

A Blank Webpage Tells Us All We Need About National AIDS Policy (Video)

A Blank Webpage Tells Us All We Need About National AIDS Policy (Video)

If you’ve been at all paying attention the past year, you know the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue doesn’t really care much about us–unless we’re rich, or part of the 34 percent still holding on to the belief President Donald Trump is a messiah for the ages. But in case we need another reminder, […]

Senator Asking For Trillion Dollar Tax Cut Says There Isn’t Money To Pay For Children’s Health Care

Senator Asking For Trillion Dollar Tax Cut Says There Isn’t Money To Pay For Children’s Health Care

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was confronted on the Senate floor by his colleague, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), for not doing enough to save the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Hatch created the program with Senator Edward Kennedy (a Democrat) in 1997, and funding expired about two months ago. The Senate has yet to reauthorize funding for […]

Bernie Sanders Setting Up To Make A 2020 Presidential Run?

Bernie Sanders Setting Up To Make A 2020 Presidential Run?

After a hard-fought surprise run in 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) looks positioned to solidify his fundamentals and build widespread support for progressive policy goals. Despite serious divisions and persistent voter mistrust, the popular senator seeks to heal the damage caused by internal corruption and unify the Democratic Party. The senator has been spending a significant […]

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 […]

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