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Health Care

  1. veterans
    The Trump Administration Is Launching Stealth Attacks on VeteransThe White House is making it easier for predatory lenders to profit off veterans’ misplaced trust, while letting Trump’s golfing buddies rule the VA.
  2. trumpcare
    Trump’s New Insurance Rules Put Women and Children at Risk“These plans aren’t for everyone,” says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
  3. Trump Administration Aims to Steer People to Junk Health Plans Over ObamacareIn addition to cutting most funding for Obamacare navigators, the administration is urging counselors to plug plans that don’t meet ACA requirements.
  4. How Democrats Plan to Turn Kennedy’s Retirement Into a Political WinThe party will block Trump’s next Supreme Court justice — or, at least, remind voters that the GOP is a threat to their health care while trying.
  5. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  6. politics
    How to Be a Parent in AmericaWe have to give up on the idea that common ground makes a difference to people willing to commit atrocities.
  7. Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Is a Huge Gift to DemocratsThe White House’s push to eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions is the perfect campaign issue for Democratic candidates.
  8. Voters Who Like ‘Medicare for All’ May Not Support Single-PayerTruth is, single-payer is very different from Medicare, even if it borrows the Medicare “brand.”
  9. Drug Firm Paid Michael Cohen $1.2 Million for Insight Into Trump’s Policy ViewsAfter one meeting with Cohen, Novartis realized that he had no knowledge of Trump’s health-care plans. It had to pay him $100,000 a month, anyway.
  10. Trump Adds ‘Cutting Children’s Health Care’ to GOP’s 2018 PlatformDemocrats say Republicans will pay for their tax cuts by taking health care from working people. Trump is about to affirm this campaign message.
  11. Michigan’s Proposed Medicaid Work Requirement Comes With a Racist TwistThe bill exempts residents of high-unemployment rural areas, but hangs those in high-unemployment cities out to dry.
  12. Elderly White Voters Are Starting to Turn on the GOPIn 2016, older, college-educated white voters favored a Republican Congress by ten points. Today, they support a Democratic one.
  13. Study: Trump’s Obamacare Sabotage Will Leave Millions More UninsuredThe Urban Institute finds that Trump’s changes to Obamacare will increase premiums by 20 percent and leave 5 million more people uninsured.
  14. Liberal Think Tank Unveils New Alternative to Single-Payer Health CareYou can view the new CAP proposal as a sign of growing Democratic progressivism, or as a way to avoid the problems with single-payer plans.
  15. The White House Accidentally Made the Case for Single-Payer Health CareTrump’s team of economists argues that Medicaid is bad because it covers too few people.
  16. Trump Administration Proposes Obamacare-Flouting Health PlansThe administration is attempting to kill the law by a thousand cuts.
  17. Amazon Should Not Be in Charge of Solving Our Health-Care CrisisDemocratically unaccountable private actors shouldn’t be responsible for performing the state’s traditional functions. But, increasingly, they are.
  18. legalized discrimination
    The ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom Division’ Will Help Doctors DiscriminateIt will protect health workers who don’t want to treat transgender patients or women seeking abortions.
  19. bearing children
    Congress Is Threatening Kids’ Health CareGrown-ups are supposed to help kids stay healthy.
  20. last night on late night
    Baby Billy Kimmel Joins Father Jimmy to Discuss Children’s Health-Care CrisisThe host, who was off last week for Billy’s heart surgery, wants Congress to renew a program that covers 9 million kids.
  21. On Tax Bill, Collins Accepted Health-Care Promises Written in Vanishing InkTurns out House Republicans don’t feel bound by the promises made to Susan Collins by Trump and McConnell to get her vote for the tax bill.
  22. Will the Government Avoid a Shutdown? 5 Key QuestionsA government shutdown is unlikely. But if talks wander onto non-spending topics, and each side thinks the other will be blamed, it could happen.
  23. consolidation
    CVS Finalizes $69 Billion Deal to Buy AetnaThe merger, if approved, could dramatically reshape the health-care industry.
  24. The Fight Over Net Neutrality Is a Protection RacketNice internet you have there — a shame if something happened to it.
  25. science of us
    Too Many Doctors Still Believe Dangerous Racial StereotypesThe online outrage over a medical textbook barely begins to address a widespread problem.
  26. Trump Moves to Gut Obamacare Benefits RequirementsIt looks like another effort to sabotage Obamacare.
  27. science of us
    Why It’s So Hard for Doctors to Learn About Transgender Health IssuesThe history of a long-standing gap in medical education.
  28. Would ‘Medicaid for All’ Cure What Ails Our Health-Care System?An interview with Senator Brian Schatz on his new plan to let all Americans buy into the federal program.
  29. New GOP Obamacare ‘Fix’ Alternative Is Really Just a Poison PillThe GOP has drafted a bill that won’t get any Democratic support.
  30. Democrats Must Soon Decide Whether Single-Payer Is a Litmus TestShould Democrats abandon incremental approaches to health care?
  31. Republicans Appear Uninterested in Deal to Fix Trump’s Obamacare MessThough Trump said he backs the deal reached by senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, it got a cool response from Republican lawmakers.
  32. How Trump’s New Executive Order Could Kill ObamacareThe new rules are designed to dramatically increase premiums in the Obamacare marketplaces — potentially inducing their collapse.
  33. House Budget Vote Necessary, But Not Enough, in the GOP’s Tax Cut PlansThe GOP dissenters in the House’s vote on a budget resolution setting up tax cuts indicate some potential problems ahead for the GOP.
  34. Tom Price Resigns as Health and Human Services SecretaryAfter reports emerged about his expensive private jet travel.
  35. memes
    Want to Really Understand the Health-Care Debate? These Nachos Will HelpNational Nurses United breaks it down with cheesy chips.
  36. GOP Tax ‘Simplification’ Initiative So, So ComplicatedYou’d think a nice, modest, balanced tax cut would be easy for a GOP Congress and White House to execute. But the GOP keeps complicating it all.
  37. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Roy Moore’s Victory Only Adds to Trump’s Power Over the GOPThe president may have backed the wrong guy in Alabama’s Senate race, but the revolution continues.
  38. the national interest
    GOP’s Two-Pronged Strategy to Pass Health Care: Deceit and Reckless SpeedThe willingness to blindly unleash sweeping and potentially catastrophic changes is a testament to an ongoing ideological mania.
  39. health care
    GOP Health Bill Now Includes More Blatant Bribes for Likely ‘No’ VotesThe new Graham-Cassidy is supposed to provide more money for Alaska and Maine, but policy experts say the Republicans’ math is wrong.
  40. Susan Collins Says It’s ‘Very Difficult’ to Imagine Supporting Graham-CassidyAnother bad sign for the bill’s prospects.
  41. No One Wants the Latest Trumpcare Bill — Except Right-Wing BillionairesAnd for at least 48 Republican senators, that seems to be enough.
  42. Seth Meyers Takes “A Closer Look” at the GOP’s Latest Attempt to Repeal […]Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers takes “A Closer Look” at Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal Obamacare with the […]
  43. health care
    Government’s Own Estimate Shows the GOP Health Bill Is a Disaster for AlaskaThe numbers undecided senator Lisa Murkowski wanted are in. They show Alaska losing 38 percent of its federal health funding by 2026.
  44. Fast-Casual Chain Chili’s Happily Demystifies Health Care for People on TwitterSomeone wanted to know why his doctor’s appointments cost so much.
  45. sick sad babies
    What to Do If the Health-Care Bill Makes You Want to SwearBe like Joe Scarborough and go ahead and swear. Then call your senators.
  46. Lewis Black Covers the GOP’s “Douche Document” of a Healthcare Bill on […]Here’s a clip from last night’s Daily Show, where Lewis Black stopped by for a new installment of “Back in Black” about the GOP’s new […]
  47. Jimmy Kimmel Responds to Bill Cassidy’s Healthcare Lies and “Phony Little […]Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel went viral for taking a stand against the GOP’s continued effort to repeal Obamacare with the new […]
  48. Trump Tweets Confirm He Doesn’t Understand What’s in the GOP Health BillHe said he wouldn’t sign Graham-Cassidy if it didn’t cover people with preexisting conditions. In reality, it’s likely that it won’t.
  49. bearing children
    It’s Okay to Politicize Your Child When Politics Are Threatening His LifeRepublicans are endangering health care for American families, again.
  50. health care
    GOP Senators Refuse to Let Bipartisan Opposition Kill Obamacare-Repeal DreamThey’re forging ahead with Graham-Cassidy, though governors from both parties, various medical groups, and Jimmy Kimmel all say it’s a terrible bill.
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