All posts tagged "healthcare"

  • How We Compare: American Kids More Likely To Die Than In Other Rich Countries

    A staggering report on healthcare for children in the United States makes it clear: kids are dying, often unnecessarily, because they don’t have the same access to care that children have in other wealthy democracies. The statistics...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Obamacare numbers are up.
    Obamacare Enrollment Opens at Record Numbers

    According to a report from the Hill, the number of people signing up for Obamacare at the launch of open enrollment is surging compared to past years. On just the first day, some 200,000 Americans signed up...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
  • Donald Trump Jr. Makes Terrible Halloween Analogy To Complain About Taxes

    President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted an image of his daughter with her trick-or-treat candy, and captioned it with a terrible analogy to taxation. There are glaring problems with this tweet, which several users...

    • Posted November 1, 2017
  • GOP Rep Wants Emergency Rooms To Be Able To Refuse Patients

    Tennessee Congresswoman Diane Black (R) would like to change the law that requires hospital emergency rooms to treat everyone who comes through the door. The inevitable result will be – just as with the GOP healthcare proposals...

    • Posted October 19, 2017
  • Trump is sabotaging Obamacare.
    Which States Will Suffer Most from Obamacare Sabotage?

    Last week, consulting firm Avalere issued a report about how insurers and states all across the country will feel the effect of President Trump’s decision to eliminate cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments — his latest move to try to damage...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
  • Does Congress Have An Alzheimer’s Problem?

    Since even before Donald Trump was elected president there have been doubts regarding his mental health and stability. Speculation on his psychiatric fitness to serve as the U.S. chief executive have increased over his time in office...

    • Posted October 13, 2017
  • Trump Used To Hate Executive Orders Before He Loved Them

    Hypocrisy isn’t an uncommon feature of American politics, and it’s present within both conservatism and liberalism. But Republican President Donald Trump seems to be making it into an artform. Consider the executive orders he’s made. This week,...

    • Posted October 13, 2017
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill says CHIP likely will expire.
    Congress Drops The Ball On Reauthorizing CHIP

    Congressional Republicans have spent so much of the past few weeks trying to take healthcare away from millions of Americans that they have largely ignored the deadline to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is...

    • Posted September 29, 2017
  • Susan Collins Says No — Graham-Cassidy Fails To get 50 Votes

    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is the third Republican U.S. Senator to signal she will vote against the latest incarnation of TrumpCare, also known as Graham-Cassidy. Collins made her announcement on Monday evening, noting that the process by...

    • Posted September 25, 2017
  • Jimmy Kimmel
    Jimmy Kimmel Won’t Let Up On Bill Cassidy

    Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel kept up his criticism of Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Tuesday night, once again taking him to task about the much-maligned version of healthcare that he and his cohort, Sen. Lindsay...

    • Posted September 21, 2017