Jasmine Jackson

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Obamacare Covers Breast Cancer Prevention Meds

Cer­tain med­ic­a­tions that re­duce the risk of breast can­cer now must be covered un­der Obama­care.<p>The De­part­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices …

GOP govs take second Medicaid look

Republicans counting on a year of nonstop Obamacare-bashing may be in for an unwelcome surprise: more red-state governors ditching the political script to take a second look at the law’s huge expansion of Medicaid.<p>The party plans to make Obamacare and its early stumbles a central campaign issue in …

US doctors warn Congress cutting food stamps could mean higher medical bills

Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result.<p>Among the health risks of hunger are spiked rates of diabetes and …

Republicans Are Bashing Obama For Pulling Troops Out Of Iraq

The accusations by prominent Republicans on Capitol Hill coincided with a furor over a new book by former defense secretary Robert Gates that contained blunt criticisms of the president over both the Iraq and Afghan wars.<p>Renewed skirmishes over Iraq were notable, because by most accounts, Obama has …