American Health Care Act

Jimmy Kimmel Slams GOP for Looming Shutdown, CHIP Funding (Video)

“We’ve reached a point somehow at which North and South Koreans have a better relationship than Republicans and Democrats do,” Kimmel jokes<p>At the top …

Donald Trump

These Trump administration changes could make health-care coverage worse

SINCE THE big Obamacare repeal-and-replace bills failed in the Senate, Congress and President Trump have sought to undermine the law in subtler ways. First, Republican lawmakers repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate, a key element of the law’s design. Now the Trump administration is rolling out …

Health Care

REVEALED: Trump's 10-step plan to dismantle Obamacare

• <b>An early Trump administration plan to dismantle Obamacare via executive action was released Wednesday.</b>• <b><br>The list was designed to show conservative members of the Republican conference how the Trump administration would take apart the healthcare law outside of congressional action.</b>• <b><br>The list includes</b> …

ObamaCare

America’s health care system is an international disgrace, and it’s only getting worse

Until we confront this reality, we can expect more preventable deaths and unnecessary suffering<p>A common talking point among American exceptionalists is that the United States is blessed with one of the best health care systems in the world, and that residents of Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and …

Health Care

America's Health Care System Is an International Disgrace, and It's Only Getting Worse

A common talking point among American exceptionalists is that the United States is blessed with one of the best health care systems in the world, and …

Health Care

US President Donald Trump fires entire council advising on HIV/AIDS

Ten HIV/AIDS experts have been dismissed from their unpaid roles on the US presidential advisory council. Six other members quit in June, accusing …

World News

President Trump fires council advising on HIV/AIDS

President Trump has fired the entire council that advises his administration about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the <i>Washington Post</i> reported this week.<p>Patrick Sullivan, an epidemiologist at Emory University in Atlanta who works on HIV testing programs, told the newspaper the members were informed by …

Politics

The GOP Pushed Historically Unpopular Bills in 2017. One House Republican Consistently Resisted.

Republicans in Congress spent the year crafting historically unpopular legislation. First, they tried, tried, tried to pass health care reform, …

Darrell Issa

Rep. Diane Black: I'm stepping down as chairman of the House Budget Committee after a successful year with Trump

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, the country was ending one of the most fiscally irresponsible presidencies of the modern age. Now we’re wrapping up a year of bold fiscal leadership from President Trump and conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives.<p>I became chairman of …

Opinion

Rep. Diane Black resigns as Budget Committee chairman for Tennessee gubernatorial bid

Rep. Diane Black is stepping down from her chairmanship on the House Budget Committee and will pursue a run for governor of Tennessee.<p>Black, a …

Government

Too Many Tweets? Library of Congress Scraps Exhaustive Twitter Archive

Will all of President Trump’s tweets be archived?<p>Remember when the Library of Congress said they’d archive every single tweet ever? It was a bit …

Entertainment

Truthdig's Top 10 'Ear to the Ground' Posts of 2017

Truthdig’s Ear to the Ground section in 2017 was flush with updates on the Trump administration’s fumblings and deliberate undoing of Obama-era …

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