Health Care

Why the Same Cancer John McCain Is Fighting Finally Killed Paula Oertel

“They said, ‘No, it’s not approved,’” her sister recalled. “We were like, ‘What do you mean it’s not approved?’”<p>Even a hero such as Sen. John McCain will need uncommon luck to match the fight a Wisconsin woman put up against the same kind of aggressive brain tumor he is now battling.<p>On average, …

Affordable Care Act

Republicans face two unpalatable options on replacement healthcare bill

After a six-month debate and seven years of promising they would repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans don’t have many good options left to pass a bill<p>Mitch McConnell likes to say that finding 50 Republican votes to pass healthcare reform is like solving a Rubik’s cube. As he pushes his party …

Health Care Law

McConnell's last ditch strategy

The Senate leader is forcing doomed Obamacare vote — and backlash could revive it.<p>Talking is no longer working. It's time to vote.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking the rare step of forcing his members to take a tough vote on an Obamacare repeal bill, H.R. 1628 (115), that is on track …

Health Care Law

Trump Slips in Health Care Push at USS Gerald R. Ford Commissioning

President Trump added the seemingly off-script remark after urging attendees to call their Senators about defense spending in next year’s budget.

Health

Tracking Trump: Russia scandal deepens while healthcare flatlines

Donald Trump clashed with Senate Republicans on the healthcare bill and Robert Mueller, in a tumultuous week that ended with Sean Spicer quitting<p>It was a week full of difficult news for the Trump administration on both the healthcare and Russia fronts, at the end of which White House press …

Health Care Reform

Senate Democrats Demand Info From HHS About Its Anti-Ocare PR Campaign

They also suggest that the Department's Secretary may be violating the law with this anti-Obamacare tweets<p>A trio of Democratic Senators has written the Department of Health and Human Services demanding more information on the money it has spent on a public relations campaign to effectively …

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Key Trumpcare provisions found to violate Senate rules, throwing Republicans’ plan in jeopardy

If the bill isn’t fixed, controversial parts will require 60 votes to pass.<p>According to a new determination by the Senate parliamentarian, some of …

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This woman has been arrested 131 times fighting for disability rights—and she’s not done yet

One of the most striking protests in Washington, D.C. so far this year—and there have been many, over everything from immigration to taxes—came courtesy of ADAPT, a grassroots disability rights organization on the front lines of the battle for health care.<p>In June, ADAPT staged a demonstration …

Affordable Care Act

Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

Aaron Albaugh peers out from under the brim of his cowboy hat, surveying the acres of hay fields in front of him. The fourth-generation rancher is raising about 450 cattle this year, in this remote corner of Lassen County, California.<p>His closest neighbor lives a half mile away. "And that's my …

GOP Congressman Has Radical Proposal: Make Members of Congress Live Under Obamacare

While Americans nationwide have felt the effects of Obamacare, there's one group of people who haven't experienced its benefits or challenges first …

Government

GlaxoSmithKline Takes Drug Discovery To The Next Level

Big data could be the future of the new antibiotic in the health care industry to enhance the patient medical care. Big data is shifting the paradigm …

Electronic Medical Records

You Won't Believe How Much Parents Spend on Child Care, According to a New Survey

Child care takes a big bite out of many families' income. How much does daycare or a nanny take out of your budget?<p>We know that child care is expensive. In fact, one recent report found that some parents are spending more on child care, than college! Now, an enlightening new survey reveals that …

Parenting

How patients hear their diagnoses can change everything about what happens next

When sick people seek medical care, there’s an expectation that doctors will do everything they can to manage the problem. But more care—more tests, more procedures, more aggressive treatments—is not always better. Overprescription of antibiotics for relatively minor, common ailments leads to …

Cancer

Upcoming Tricare Change Could Hurt Families

A short sentence buried in a series of major Tricare reforms passed by Congress in 2016, set to roll out late this year, is causing alarm among …

U.S. Military

GOP senator says public won’t have ‘luxury’ of learning about health care plan before a vote

A manufactured crisis.<p>Despite the failure of the latest Trumpcare bill on Monday, Senate Republican leadership is moving forward with plans to have a …

U.S. Congress

Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care.<p>Democrats say Trump's confusing signals are part of a strategy to …

Affordable Care Act

Trumpcare makes single-payer health insurance sound great again

Now the Senate has a zombie Trumpcare bill too.<p>Back in March, you may recall, Speaker Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., called off a showdown vote on the House effort to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.<p>Good riddance, said many Americans. The bill wold have caused 23 …

U.S. Congress

Analysis: Arkansas Democrats relying on political newcomers | Miami Herald

Paul Spencer teaches politics and government to high school students in Little Rock and for the past several years led a group that's pushed for …

Health Care Law

Dental care is a right – not a luxury

<i>Abdullah Shihipar is a Toronto-based freelance writer</i><p>In university, I had just learned that my student health plan covered dental care and so I went to the dentist’s office to get a cleaning – for the first time in more than a decade. The dentist was dismayed at what he saw and lectured me about …

Health

Who Spun It Best: President Trump on health care

As Republicans scrambled to explain away their failed attempt to pass a health-care bill this week, President Trump found a scapegoat. And then he found a new one.<p>In our latest edition of “Who Spun It Best,” we give you three different messages about what happened to health care, all from one …

Dean Heller

Repair is the only “R” word that can solve our healthcare woes

Repeal and replace. These two words have been echoing through the halls of Congress and on the campaign trail for years. Since its enactment, the …

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Joseph Rago’s Wit and Wisdom

Remembering the career of an extraordinary colleague.<p><i>Editor’s note: Wall Street Journal editorial board member Joseph Rago died this week at age 34. What follows are excerpts from his 12-year Journal career.</i><p><b>Status Reporter: The Weekend Interview with Tom Wolfe</b><p><i>Op-ed, March 11, 2006</i><p>Straining out the …

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Manchin: Moderate Dems ready to negotiate on health care

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Cuts to Planned Parenthood a Scary Prospect for Some LGBTQ Patients

When Grecia Magdaleno first came out as a lesbian, it wasn’t to a family member, close friend or confidant. Magdaleno was at an appointment at a Planned Parenthood clinic in her native Arizona when a practitioner was asking her routine questions about her relationship, and asked her if the …

Rights & Freedoms

Kansas Sen. Roberts pushing to move GOP health plan forward | Miami Herald

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is working with fellow Republicans on their legislation to overhaul health care and arguing that a debate should occur …

Affordable Care Act

What Brazil could teach US about Zika

<b>(CNN) —</b> For 10 months, my Human Rights Watch colleagues and I have been researching the impact of the Zika epidemic on women and girls in northeastern Brazil. We interviewed 183 people, including 98 women and girls. Before heading out each day, our team would conscientiously spray ourselves down …

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Paid parental leave may be the idea that transcends politics

Tameka Henry takes care of her disabled husband, her 87-year-old grandfather and her four children, ages 10 to 16. Two of her kids have asthma. Her husband has a chronic intestinal condition, diabetes and congestive heart failure. He’s unemployed.<p>Henry, who makes around $30,000 a year as a case …

Paid Leave

Comcast says Internet fast lanes may encourage self-driving innovation

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to gut the 2015 net neutrality laws, which declared that internet service providers (ISPs) could not offer paid prioritization to web companies and lower speeds for other services.<p>Comcast is happy to see the regulations go, it was one of the …

Telehealth

Explosive email in pay dispute warns Ashes series under threat

Australia's cricketers have been warned this summer's Ashes series could be scrapped even if a new pay deal is tentatively reached with the game's …

Affordable Care Act

Some Pundit Meta On Our Twin Crises

Right now, there are two huge crises in American politics, but one is clearly bigger than the other. Yet looking at my recent columns, and to a large extent my blogging and tweeting, I’ve been focusing mainly on the lesser crisis. A few thoughts about why.<p>Clearly the most important thing happening …

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