Health Care

Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill

SOMERSET, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday morning lashed out at Senator John McCain of Arizona for breaking with him and opposing Republicans’ latest plan to roll back the Affordable Care Act, saying the senator had let his state down and been deceived by Democrats into abandoning a promise.<p>In a …

Politics

Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

When high levels of lead were discovered in the public water system in Flint, Mich., in 2015, Medicaid stepped in to help thousands of children get tested for poisoning and receive care.<p>When disabled children need to get to doctors' appointments — either across town or hundreds of miles away — …

Politics

Jimmy Kimmel’s credibility on health care questioned after this revelation

Jimmy Kimmel has been applauded by many for his passionate missives against the GOP’s latest Obamacare repeal effort, the Graham-Cassidy bill, but a new revelation is undermining his credibility for many.<p>Is Jimmy Kimmel biased?<p>The Daily Beast reported Friday that Kimmel reached out to the office of …

Conservative View

Conservatives and the Rotten Smell of States' Rights

The roots of the Graham-Cassidy bill are deep and poisonous.<p>As Congress factors in Senator John McCain’s refusal to back, for now, the latest scrupulously unvetted legislation to scramble the American health-care system, the gamey smell of states’ rights still lingers in the air.<p>“Instead of a …

Business

Bernie Sanders has a healthcare plan for the US

And it may just work.<p>Bernie Sanders has a healthcare plan. It's a form of single payer healthcare. It's a confusing term. It means a single collector of funds, the government, which then becomes the single payer for services and materials involved in healthcare. Bernie calls his version "Medicare …

Bernie Sanders

Uncertainty Over Health Care Law's Future Hobbles Entrepreneurs

Stinson Dean, an entrepreneur from Independence, Mo., is used to taking risks. He buys Canadian softwood framing lumber to sell to lumberyards in the U.S. and says coping with the ups and downs of the market is an inevitable part of doing business.<p>But when he started the company about a year and a …

News (U.S.)

One Way for G.O.P. to Achieve Some Repeal Goals? It’s Already Part of Obamacare

On Friday, Senator John McCain of Arizona announced that he would not support the latest Republican push to overhaul the health care system. He didn’t disapprove of the objectives of the bill, but to its process, which was too rushed and partisan, he said in a statement: “A bill of this impact …

Politics

Heathcare.gov to Go Down for Maintenance During Obamacare Enrollment Period

As the latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act founders in Congress, the Trump administration isn’t slowing down its efforts to …

Affordable Care Act

Gay Republican Obamacare Critic Turns to Crowdfunding After Accident

Alex Newman, known on Twitter as “Sassy Gay Republican,” famous for his opposition to being forced to pay for health insurance under the Affordable …

LGBTQ

Graham: "I respectfully disagree" with McCain's position

Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a statement Friday in response to his longtime friend Sen. John McCain's announcement that he won't vote for the …

Politics

How Fox News is framing the health care debate: it’s either Graham-Cassidy or single-payer

They never stopped covering single-payer.<p>Senate Republicans have scheduled a vote this coming week for their latest Obamacare repeal bill, but all Fox News can talk about is single-payer health care.<p>We started to see this a few days after Sen. Bernie Sanders released his single-payer plan, which …

Politics

Lindsey Graham And Bill Cassidy Are Getting Ratio'd Like Crazy On Twitter

Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy are testing the upper limits of the ratio for a politician.<p>Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, authors of the latest GOP health care bill that appears headed for defeat, aren’t winning any friends on Twitter.<p>The two are generating epically …

Bill Cassidy

Column: Here’s what’s wrong with the U.S. health care system

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I.Vt., speaks during an event to introduce the “Medicare for All Act of 2017” on Capitol Hill on September 13, 2017. Photo by …

OECD

Congratulations, Democrats. Obamacare is Here to Stay and You Own It

Unless there is a miracle and several Republican or Democratic senators change their mind, any healthcare reform bill that requires 51 votes to pass …

Conservative View

Kaiser Permanente CEO: Health Care Must Mean More Than Coverage

Health care has been in the spotlight this year — and most of the focus has been on what is not working for the American people. Like many other …

Health Care Industry

Ethiopia built an army to tackle maternal mortality. This is how they did it.

Dr. Admasu Kesete, CEO Roll Back Malaria Partnership (former minister of health. Ethiopia, 2012-2016) —<p>When I joined the Ethiopian ministry of health in 2002, we were using a health system designed for other countries. Our tiny number of highly trained health providers was concentrated in big …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Late-Night Lately: Kimmel's Health Care Battle, Colbert's Emmys Spat With Trump, Conan's Trip to Israel

THR's Late-Night Lately rounds up the best sketches and guests with a look at what's to come next week.<p><i>The Hollywood Reporter's</i> Late-Night Lately is …

Comedy

Trump Supporters Boo McCain's No Vote on Health Care Plan

President Trump and his supporters at his campaign stop for Senate candidate Luther Strange were clearly upset at Sen. John McCain but Trump remains confident Republicans will pass an Obamacare repeal bill.

Health

Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California

Sen. Bernie Sanders pilloried Republican efforts to overhaul the health care system and touted his own Medicare for all plan Friday before an effusive California audience that welcomed him on stage with chants of "Run, Bernie, Run!"<p>Sanders' speech to the influential California nurses' union in San …

Bernie Sanders

Podcast: Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill Unravels

The Week Ahead, Episode 71<p>Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the latest Republican bill to repeal Obamacare may well kill it, says Roll Call Senate …

Politics

Mother of disabled child: Cassidy 'should know better'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jessica Michot's voice breaks, and her eyes fill with tears.<p>Since July, the 33-year-old mother of a severely disabled boy has been trying to meet with her senator, Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana.<p>This year, she and other mothers of children with disabilities took a bus from Baton Rouge, …

Health

The Resistance Now: campaigners warn fight for healthcare is not over

John McCain dealt a blow to Republican hopes of passing the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act but activists warn against complacency<p>The Resistance Now on Facebook Sign up for our weekly newsletter about the Resistance<p>Not out of the woods yet …<p>Republican efforts to repeal the …

News (U.S.)

State reverses decision to shield information from nursing home inspection reports

Florida regulators decided Friday they will abandon the use of software that allowed them to heavily redact key words from nursing home inspection …

Freedom of Information

Majority of Americans support single-payer: poll - Salon.com

As Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continues the fight for his groundbreaking “Medicare-for-all” legislation, a new poll shows that Americans are in favor of a single-payer health care system by a “slim majority.”<p>As the Hill reported on Friday, a new Harvard-Harris Poll shows that as a whole, 52 …

Liberal View

Senator Cassidy’s Home State of Louisiana Gets Hit Hard by the Doctor’s Bill

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm<p>By Kalena Thomhave | Sep 22, 2017<p>The Graham-Cassidy bill is atrocious. “Shifting of responsibility” for health …

Liberal View

Hospitals, Insurers Rise as McCain Opposes GOP Obamacare Repeal

Hospital and health insurance stocks moved upward Friday after Republican Senator John McCain said he would withhold his vote from a GOP proposal to …

Business

Fibromyalgia — an invisible disease with a devastating toll

The public revelation by Lady Gaga that she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia has given renewed voice to the more than six million Americans who …

Chronic Pain

Healthcare stocks rally after McCain comes out against GOP health bill

Healthcare stocks rallied on Friday, with many briefly erasing their losses after Senator John McCain came out in opposition to the latest Republican …

Stocks

Few Americans Are Cheering On The GOP's Latest Attempts To Repeal Obamacare

But most Republicans still want to see the law dismantled.<p>Republican congressional leaders spent much of this week struggling to muster the votes for yet another attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act ― an effort that seemingly took a critical hit Friday when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) …

News (U.S.)

Patient-Centered Care Starts With Patient-Provider Communication

Improving communication between patients and their providers is crucial to reforming the health care system to better meet patients’ needs and …

Health Policy