Tag Archives: Health Care

GOP’s New Health Care Plan Will Harm America’s Most Vulnerable By
The GOP’s American Health Care Act, a bill that has been advertised as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, has finally been published — and by the looks of it, their so-called health care overhaul will leave countless...
20 Million People Would Lose Health Coverage Under Donald Trump Presidency By
WASHINGTON  — A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people. The 2016 presidential...
Florida Governor Uses Office To Bully Constituent For Calling Him A**hole By
In America, there seems to be a kind of paralysis when it comes to publicly heckling and lambasting elected officials. When the population of Iceland learned from the Panama Papers that its Prime Minister was involved in shady bank dealings, they feverishly protested in...
Colorado To Put Taxpayer-Funded Health Care For All On Ballot By
Supporters of universal health care have gathered enough signatures to put on next year’s ballot a plan to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with taxpayer-funded coverage for all. Proponents submitted 158,831 qualified...
Why Don’t We Have Single Payer Health Care? Ask Medical Lobbyists By
MINNEAPOLIS — When it comes to lobbying Washington, no single industry can match the lobbying power of the health care industry. The medical field, from pharmaceutical companies to doctors’ associations, has already spent over $120 million on lobbying this year. The...
Trauma Center Protesters March From Proposed Obama Library Site By
Card This Tuesday, approximately 65 people marched from one of the proposed Barack Obama presidential library sites in Washington Park to the house of University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer, protesting for a Level I trauma center at the University of Chicago Medical...
Women Aren’t The Only Texans Grappling With Changes To Health Care Access By
In Part 1, MintPress News looked at barriers to abortion access in Texas under the Texas Omnibus Abortion Bill (HB2) and how the pro-abortion rights reproductive justice movement seeks to help Texans. AUSTIN, Texas — Both sides of the conflict over the Texas Omnibus...
Indian Country Grapples With Health Funding Shortfalls, Non-Payment By
WASHINGTON — Tribal health programs working to serve native people are not seeing funding of administrative costs keeping pace with need, and the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs owe millions to tribal governments. “The federal government has...
How The Veterans Affairs Patient Load Exceeded Its Capabilities By
Approximately 1 in every 15 Americans is a veteran, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For most of the 22 million Americans who have sacrificed their health and livelihoods in defense of the nation, the Veterans Health Administration and the Veterans...
Long Wait At VA For Mental Health Care Lead To Suicide By
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Nick D’Amico, a deeply troubled Army veteran, had been seeing a counselor every other week. But he found it next to impossible to get a follow-up appointment at the El Paso VA with a psychiatrist who could adjust his medication, according to...