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Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democrats’ 2016 runner-up, to make another presidential bid
Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont whose 2016 presidential campaign grew from a left-wing insurgency to a major political force, will seek the Democratic Party’s nomination again in 2020.
No socialized health care on my watch
Last week I had the distinct honor of attending President Trump ’s State of the Union. During his address to the nation, President Trump stated, “Here in the United States we are alarmed by the new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence and not gover
Republicans' Strategy for 2020 Is the Same One They've Been Running for Years
Expect to hear about the same old boogeymen, just much, much louder. The thousand-Democrat primary is well underway, but the Republicans are also gearing up for the 2020 election. And while Democrats have often in the past struggled to see beyond the presidency, Republicans are eyeing as many fights
Al Sharpton Says Jussie Smollett Should ‘Face Accountability to the Maximum’ If Attack Was Staged
The MSNBC host and civil rights leader says the facts must come out. Al Sharpton said that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett should face severe consequences if the truth ultimately shows he fabricated or staged the hate crime assault he says occurred in Chicago last month.
Danielle Campoamor Trump's national emergency at the border is fake. Here are some very real emergencies he should be addressing instead.
A little after 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning, President Donald Trump held a press conference in the White House's Rose Garden to officially declare a national emergency at our nation’s southern border. After reluctantly signing a bipartisan spending bill that allocated $1.37 billion for new fencing,
We don’t need government-run health care to get to affordable, universal coverage
David Kendall is senior fellow for health and fiscal policy at the think tank Third Way. Jim Kessler is executive vice president for policy at Third Way. America can insure everyone without changing anyone’s existing health coverage. It won’t require replacing Obamacare with a single-payer, governme
Patients, health data experts accuse Facebook of exposing personal health information
A group of patients and health data experts is accusing Facebook of misleading users about how their personal health information can be manipulated and exposed without patients' explicit permission.
Here’s how you run for president
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has yet to announce he is running for president. However, his recent swing through early primary states and his more frequent national news media interviews suggest he’s leaning that way. Whether he runs or not, other Democrats might want to see how one runs as a progress
Hofstra to host second health care entrepreneurship event
Hofstra University is hosting its second Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge, offering more than $60,000 in prize money for business ideas that improve the health of underserved communities in the metropolitan region.
DuPage Water Commission employee dies week after Villa Park workplace accident
A DuPage County employee was killed in a workplace accident earlier this month in west suburban Villa Park. Rocky Ellingsworth, 59, suffered a “traumatic injury” at 12:09 p.m. on Feb. 8 when a portable directional board hit him on the head in the 200 block of East Roosevelt Road, according to Villa
Georgia Senate panel backs health care waiver bill to expand coverage
Georgia’s Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday passed a bill to give the governor power to shape two programs that could improve access to government-funded health care for more Georgians.
Kaiser medical school in Calif. to offer free tuition to first five classes of students
California-based health-care company Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday that it will provide free tuition to the first five classes of students who attend its new medical school in Pasadena, Calif.
Primary care physicians associated with longevity, new research finds
There is little debate over the importance of primary care physicians — the virtual quarterbacks on our medical teams running us toward the end zones in good health. New research now shows us just how important those primary care physicians are in what to many is the most important contest of all: p
Medicare for All: What it is, what it isn't
Ever since Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fired up the Democratic base two years ago with his plan to deliver Medicare for All, the idea has become a kind of yardstick for measuring a candidate’s support for a single-payer health care system. But Medicare for All presents challenges both practical and
FDA warns against infusing young people's blood to fight aging
The Food and Drug Administration is warning against infusing young people’s blood in an attempt to fight aging and other diseases. “Simply put, we’re concerned that some patients are being preyed upon by unscrupulous actors touting treatments of plasma from young donors as cures and remedies,” the F
Amy Klobuchar's novel pitch for the Democratic nomination: Pragmatism
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems willing to say one word that often goes unspoken by presidential candidates eager to win over voters: No. At a CNN town hall with voters here on Monday night, the Minnesota Democrat offered few sugar-coated promises on causes that have become p
Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen says reproductive health care is health care, and she's fighting hard to protect it
Feeling anxious about politicians’ obsessive—and dangerous—push to restrict women’s access to vital reproductive health care in the United States? Us, too. From the Trump administration’s terrible birth control policy to the Supreme Court confirmation of Trump’s so-called “pro-life” pick Brett Kavan
Millennials and Generation Z Have a Big Problem With Traditional Health Care in the U.S.
Younger people are less likely than their parents and grandparents to find value in the traditional health care system, a new study shows. In its 2019 Digital Health Consumer Survey, Accenture found that while 85% of the “Silent Generation,” or people born between 1928 and 1945, have a primary case
Former Shopko distribution center in Sarpy County to close, costing about 300 jobs
A Sarpy County warehouse complex that distributed products for regional Shopko stores is closing, costing about 300 people their jobs. The World-Herald confirmed the closure Monday, which was explained in a statement from the Wisconsin company that took over the former Shopko Distribution Center at
Sherrod Brown criticizes Medicare-for-all plans backed by other Democratic presidential hopefuls
WASHINGTON —– Sen. Sherrod Brown took aim at Democratic presidential contenders who favor government insurance for all Americans, warning it would cause “angst and anguish” for millions of people to give up their health plans provided by their employers or purchased by themselves.