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Will the public be able to resist the pitch from 23andMe?

Just because something is legal, doesn’t make it right. Just because we enjoy a right of free speech, doesn’t mean we should be verbally insulting people. Just because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves a treatment or a test, doesn’t mean we should pursue it.


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.


Don’t put work-requirements on Medicaid

ONE THURSDAY in January 2018, while cable-news shows were scandalised by the latest leak from the White House, the Trump administration made a change to America’s safety-net. The new rule lets states experiment with forcing recipients of Medicaid to work, volunteer or study in exchange for their gov


Ex-Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper supports universal health care

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — John Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado who is considering a run for president in 2020, said Thursday he supports universal health care and thinks the U.S. eventually should provide it.


Warren rolls out universal child care proposal

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday rolled out a proposal to provide universal access to child care, unveiling a major part of her policy platform as more and more Democratic candidates enter the presidential race.


Who's painting the country red? Must be Trump

President Trump thinks the Democrats are socialists, or worse, and suddenly it’s a huge irony that states that have gone Democratic are painted blue and those that have gone Republican are painted red. It should be the other way around.


New bill looks to clear path for state universal health care

Washington state’s road to universal health care continues, following the introduction of a bill in the state Legislature that would establish a fact-finding group. If passed, SB-5822 would establish a “work group,” comprised of “a broad range of stakeholders with expertise in the health care financ


Liquid fentanyl reported 'unaccounted for' by local health care provider

On the 12th of February, 2019, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service was contacted by a local health care provider in regards to a quantity of pharmaceutical liquid fentanyl that was unaccounted for. Police are currently investigating this incident.


Venezuela's Collapse Puts Strain On Latin American Health Care

The collapse of the health care system in Venezuela is having ramifications throughout Latin America. Disease outbreaks across the continent are being linked back to Venezuela.


Judges say U.S. owes ACA insurers billions

The Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reduction payments saga continues: The Trump administration ended the payments in 2017, Congress failed to fund them, and now 3 judges have said the government is still on the hook for the payments.


Hillary Clinton mocked Trump after he appeared to plagiarize her 'Stronger Together' slogan: 'Now copy my plan on health care, a fairer tax system, and voting rights'

Hillary Clinton accused President Donald Trump of copying her 2016 election slogan "Stronger Together." The GOP shared an image of Trump saying "We're only getting stronger together" — a phrase he used during his border wall rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday.


House Democrats’ plan to start protecting the Affordable Care Act, explained

House Democrats promised in the 2018 campaign that they would beat back the Trump administration’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act, and they are now ready to begin their counteroffensive. They are narrowly focused for now — and there’s good reason for that.


Democrats aren’t embracing socialism. They’re trying to improve healthcare and stop climate change

To the editor: Unlike columnist Jonah Goldberg, I am not afraid of the Democrats’ “wild-eyed fantasy of an agenda that would cost trillions, destroy whole industries and serve as a Trojan horse for socialism.”


Hospital Drug Prices Are Up to 7 Times Greater Than Medicare Pricing

A new study shows something many healthcare patients know all too well: hospitals are charging significant premiums on some of the most-used prescription drugs. In a new study of 34 hospital systems, Wall Street firm AllianceBernstein found that the average drug prices in a hospital are three to sev


Panel discusses affirming health care for LGBTQ patients

The University of Michigan Spectrum Center collaborated with the Rackham Graduate School and medical student organization OutMD Monday to host a panel of LGBTQ-affirming medical professionals. During the event held at Rackham Auditorium, University faculty and health service professionals discussed


Atlanta City Council Wants To Know About Scooter Injuries

The Atlanta City Council is looking to quantify the threat to public safety posed by the growing presence of scooters on city streets. Councilman Dustin Hillis introduced a resolution Monday asking hospitals, urgent care facilities and other health-care institutions to submit scooter-related injury


Fact check: Steven King's claim about number of Americans without health care

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Partners Names Klibanski As Interim President/CEO

With a one-year timeline to find a permanent CEO, Partners HealthCare on Monday named Dr. Anne Klibanski, its chief academic officer since 2012, as interim president and CEO. President and CEO David Torchiana, who has held that post since March 2015, plans to retire at the end of April.


Conservative group to broadcast live third-trimester ultrasound in Times Square

A conservative Christian group will broadcast a live ultrasound of a third-trimester fetus later this year in response to a new law in New York expanding access to abortion. Focus on the Family President Jim Daly told CBN News on Tuesday that his group will hold an event with "great speakers" as wel


Bat found at Hayward mall tests positive for rabies

A rabid bat was found at the Southland Mall in Hayward in early February and county officials are urging any victims to call the health department and a personal health care provider to get a vaccine.