Category Archives: Healthcare

Bill banning Down syndrome abortions passes in Ohio, heads to Kasich’s desk

Wednesday the GOP-led Ohio state Senate passed a ban on abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and Republican Gov. John Kasich has sent signals that he will soon sign the measure into law. Advertisements

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Conyers hospitalized for stress-related illness, family says

Rep. John Conyers has been admitted to a hospital for a stress-related illness in Detroit. The congressman has been under investigation after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

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Federal judge blocks Texas’ law banning ‘barbaric’ second-trimester abortion procedure

Wednesday a new Texas law banning a second-trimester abortion practice was blocked by a federal judge claiming the ban puts “undue burden” on Women in the Lone Star state. Then why don’t they just keep their pants on, so they won’t need abortions?

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Alaska’s Murkowski says she backs repeal of ObamaCare individual mandate

Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said, that she backs the Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare’s individual mandate, a position that might offer her party hope when it comes to the tax plan vote.

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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

US vets that came back from fighting  in the jungles of Vietnam a half century ago, may be dying from a silent bullet — a slow-killing parasite living in the men decades after the war, a new study revealed.

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Colorado VA kept secret wait lists for vets’ mental heath care, report finds

There’s a watchdog group that found that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Denver violated policy by keeping improper wait lists to track mental health care that veterans received.

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Agency: Improper Wait List Used for Vets’ Mental Health Care

Thursday a watchdog arm of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said that the agency’s Denver-area hospital violated policy by keeping improper wait lists to track veterans’ mental health care.

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Paul Ryan faces conservative pressure to target ObamaCare mandate in tax bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing conservative pressure to follow the example of Senate Republicans and target ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of a sweeping tax overhaul – though so far, the GOP leader is showing little appetite for it.

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AARP Blasts Erasure of Medical Expense Deduction in House Tax Plan

AARP is unhappy with one piece of House Republicans’ tax plan, which could end up forcing the GOP to change its proposal. The House and Senate have both unveiled versions of the GOP’s tax reform proposal, which would cut rates across the board and make changes to certain types of deductions. The AARP has a problem with …

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Trump nominates Alex Azar for HHS secretary, replacing Tom Price

President Trump announced that he will nominate Alex Azar as his Health and Human Services secretary, replacing Tom Price who was forced to resign in September amid a scandal over travel expenses.

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