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White House Denies Heart Disease Claim

by Max Greenwood / January 22, 2018

The White House on Wednesday pushed back against reports suggesting that President Trump may have a form of heart disease after the president’s doctor claimed that his patient’s health was “excellent.” In a press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the administration stood by the assessment of Trump’s doctor, Navy Rear […]

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2 Dozen Senators Question Medicaid Work Rules

by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / January 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new policy allowing state work requirements for Medicaid recipients is legally questionable, more than two dozen Democratic senators said Thursday, framing an argument likely to be aired in court. The senators’ letter to acting health secretary Eric Hargan reads like a memo to legal groups preparing a court challenge […]

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HHS Protects Workers Who Object to Medical Procedures

by GRACE GUARNIERI / January 22, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Health and Human Services Department is creating new protections for moral and religious health care workers that will allow them to opt of out participating in medical procedures that violate their spiritual beliefs like abortions and assisted suicides. However, activists and liberal politicians fear such policies will also allow medical professionals to […]

Black Children Face Higher Death Risk After Surgery Current News

Black Children Face Higher Death Risk After Surgery

by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center / January 22, 2018

Memphis, Tenn. – A recent study, Race, Preoperative Risk Factors, and Death After Surgery, has found that black children are more than twice as likely to die following surgery than white children and describes race-specific models to predict surgical outcomes. The study has been published online, and will be published in the February 2018 issue […]

Nurses Slam AMA for Stand on Independent Practices Current News

Nurses Slam AMA for Stand on Independent Practices

by Meg Bryant / December 4, 2017

AMA opposes what it calls “inappropriate scope of practice expansion,” while the nurses group says care from nurse practitioners is safe and typically more efficient than care from physicians. “The American Medical Association has asserted, once again, its commitment to put the profit of its physician membership ahead of patients and their access to high-quality […]

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How Would Hospitals Swamped by Flu Handle a Pandemic

by HELEN BRANSWELL / January 17, 2018

A tsunami of sick people has swamped hospitals in many parts of the country in recent weeks as a severe flu season has taken hold. In Rhode Island, hospitals diverted ambulances for a period because they were overcome with patients. In San Diego, a hospital erected a tent outside its emergency room to manage an […]


Medicaid Sabotage


Medicaid was enacted in 1965 under the Lyndon Johnson administration as a social insurance program to provide lower-income Americans with the health care they need. Since then it has been solidly supported by all subsequent administrations as a social contract within our society, as a matter of fairness and necessity. As poverty and inequality have […]

Renew Opioid Declaration

by Fajar Alam

Now is the time to urge Congress and the White House to renew the declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency. In October of 2017, President Trump declared a 90-day public health emergency as an effort to confront the ongoing opioid crisis. That declaration ends on January 23, 2018. Following the announcement, […]