Republicans oppose the ACA because it increased taxes on rich people and entrenched the idea that the government should guarantee Americans’ access to affordable health care. But conservative politicians know those complaints don’t resonate with the public. Very few Americans are outraged that government subsidies have rendered their deductibles artificially low, thereby hiding “the true cost of care”; a lot of voters are outraged that their deductibles are so high they can’t afford to see a doctor. … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump Push the GOP Left on Health Care?
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The senator spoke Tuesday morning at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive.” He emphasized the hearing is not about overturning Roe v. Wade but instead about babies who are “born alive, surviving a botched abortion attempt.” (RELATED: ANALYSIS: Infanticide Is A Real Issue, Despite Establishment Media Narrative) … [Read more...] about ‘We’re Talking About Babies’: Ben Sasse Says Born-Alive Bill Is Not About Abortion Access
San Francisco has been hit hard. Meth is now involved in a fifth of drug arrests in the city and is tied to about half of visits to the psychiatric emergency room. Overdoses surged during the past decade to 126 in 2018, with mortality rates highest among African American men. … [Read more...] about California bill would fund rewards for meth addicts who stop using drugs
“We have to really acknowledge the obvious here,” he added. “There are moments when it isn’t an easy decision, it may not even be a medically precise decision, about how long that person is going to survive and a heartbeat. But you do what you think is right.” … [Read more...] about Democrats Highlight Race, Downplay Need For Infanticide Legislation At Born-Alive Hearing
The medical costs of treating obesity-related diseases may have soared as high as $147 billion in 2008 … The cost of treating obesity doubled over a decade, signaling the rising prevalence of excess weight and the toll it is taking on the health-care system. … [Read more...] about Tax the Fat!