Health Care

'Not the Kind of Moral Leadership We Need': Critics Pounce After Schumer Refuses to Back Medicare for All

'Not the Kind of Moral Leadership We Need': Critics Pounce After Schumer Refuses to Back Medicare for All
After the Democratic leader said he wants "best, cheapest" healthcare for every American, one critic asked: "Does Chuck know that free is the cheapest?"
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$3.5 Trillion on Healthcare Each Year and We’re Still Uninsured, Underinsured, and Unhappy

$3.5 Trillion on Healthcare Each Year and We’re Still Uninsured, Underinsured, and Unhappy
Michael Lighty has organized, advocated and developed policy for Improved Medicare for All nationally and in California for 29 years. He is a founding Fellow of the Sanders Institute.
It’s time for a reality check when it comes to universal healthcare. Usually, that means those with an idealistic vision of equity and justice must give it up in favor a more achievable program.  But in this case, the reality of what’s achievable exceeds the low expecta
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Watch GOP Senate nominee lie shamelessly about pre-existing conditions

Watch GOP Senate nominee lie shamelessly about pre-existing conditions
Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), the GOP nominee for Senate in Arizona, is the latest Republican to deal with her bad record on health care by simply lying about it.
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FDA Requests Public Commentary on Proposed Cannabis Scheduling Changes

FDA Requests Public Commentary on Proposed Cannabis Scheduling Changes
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting interested persons to submit comments concerning abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use of 16 drug substances.
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Trump's "Horrifying" Medicaid Pick Hired With "Express Purpose to Dismember" Program

Trump's "Horrifying" Medicaid Pick Hired With "Express Purpose to Dismember" Program
Mary Mayhew "destroyed Medicaid in Maine now she will destroy it in the whole country."
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Why Did USA Today Publish Error-Filled Column Written By Trump?

Why Did USA Today Publish Error-Filled Column Written By Trump?
In an op-ed for USA Today, President Donald Trump made a series of false and misleading statements about Medicare and health insurance in general.
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Bernie Sanders: 'I Know This Is Shocking' But Trump Lying About Medicare for All

Bernie Sanders: 'I Know This Is Shocking' But Trump Lying About Medicare for All
"No, Mr. President. Our proposal would not cut benefits for seniors on Medicare. In fact, we expand benefits."
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A Surgeon So Bad It Was Criminal

A Surgeon So Bad It Was Criminal
Christopher Duntsch’s surgical outcomes were so outlandishly poor that Texas prosecuted him for harming patients. Why did it take so long for the systems that are supposed to police problem doctors to stop him from operating?
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Trump Administration's Dramatic Cuts Undermine Health Care Access for Millions of Women

Trump Administration's Dramatic Cuts Undermine Health Care Access for Millions of Women
Without funding certainty, the sudden change in course has a real-world effect on the financial and operational planning for Title X providers who depend on the grants.
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Why We Need Medicare For All: Teacher Charged $109K After Heart Attack

Why We Need Medicare For All: Teacher Charged $109K After Heart Attack
"The lesson is, if you live in America and get charged an outrageous medical bill, you better hope you can find a journalist to write about it."
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