Health Care

KS Bills Approaching Gov's Desk Double-Down on Extreme Anti-Woman Agenda

KS Bills Approaching Gov's Desk Double-Down on Extreme Anti-Woman Agenda
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is as right wing and ideologically-driven as they come, and nowhere is this more evident than in the sustained attacks he's made on women's health and reproductive rights in the Sunflower State.
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Obamacare Hater Now Loves Obamacare After It Saves His Life

Obamacare Hater Now Loves Obamacare After It Saves His Life
A 57-year-old logger, who had been uninsured since 2009, has learned that that darned Obamacare ain't so bad after all. When a valve in his pacemaker failed, the man had to either sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act or die. The man now agrees that Obamacare is better than death.
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New Study Could Be the End of Diet Soda and Aspartame

New Study Could Be the End of Diet Soda and Aspartame
As concerns about health epidemics plague the nation, demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better choices. As we reported, aspartame–the main sweetener for diet soda–is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing seizures and a host of other health issues.
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Why Conservatives Are Willing to Let People Like Charlene Dill Die

Why Conservatives Are Willing to Let People Like Charlene Dill Die
Obamacare didn’t come with ”death panels, like conservatives claimed it would.” So, Republican governors and state legislatures formed their own. Until the death of Charlene Dill, the victims of those death panels were invisible.
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Koch Group's Dubious 'Obamacare Victim' Has Donated Thousands to Conservative Causes

Koch Group's Dubious 'Obamacare Victim' Has Donated Thousands to Conservative Causes
Both with efforts and money, Carol Perry has been a staunch ally in the conservative cause — everything from gun control to rallying like-minded voters. Now, she's being marched out by Americans for Prosperity as the poster of Obamacare victims. Considering the source (and the source of the source) can we really consider Perry's story to be reliable?
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Obamacare Success Means Now is the Time for Universal Healthcare

Obamacare Success Means Now is the Time for Universal Healthcare
It's official - the Affordable Care Act is a success by every one of the law's measures. Healthcare costs are rising at the slowest rate in 50 years, and healthcare deficit spending is falling.

VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care

VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was on The Politics Hour Sunday, and had some strong words for the House Republicans refusing to expand Medicaid, saying they were playing politics and that "they have failed to do their job" of governing.
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Industry Cover-ups and Misinformation Still Fueling Asbestos Deaths

Industry Cover-ups and Misinformation Still Fueling Asbestos Deaths
A long vertical pipe sits against white-painted brickwork in the corner of a cramped storeroom. Two men wearing orange boiler suits and gloves crouch at its base. One uses a scraper to remove lumps of what looks like wet papier-mâché from the outside of the pipe, into a red bag held by the other.
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That Strain of Ebola Rocking Guinea, West Africa? It's a New One.

That Strain of Ebola Rocking Guinea, West Africa? It's a New One.
A heretofore unseen strain of the deadly Ebola virus has killed scores in West Africa, mostly in the nation of Guinea. Genetics testing has indicated this is brand new, and highly lethal.
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Nation's Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage in VT

Nation's Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage in VT
After a groundswell of support from state residents fueled by grassroots activism, Vermont is on track to become the first state to require the labeling of food that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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