Category Archives: Healthcare

Collins, Murkowski in Hot Seat Over SCOTUS and Abortion

Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins are already in the searing spotlight for the role they’ll play in voting to confirm the next Supreme Court nominee. Continue reading →

Florida Teen First Human to Be Diagnosed with ‘Keystone’ Virus

A teen in Florida is the first known person to be infected by a mosquito-borne virus that previously had only been found in animals. The Keystone virus was first discovered in 1964 in the Tampa Bay area and doctors had thought the virus could possibly affect humans. The teen, who went to an urgent care clinic in North Central Florida in 2016, was diagnosed after seeking help for a fever and rash.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Pushes Mental Health Programs

Monday Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam told a public affairs group that the keys to curtailing gun violence at schools are to improve the state’s mental health programs and to tighten campus security. Continue reading →

Liberal Group Outlines Plan for Universal Healthcare

Thursday the left-leaning Center for American Progress released a proposal titled “Medicare Extra for All,” which details a plan to provide universal healthcare coverage. Continue reading →

Congress must act to bring civil legal aid to every homeless and struggling veteran who needs it in 2018

President Trump recently signed an executive order designed to ease military service members’ transition to civilian life, including automatic enrollment to receive Department of Veterans Affairs medical and mental health care. While the executive branch figures out how to implement this plan, another opportunity to help veterans is lying dormant in Congress, awaiting a vote. Continue reading →

Americans who visited Cuba report similar symptoms suffered by US diplomats

About two dozen Americans who traveled to Cuba have reported experiencing similar symptoms to those suffered by U.S. diplomats serving at the American Embassy. “Since September 29, the Department of State has been contacted by 19 U.S. citizens who reported experiencing symptoms similar to those listed in the Travel Warning after visiting Cuba,” a spokesperson for the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs told the Miami Herald via email. Continue reading →

White House doctor peppered with questions as reporters hunt for evidence of a Trump illness

I’m surprised they didn’t ask him how often he took a crap. White House physician Ronny Jackson was slammed with an onslaught of questions regarding President Trump’s health in a bizarre press briefing on Tuesday that raised eyebrows as the press fished for maladies. Continue reading →

New ObamaCare taxes are hitting millions where it hurts

Tax reform legislation signed into law by President Trump in December, which will lower taxes for most Americans this year, unfortunately did nothing to stop billions of dollars in new taxes under ObamaCare from hitting millions of Americans in the wallet. Continue reading →

FDA Food Recall Delays Could Endanger Lives

The FDA’s recall process is too slow to ensure public safety, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services, CBS News reports. Continue reading →

CDC Now Has Seven Words They Can’t Say in Budget Reports

The Center for Disease Control’s officials are now prohibited from using seven certain words in the documents being prepared for next year’s budget. The Trump administration has banned the words transgender, fetus, vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, evidence-based, and science-based from appearing in the public health agency’s officials documents, but CDC and the Office of Budget and Management, which oversees what is included in the budget reports, are not saying why. Continue reading →