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tRUmp quietly shuts down HIV cure research to appease the religious right
By Alex Bollinger  Monday, December 10, 2018
“You spend your life trying to do good experiments and organize your science carefully, and suddenly, at the whim of some politicians in Washington, D.C., they remove a critical piece of your scientific armamentarium,” Greene said. More

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act
Joan McCarter  Daily Kos Staff Friday December 14, 2018
This lawsuit was filed in February. Why did the ruling only come now? Well, it sure looks like the judge—an appointee of George W. Bush—deliberately waited until after Election Day. That way, Republican candidates who supported this suit didn’t have to answer extremely pointed questions about why they wanted to take away people’s health care. More details here. More

U.S. Healthcare Ranked Worst In The Developed World
U.S. & Global News 5-20-18
And as reported earlier this month, President Donald Trump also recently signed an executive order that has the potential to impact the availability of healthcare coverage for low-income Americans. More
How donald tRUmp Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business
Dan AlexanderForbes Staff Jun 6, 2017
The Donald J. Trump Foundation, which has come under previous scrutiny for self-dealing and advancing the interests of its namesake rather than those of charity, apparently used the Eric Trump Foundation to funnel $100,000 in donations into revenue for the Trump Organization .More
Kellyanne Conway reveals the trump plan to battle opioid addiction—and it involves eating fast food
By Walter Einenkel  Mar 23, 2018
Last month Conway was promoted(?) to heading an “opioids cabinet,” seemingly filled with people lacking any and all expertise in public heath.  Kellyanne Conway is an asshole. Watch the assholish video. More

Health Care Legislation Cropping Up in Unexpected Places
Julie Carter May 10, 2018
In addition to the unusual health care component of the Farm Bill, Congress is contemplating taking back money that has already been allocated to a variety of programs, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The potential CHIP cuts are one of several rescission requests the White House transmitted to Congress earlier this week. More

The trump Administration plans to make devastating cuts to Food Stamps, and replace them with USDA "harvest boxes."
This “Harvest Box” wouldn’t include any fresh fruits or vegetables. It also doesn’t take people’s food allergies, requirements, or preferences into account. This is cruel, demeaning and very short-sighted. A trump Administration official was booed, laughed at and walked out when he met with the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference to explain this humiliating proposal. More

Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Obamacare supporters 'stupidest, dumbass people'
By Nicole Chavez, CNN  Fri March 2, 2018
Sen. Orrin Hatch apologized Friday for saying supporters of the Affordable Care Act are the "stupidest, dumbass" people he's ever seen. More

Politico: Susan Collins "explodes" at broken promise to hold vote on guaranteeing health insurer pay
by Gideon  Feb 10, 2018
According to Politico, Susan Collins is shocked to discover that the White House has broken a promise to her. More

Intolerable cruelty: Kansas Medicaid leaves elderly to die without care
By Chris Reeves  2017/12/22
Today, more than a thousand Kansans sit, waiting, unsure of end of life or extended placement because of a system clearly in violation of federal rules. There is little risk to Kansas, though, as most observers believe the trump administration has little interest in forcing compliance with these regulations or invoking any penalties. More

Medicare Rights Center Identifies Consumer Protections for New Medicare Payment and Delivery Models
Julie CarterNovember 21, 2017
Support for this work was provided by AARP. The views presented here are those of the author and not necessarily those of AARP or its directors, officers, or staff. More

The Scary Reason You Definitely Don't Want Antibiotics In Your FoodA whopping 80% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used for food-producing animals, which has serious implications for their health—and ours.
FOODANIMALS by Emily Monaco November 3, 2017
“The world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era in which common infections will once again kill,” Margaret Chan, MD, MSc, and two-term Director-General of the World Health Organization. More

trump Administration To End Obama Era Rule Allowing Nursing Home Residents To Sue For Mistreatment
By First Amendment  Monday Aug 07, 2017
Donald Trump, who has used the legal system 4,095 times and counting to sue individuals and companies, wants to overturn an Obama era rule that protects nursing home residents and allows them recourse to sue for mistreatment. More

trump Takes a Big Bite out of His Voters' Food Stamps. Seven of the 10 states that most rely on SNAP voted for trump.
The budget includes $193 billion in cuts over a decade to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps—25 percent of the program's budget. About 44 million people benefit from food stamps in the United States, especially poorer states in the Southeast. For example, 1 out of every 5 people in Louisiana receive food stamps in a given month, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. More    What is SNAP?
White House says diabetics don’t deserve health insurance
BFSkinner  May 11, 2017
Donald Trump’s budget director specifically called out people suffering from diabetes as a group of Americans who do not deserve the protection of health insurance. More

Jimmy Kimmel Might Have Struck the Final Blow Against the GOP Health-Care Plan By Margaret Hartmann
Kimmel said that regardless of party, “We need to make sure that the people who are supposed to represent us, people who are meeting about this right now in Washington, understand that very clearly.” More

This is how Obamacare explodes
Updated by Sarah May 1, 2017
It will hit areas of the country that are rural and poor — and predominantly supported Trump — very hard. More
BREAKING: President Obama Breaks Silence, Destroys Trump in Public Announcement.
Barack Obama is not done fighting for Americans and this country. Yesterday the former president broke his silence to destroy Republicans on their healthcare plan. More
EPIC FAIL: Reports say Trumpcare vote pulled By Joan McCarter Mar 24, 2017
Seven years they had to come up with some kind of bill to replace it. Seven years they had every conservative policy wonk (the real ones, not Paul Ryan) providing advice and offering ideas. In seven years they did squat. More

Republicans never wanted to kill Obamacare MICHAEL A. COHEN
The GOP said Obamacare increased health care costs when it didn’t. And they repeatedly said that repealing it would make American health care better, when it wouldn’t. More
Another Trumpian monster: Tom Price blows off a cancer patient's concern about losing Medicaid
By Joan McCarter Mar 16, 2017
The Trump regime has plans for dealing with the sick, the elderly, the hungry, pretty much everyone who isn't rich, one that's less humanitarian than the old myth of sending them out on an ice floe. More
BREAKING: Trump Launches Plan to WIPE OUT Savings for Countless Seniors
Trumpcare is terrible for seniors. In fact, it’s so bad that some seniors may literally have to exhaust their savings to pay Trumpcare premiums.
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