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The GOP Wants to Slash Food Stamps. Here’s Why That’s a Stupid Idea.

The GOP Wants to Slash Food Stamps. Here’s Why That’s a Stupid Idea.

President Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress have publicly flaunted their desire to slash food aid for the poor. The deficit-swelling tax cut package they passed in late 2017 will embolden
Democrats Vote Against CHIP Funding Ahead of ‘Schumer Shutdown’

Democrats Vote Against CHIP Funding Ahead of ‘Schumer Shutdown’

186 House Democrats voted against keeping the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funded for the next six years as they opposed a stopgap spending measure in the House of Representatives
How Religious Health Care Hurts Women of Color

How Religious Health Care Hurts Women of Color

Laurie Bertram Roberts was 17 years old and 12 weeks pregnant when she noticed a pink discharge running down her leg one day. When she went to her local hospital in Michigan City, Indiana, doctors
Trump’s beliefs about diet and exercise could make Americans sick

Trump’s beliefs about diet and exercise could make Americans sick

On Wednesday, White House physician Ronny L. Jackson revealed the results of President Donald Trump’s physical exam. His very high LDL cholesterol level, despite a prescription for a
Jimmy Kimmel Has a Brand New Method for Making His Health Care Case

Jimmy Kimmel Has a Brand New Method for Making His Health Care Case

See what happens when the host tries to order a cappuccino
Jimmy Kimmel Has a Brand New Method for Making His Health Care Case

Jimmy Kimmel Has a Brand New Method for Making His Health Care Case

See what happens when the host tries to order a cappuccino
Trump to March for Life: ‘We are with you all the way’

Trump to March for Life: ‘We are with you all the way’

Trump touted his administration's anti-abortion policies, including new orders on Thursday and Friday establishing an office to support medical professionals who do not want to perform abortions and
Here Are the Promises President Trump Kept and Broke in His First Year

Here Are the Promises President Trump Kept and Broke in His First Year

Donald Trump was elected president after a campaign of bold promises. Voters responded to his sweeping assurances on everything from health care to immigration and his overall pledge to Make America
Here Are the Promises President Trump Kept and Broke in His First Year

Here Are the Promises President Trump Kept and Broke in His First Year

Donald Trump was elected president after a campaign of bold promises. Voters responded to his sweeping assurances on everything from health care to immigration and his overall pledge to Make America
HHS releases new rules on health workers’ objections

HHS releases new rules on health workers’ objections

Roger Severino, director for the HHS Office of Civil Rights, said a proposed rule on "conscience rights" will further protect health-care workers who think they are being punished or discriminated
Congestion pricing scheme floated for Manhattan

Congestion pricing scheme floated for Manhattan

The recommendation announced Friday was crafted by a task force set up by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to examine congestion pricing. Under the proposal, motorists would shell out $11.52 to drive into
California may buck Congress with its own health insurance requirement

California may buck Congress with its own health insurance requirement

State lawmakers say they will present a package of health-related proposals in the coming weeks, before a Feb. 16 deadline for new bill introductions. Details are still developing, but officials and

45 Years After Roe v. Wade, the War on Women Rages On

In 1969, 22-year-old Norma McCorvey was living in Dallas, Texas, when she discovered she was pregnant with her third child. As a poor, single mother struggling with alcohol addiction, McCorvey felt
Cartoons: Best of Donald Trump’s first year in office

Cartoons: Best of Donald Trump’s first year in office

This cartoon slideshow displays illustrations of Donald Trump's first year as president.
When women’s health is stigmatized, abusers like Larry Nassar can flourish

When women’s health is stigmatized, abusers like Larry Nassar can flourish

Surely there is a spectacularly sweltering nook in hell awaiting Larry Nassar, the “doctor” employed by USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University who whiled away the decades by sexually abusing at

Podcast: Conservatives Must Offer Health Care Solutions

The Heritage Foundation’s Marie Fishpaw joins us to discuss why it’s not enough for Republicans to repeal the rest of Obamacare. There’s more to be... Read More The post Podcast: Conservatives Must
Think you’ve got the flu? At-home doctor consultation app might help

Think you’ve got the flu? At-home doctor consultation app might help

As the flu season bears down on the Bay Area, a range of doctor consultation applications can not only connect flu patients with doctors who make house calls, they can connect them with physicians who
Legal Immigrants Are Avoiding Health Care Fearing It Could Lead to Deported Relatives

Legal Immigrants Are Avoiding Health Care Fearing It Could Lead to Deported Relatives

Some worry personal information will be used to identify undocumented family
Medical field getting up to speed on trans kids

Medical field getting up to speed on trans kids

Nationally, the transgender adult population is estimated at 1.4 million, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. That is twice as many as previously estimated. The rate among

These DACA Recipients Will Remain Eligible for Medicaid

Governor Cuomo says federal action on DACA won't affect N.Y. Dreamers' eligibility for state-funded Medicaid.