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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Column: Trump is proposing to reduce the employer health insurance system to utter chaos 23.8.2019 LA Times: Health

Trump's position on the notorious Texas-led attack on Obamacare would be disastrous for employer-sponsored health plans

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Op-Ed: New rules from the Trump administration will hurt El Paso shooting victims 23.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Immigrants, including some of the El Paso shooting victims, already have less access to healthcare, and new rules will worsen the situation.

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Dr. Jen Gunter Wants to Protect Your Vagina From Gwyneth Paltrow 23.8.2019 Mother Jones
Inside a serene natural grocery store in Mill Valley, California, Dr. Jen Gunter is scowling at the women’s health aisle. “What’s wrong with the way the vagina smells?” she scoffs, looking over the topical wipes, creams, and washes promising to resolve undesired aromas. “There are no products here to make balls smell better.” Gunter whips […]
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Juul’s Campaign to Raise the Tobacco Age Is More Complicated Than It Seems 22.8.2019 Mother Jones
On July 25, Juul, the $38 billion e-cigarette company, appeared before the United States House Oversight Committee to explain its role in youth nicotine addiction. Juul presented itself as a steward of public health before Congress. “Our incentive is to help [smokers] achieve their goal of transitioning from cigarettes,” said James Monsees, a co-founder of […]
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Federal Health Officials Warned Not to Post About Mental Health After President Trump Links to Mass Shootings 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In the wake of both shootings, Dr. Arthur Evans, CEO of the American Psychological Association, dismissed attempts to link mental health to America's gun violence epidemic.
Mexican marijuana traffickers are poisoning California forests with a banned pesticide, officials say 22.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Law enforcement officials are targeting pot-growing sites in the Sierra where they say Mexican drug traffickers have been using a dangerous pesticide.

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Column: The 10 worst things Trump has done to harm your healthcare 21.8.2019 LA Times: Health

We've compiled a list of the 10 worst Trump actions on healthcare so the cumulative impact is clearer.

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For black mothers and babies, prejudice is a stubborn health risk 19.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
African-American women are more likely than white women to die in childbirth or have their infants face complications. They’re also more likely to encounter demeaning behavior while getting care. Some in Minnesota are working to change that.
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Column: California shows all states how to protect patients from Trump's attacks on Obamacare 16.8.2019 LA Times: Business

California has taken the lead in building a wall against Trump's attacks on the Affordable Care Act.

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Trump shifts from background checks to mental illness reform at N.H. rally 16.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"There is a mental illness problem that has to be dealt with. It's not the gun that pulls the trigger — it's the person holding the gun," Trump said to a standing ovation.
Low-income immigrants in MN shying away from benefits, even with Trump rules still weeks away 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Fearful of being labeled as “public charges” and jeopardizing their chances of becoming permanent residents, many low-income immigrants in Minnesota are not enrolling in public-assistance programs.
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Illinois To Require Insurance Companies to Cover Cost of EpiPen Injectors for Kids 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has signed a law that would require insurance companies to cover costs for children in need of epinephrine injections for cases of severe allergic reactions.
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'Cadillac tax' on generous health plans may be headed to congressional junkyard 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The tax on an employer's generous health plan — originally envisioned as a way to get patients to avoid unneeded care — has never been implemented. Now Congress is considering a bipartisan repeal.
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Column: Why the short-term health plans Trump favors are cheap: They spend pennies on healthcare 13.8.2019 LA Times: Business

The short-term health insurance pushed by Trump spend pennies on customers' medical needs

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Column: Right-wingers again demonize the tiny delta smelt to protect Big Agriculture 12.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

The right-wing campaign to demonize the tiny delta smelt so Big Ag can get more water continues, ignorantly

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“This changed all of us”: A year after Watts murders shook Colorado, investigators on the case continue grappling with trauma 11.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
A year after the high-profile murders shocked Colorado and drew international attention to the small Weld County town, some of those who investigated the case are still grappling with its impact. They suffer nightmares about oil wells or are haunted by a lasting memory of the girls' giggles. Veteran law enforcement officers can’t shake images of the well site where their bodies were recovered. Intense public and media interest in the case continues, making it difficult for investigators to heal.
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Change the Policies Around Red Flag Laws, Not the Labels 10.8.2019 Mother Jones
In the aftermath of consecutive atrocities in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the grim compilation of mass gun death has so consumed our national attention that it’s easy to overlook another kind of weapon widely used before and after mass shootings: loaded language. Weaponized words are on the rise, a fact that isn’t lost […]
Trump team hits brakes on law that would curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs 9.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Critics worry the administration's delays come at a steep cost: Medicare is continuing to pay for millions of unnecessary exams and patients are being subjected to radiation for no medical benefit.
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Why 'Medicare for all' and employer-based health insurance cannot coexist 8.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

If the federal government offers a public "Medicare for all" option, why would any company keep spending money on private health insurance?

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