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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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Where are we with medical marijuana in Minnesota? 7.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The state unveiled a plan this week to add chronic pain and an eye disease to a list of qualifying conditions. Here’s what you need to know about how the medical marijuana program has evolved — and where it might be headed.
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Inside the Cell Where a Sick 16-Year-Old Boy Died in Border Patrol Care 6.12.2019 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant, was seriously ill when immigration agents put him in […]
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Opinion: My wife's life is priceless. But her chemotherapy drugs are too expensive 6.12.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As a physician who studies health economics, I wonder: Can our society afford to pay for the kind of medicines that have kept my wife's cancer at bay?

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New Report Finds Trump EPA Failed to Follow the Law, Consider Children’s Health on Proposed Loophole for Super-Polluting Glider Trucks 5.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Report Finds Trump EPA Failed to Follow the Law, Consider Children’s Health on Proposed Loophole for Super-Polluting Glider Trucks
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Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years 4.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The pursuit of pot cartridges in the U.S. has added a new layer to drug enforcement while authorities are grappling with the opioid crisis and other drug issues. The push has been fueled recently by alarm over a deadly lung illness that health officials have linked to illicit THC vaping.
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Which health care strategy has the edge among Democrats and swing voters? 3.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Fans of Medicare for All are betting that most Democrats who vote have moved left since 2008, at least on health care. But results from a mix of recent polls suggest voters' views aren't clear-cut.
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Opinion: Our food is tainted with E. coli, yet the FDA is rolling back safety rules 26.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump is rolling back rules to prevent E. coli outbreaks like the Salinas lettuce recall that hospitalized 28 people in 16 states.

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Regulators allege Christian-based health care provider broke state, federal rules 25.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Health care sharing ministries offer consumers an alternative to traditional insurance, and people are drawn to their lower premiums. But one company is accused of selling illegal insurance products.
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In fight for money for opioid crisis, will the youngest victims be left out? 23.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The opioid epidemic is intergenerational, with tens of thousands of babies born every year dependent on opioids. Advocates worry lawsuits against the drug industry might overlook these children.
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Denver residents find radon in their subsidized apartments – and housing authority won’t do anything about it 22.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
While Denver has done some testing for carcinogenic radon in its public housing, 70 percent of units have yet to be checked. When testing by The Oregonian/OregonLive found high levels in several units, the Denver Housing Authority said it wouldn’t follow up.
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2020 Affordable Care Act health plans: What's new 21.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
ACA plans for 2020 are cheaper than last year — premiums lower, on average. And in some areas, people who qualify for federal subsidies could end up with no monthly payment. But read the fine print.
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The Debate Showed How Warren Is Closer to Sanders on Health Care Than the Online Left Would Have You Believe 21.11.2019 Mother Jones
On the morning of Wednesday’s Democratic debate, Elizabeth Warren received what was surely a welcome boost: Health care activist Ady Barkan, who has devoted his life to improving American health care as he slowly dies from ALS, endorsed Warren’s candidacy for president. It was a major endorsement. Barkan has been among the most influential and […]
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America's 'shame': Medicaid funding slashed in U.S. territories 21.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Five U.S. territories say if Congress doesn't quickly allocate more funding for their Medicaid programs, they will be forced to make brutal triage decisions that will likely cost American lives.
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Editorial: Trump cravenly backtracks on vaping. Surprise, surprise 20.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump promised to ban flavored electronic cigarettes. We should have known better.

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When Students Can’t Get Emergency Contraception From Vending Machines, Sometimes There’s No Plan B 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
In the spring of 2017, Emma Donnelly, a junior at the University of Southern Maine, read an article that inspired her to take action. Students at the University of California, Davis, had organized to get a vending machine on their campus that sold emergency contraceptives for half of what they cost at a typical drug […]
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This Report Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Every Child. Its Authors Hope Congress Will Listen. 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
On Monday, some of the authors of the annual Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, a massive report compiled by 120 health and climate experts from around the world on the relationship between climate change and global health, gathered in the Russell Senate office building. They called on policy makers and Congress to act […]
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Opinion: 'Medicare for all' won't fix soaring healthcare costs 15.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Any meaningful discussion to cut healthcare costs has been thrown aside by a political debate over a totally unrealistic plan.

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Editorial: Trump's EPA is trying to limit science in crafting new regulations 14.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A proposed EPA rule to require public release of data behind health studies would undermine the role of science in forming policy. That's dangerous.

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As Kaiser Permanente faces another labor battle, critics question its mission 8.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Labor battles at Kaiser Permanente are exposing it to scrutiny from lawmakers and healthcare advocates.

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