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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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How shutdown affects key parts of federal government 21.1.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown....
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Antismoking plan may kill cigarettes, and save Big Tobacco 20.1.2018 SFGate: Business & Technology
WASHINGTON — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That’s the goal of an unprecedented antismoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials. But the proposal from the Food and Drug Administration could have another unexpected effect: opening the door for companies to sell a new generation of alternative tobacco products, allowing the industry to survive — even thrive — for generations to come.
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The nation’s first Medicaid work rules loom, and many in Kentucky fear losing coverage 20.1.2018 Washington Post
The governor foresees a more self-reliant state. But losing Medicaid, one woman says, is “not the way to get out of poverty.”
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HHS releases new rule on health workers' religious, moral objections 20.1.2018 Washington Post
HHS releases new rule on health workers' religious, moral objections
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Recriminalizing Cannabis Is Worse Than 1930s "Reefer Madness" 19.1.2018 Truthout.com
In these troubling and surreal times, honest journalism is more important than ever. Help us keep real news flowing: Make a donation to Truthout today. In the 1930s, parents across the US were panicked. A new documentary, "Reefer Madness," suggested that evil marijuana dealers lurked in public schools, waiting to entice their children into a life of crime and degeneracy.  The documentary captured the essence of the anti-marijuana campaign started by Harry Anslinger, a government employee eager to make a name for himself after Prohibition ended. Ansligner's campaign demonized marijuana as  a dangerous drug , playing on the racist attitudes of white Americans in the early 20th century and stoking fears of marijuana as an "assassin of youth."  Over the decades, there's been a general trend toward greater social acceptance of marijuana by a more educated society, seeing the  harm caused  by the prohibition of marijuana. But then, on Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded  an Obama-era memorandum ...
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Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco 19.1.2018 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials....
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Work requirements for Medicaid are horrifying 19.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Work requirements for Medicaid are horrifying
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Why HHS is targeting health-care workers' religious objections 19.1.2018 Washington Post
Why HHS is targeting health-care workers' religious objections
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HHS Religious Freedom Division draws praise, alarm in Minnesota 19.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Trump administration has created a new Health and Human Services Department "Civil Rights" division that is fueling both praise and alarm in Minnesota.
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How work requirements for Medicaid hurt people with 'invisible' disabilities 19.1.2018 Washington Post
How work requirements for Medicaid hurt people with 'invisible' disabilities
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The Trump Administration Just Gave the Craziest Justification for Allowing Doctors to Deny Care to Women and LGBT People 19.1.2018 Mother Jones
The Trump administration just made it easier for doctors to deny care to women and LGBT people. On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a new division devoted to “conscience and religious freedom” that will protect health workers who refuse to treat patients because of moral or religious objections—a move that critics […]
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Trump admin will protect health workers who refuse services on religious grounds 18.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom is being established to aid health workers with objections rooted in conscience or religion to treating certain people and performing some procedures.
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Trump's New Health Division Embodies Institutional Oppression, Not "Religious Freedom" 18.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Fear of discrimination and violence already takes an enormous toll on the health and well-being of so many living under the Trump administration. Today's action denying women, LGBT and non-binary people agency over their own bodies further institutionalizes the ability to reject health care for whole groups of people and will likely lead to devastating health outcomes and death for many. Sen. James Lankford speaks at a news conference announcing a new division on Conscience and Religious Freedom as Office of Civil Rights Director Roger Severino (center) and Acting Secretary Kevin Hargan (right) lat the Department of Health and Human Services look on, January 18, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty Images) Truthout readers like you made this story possible. Show your support for independent news: Make a tax-deductible donation today! The Trump administration today announced the creation of what it is calling a " new conscience and religious freedom division " within the Office for ...
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Health workers who object to abortions or assisted suicides to get more federal protection 18.1.2018 Washington Post
A new office will help protect doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who decline to participate in care that goes against their moral or religious convictions.
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If we want to improve global health, we need to tax the things that are killing us 18.1.2018 Washington Post
If we want to improve global health, we need to tax the things that are killing us
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The Health 202: Abortion foes showcase newfound momentum before March for Life 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But has President Trump really come through for them?
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Trump administration creating civil rights division to shield health workers with moral or religious objections 18.1.2018 Philly.com News
The new policy appears to be broad and aimed at protecting health-care workers who cite those reasons for refusing to take part in abortions, to treat transgender patients, or to participate in other types of care.
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New federal policy would let medical professionals decline cases based on religious beliefs 18.1.2018 Washington Post
The Trump administration is creating a civil rights division within the Health and Human Services Department that would clear the way for doctors and nurses to opt out of providing abortions or treating transgender patients.
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Senate Finance Committee advances Alex Azar’s nomination to head HHS 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Senate Finance Committee advances Alex Azar’s nomination to head HHS
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