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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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Trump's War on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Is Global | Opinion 17.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Trump administration has worked to bring its domestic agenda to the U.N. and other global fora with alarming scale and speed.
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New Report: Toxic Consequences – Trump’s Attacks on Chemical Safety Put Our Health at Risk 17.6.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Sam Lovell, Project Manager. Today, EDF released a report detailing the major threats to public health and future generations from the Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attacks on the 2016 chemical safety law. Just three years after Congress passed bipartisan legislation, the Lautenberg Act, to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), implementation of the […]
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Obamacare still lives, but Trump’s rule on HRAs may remake health insurance in U.S. 15.6.2019 LA Times: Business

President Trump’s attempt to transform American health insurance is almost complete.

Twenty months ago, frustrated after attempts to repeal Obamacare fell apart in the Republican-controlled Senate, Trump pledged to use executive power to do what Congress failed to legislate. An executive order...

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These Colorado nursing homes were poorly rated and eligible for federal oversight. Until this week, nobody knew. 14.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
A new federal report released this week documented hundreds of nursing homes across the country, including four in Colorado, that have consistently unperformed in state inspections but were never publicly identified.
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No GOP Governors Mentioned Reproductive Health During 2019 State Address. 10 Have Since Signed Anti-Abortion Laws 14.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Eleven states in total have passed laws restricting a woman's access to abortion, with some states approving near-total bans of the procedure altogether.
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The Trump EPA is setting back chemicals policies by decades 13.6.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Tacoma, WA 1972 As we approach the third anniversary of the historic passage of bipartisan legislation to overhaul our nation’s broken chemical safety system, we’re hearing that political appointees at the agency are gearing up to celebrate their “successes” in implementing the law. While the chemical industry may […]
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Reports find health workers still aren't alerting police regarding likely elder abuse 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Workers in nursing homes, hospital ERs and other health facilities are required by law to notify police whenever they notice likely signs of physical or sexual abuse. But that's often not happening.
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California Wants to Offer Medicaid to Undocumented Immigrants. How Much Would It Cost? 10.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
If the plan is approved, it could see as many as 90,000 low-income undocumented immigrants between the ages of 19 and 25 become eligible for Medicaid.
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Poll: Majority want to keep abortion legal, but they also want restrictions 7.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey found that three-quarters of Americans want the Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade. But there is also complexity — and contradiction — in respondents' views.
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'Mental health parity' is still an elusive goal in U.S. insurance coverage 7.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The Affordable Care Act and other U.S. laws sought to put insurance coverage for mental health conditions on equal footing with coverage for physical conditions. But patients say that's not happening.
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Florida Woman 'Tired Of Living In Trump Country' Stabs Herself Multiple Times: Police 7.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The woman was taken to the hospital and placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold under Florida's Mental Health Act, often called the Baker Act.
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Soaring insurance deductibles and high drug prices hit sick Americans with a ‘double whammy’ 6.6.2019 LA Times: Nation

Wendy Matney hesitated to tell her family not to call 911.

“It seemed almost selfish to say, ‘Please don’t call because we can’t afford this,’” said the 39-year-old home health aide, who has a form of epilepsy that causes frequent, sometimes violent, seizures.

Matney has been to the hospital enough,...

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Trump Administration Ends Government Fetal Tissue Research 6.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump's administration," HHS wrote.
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How doctors can help skeptical patients understand vaccines 5.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In 1853, as public health awareness was growing in England, Parliament passed a law requiring all babies to be vaccinated for smallpox, a virulent and deadly disease. The vaccine, developed by physician and scientist Edward Jenner at the turn of the previous century, was an effective way of preventing...

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Gov. Newsom stepped into a vaccine debate we shouldn’t be having. Big mistake 5.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Over the weekend, a reporter asked Gov. Newsom his opinion of a Senate bill to tighten the regulations concerning medical exemptions for child vaccinations.

His answer was a huge blunder.

Newsom’s response fed into the anti-vaccination fever swamp. He undermined a necessary effort to place oversight...

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Coffee won’t need cancer warning in California after all 4.6.2019 LA Times: Business

California coffee lovers can indulge their caffeine habit without worry now that the state has decided the beverage doesn’t need a cancer warning after all.

That conclusion by a state regulator comes eight years after dozens of coffee roasters and retailers, including Starbucks Corp., Target Corp.,...

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Backing the FDA, a federal judge delivers a blow against bogus stem cell clinics 4.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In an important ruling protecting public health, a federal judge in Miami on Monday backed the Food and Drug Administration in its campaign to rein in stem cell clinics offering unproven and potentially hazardous “stem cell” treatments of a long list of diseases.

Judge Ursula Ungaro handed a major...

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2020 Hopeful John Delaney: Ocasio-Cortez's Health Care Remarks Could Mean 'Second Term for Donald Trump' 3.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Presidential candidate John Delaney and freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are in a war of words over Medicare for All.
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The cigarette tax has saved millions of lives. A soda tax could too 3.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

You might want to think twice before downing that 12-ounce can of Coke. Since sugary drinks can cause a host of health problems, drinking one sugar-filled soda ends up imposing about 10 cents of health costs on others because the resulting medical bills are paid through Medicare, Medicaid or private...

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