My brother-in-law Vincent is now off on a short hospital stay due to an infection. Decades of morbid obesity compromised the circulation to his legs. He’s thus susceptible to chronic infections and sores that require IV antibiotics and other interventions. The hospital nursing staff has been quite kind. Vincent is having a good stay, made… Read more »
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released results this week to document that suicide rates have increased by 24% since 1999. The increase has been especially rapidly among women and among middle-aged people of both genders between the ages of 45 and 64. This is just a huge problem. Quite properly, the… Read more »
Chelsea Clinton recently suggested that undocumented immigrants gain access to (unsubsidized coverage). Predictably, she drove the social media world nuts. Do you believe that Hillary Clinton now wants Obamacare for illegal immigrants? She should spend more time taking care of our great Vets! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2016 On the merits, it’s… Read more »
Last Friday, the Washington Monthly released a major investigatory piece by Alicia Mundy about the 2014 VA “scandal”—the one in which scores of veterans were said to have died as a result of lengthy wait times to see VA doctors. Mundy’s story shows that these allegations were baseless–that they were cooked up by a Koch… Read more »
Inside the Koch brothers’ campaign to invent a scandal and dismantle the country’s most successful health care system.
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The “conscience clause,” on which a conservative Supreme Court keeps granting employers exemptions from federal law, was a political decision, and more fragile than liberals realize.
Excess sugar intake is killing Americans. But a few giant, consolidated beverage companies keep squashing reform efforts.
Drug companies spend more than $3 billion a year on advertising. It works.