There are four lessons - perhaps especially distinguishing in contrast to today's genre of celebrity-politicians - from the life of this Congressman turned Governor turned School Board Member.
No matter where any of us happens to live; no matter how young or old we happen to be, or whether we'd rather be shooting hoops or playing video games, we never know when we'll need insurance. An injury, illness, or accident can strike anyone, at any time.
I'd like to introduce you to Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and the Director of the Office of Minority Health at...
Folks in Florida are facing having to pay far more for health insurance over the next two years than necessary. And health insurance executives will be laughing all the way to the bank.
I'd like to introduce you to Matthew G. Heinz, MD, Director of LGBT Outreach for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Matt has an importa...
Medicaid expansion is a critical piece of the puzzle to ensure more Americans get the care they need. Expanding Medicaid also reduces the burden of uncompensated care. It injects significant resources into your local economies and local hospitals.
Far too many children -- especially those known to the child welfare system -- have experienced trauma. Despite the amazing work of the professionals who care for these vulnerable children, we know there's more we can do. Today, I'm pleased to announce a critical step forward.
When infants and toddlers get a strong start, our nation prospers. Learning happens from the start, and so should our investments in children.
On this historic day, it's important to recall that, for too long, the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals were pushed to the side. LGBT Americans faced limited access to health care and insurance.
For millions of Americans and their families, the time for having the security of affordable, quality health care coverage they need and deserve is finally within sight.
Trans studies consistently report even higher levels of discrimination and related health problems than in the LGB population. Leaving T data collection out of the National Health Interview Survey leaves the effort to eliminate trans health disparities at a great disadvantage.
It's tough when even some Republicans are making more sense on an issue than the president. This is a losing battle for Obama, because the harder he fights it the more he's fighting against his own stated views on science and politics.
Imagine a Washington, D.C. where Republicans came to work each day fired up with renewed passion and zeal. A Congress where energized Republicans legislated in bi-partisan fashion on behalf of the American people.
I hope my story will help others realize how every journey to health starts with a small step and how the healthcare system can be a key partner in the path to a healthier life.
A professional pundit was fired because he wrote an opinion piece that was factually inaccurate. Is that even a thing? "Journalists" can get fired for saying things which are false (things that five minutes of fact-checking would have proven laughably wrong), and for other stupid comments?
The Obama administration is trying to have it both ways on the "morning after" pill, and by doing so is taking a firm anti-scientific stand for irrationality. But Obama promised us all, in his first campaign, to do away with having politics dictate federal scientific policy.