If it please the court of public opinion, I'd like to advocate on behalf of The Advocates. It's a TV series whose time has come. Again.
Imagine: inside the veins of an African-American child, red blood cells: round and soft, doing their job, keeping the person alive. What would happen if those cells hardened and changed shape, curving into the letter "C," like a wheat-cutting sickle?
The Affordable Care Act is disproportionately benefiting Millennials. Out of 8 million American adults who gained health coverage in 2014, 3.7 million were young adults aged 18 to 34, almost half of the newly covered. That's significant considering they only make up 30 percent of the population.
Barring federal funding for Planned Parenthood, as some in Congress favor, would have a devastating impact on women's access to health care services through Medicaid -- especially family planning services -- and put many women's health at risk.
As part of budget reconciliation legislation that may move in coming weeks, House Republican leaders are likely to include a repeal of health reform's requirement, known as the individual mandate, that most individuals have insurance or pay a penalty.
The Republican presidential candidates and other Republican Party leaders hate President Obama, but, really, they should love him ... or at least like him very much. President Obama, as a centrist Democrat, has been rather supportive of many Republican ideas and policies.
In a front-page Wall Street Journal article a few days ago, the projection was made that a single-payer national health insurance program (NHI), as part of the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), would cost $15 trillion over ten years.
When one looks at Roberts's overall record, it's clear that while John Roberts may not be the most conservative Justice on the current Court, he's nonetheless very conservative. But that probably won't stop Senator Cruz from saying otherwise. Why let the facts get in the way?
A look at the second nationally televised GOP debate demonstrates precisely why Cruz will hopefully stay away from the top tier candidates (not that Donald Trump is someone who is imminently better).
Whatever that political culture valued most highly, achieving good results clearly was not it. Now the same seems true of today's Republican Party, whose base lies in that same region. And how can one expect indifference to good results to lead to anything but damage to the nation?
Children living with relatives often receive the short end of the stick -- regularly lacking health benefits, access to programs and college grants received by other foster youth -- but, seemingly, no one knows or cares to discuss the topic. Often, the media discusses foster care, yet does not go into the deeper complexities of the confusing child welfare system.
Blame Prescription Drug Prices The actuarial service firm Milliman recently released the 2015 Milliman Medical Index (MMI), an index that tracks the ...
My significant other and I launched into a spirited debate, early this morning about the privilege of voting, with me arguing my position that it does make a difference, while she countered that it does not, noting, nothing changes of late, regardless of the multitudes of promises made.
Can the government treat some people differently than others on the basis of sheer favoritism? It seems like an obvious question, but decades' worth of unwarranted judicial deference in constitutional cases have made the answer uncertain.
"Big government" is a toxic term. It has become shorthand for waste, debt, big brother, and corruption rolled into a neat, yet nefarious, package. But when it comes to the function of government, bigger can be better. And bigger can strengthen capitalism.
Healthcare access issues for trans people are largely overlooked -- often because healthcare isn't a sexy topic for the media, but it's an increasingly important part of the LGBTQ movement.