GOP, Dem senators calmly discuss bolstering Obama health law
Republicans and Democrats have serenely discussed ways to curb premium increases for individual insurance policies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Park Service Rescinds Conservation Order
The acting director of the National Park Service (NPS) ended an Obama-era order regarding management of national parks. Director’s Order No. 100 was signed on 20 December 2016 by former NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis. It addressed climate change and other issues, including sexual harassment and workforce diversity. The order also called for park managers to “err on the side of caution” when making decisions that could threaten park resources—a clause that drew criticism from some members of Congress. Under the order, NPS was to make decisions based on “science, law and long-term public interes...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 6, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Controversy Over USDA Science Nominee
Members of Congress are calling for the nomination of Sam Clovis to be Department of Agriculture Undersecretary of Research, Education, and Economics to be withdrawn. Reports have recently come to light of Clovis’ incendiary remarks when he hosted a conservative talk radio show. News outlets have found clips of Clovis promoting the birther movement about President Obama and calling then-Attorney General Eric Holder a “racist black.” Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) said in a joint statement, “President Trump should withdraw the Clovis nomination immediately - not only because ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 6, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

How Trump's Move To End DACA May Worsen The Doctor Shortage
There are hundreds of nurses, medical students and doctors-in-training with DACA status, put in jeopardy when Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era program, which shields an estimated 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from being deported. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

How Trump's Move To End DACA May Worsen The Doctor Shortage
There are hundreds of nurses, medical students and doctors-in-training with DACA status, put in jeopardy when Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era program, which shields an estimated 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from being deported. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Democratic Group Plans Attacks on G.O.P. Efforts to Undermine Obama Health Care Law
A Democratic group will spend the fall attacking President Trump and Republican lawmakers for trying to undermine the success of the Affordable Care Act (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL D. SHEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Protect Our Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Law and Legislation Political Advertising Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Obstacles await as Congress resumes health care fight
Slender Republican hopes to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law are just one health care issue awaiting Congress (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Triangle lawyers react to federal judge striking down overtime rule
While a federal judge in Texas has struck down the Obama Administration ’s overtime rule, there are likely still changes ahead for employers in the Triangle and across the U.S. The rule – which was challenged by 21 states – would have raised the salary under which employees are entitled to overtime pay to about $47,000. That would have equated to roughly 4 millio n workers in the U.S. who were previously not eligible for overtime pay. “Yesterday’s court ruling clarifies for employers that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

'Dreamer' program aids kids' mental health
As the Trump administration considers axing an Obama-era immigration reform, a new study reveals that “Dreamer” program has improved immigrant children’s mental health. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals gives young immigrant children some peace of mind and significantly cut the incidence of mental disorders, according to the paper published in Science by researchers at OHSU, Stanford Uni versity, the Stanford School of Medicine and Northwestern University. “This makes the case that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Children's mental health benefits from 'Dreamer' program, study finds
As the Trump administration considers axing an Obama-era immigration reform, a study out today reveals that “Dreamer” program has improved immigrant children’s mental health. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals gives young immigrant children some peace of mind and significantly cut the incidence of mental disorders, according to the paper published in Science by researchers at OHSU, Stanford Uni versity, the Stanford School of Medicine and Northwestern University. “This makes the case… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Medicaid fueling opioid epidemic? New theory is challenged
Experts are challenging a new theory among conservatives that former President Barack Obama's Medicaid expansion is fueling overdose deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How The Obama Administration Handled The Last Crisis In The Gulf
The BP oil spill was the last major disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. It proved difficult to contain. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Could Undermine Harvey Relief Efforts
President Trump pledged to rebuild Houston and Texas bigger and better than ever. However, earlier this month, he rescinded an Obama executive order that required flood-damaged property to be rebuilt higher and stronger. Trump also has proposed eliminating federal flood mapping and the federal government's top disaster agency. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Joyce Source Type: news

Say hello to the 3-D Obama ant
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) Three new ant species named in honor of key figures in conservation -- Barack Obama, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and E.O. Wilson -- are immortalized as 3-D virtual avatars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Most Americans are ONE paycheck away from poverty you can't prep when you're broke
(Natural News) Without question, President Donald J. Trump and the Republican-led Congress have a lot of work to do to restore the U.S. economy after it was ravaged by former President Barack Obama and Democratic policies. Things are so bad, in fact, that a majority of us are now living literally from paycheck to paycheck... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump ’s Anti-Obama Eclipse Meme Doesn’t Make Scientific Sense
President Trump is the best moon in the entire solar system. He has the greatest craters—beautiful, beautiful craters—and the softest lunar dust. The journalists who cover him don’t have such soft dust. Sad! You may never have thought of Donald Trump as the moon—a huge, heedless mass, forever doomed to repeat the same cycles day after day, year after year. OK, maybe you have. But either way, Trump apparently thinks of himself just that way. In the middle of a 56-minute Tweet squall this morning, the President retweeted this image, showing his smiling, full-color face slowly eclipsing a grim, black-a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized eclipse ideas Meme moon Obama onetime politics Science space 2017 trump twitter Source Type: news

Trump Administration Announces Science Priorities
In a recent memo from the White House, federal agencies were directed to prioritize military superiority, national security, economic growth, energy, and health in their fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget submissions for science. Moreover, agencies are encouraged to focus on research investments that “best serve the American people and are budget neutral.” The memo is a significant departure from the FY 2017 research and development (R&D) budget memo issued by the Obama Administration, which prioritized climate change, clean energy, Earth observation, advanced manufacturing, and innovations in the life sciences....
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 22, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Panicked buying of iodide now underway as radiation "antidote" reportedly "flying off shelves"
(Natural News) Between North Korea, which has been ramping up its anti-American rhetoric and conducting multiple missile tests in recent months, and Iran, which is continuing the development of a nuclear weapon no thanks to the disastrous nuclear deal negotiated by Barack Obama and former Secretary of State John Kerry, many Americans are currently living... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects
An Obama order called for new public infrastructure projects to be built to withstand rising sea levels caused by climate change. President Trump revoked that order to accelerate the review process.(Image credit: Michael Reynolds/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards
The Trump administration has opened a 45-day comment period ahead of proposed changes to Obama-era EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks. (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sonari Glinton Source Type: news

Most say it's time for GOP to end effort to dismantle Obamacare, poll says
Trump has been publicly browbeating Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to continue trying to pass legislation tearing down Obama's 2010 overhaul ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds: No Sleep Apnea Testing Needed for Truck Drivers, Train Engineers
(MedPage Today) -- Transportation Dept. drops proposal initiated by Obama administration (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Most say it's time for GOP to end effort to dismantle Obamacare, poll says
Trump has been publicly browbeating Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to continue trying to pass legislation tearing down Obama's 2010 overhaul ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Obama officials operating shadow "science" network to push politicized climate data on an unsuspecting public
(Natural News) The New York Times had the latest dire warning about our impending doom from human-caused global warming/climate change: Government scientists from 13 agencies have all concluded, once again, that our modern society is killing the planet, “directly” contradicting President Donald J. Trump “and members of his Cabinet” who have dismissed such nonsense as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, You Can Blame Climate Change for Extreme Weather
This report makes a really important contribution in linking global warming to extreme weather.” Scientists behind the draft National Climate Assessment told the New York Times that they fear the Trump administration may try to scuttle the document because it does not fit with the White House’s agenda. President Trump has called climate change a “hoax” and sought to diminish its role in federal policymaking. But the report is now in public domain, and its conclusions are beyond the President’s power to kill. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment onetime Source Type: news

Bush and Obama's gifts to Trump: More war-making powers
(University of Waterloo) Thanks to the military interventions by the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, the former presidents have effectively expanded executive authority for Donald Trump to go to war, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Undertaker or caretaker? Trump's shifting health law role
The Trump administration may find itself in the awkward role of caretaker for the Obama-era health law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

You May Lose Rights To Sue Nursing Homes, If Obama's Rule Is Overturned
Neglect and abuse are continuing problems in a number of nursing homes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Undertaker or caretaker? Trump's shifting health law role
The Trump administration may find itself in the awkward role of caretaker for the Obama-era health law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. EPA Reverses Decision to Delay Smog Rule After Lawsuits U.S. EPA Reverses Decision to Delay Smog Rule After Lawsuits
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reversed a decision to delay an Obama-era rule requiring states to curb smog-causing emissions, one day after 15 states sued the agency over the move.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

NH Lawmakers Denounce Trump ’ s ‘ Drug-Infested Den ’ Comment
BOSTON (CBS) – One thing we’re learning about President Donald Trump – in public or in private, he doesn’t always measure his words carefully. In the transcript of his phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto obtained and published by the Washington Post, the president presses his case for the expanded border wall and criticizes Mexico’s efforts to stop drug trafficking. And that’s when he drops a description of New Hampshire that is drawing bi-partisan condemnation. The opioid-addiction crisis was one of the signature issues of Trump’s successful New Hampshire primary ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Keller @ Large Local News Politics Syndicated Local Jon Keller New Hampshire opioid crisis President Donald Trump Sen. Elizabeth Warren Sen. Maggie Hassan Source Type: news

White House Reverses Effort To Delay Obama Ozone Regulations
The Trump administration has reversed its effort to delay implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency regulation lowering acceptable ozone emissions, a major component of smog. The reversal comes after 16 states filed a lawsuit saying the delay was unlawful. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian Naylor Source Type: news

The Passion of a Congressional Health Care Battle
Our reporter compares the Republicans ’ effort with prior fights over health care during the Obama, Bush and Clinton eras. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Senate Republican Party New York Times Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Covering Health Care Reform Through 4 Administrations
Our reporter compares the Republicans ’ effort with prior fights over health care during the Obama, Bush and Clinton eras. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Senate Republican Party New York Times Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Covering the Health Care Debate Through Four Administrations
Our reporter compares the Republicans ’ effort with prior fights over health care during the Obama, Bush and Clinton eras. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Senate Republican Party New York Times Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

EPA’s Gold King Mine investigation remains SECRET two years after agency blamed for environmental disaster
(Natural News) There is so much difference already between the Trump and Obama administrations, especially concerning transparency, but there remain some problems with federal agencies that the current occupant of the White House obviously has not yet had the time to rectify. I’m happy with President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to head... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sam Clovis: Trump's pick for top science job called progressives 'race traitors'
Donald Trump ’s nominee to be the department of agriculture’s lead scientist used to run a blog that also likened Obama to a ‘communist’ and ‘dictator’Sam Clovis, who has been nominated by Donald Trump to be the Department of Agriculture ’s (USDA) top scientist, previously ran a blog where he called progressives “race traders and race ‘traitors’” and likened Barack Obama to a “communist” and a “dictator”. Clovis, previously a college professor and radio talkshow host in Iowa, wrote the blog for his show Impact with Clovis. The website...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman Tags: Trump administration Environment US news US politics Donald Trump Climate change scepticism Science Source Type: news

The Latest: King, Collins answer claim they're 'dangerous'
Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine are defending themselves after being called "dangerous" by Republican Gov. Paul LePage because they helped sink a GOP proposal to repeal former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: States get involved in health care court case
A federal appeals court in Washington has agreed to let a group of states get involved in a lawsuit over government payments to insurers as part of the Obama administration's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Senators seek ways to fortify insurance markets
There are signs of a modest bipartisan effort to buttress health insurance markets, four days after the GOP effort to uproot and reshape the Obama health care law crumpled in the Senate (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California health premiums to rise an average 12.5 percent
Covered California officials announced Tuesday that monthly premiums for people who buy insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will rise by an average of 12.5 percent next year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: California 'Obamacare' prices jump 12.5 percent
Covered California officials are preparing to release monthly premiums for people who buy insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California to release 2018 insurance rates amid uncertainty
Covered California officials are preparing to release monthly premiums for people who buy insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate GOP sees no path on health care, despite Trump prods
Top Senate Republicans think it's time to leave their derailed drive to scrap the Obama health care law behind them (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Health ideas proliferate, but prospects iffy
Republican, Democratic and even bipartisan plans for reshaping parts of the Obama health care law are proliferating in Congress (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Obama's health care law still needs some patchwork
The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help - and soon. Soaring prices and fewer choices may greet customers when they return to the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces this fall (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GOP fears political fallout after health care 'epic fail'
Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law _ or risk a political nightmare in next year's elections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump says 'let Obamacare implode'
President Donald Trump says Congress should have approved legislation to repeal the Obama-era health law. But he says "you can't have everything." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news