NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Set to Launch Amid Turmoil NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Set to Launch Amid Turmoil
The National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine Initiative, first announced by President Obama, will roll out in a political climate that is drawing attention to medical biases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Why the G7 Must Fund Health & Nutrition
By Grace VirtueTAORMINA, Italy, May 25 2017 (IPS)The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world’s most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU), plays an important role in shaping responses to global challenges—theoretically at least. The format of the Summit continues to be modeled off the first one, held in 1975 when French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing invited his counterparts to an informal meeting in Rambouillet to discuss the economic crisis triggered by the oil shock of 1973–1974. Leaders adopt a rel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Civil Society Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Repeal Of Medicaid Expansion Threatens Rural Hospital
When Arkansas expanded Medicaid in 2014, Mike Haynes signed up for health insurance for the first time in his adult life. "Before that, I really couldn't afford it," he said. "One income in the state of Arkansas is very tough when you're raising two children. I did it, but I couldn't afford fringe benefits, so to speak. I had to feed my kids and put clothes on them." Haynes, 63, is a real estate agent in Mountain Home. His children are grown now, but things remain tight. "We're eating bologna, not steak," he said. His wife has multiple sclerosis and can no longer work (she qualifies for the tr...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Abuser-in-chief: Obama's politicization of intel agencies led to illegal spying on Americans for YEARS
(Natural News) During the Bush presidency, then-Sen. Barack Obama regularly criticized the administration for its privacy abuses, utilizing the National Security Agency to scoop up terabytes of data on virtually every Americans’ electronic communications, in the name of combating terrorism. In 2004, while running for the U.S. Senate, Obama lashed out at the USA Patriot... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Bill's Score Still Breathtakingly Bad
The new Congressional Budget Office numbers are in for the House healthcare bill, and they’re almost as breathtakingly bad as the first version’s score. Instead of 24 million Americans losing health insurance in the next ten years, now “only” 23 million will lose health insurance. The number of people who will lose health insurance next year alone stayed the same, at 14 million. Medicaid funding will be cut by $834 billion, instead of $880 billion. This would save a paltry $12 billion a year, instead of the $15 billion a year the original bill would have saved. That’s a lot of pain for not ver...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's Approach To The Opioid Epidemic: Neglect Treatment, Ignore The Experts
WASHINGTON – Since taking office, President Donald Trump has systematically removed or limited the power of federal officials and government offices that have the expertise to confront the nation’s opioid epidemic. Trump asked Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to resign in late April. He still has an acting director running the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although he backtracked on his reported plan to essentially gut his Office of National Drug Control Policy, staffers would be wise to polish their resumes.  Trump’s new budget proposal cuts all federal drug prevention programs by roughly...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost
Congressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law has been worth the political pain they've been experiencing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The Pope
The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica was cast in a remonstration early Wednesday aimed at President Donald Trump just hours before his visit to the Vatican. Greenpeace’s Italian and German offices teamed up to project a message in lights on the Vatican to criticize the president’s recent actions ignoring climate change and his expected decision regarding U.S. involvement in the landmark Paris climate agreement. A message reading “Planet Earth first,” a play on Trump’s “America first” foreign policy slogan, was shown on the iconic basilica. “Climate change is the ultima...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trump proposes deep cuts to Medicaid, NIH funding
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would slash Medicaid funding and cut support for major biomedical research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The budget blueprint drew condemnation from healthcare advocates and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. Senate majority whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) reportedly said earlier this week that Medicaid cuts wouldn’t get through Congress. “I think the tradition is presidents write budget proposals and that the Senate and the House substitute their own, and so I wouldn’t ...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Funding Roundup Healthcare Reform Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Capitol Hill Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

What's The Senate To Do With The House Health Care Legislation?
The party in power often overreaches. House Republicans did just that when they voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a flawed alternative that threatens the health coverage of millions of Americans. The Republicans’ replacement would make insurance more expensive for most seniors, limit federal assistance to those middle-income families who struggle the most to pay for coverage and give states the ability to cover fewer people under Medicaid. Instead of threatening coverage for those Americans who need to most help securing health insurance, Republicans would have been smarter to fix some of th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Desperate Gambit That Could Save A Tiny Porpoise From Extinction ... Or Kill It
In 2016, scientists made a distressing announcement: There were fewer than 30 vaquitas ― a tiny porpoise that dwells in Mexico’s Gulf of California ― left in the wild. With carcasses continuing to wash up, researchers worry the vaquita could be extinct by 2018, becoming yet another mammal forced off the face of the Earth.  Losing the porpoise would be a tragedy for Mexico, the World Wildlife Fund said this week ― akin to “losing a piece” of the country, according to Maria Jose Villanueva, a project coordinator for WWF Mexico. But the demise of the vaquita would be a blow to more than...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Obamacare support: When polls mention repeal it seals the deal
(Cornell University) Does the American public want former President Obama's health care law repealed and replaced? It depends on how you ask the question. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Senate GOP pushes ahead on health overhaul
Senate Republicans are using closed-door meetings to try to write legislation that would dismantle the Obama-era health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senators run into obstacles, consider options on health bill
Senate Republicans are using closed-door meetings to try to write legislation that would dismantle the Obama-era health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health bill faces challenges from senators, budget analysts
Much of Washington is fixated on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey and on the Russia-related investigations, but Senate Republicans are using closed-door meetings to try to write a bill that would dismantle the Obama-era health law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The affordable care act transformation of substance use disorder treatment - Abraham AJ, Andrews CM, Grogan CM, D ’Aunno T, Humphreys KN, Pollack HA, Friedmann PD.
Any historical assessment of the public health legacy of the Obama administration will have to look favorably at the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA; Pub L No. 111-148) on the US response to the opioid epidemic, and its ability to incentivize and as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How a former Obama-era FDA boss plans to help a Google-backed company make America healthy again
Verily Life Sciences — the Alphabet/Google spinout blending Big Data with medical devices, surgical robots, drugs and more — is bringing on former Food and Drug Administration chief Robert Califf in an advisory role. It is a big move by a company accustomed to big names as it tries to identify Parkinson's disease m arkers, a glucose-sensing contact lens and other projects. The South San Francisco and Mountain View company has hired leaders in commercial and academic science and the regulatory… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

National School Lunch Program Threatened: Students Need Healthy, Nutritious Food
By Jessica Hoffman, Juliana Cohen, Lindsay Rosenfeld, and Edward Alan Miller The National School Lunch Program, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides a critical source of nutrition for over 31 million children in the United States every day. Children living in poverty depend on these meals as a main food source. During the Obama administration, lawmakers passed the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act in 2010 in an effort to curb this country’s obesity epidemic and to maximize children’s learning and development. The Act directed the USDA to improve the nutritional content of scho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Late Justice Antonin Scalia believed Obama was spying on SCOTUS; 44th prez 100 times worse than Nixon
(Natural News) In an appearance on Fox Business News on Monday, network legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano dropped a bombshell while discussing allegations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that he and another senator were spied on by the Obama administration. As reported by The Gateway Pundit, Napolitano said the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another round of premium hikes: blame Trump or Obama?
Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance _ but why, and who's to blame? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Around round of premium hikes brewing: blame Trump or Obama?
Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance _ but why, and who's to blame? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More health insurance woes looming: blame Trump or Obama?
Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance _ but why, and who's to blame? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Barack Obama makes bizarre claim that climate change will cause a refugee crisis that's "unprecedented in human history"
(Natural News) If you pay close attention to the way liberals talk about climate change, you will notice that the majority of the time they use just two persuasion techniques to get the rest of us to buy into their agenda: Emotion and scare tactics. Though such persuasion methods lack any real facts or evidence,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation Shows Yale Isn’t The Climate-Conscious Investor It Claims To Be
Yale University touts itself as a socially and environmentally responsible investor and has been celebrated for taking steps to distance its financial portfolio from certain fossil fuels. But it remains heavily invested in oil and gas — to the tune of several hundred million dollars ― according to an investigation by its own employees and students. UNITE HERE Local 33, a union of graduate employees, and Fossil Free Yale, a student group pushing for the Ivy League school to divest completely from the oil and gas industry, confronted the university with their findings in a Tuesday letter to Yale&r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The 'Accidental President' And The Heroin Epidemic
Mr. President, what in God’s name are you doing? Your Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has turned the clock back in our country almost 35 years. Our nation’s heroin epidemic is a health crisis and will never be solved with a lock-’em-up-and-throw-away-the-key solution. Despite all intelligent research leading to a mandate conclusion that incarceration will not ever diminish drug addiction and the radical negative effects it has on our economy, “My Favorite Martian,” Jeff Sessions, has just ordered federal prosecutors to chase far harsher sentences against drug-addict-criminals. Mr. Trump, who ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back to the Future (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
Donald Trump, desperate for a win that didn’t come with an asterisk because the Senate changed the confirmation rules, held a Rose Garden celebration when the House of Representatives barely approved a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that is 180 degrees from the promises he made to working-class Americans whose votes in key states made him president. The Potemkin celebration didn’t surprise me: President Trump’s brand is all about the optics. Perhaps his true believers wouldn’t realize that he didn’t have a bill to sign — or what the bill he was celebrating would actually do to t...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

EGO FOOTPRINT: To get to a climate speech, Obama flies in a fuel-guzzling private jet, then motorcades with 14 vehicles
(Natural News) It’s amazing how even though Barack Obama is no longer the president of the United States, he still finds ways to remind us of just how self-inflated and egotistical he is. Obama lived like a king throughout his entire presidency, and even though he’s been officially out of the Oval Office for nearly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michelle Obama should shut her mouth about what local schools and parents ought to be feeding kids
(Natural News) Not only has her husband already broken longstanding tradition of a former president refraining from criticizing the current commander-in-chief in public forum, but now his wife is piling on as well. These Obamas, they are a lot of things but they sure aren’t much for American tradition. In any event, Michelle Obama –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump’s New Trade Deal With China Hurts The Coal Industry He Promised To Help
The Trump administration pledged to bring the struggling coal industry roaring back by eliminating environmental regulations, shrugging off renewable energy and boosting fuel exports to China, which nosedived in 2012. But on Thursday, the White House announced a new trade deal with China to bolster the natural gas industry that analysts say starved coal into a slow death by devouring the U.S. electricity market it once dominated. Under the deal, Chinese companies can begin buying liquid natural gas directly from producers in the U.S., fanning the embers of an export industry that began to heat up earlier this ye...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Transgender LUNACY as biological man shatters women's weightlifting records by claiming he's a woman
(Natural News) If you understand the kind of Marxist/liberalism practiced by politicians like Barack Obama and most Democrats today, you understand that much of what they propose and implement in terms of public policy is aimed at destroying traditional American culture and values, which they hold in contempt and see as illegitimate. The more of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate conservatives: Ease Obama health care law protections
Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Obamacare collapse continues as major insurer Aetna dumps ALL exchanges, leaving millions without options
(Natural News) Following lie after lie, the government-run healthcare fiasco known as Obamacare continues to unravel and collapse, leaving tens of millions of Americans paying obscene prices for unusable ‘coverage’ – that is, when they can get it at all. One of the biggest lies of all used by former President Obama and the Democratic Party... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Montana's Melting Glaciers On Pace To All But Disappear 'Within 20 Years'
Grinnell Glacier towered roughly 30 feet over scientist Dan Fagre when he began studying the ice 26 years ago. Now, when he hikes through Montana’s Glacier National Park, the ancient ice wall’s dark, craggy edge barely reaches his shins. “It’s just a remnant of its former self,” the U.S. Geological Survey research ecologist told HuffPost by phone on Thursday. “As the glacier shrinks, all the rock and debris in it stay. The glacier keeps getting dirtier and dirtier.” Glaciers, synonymous with slowness, are retreating at a rapid pace ― particularly in the Treasure State. Since...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

John Kasich and Bernie Sanders to debate Obamacare repeal during CNN town hall
Ohio Gov. John Kasich will debate former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders next week. Sanders and Kasich will appear during a town hall discussion on CNN on Tuesday, May 16 at 9 p.m. The cable network's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will moderate the event. The topic will be Republican efforts to repeal President Obama's health care program and the American Health Care Act that passed the House of Representatives last week. Kasich, who won't rule out a 2020 presidential run, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tom Knox Source Type: news

Senate Can't Pass Methane Rollback So Interior Decides To Do It Anyway
WASHINGTON — Hours after Senate Republicans’ failed attempt to overturn an Obama-era rule regulating methane emissions, the Trump administration announced it will take matters into its own hands.  Kate MacGregor, the acting assistant secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior, said shortly after Wednesday’s vote that as part of President Donald Trump’s America-first energy plan, the agency has flagged the methane rule as one it will “suspend, revise or rescind given its significant regulatory burden that encumbers American energy production...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New VA Health Care Bill Can Help Mesothelioma Patients
A recent extension and reform of the Veterans Choice Program could allow for better access to care for veterans diagnosed with rare cancers such as mesothelioma. President Donald Trump signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act (S.544) into law on April 18. The bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, eliminating the Aug. 7, 2017, expiration date and allowing the program to operate until the remaining $950 million in the Veterans Choice Fund is expended. Under the new law, military veterans can continue receiving health care in the private sector when care isn’...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 10, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Aaron Munz David Shuklin Donald Trump mesothelioma life expectancy military veterans asbestos exposure pending VA claims President Barack Obama private health care for veterans Trump executive orders VA accountability and whistleblower p Source Type: news

John Kasich and Bernie Sanders to debate Obamacare repeal during CNN town hall
Ohio Gov. John Kasich will debate former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders next week. Sanders and Kasich will appear during a town hall discussion on CNN on Tuesday, May 16 at 9 p.m. The cable network's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will moderate the event. The topic will be Republican efforts to repeal President Obama's health care program and the American Health Care Act that passed the House of Representatives last week. Kasich, who won't rule out a 2020 presidential run, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Knox Source Type: news

Interior Secretary Orders Protester To 'Be Nice' During Visit To Bears Ears
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lost his manners during a visit to Bears Ears National Monument on Monday after being repeatedly questioned about why he hasn’t spent more time talking with tribal leaders as part of his national monuments review. Zinke was apparently irked by the persistence of Cassandra Begay, a tribal liaison with the group Peaceful Advocates for Native Dialogue & Organizing Support. She was following the secretary as he greeted those gathered at Bears Ears, a 1.35 million-acre area in southeastern Utah that is one of 27 monuments threatened by President Donald Tr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sarah Michelle Gellar Reveals Postpartum Depression Struggle
Sarah Michelle Gellar is speaking out about a mental health issue that affects millions of mothers. On Tuesday, the actress revealed on Instagram that she struggled with postpartum depression after giving birth to her first child. Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you're prepared for. I love my children more than anything in the world. But like a lot of women, I too struggled with postpartum depression after my first baby was born. I got help, and made it through, and every day since has been the best gift I could ever have asked for. To those of you going through this, know that ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Health Care Vote Further Exposed A GOP Empathy Gap
Thursday’s vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that passed by a four-vote margin in the U.S. House of Representatives further exposed a growing empathy gap between the majority of House Republicans and the tangible realities of their constituents. The bill would strip at least 24 million people of their health insurance. The ACHA also “turns Medicaid into a block grant, enabling states to kick otherwise-eligible people off their coverage and cut benefits if I choose… and slashes Medicaid overall by $880 billion over 10 years,” according to the Washington Post’s Paul Waldman. It would ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Under Trumpcare, Pregnancy Could Be 425% More Expensive
Much of the criticism levied against the GOP health bill that narrowly passed the House last week is that it will strip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions, putting affordable health insurance out of their reach. And one of those conditions? Pregnancy, which would be up to 425 percent more expensive under the new plan, according to estimates from liberal think tank the Center for American Progress. Premiums for women with uncomplicated pregnancies could jump by more than $17,000, CAP estimates. That’s because under Trumpcare, states would be able to apply for a waiver from the so-called...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To The Members Of Congress Who Voted To Deny Health Care For My Grandkids
All of the members of the House of Representatives who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and pass the replacement bill are cowards. They rushed this bill through the House in response to bullying from President Trump, the Freedom Caucus, and Speaker Ryan, many without even reading it. They did this not because most of them believed in their hearts it was a good bill but because they put politics before people. Because some of those people who will be hurt by this bill are my grandkids, I am “mad as hell and I won’t take it anymore.” I have a grandchild born with cysti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA Removes Scientists From Science Review Board
The Environmental Protection Agency has removed several members from an internal review board meant to provide scientific advice to the agency, a move some say could impair future research into climate change and provide sweeping benefits to polluting industries. The news, quietly announced on Friday, affects the EPA’s 18-member Board of Scientific Counselors, which reviews the agency’s own research in an effort to “sustain and enhance the quality of science.” The New York Times reports at least five members have been dismissed from their roles after serving a three-year term, and E&E News said ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Here Are The 27 National Monuments Threatened By Trump's Order
WASHINGTON — Twenty-seven of America’s national monuments spanning over more than 11 million acres of land and about 760 million acres of ocean are threatened by a pair of executive orders signed by President Donald Trump last week. As Trump laid out in his remarks April 26, he’s looking to end “another egregious abuse of federal power,” put “states back in charge” and open up now-protected areas to “tremendously positive things” — whatever that means. On Friday, the Interior Department — one of two agencies tasked with reviewing monument desi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trump’s Interior Secretary Says We Can Make Land ‘Better’ Than Before It Was Drilled
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke penned an op-ed for the conservative Washington Times this week that argued, among other things, that natural areas can actually benefit from the extraction of oil, gas and other resources.  “It’s better for the environment that the U.S. produces energy,” Zinke wrote. “We can responsibly develop our energy resources and return the land to equal or better quality than it was before extraction.” “I’ve spent a lot of time as a Navy SEAL in the Middle East, and I can tell you with 100 percent certainty it is better to develop o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How one U.S. state is leading the charge to dismantle Obamacare
FRANKFORT, Ky./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For nearly three years, Democrats and former President Barack Obama pointed to Kentucky as one of the Affordable Care Act ’s biggest success stories. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Arkansas Congressmen Vote for Republican Health Care Bill
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' four U.S. House members have voted for Republican legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the federal health care law. Republican Reps. Rick Crawford, French Hill, Bruce Westerman and Steve Womack on Thursday voted for the legislation that addresses their longtime pledge to erase the 2010 Obama health care law. The bill passed on a mostly party line 217-213 vote and now heads to the Senate. The bill passed a day after Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval to legislation allowing the state to scale back its hybrid Medicaid expansion under the federal overhaul. The plan, which must als...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Anxiety over GOP health plan for those with severe illnesses
As Republicans move closer to dismantling Democratic former President Barack Obama's health care law, Americans with serious illnesses are feeling uneasy. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Republicans Got A Big Laugh Out Of Voting To Take Away People's Health Care
WASHINGTON — As millions came to grips with the fact they could soon be left without health insurance, President Donald Trump and House Republicans gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House to celebrate what they view as a victory for the American people. On Thursday afternoon, the Republican-led House narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, a 2010 law that expanded coverage to about 20 million people. And, as the pictures show, it was all fun and games for GOP leaders. That deliberate spectacle — Republican lawmakers chuc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House vote to repeal Obamacare: What they ’re saying in Colorado (Video)
The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly passed a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama ’s signature health-care law. The House voted 217-213 today to dump Obamacare, despite “no” votes by all Democrats in the House and 20 Republicans. In Colorado, Republican U.S. Reps. Ken Buck, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn all voted in favor of repeal. Rep. Mike Coffman was the GOP’s only no vote in Colorado, joining Democrats Diana DeGette,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Denver Business Journal Staff Source Type: news