CONFIRMED: Ilhan Omar married her brother to get him into the United States, defrauding U.S. government and taxpayers
(Natural News) Reports have circulated for months now that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) actually wed her brother so she could ‘smuggle’ him into the United States from their native Somalia. And for months the congresswoman and her people have denied those reports.  But come to find out, according to the UK Daily Mail Thursday, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many mental health trusts lack funding for facilities ’ repairs and upgrades
Two thirds of trusts will have insufficient funding for repairs Related items fromOnMedica Mental health: vital next steps on the path to parity CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures NHS 10 Year Plan: the view from my desk Questions on Health Economics and commissioning General taxation still best way to generate NHS funds (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Close to record low’ for NHS waiting times, latest performance figures reveal
This is despite lack of really cold weather and flu epidemic, point out healthcare leaders Related items fromOnMedica Questions on Health Economics and commissioning NHS 10 Year Plan: the view from my desk General taxation still best way to generate NHS funds For sale to the highest bidder? Future trade deals and the NHS Every government promises to solve the social care crisis. Maybe this one means it (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Group of Big Businesses is Backing a Carbon Tax. Could It Be a Solution to Climate Change?
The long list of big companies backing a carbon tax as a solution to climate change grew this week with financial giant J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. endorsing a legislative plan billed as a centrist approach to reducing emissions. The announcement comes as the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), the organization behind the proposal, which was first released in 2017, redoubles efforts to promote the plan before an expected introduction in Congress as the conversation around various climate solutions heats up in Washington. The CLC announced new backers—including former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and former UN climate...
Source: TIME: Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law
A study finds that a landmark law requiring warning labels on unhealthy foods made a swift difference in purchases of sodas, bottled water and juices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: your-feed-science Obesity Soft Drinks Diet and Nutrition Beverages Sales and Excise Taxes Food Sugar Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Labeling and Labels (Product) PLoS Medicine (Journal) Chile Source Type: news

Relationships between US state alcohol policies and alcohol outcomes: differences by gender and race/ethnicity - Subbaraman MS, Mulia N, Kerr WC, Patterson D, Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Greenfield TK.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Alcohol taxation and availability restrictions are among the most effective methods for reducing alcohol use and problems, yet may affect demographic subgroups differently. Understanding who responds to specific policies can inform app... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Studies gauge effect of soft drink taxation, advertising and labeling laws
(PLOS) Laws affecting the labeling, marketing and taxation of sugary soft drinks impact the behavior of both consumers and manufacturers, according to two studies published this week in PLOS Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-cigarette taxes may drive vape users to traditional smokes, study says
In an analysis published Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, researchers concluded that raising taxes on e-cigarettes, as a disincentive to consumers, may drive people to purchase more cigarettes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lazarus: What if the IRS thinks you owe taxes for money you never earned?
A retired dentist received a 1099 form from MetLife saying he'd been paid $1,500 for treating a patient he never heard of. Then the real trouble began. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping ’s Dreams of a Chinese Century
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Source Type: news

South Africa: Many Countries Regulate E-Cigarettes. South Africa Should Too
[The Conversation Africa] Opinions differ on how to regulate electronic cigarettes. But dozens of countries are taking action. In Africa, Kenya already taxes these products, and South Africa is preparing to follow. E-cigarettes don't contain tobacco, which has harmful health effects. But they often contain highly addictive nicotine and have their own negative health risks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Panderer-in-chief: Bloomberg promises taxpayer-funded free gender surgery and housing to transgenders
(Natural News) The biggest difference between President Donald Trump and every single one of the Democratic presidential contenders running for their party’s nomination is this: Self-empowerment versus government handouts. The Democrat Party long ago abandoned any pretense of being a “party of the common American” and instead became the party of bigger and more expensive,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China to exempt taxes for imports of products related to virus control
China will implement tax exemptions for imports of products related to curbing the coronavirus outbreak, the finance ministry said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Missouri improves, still scores poorly in yearly tobacco control report
Missouri improved from last year but still scored very poorly on the American Lung Association's latest State of Tobacco Control Report that came out Wednesday morning. Here's the breakdown of Missouri's scores: Tobacco Prevention and Control Funding: F. Providing little state funding for tobacco prevention, costing the state $3 billion in health care annually. Tobacco Taxes: F. Lowest cigarette tax in the country, at 17 cents per pack. Access to Cessation Servi ces: D. Improved comprehensive coverage… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rhyan Henson, KSDK Source Type: news

Biden Crime Family: New book exposes VP’s family as corrupt, including brother who bagged tens of millions in taxpayer loans during Obama regime
(Natural News) For decades since leaving office, Bill and Hillary Clinton were known as the “Clinton Crime Family” for the way they managed to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars in ‘donations’ to their charitable foundation. But, according to a new book, it appears as though the Clintons have some competition when it comes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PUNISHING ECONOMY: San Fran's Democrat tyrants double down on closed businesses, taxing landlords for leaving stores vacant
(Natural News) It’s difficult to start a new business even in a fantastic economy like the one President Donald Trump and Republicans have created, but it’s never easy to create and sustain a business in a high-tax state like California. Democrat super majorities have, for years, ratcheted up taxes, fees and other expenses including mandating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: As J & J Releases Earnings, MSF Protests Price of Lifesaving TB Drug in Front of New York Stock Exchange
[MSF] New York -Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protested in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York today, demanding the pharmaceutical corporation Johnson& Johnson (J&J) make the tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline available for all people with drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) for no more than a dollar a day. The price of this crucial drug must be lowered to reflect the joint contributions made to its research and development by taxpayers and the global scientific and TB co (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Biden Crime Family: New book exposes VP’s family as corrupt, including brother who bagged tens of millions in taxpayer loans during Obama regime
(Natural News) For decades since leaving office, Bill and Hillary Clinton were known as the “Clinton Crime Family” for the way they managed to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars in ‘donations’ to their charitable foundation. But, according to a new book, it appears as though the Clintons have some competition when it comes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PUNISHING ECONOMY: San Fran's Democrat tyrants double down on closed businesses, taxing landlords for leaving stores vacant
(Natural News) It’s difficult to start a new business even in a fantastic economy like the one President Donald Trump and Republicans have created, but it’s never easy to create and sustain a business in a high-tax state like California. Democrat super majorities have, for years, ratcheted up taxes, fees and other expenses including mandating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry of Health Refutes Claims to Divert ARVs
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health has dismissed claims that ARVs are being diverted to other countries due to non-payments of taxes imposed by the government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What if a Vaping Tax Encouraged Cigarette Smoking?
Policies aimed at youth vaping may have negative effects on adult smokers. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 6, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: E-Cigarettes Smoking and Tobacco Sales and Excise Taxes Source Type: news

The scourge of Obamacare continues: Losses incurred at ACA exchanges will cost taxpayers $12 billion this year
(Natural News) When the tyrannical Democrat majority shut down the federal government in 2013 to force Americans without health insurance to pay fines for the Affordable Care Act, Americans had no choice but to accept their chains and hope that the law would make healthcare more affordable. Not everyone accepted those chains. As health insurance... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump And Pelosi Bring $15B Gift To Health Insurers
The end of a health insurance fee will eliminate more than $15 billion in taxes that were expected to be levied on insurers like Anthem, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Congress Approves Raising Age to 21 for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Sales
President Trump is expected to sign it into law as part of the overall spending package. Some advocates warn that more action is needed to reduce teenage vaping of e-cigarettes. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Teenagers and Adolescence Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Sales and Excise Taxes Addiction (Psychology) Law and Legislation Nicotine Regulation and Deregulation of Industry United States Politics and Government House of Representatives Source Type: news

Senate Republicans seek probe of organ transplant system
Taxpayer-funded organ procurement groups require ‘regular fiscal oversight,’ say Grassley, Young (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kimberly Kindy Source Type: news

U.S. House Approves $1.4 Trillion Spending Deal to Avert Shutdown, Sends to Senate U.S. House Approves $1.4 Trillion Spending Deal to Avert Shutdown, Sends to Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $1.4 trillion spending package to avert a partial government shutdown that also would raise the U.S. tobacco purchasing age to 21 and permanently repeal several of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) taxes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. Spending Deal Would Raise Tobacco Age, Deny Some of Trump Border Wall Funding U.S. Spending Deal Would Raise Tobacco Age, Deny Some of Trump Border Wall Funding
Congress would raise the U.S. tobacco purchasing age to 21 and permanently repeal several of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) taxes under a massive government spending bill due to be released later on Monday, congressional sources said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Beshear rescinds Bevin Medicaid reforms — leaves major question unanswered
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that he has ended the controversial Medicaid reforms enacted by his predecessor, Matt Bevin. The newly elected Democrat is doing away with the 1115 waiver, a program developed by the Bevin administration that proposed alterations to the state's Medicaid program that were not allowed under the federal laws and rules that control the taxpayer-backed health plan for vulnerable populations. Specifically, the Beshear administration gave notice to the federal government… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Payments to Sackler Family Soared Amid Opioid Crisis
A new audit finds that the family directed $10.7 billion from the drugmaker to family-controlled trusts and holding companies, as legal pressure tightened around Purdue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman and Danny Hakim Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Sackler Family Bankruptcies Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Purdue Pharma Corporate Taxes your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Roche purchases shares in tender offer for Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Basel, 17 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche’s wholly owned subsidiary 022019 Merger Subsidiary, Inc. has accepted for payment all shares validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Spark, at a price of USD 114.50 per share in ca sh.  The tender offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on 16 December 2019 and was not extended. Roche has been advised by Citibank, N.A., the depositary for the tender offer, that a total of appr...
Source: Roche Media News - December 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma ’s Payments to Sacklers Soared Amid Opioid Crisis
A new audit finds that the family directed $10.7 billion from the drugmaker to family-controlled trusts and holding companies, as legal pressure tightened around Purdue. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jan Hoffman and Danny Hakim Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Sackler Family Bankruptcies Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Purdue Pharma Corporate Taxes your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Commercial framework: working in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry for the benefit of patients
The NHS in England spends around £18 billion on medicines a year. It must do everything it can to get access to innovative medicines for patients, while making sure it does so at great value and cost-effective prices to the NHS and taxpayers, writes Blake Dark, commercial medicines director for NHS England Related items fromOnMedica Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication GPs need more time to treat complex needs Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Prescription drug dependence linked to deprivation (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce closing of investigation and unconditional clearance by the FTC and expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period for acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that the Federal Trade Commission closed its investigation and granted unconditional clearance and termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”) in connection with Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark p ursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes...
Source: Roche Media News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beshear rescinds Bevin Medicaid reforms — leaves major question unanswered
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that he has ended the controversial Medicaid reforms enacted by his predecessor, Matt Bevin. The newly elected Democrat is doing away with the 1115 waiver, a program developed by the Bevin administration that proposed alterations to the state's Medicaid program that were not allowed under the federal laws and rules that control the taxpayer-backed health plan for vulnerable populations. Specifically, the Beshear administration gave notice to the federal government… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Beshear rescinds Bevin Medicaid reforms — leaves major question unanswered
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that he has ended the controversial Medicaid reforms enacted by his predecessor, Matt Bevin. The newly elected Democrat is doing away with the 1115 waiver, a program developed by the Bevin administration that proposed alterations to the state's Medicaid program that were not allowed under the federal laws and rules that control the taxpayer-backed health plan for vulnerable populations. Specifically, the Beshear administration gave notice to the federal government… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce unconditional clearance by UK Competition and Markets Authority
Basel, 16 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that the UK Competition and Markets Authority has unconditionally cleared Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Sha re, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchas...
Source: Roche Media News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce unconditional clearance by UK Competition and Markets Authority
             Basel, 16 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that the UK Competition and Markets Authority has unconditionally cleared Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Sha re, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subjec...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billions: Report
A cut to the tax coal companies pay for sick miners will cost at least $15B. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hastings Center Report, November-December 2019
(The Hastings Center) GoFundMe urged to halt campaigns for unproven medical treatments; the case for new laws to stem the doctor burnout crisis; why sugar taxes don't undermine liberty, and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vermont taxpayers will now be forced to pay for the transgender mutilation of children... State-sponsored medical mutilations are now a reality thanks to LGBT delusions
(Natural News) If you’re under the age of 21, suffer from gender dysphoria, and live in Vermont, you’ll now be able to get the “gender affirmation” surgeries and hormones you crave for free, thanks to new rules that force taxpayers to foot the bill for all LGBTQ “transition” procedures. According to reports, Vermont’s Medicaid insurance... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. to December 16, 2019
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any wit hholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated March 7, 2019 (as it may be amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Offer”). (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. to December 16, 2019
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any wit hholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated March 7, 2019 (as it may be amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Offer”). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Business calls for reform of health taxation
Employers’ consortium argues that tax exemption would help take pressure off NHS (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex. They had apparently frozen to death within a refrigerator container with temperatures as low as -25C (-13F). This while tragedies occur almost daily on the Mediterranean Sea. On 26 November, a rescue vessel found a boat almost completely sunken. It had three dead bodies aboard. Fifty-five migrants were saved. Three of them were in a critical...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Doctors Accuse Govt of Buying Second-Hand Hospital Equipment
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's vocal doctors have accused government of using millions of taxpayers' money to import "unusable, second hand and refurbished equipment" which has not been of any meaningful use within local hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Paying taxes less 'taxing' when we recognize how those dollars help others -- study
(Simon Fraser University) There's nothing certain in life except death and taxes. But taxpayers' support for the latter could potentially be improved, according to a new study led by SFU psychology researchers Emily Thornton and Lara Aknin.Their work, conducted alongside University of Kansas psychologist Nyla Branscombe and University of British Columbia economist John Helliwell, reveals that when taxpayers recognize their tax dollars are used to help others, they are more supportive of taxation and more willing to pay their taxes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Social Security Benefit Taxation Thresholds Have Never Been Adjusted
Nearly 50% of retiree households report a portion of their Social Security benefits are now subject to taxation (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 3, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Taxes - Tax Breaks Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: UC medical school affiliations with Catholic hospital chains are a travesty
Medical schools and hospitals in the taxpayer-funded UC system should in no way be affiliated with sectarian chains like Dignity Health. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hospitals take thousands of Dyson fans worth £1.2million
NHS bosses have been accused of throwing away taxpayers' cash after scrapping thousands of the £350 fans. They were installed at 113 trusts in England and Wales between 2013 and 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news