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Romney Calls for Whoever Leaked SCOTUS Opinion on Roe v. Wade to Be Punished

Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said he supports the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion indicating that the court will overturn Roe v. Wade, which guarantees a woman’s right to choose. He also called for whoever leaked the document to be punished, calling the leak “an appalling affront against a critical institution.”


Sotomayor Says Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Destroy Public Perception of Supreme Court

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that if efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade are successful, then the ruling would effectively destroy public perception of the Supreme Court. Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?” Sotomayor as oral arguments begin in…


Texas AG Ken Paxton Announces State Will Appeal Ruling That Blocked Abortion Law

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that the state will appeal a ruling from U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman that blocked its controversial abortion restrictions. “We disagree with the Court’s decision and have already taken steps to immediately appeal it to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said…

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Florida Representative Looking to Follow Texas’s Lead, Files “Heartbeat” Abortion Bill

Florida Representative Webster Barnaby (R) has filed the “Florida Heartbeat Act,” legislation that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, only allowing them to be performed if the mother’s life is in danger. The bill would empower citizens to sue anyone who induces or performs an abortion against the bill’s guidelines. #BREAKING– HB…


Fewer Than One-Third of Americans Want to See Roe v. Wade Overturned

According to a Marquette Law School survey released today, fewer than one-third of Americans want to see Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that protects a pregnant woman’s right to choose reproductive healthcare without excessive government restriction, overturned. The survey found just 20% of the public favors overturning Roe v. Wade, with 50% opposed to overturning…


Portland, Oregon To Vote on Emergency Resolution Banning Trade with Texas in Response to Abortion Law

The city of Portland, Oregon will vote on an emergency resolution banning trade with the state of Texas in response to the state’s abortion law. The law prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy. It also essentially deputizes citizens by empowering them to file lawsuits…


Biden Calls Texas Abortion Ban “Almost Un-American”

President Joe Biden spoke out against the recent Texas abortion ban that went into effect Wednesday that prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy. The president called the ban “almost un-American” in remarks to reporters. “It just seems, I know this sounds ridiculous, almost unamerican…


Senate Will Probe Supreme Court’s “Shadow Docket” Texas Abortion Ruling

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who is the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, said a panel will probe the Supreme Court’s practice of deciding weighty cases on an emergency basis. The news comes after the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, voted not to block a Texas law that went into effect Wednesday that prohibits virtually…


Illinois Governor Criticizes Texas Abortion Law, Vows to Protect Abortion Rights in His State

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, criticized a Texas abortion law that went into effect Wednesday that prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy. He said that women around the United States are welcome to come to Illinois if they need reproductive health care. “Shame…


Elizabeth Warren on Texas Abortion Ban: “It’s Time for National Laws to Secure Our Reproductive Freedom”

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke out after the state of Texas effectively outlawed abortion by banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. “Let’s be clear about what just happened in Texas: The second-largest state in America has effectively banned abortions,” she wrote on Twitter. “We can’t rely on the courts to protect our rights….


Recent Study Confirms US Ranks Dead Last in Healthcare Outcomes

Medicare for all. That very phrase has the potential to produce several very palpable responses. Republicans are, naturally, opposed to it since it promises to circumvent the private health insurance industry’s profit motive. Many right-of-center Democrats–some of whom accept money from the same private health insurance industry–are still reticent to support it despite a 2018…


1 Million Americans Signed Up for ACA Coverage After Biden Reopened the Exchange

President Joe Biden announced that 1 million Americans have signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after his administration reopened the health care exchange for a special sign-up period. “That’s one million more Americans who now have the peace of mind that comes from having health insurance,” Biden said in a statement….


Tennessee Lawmakers Propose Bill That Would Grant Fathers Veto Power Over Abortion Without Pregnant Woman’s Consent

Senator Mark Pody and Representative Jerry Sexton (R-Tenn.) have proposed a measure that would grant fathers veto power over abortion without a pregnant woman’s consent. The bill, SB494/HB1079, is the latest push to restrict abortion in the state of Tennessee. The measure, if passed, “permits a person to petition a court for an injunction to…


Biden Announces Key Members of Health Team Who Will Address Covid-19 Pandemic Once He Takes Office

President-elect Joe Biden has announced who will join his administration as key members of the health team tasked with addressing the Covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 280,000 Americans to date. The individuals joining the upcoming administration include Xavier Becerra, the Attorney General of California, who has a history of championing…

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Trump Claims Republicans “Will Be Providing Far Better Healthcare” Than Democrats

President Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to claim that Republicans “will be providing far better Healthcare” than Democrats. Trump added that Republicans “will always protect people with Pre-existing conditions.” Republicans will be providing far better Healthcare than the Democrats, at a far lower cost…And will always protect people with Pre-existing conditions!!!! — Donald…

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Tulsa ER Physician on Trump Rally: “My Oath is to Do No Harm, And to Sit Silently on This Matter Feels Wrong”

In an editorial for Tulsa World, Dr. Samantha Whiteside, an emergency physician shared her “great concerns about the ramifications of the planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump on Saturday.” “COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County have risen sharply the past week. In the past seven days, the number of new cases in Tulsa County has reached…


Most Americans Are Worried Pharmaceutical Companies Will Cash in on the Pandemic and Raise Drug Prices

According to new Gallup and West Health polling, which surveyed 1,016 U.S. adults in mid-May, nine in 10 U.S. adults are “very” (55 percent) or “somewhat” (33 percent) concerned that pharmaceutical companies will exploit the pandemic and raise drug prices. Democrats were most likely to be concerned (66 percent), well ahead of independents (52 percent),…

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Cuomo Affirms Support for Transgender People After Trump Administration Rolls Back Protection

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo affirmed his state’s support for the transgender community after President Donald Trump’s administration announced it would roll back anti-discrimination rules protecting transgender individuals seeking healthcare. The Trump administration’s announcement came on the fourth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the deadliest act of terror against LGBTQ people in American history….


Human Rights Campaign Will Sue Trump Administration for Revoking Transgender Protections

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced it will file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration after it rolled back anti-discrimination rules protecting transgender people seeking healthcare. HRC noted in a press release that “critical civil rights protections in the rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)” have been impacted by…


Trump Announces U.S. Will Sever Ties with WHO as Coronavirus Deaths Top 104,000

President Donald Trump announced earlier today that the United States will sever ties with the World Health Organization (WHO) during his press conference earlier today. “China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million…


Trump Claims He’s “Finished” Taking Hydroxycholoroquine, Insists It Had “Rave Reviews”

President Donald Trump claimed he’s finished taking hydroxychloroquine, the controversial anti-malarial drug he’s been repeatedly criticized for touting as an effective coronavirus treatment against the recommendations and research from health and policy experts. “Finished, just finished,” Trump said in an interview with Sinclair Broadcast’s program Full Measure With Sharyl Attkisson. “And by the way, I’m still here….

Washington Congresswoman Says Republicans “Are Literally Willing to Let People Die”

Speaking to VICE, Washington Representative Pramila Jayapal (D) lambasted members of the Republican Party, saying “[they’re] basically doing everything possible to strip health care away” even in the middle of global pandemic. “That’s why [Democrats] have to have alternatives to that and really show the contrast between Republican [politicians]—whether it’s governors or members of Congress…

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FDA Warns Doctors Not to Prescribe Malaria Drug Promoted by Trump

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned doctors not to prescribe the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine or the related drug chloroquine. The drugs are restricted for hospital and research uses only. Regulators “flagged reports of sometimes fatal heart side effects among coronavirus patients” taking the drugs, according to the Associated Press. Other side-effects include heart…

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Lysol Owner Warns People Not to Inject Themselves with Bleach

Robert Benckiser, the United Kingdom-based owner of Lysol, has warned individuals not to inject themselves with bleach after President Donald Trump suggested people could get an “injection” of the disinfectant. “As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the…


Judge Strikes Down Alabama Attempt to Ban Abortions As Part of Coronavirus Restrictions

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has ruled that the state of Alabama cannot ban abortions as part of its coronavirus restrictions. The state had tried to include abortions in its list of canceled elective medical procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on the current record, the defendants’ efforts to combat COVID-19 do not outweigh the…


Illinois Will Take Charge of Coronavirus Testing After Trump Admin’s “Profound Failing”

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) announced his state will take charge of coronavirus testing, citing President Donald Trump’s administration’s “profound failing” to roll tests out successfully. “The White House has promised millions of tests for weeks now, and they’re just not here,” Pritzker said at yesterday’s daily press briefing. “I’m not going to wait on…

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Trump Corrected by Insurers After He Claimed They’re Waiving All Copayments for Coronavirus Treatment

During an Oval Office address, President Donald Trump claimed that health insurers will “waive all co-payments for coronavirus treatments,” and the industry was quick to correct him. “Earlier this week, I met with the leaders of health insurance industry who have agreed to waive all co-payments for coronavirus treatments, extend insurance coverage to these treatments,…


Contradicting Trump’s Hunches, Surgeon General Says Coronavirus ‘Is Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better’

President Donald Trump has made a lot of audacious — and inaccurate — claims about coronavirus in the United States over the past few weeks, one of them being that the number of cases would be going down, and soon would approach zero within a matter of days. His own Surgeon General contradicted that specific…


10 Years After Passing Affordable Care Act, Obama Says It’s ‘Progress Worth Protecting’ Against Republican Attempts To End It

In conjunction with a political organization called “Protect Our Care,” which seeks to provide “outreach, rapid response, research and messaging center in the fight to protect health care,” former President Barack Obama released a video in which he celebrated and touted the reforms passed in the Affordable Care Act. The ACA, commonly called Obamacare by…


Democrats welcome fight as Trump tees up 2020 healthcare battle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on Tuesday embraced U.S. President Donald Trump’s call to revive a fight over healthcare coverage, ensuring the issue will dominate the 2020 presidential election and Trump’s bid for a second term in office. Trump last week stepped up his assault on Democratic predecessor President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 healthcare law by…


U.S. judge blocks Trump’s approval of Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky, Arkansas

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the Trump administration’s approval of plans by the states of Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington ruled that the U.S. Department of Health and…


Joe Scarborough Busts Republicans For Lying About Supporting Pre-Existing Conditions

As Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer blasted Mitch McConnell for admitting Republicans wanted to cut Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid as well as wanting to try to repeal Obamacare again on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Friday morning, host Joe Scarborough, a Republican, busted Republicans for lying about supporting pre-existing conditions.

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