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), and Republicans (49 percent). read more

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

Andrew Cuomo destroys Mitch McConnell at his press conference

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. read more

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 a year,” Trump said during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden. read more

Poll: One in Seven Americans Would Not Seek Medical Attention for Coronavirus Due to Fear of Cost

According to a new Gallup poll, one in seven Americans would not seek medical attention for coronavirus due to the fear of how much healthcare would cost.

“One out of every seven (14%) U.S. adults report that they would avoid seeking healthcare for a fever and a dry cough for themselves or a member of their household due to concerns about their ability to pay for it,” Gallup wrote in its analysis. “When framed explicitly as believing to have been infected by the novel coronavirus, 9% still report that they would avoid seeking care. Adults under 30, non-whites, those with a high school education or less and those in households with incomes under $40,000 per year are the groups most likely to indicate they would avoid seeking out care.” read more