Republicans continue to do everything in their power to sabotage Obamacare.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and several more Democratic state attorneys general are expected to appeal the decision.Read More
Last week, a new mother in California went to the hospital with her newborn for her first post-birth obstetrician appointment, after having been cancelled on several times for four months. The reason she made the appointment? She wanted treatment for post-partum depression. What happened instead was that her doctor's office called the police.Read More
According to a recent report in Politico, the Trump administration is getting ready to "overhaul the HHS civil rights office" in order to offer stronger protections for healthcare workers who don't want to perform abortions, help transgender patients to transition, or offer other services they're morally or religiously opposed to.Read More
Jimmy Kimmel has no trouble affording health care for his newborn son, who's needed multiple heart surgeries. Millions of kids across the country would have trouble affording care, though, if not for CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program for which the U.S. Congress has mysteriously failed to renew funding this year, and Kimmel's not happy about it.Read More
Unconscious Bias Kills: Black Women Are 3 Times As Likely as White Women to Die in Pregnancy and Childbirth
ProPublica and NPR recently published a damning look at the American healthcare system, writing that "black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women’s health."Read More
Republicans have found a way to pay for their $1 trillion in tax cuts for corporations and wealthy families: repealing the individual mandate and driving 13 million Americans off their health insurance.Read More
Guess what's considered a preexisting condition by many health insurance providers? Yup, postpartum depression.Read More
Back in May, Jimmy Kimmel made an impassioned plea, after his newborn's heart surgery, that Republicans actually work to improve health care in their quest to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, rather than making things worse. This eventually resulted in Senator Bill Cassidy going on Kimmel's show (and news programs) and saying that any health care bill must pass the "Jimmy Kimmel Test" to garner his support.Read More
Twitter is not feeling the need to be kind.
John McCain took a break from recovering from brain surgery to fly across the country and participate in today's senate vote. The internet is not holding its tongue in telling him why that's terrible.Read More
Then he danced, badly, across the burning line.
By now you've probably heard that Donald Trump addressed a gathering of thousands of young Boy Scouts and ranted at them about Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, the "fake news" media, the size of his electoral victory, and cocktail parties with real estate developers. It was a terrifying mess.Read More
Republican Women Were Left Out of the ACA Repeal Discussion, And I’m Guessing Their Colleagues Are Pretty Sorry
We have these three Republican women to thank for killing this plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (And, you know, all the Democrats, too.)Read More
Groups across the United States organized sit-ins and protests as Senate Republicans returned to their home states for the recess.Read More
To try and pass their tax cut for the wealthy disguised as a health care bill, Republicans are resorting to some pretty ridiculous justifications.Read More
Jimmy Kimmel ripped into the Senate health care bill on Jimmy Kimmel Live, before asking a group of children basic moral questions like "Should all kids be able to go to the doctor when they get sick?" (Their answer? Yes. Obviously, yes.)Read More
When asked by Vox what problems the AHCA is aiming to solve, Republican senators could not give a clear answer - or advocate for a clear policy position.Read More
She also tries to explain that 'equalism' thing.
Kara McCullough, the new Miss USA, tried to clarify her controversial answers to the pageants' questions about health care and feminism. But her clarifications still leave us wanting a better explanation.Read More
Politicians may hollowly celebrate their wives and mothers today, but their hypocrisy has never been clearer: the United States still has no mandated parental leave and the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world.Read More
The thirteen members of the U.S. Senate committee to draft a healthcare bill are all men. But don't worry - a GOP aide assured CNN that the group is "diverse." LOL.Read More
If yesterday's House vote on the American Health Care Act (or Trumpcare, as he reportedly hates to hear it called, so naturally that's what we'll call it) left you terrified, you aren't alone.Read More
Still not a great look, though.
As Republican lawmakers voted to pass the horrific Trumpcare bill, Democrats bust into song. That didn't sit well with a lot of people.Read More