Medicaid Crisis in the Territories
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3 Dec
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

Medicaid Crisis in the Territories »

Have you heard the terms “Medicare for all” and “single-payer insurance”? That’s because one of the most hotly-debated topics in the United States Read more…

Drug Companies Accused of Price Fixing
Credit: © McGraw-Hill Education/Christopher Kerrigan
27 May
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

Drug Companies Accused of Price Fixing »

Imagine that you go to the pharmacy to pick up a medication that you’ve been taking regularly for years. But instead of the Read more…

A New Threat to “Obamacare”
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24 Dec
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

A New Threat to “Obamacare” »

Politics
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By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Affordable Care Act–also known as the ACA, or “Obamacare.” It’s one of the most Read more…

Time to Sign Up!
Do you know someone who needs to sign up for federally-provided health care? There are only a few days left to sign up.
4 Dec
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Time to Sign Up! »

If someone in your family was faced with a sudden medical problem, do you know how you would pay for it? Some people Read more…

Trump Takes on Opioid Addiction
The opioid problem in the United States has become bigger news in recent weeks.
1 Nov
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Trump Takes on Opioid Addiction »

Opioid addiction has now reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Opioids (highly addictive painkillers such as oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and many others) Read more…

Skinny Repeal Dies on Senate Floor
U.S. Capitol interiors: Senate chamber, ca. 1920.
2 Aug
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Skinny Repeal Dies on Senate Floor »

The saga over health care continued last week, as the Senate voted no on the latest Republican repeal effort late last Thursday night. Read more…

Senate to Vote on Health Care Reform
Dr. Douglas Lake, from Iowa, left, listens as Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, speaks, with Candace Fowler, from Missouri, at right, during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House,
29 Jun
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Senate to Vote on Health Care Reform »

Once again, health care reform is dominating news headlines. This time, it’s because Senate Republicans have come up with a new health care Read more…

Health Care Replacement–Take Two
The Capitol Building at night in Washington D.C.
26 Apr
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Health Care Replacement–Take Two »

Politics
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April 29th marks an important day in Washington D.C. for several reasons. First, it’s President Trump’s 100th day in office. Second, the current Read more…

Is President Trump a . . . Centrist?
President Donald Trump gives a thumb-up as he walks from Marine to Air Force One at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Tuesday, April 18, 2017
20 Apr
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Is President Trump a . . . Centrist? »

President Trump’s removal of his top adviser, Stephen Bannon, from the National Security Council earlier this month, and his abandonment of several of Read more…

Republicans Push for Stricter Voting Laws
A sign explains voter ID requirements before participating in a primary election in Arlington, Texas.
14 Mar
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Republicans Push for Stricter Voting Laws »

In the weeks following his election, President Trump alleged that millions of people had voted against him illegally. So far, no evidence of Read more…

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