Healthcare

De Blasio unveils plan to guarantee health care for all New Yorkers

Sitting in front of a banner that read, “Health care is a right,” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan on Tuesday to provide health care to all New Yorkers through a new program called NYC Care. Through this initiative, the mayor said, every New York City resident will have a card...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:36pm

The key to quality healthcare is understanding the needs of the patient

Recent reports have shown that our economy is going through a period of growth right now. Which means most employers will be looking to expand and hire more employees. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the healthcare industry is poised to be one of these industries. The Bureau...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:14pm

STDs in the U.S. are at a record high

Sexually transmitted diseases are at record high levels in the U.S. And, if that doesn’t convince you to get tested for STDs, these numbers might do the trick. In 2017 alone, nearly 2.3 million cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia were diagnosed in the U.S., according to a new report...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:08pm

Putting healthcare back in the hands of the people

No matter which side of the political spectrum you are on, we can all agree that fixing healthcare in our country is an extremely complicated issue. While many on the left would argue for single payer platforms or medicare for all, those on the right would argue that these ideas would cost too much...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 3:01pm

New Obamacare repeal in the works looks a lot like Graham-Cassidy all over again

Republicans are gearing up for another attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act this summer — and it looks a lot like their last one. A group of 40 conservative analysts have been crafting the proposal, which they plan to release to Congress for consideration this month, around the time...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:49pm

Trump passes the Right to Try law, but what does it do?

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed the Right to Try law to assist people with terminal illnesses. The idea behind the Right to Try act is meant to give hope to those who have terminally ill and with a swipe of a pen, Trump passed the bill to become a law. According to President Trump,...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 5:32pm

Healthcare industry to gain 4 million jobs by 2026

With so much projected growth in the economy, many experts are making predictions on what industries will see job growth in the coming years.  As it turns out, looking for work in the healthcare industry could be one your best bets. In a report recently published by the Bureau of Labor...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:06am

GOP tax bill will kill 10,000 people a year, says economist Larry Summers

About 10,000 Americans will die from lack of health insurance each year if the GOP tax bill goes into effect, said Larry Summers, the former Treasury Secretary under President Clinton and White House economic adviser to President Obama, on Monday, while other economists say the tax-cut plan will...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:41pm

Trump's subsidy cuts might mean free insurance for some Americans

As if healthcare wasn’t confusing enough, some experts say that President Donald Trump’s recent decision to cut cost sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies for Obamacare might actually end up creating free basic insurance and more affordable comprehensive plans in some states. State...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:23pm

What President Trump's executive order on healthcare means for you

On Thursday morning, President Trump signed an executive order to “save the American people from the nightmare of Obamacare” by gutting some of the rules of the Affordable Care Act. Under the Trump healthcare executive order, small businesses — and possibly individuals —...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:20pm

What Trump's overturn of the contraception mandate means for women

President Trump is expected to make good on his campaign promise to “make absolutely certain” that companies and religious orders are not “bullied by the federal government because of their religious beliefs” by overturning the birth control mandate, the rule that requires...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:38pm

The Foreman Forecast: Republicans on the brink

If you are a Democrat, you’re probably fuming over the latest Republican effort to strike down the Affordable Care Act, the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama. Of course, you already had plenty to dislike in President Donald Trump: from his relentless taunting of your defeated...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 5:02am

Obamas draw cheering crowd in New York as the leave Greenwich Villageapartment

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle drew cheering crowds as they lefts a posh apartment building in Greenwich Village in New York on Sunday. A video shows the former first couple, Michelle dressed in a black dress and Obama in his typical business casual, walking toward a black...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 5:12pm

McCain is a ‘no’ on Republican health bill, potentially killing it

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said on Friday afternoon that he will vote "no" on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, likely ending the Republican effort eight days before the deadline for a vote. McCain had previously advocated for a return to regular Senate order in...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:59pm

The Foreman Forecast: Speed reading

With Congressional Republicans barreling toward a last-minute vote (again) on repealing Obamacare, the perennial question is ricocheting around DC: What’s in their bill, and what does it mean? I say perennial because it seems this way every time major legislation is under consideration. For...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:03am

Senate to hold toothless one-day hearing on Graham-Cassidy healthcare repeal bill

Upon dramatically voting down the Republicans' last health-care repeal bill, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called for a "return to regular order" on health-care reform, including committee meetings, hearings and amendments by Democrats. Well, one out of three isn't … what he had...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:33pm

President Trump blocks woman with stage 4 cancer on Twitter after she says Graham Cassidy bill could kill her

As President Donald Trump pushed Republicans to pass the latest version of Obamacare repeal with the Graham Cassidy bill, on Wednesday in Trump Twitter world, he was busy blocking the account of a woman with stage 4 cancer who has spoken out against Republican efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:19pm

What is Graham-Cassidy, and why should you care if it passes?

Republicans in the Senate are making one last push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They're under pressure because the Senate parliamentarian has ruled that Sept. 30 is the last day they can do so under a process called reconciliation, which is tied to next year's budget and requires only...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:03pm

Um, did Planned Parenthood find a friend in Satan?

And in other news, Satanists are trying to save abortion in Missouri. Until this month, there was one Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. The organization announced on Monday that its clinic in Kansas City is offering medication abortion; it’s Columbia location will soon offer surgical abortions...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:08pm

Bernie's Medicare-for-all would cover women's health services -- even abortion

Bernie Sanders has introduced a radical healthcare solution that promises to deliver Medicare for all and offers women total coverage for "comprehensive reproductive healthcare" — including abortion. The plan would roll out over four years, Sanders explained in a New York Times op-...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 1:50pm