Health


Court rules Texas and Louisiana can cut Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, putting a host of medical services low-income patients rely on at risk. Image via Shutterstock.
Texas and Louisiana Want to Defund Planned Parenthood. That Is Having Consequences Beyond Those States.

Low-income patients in Texas and Louisiana who utilize Planned Parenthood’s many health services will soon see their options restricted.

Patient receives coronavirus vaccine candidate during a clinical trial
More Vaccines and a Distribution Plan Provide Glimmer of Hope in COVID Fight

Another drug company announced an effective vaccine candidate, while Dr. Anthony Fauci cautions Americans to “hang in there” and follow safety recommendations a little longer.

In this Feb. 11, 2005 file photo, trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)
One Last Cruel Gasp: The Trump Administration Is Trying To Make It Harder To Get Disability

The Social Security Administration wants to put their own lawyers, and not independent judges, in charge of hearing appeals.

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Over 1 Million Children in the US Have Been Diagnosed With COVID-19

Pediatrics group says the number of cases is "staggering and tragic."

Republican candidate for Senate Sen. David Perdue during a campaign stop at Peachtree Dekalb Airport Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
The Truth About Georgia Sen. David Perdue: He Wants to Rip Health Care Away from Millions of Americans

The senator's bill that supposedly protects people with preexisting conditions has a major loophole, and he wants to get rid of the Affordable Care Act.

In this Nov. 7, 2020, file photo Vice President-elect Kamala Harris holds hands with President-elect Joe Biden and her husband Doug Emhoff as they celebrate in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
How the Biden-Harris Administration Could Improve Reproductive Health on Day One

Advocates hope Title X funding could be restored to nearly 1,000 providers who had to shut down under Trump administration rules.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden listens as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addresses the media about the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act on November 10, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden also answered questions about the process of the transition and how a Biden Administration would work with Republicans. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Justices Signal They Won’t Repeal ACA, Biden Promises to Expand Healthcare Access

"This doesn’t have to be a partisan issue, it’s a human issue,” Biden said. “It affects every single American family, we can’t subvert the growing consensus.”