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As U.S. Confirms First Zika-Related Death, Congressional Republicans Still Won’t Approve Emergency Funding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the first Zika-virus-related death in the United States, raising new concerns about the severity of the mosquito-borne disease and prompting renewed calls for Congress to approve the Obama administration’s two-month-old request for emergency funding to fight the ongoing outbreak. According to a report released Thursday by the CDC, health officials … Continue reading

Good News For Obamacare: 2016 Enrollment Numbers Exceed Hopes

The Department of Health and Human Services just released the 2016 enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act, and the results are good news for supporters of the President’s signature health care law: the third enrollment season brought in nearly 13 million sign-ups for Obamacare, exceeding the government’s goals for enrollment and beating last year’s … Continue reading

Gun Deaths Have Now Surpassed Motor Vehicle Deaths In 21 States (And Counting)

Gun deaths surpassed motor vehicle deaths in 21 states plus the District of Columbia in 2014, according to a new analysis of U.S. mortality data. The Violence Policy Center, a non-partisan gun violence research group, has found in past reports that traffic fatalities have been steadily falling due to effective regulation, such as safety prevention … Continue reading

President Obama’s New Year’s Resolution To Tackle Gun Violence

President Obama made fighting gun violence his chief resolution for 2016 in a New Year’s Day address, calling it a major piece of “unfinished business” for his White House administration. The President said Friday that he would meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday, his first day back at work after the year-end break, … Continue reading

President Obama Will Announce New Executive Action On Guns In 2016

President Barack Obama will ring in the New Year by taking executive action to expand background checks on gun sales, according to media reports citing people familiar with White House proposals and planning. The action, which will likely come sometime before Obama makes his final State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 12, is … Continue reading

GOP Admits Congressional Probe Of Planned Parenthood Came Up Empty. So Why Are They Starting A New Round Of Investigations?

After months of slanderous attacks on Planned Parenthood, Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, admitted Thursday that he and his committee had, predictably, turned up no evidence whatsoever that Planned Parenthood ever engaged in any wrongdoing. But that doesn’t mean they’re done looking for proof to justify … Continue reading

Republicans Are Willing To Shut Down The Government Over 1/50th Of One Percent Of The Federal Budget

Two years after shutting down the federal government in a failed attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act, congressional Republicans are once again using the threat of a government shutdown to wage war against public health, only this time they’ve set their sights on Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s leading providers of low-cost health … Continue reading

The GOP’s Deranged Plan To Shut Down The Government Over Planned Parenthood: 5 Things To Know

In what has become an annual tradition, congressional Republicans are once again threatening to shut down the federal government — this time, over Planned Parenthood. On Friday, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted along party lines to pass legislation that would immediately stop federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider … Continue reading

BREAKING: House GOP Passes Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

Congressional House Republicans on Friday passed a measure to end government funding for Planned Parenthood, moving the country one step closer to another disastrous government shutdown and reaffirming their party’s commitment to attacking women’s health with no regard for the consequences. The House voted along party lines to clear the legislation, which would immediately stop … Continue reading

Obamacare Is Increasing Access To Health Care, Reducing ‘Long-Standing Racial Disparities’

    The Affordable Care Act has improved key health care indicators for millions of Americans, reversing what had been a downward spiral in which health care was becoming more costly and less available to many Americans, a new study finds. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, show marked gains … Continue reading

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