The House of Representatives has passed two bills that, if they clear the Senate and are signed by President Trump, will make it much harder for EPA to do the important work of analyzing, warning about, and regulating health threats in the environment.
With House Speaker Paul Ryan now stating that he’s going to try again on legislation to “replace” the Affordable Care Act, it’s worth looking at some of the ways the ACA has benefited women – and how actions from Congress and the Trump administration could affect women’s insurance coverage and access to care.
The public seems to be lining up in favor of a government role in assuring health coverage is available and affordable, but many elected officials are not following suit.
Recent pieces address US healthcare, pollution enforcement in Iowa, maternal mortality in Texas, and more.
The House Republicans’ healthcare bill’s Medicaid provisions would cut federal contributions and shift substantial healthcare risks from to states and low-income families.
A policy brief about the Republicans’ bill to replace the Affordable Care Act has two Medicaid provisions that could prove seriously detrimental to public health and states’ finances.
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), joined by 26 of his colleagues, has introduced the Scientific Integrity Act (S 338), which would require agencies that conduct or fund scientific research to develop and enforce scientific integrity policies.
Recent pieces address why public-health issues get polarized, how New Orleans schools are tackling trauma, home-health workers defending the ACA, and more.
Over the past 24 years, since the FMLA was signed, US policy on paid family and medical leave has stagnated. Today, members of Congress have re-introduced legislation that would help us catch up to most of the rest of the world.
President Trump’s callous and short-sighted executive order restricting US entry for refugees and travelers from certain countries is rightfully getting a lot of attention, but it risks overshadowing another destructive thing he did for global health during his first week in office: reinstating and expanding the Mexico City Policy, also known more descriptively as the […]