Ronny Jackson: 7 Facts About Next VA Secretary

President Trump nominated Dr. Ronny Jackson to be the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Is he up to the task? Jackson is the President’s physician and an accomplished military doc. But the Secretary of Veterans Affairs leads the second largest government agency in the U.S., and is responsible for providing all of the benefits and services to the nation’s 20 million veterans. Get the FACTS you need to know: who Dr. Jackson is, and if he is qualified.

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Alex Azar Sworn In As Trump’s New HHS Secretary

Alex Azar, a former 10-year executive of drug company Eli Lilly & Co., was sworn in as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Azar served as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. Supporters of his appointment see him as seasoned on industry matters and an experienced former HHS member. However, detractors challenge his ability to attack the primary issues facing HHS without bias. They note Azar’s significant time in the pharmaceutical industry and highlight former consultancy work at health insurance companies and biopharmaceuticals.

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5 Tips To Avoid Political Banter During The Holidays

Hint: bookmark this post to calm your nerves and bring you to a place of apolitical zen. Because we know everyone around the table for Thanksgiving + good ol’ family drama + opposing political views = utter turmoil.

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Where is Melania Trump’s Cyberbullying Campaign?

Melania Trump announced her goal to protect children from cyberbullying in 2017. “It is never okay when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked … with no name hiding on the internet,” she said. But observers claim little has been done to actually combat the problem. Until her visit with the Secretary of Education to a school, reporters thought. Learn how the campaign against online bullies is going.

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Sen. Ron Johnson Responds To Our Healthcare Criticism

Earlier this year, we published an open letter to Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), slamming his dangerous votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read Johnson’s response, which includes his reasoning for why the Affordable Care Act must be disassembled, piece by piece.

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Vital Facts About Trump Opioid Crisis Emergency Plan

President Trump recently declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency, ignoring the recommendation of his opioid commission and breaking the promise to sign a national emergency declaration over the summer. Can the U.S. response to this crisis really be funded by $57,000 and taking back money already disbursed for HIV/AIDS treatment and training laid-off workers?

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Senator Ron Johnson Called Me to Discuss Healthcare

My phone rang, flashing a Milwaukee-area number I did not recognize. Google search was just a second too late, and I missed the call. Turns out it was Senator Ron Johnson, the Republican from Wisconsin who represents me. I jumped when the vibration and notification alert chimed in. Did a U.S. Senator just leave me a voicemail message? Was he calling to talk about my open letter?

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An Open Letter to Sen. Ron Johnson on Healthcare

Today, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) voted to move forward on repeal (or repeal and replacement, who knows – the President doesn’t really care) of the Affordable Care Act. I intend to hold Sen. Johnson responsible for his dangerous vote to impact the healthcare of everyone I know. Read my open letter to him.

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The TRUTH: What GOP Health Bill Does to Medicaid

Republicans in the U.S. Senate released their secret ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The real story is the impact on Medicaid, a healthcare program for the poor, disabled, and elderly. We identify the 3 most important ways the GOP health bill defunds Medicaid and who experts are saying will suffer and possibly die without their coverage.

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What TrumpCare Says About America

The GOP has passed its long-promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in the American Health Care Act of 2017 (aka TrumpCare). Friday’s narrow 217-213 vote tally was only in the House of Representatives, but keg stands and saber-rattling clouded that fact. The TrumpCare deal is far from complete. Does it really just say your healthcare is not the government’s concern?

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How Jimmy Kimmel’s Story Did More For Obamacare Than Politicians Ever Could

By now, you’ve probably seen nighttime talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue about his newborn son. Kimmel took the opportunity to link his family’s medical experience to the national debate about saving or repealing the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare by many.

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Trump EPA OKs Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Known to Cause Neurological Damage

Before Donald Trump was elected, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seemed destined to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Young children exposed to the chemical showed pronounced attention problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder (previously referred to as pervasive development disorder or PDD), psychomotor delay, and mental delay.

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Vast List of Groups Opposing American Health Care Act

Doctors’ groups and nurses’ associations have joined hospitals, stakeholders, and lobbying organizations against the Republican repeal and replacement plan for Obamacare. Many GOP members of Congress are themselves opposing the bill. See the remarkable list of those rejecting the American Health Care Act.

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