Category: Healthcare

Generation Rx: Children being prescribed off-label meds at increasing rates, study finds

In many ways, this study is incredibly overdue — it is the first in a decade to look at trends among non-hospital doctors prescribing off-label medicine to children. Researchers focused specifically on systemic drugs, or drugs that work throughout the body but also carry a greater chance of toxicity.

According to researchers, many of the off-label drugs being prescribed to children by doctors all over the country haven’t even been properly tested among adolescent populations.

Rah Emanuel: Medicare for all is ‘reckless’ and ‘untenable’

Former Chicago mayor and Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel blasted 2020 Democrats who are running for Medicare for All during an appearance on ABC on Sunday.

Emanuel warned about Democratic Socialists who want to give healthcare to illegal aliens, saying that it won’t win them the general election.

Arizona sheriff says his county pays for cartel traffickers’ hospital bills

“Let’s say I arrest a guy who had a backpack of marijuana, but then he’s sick because of this 70-mile trek across the desert – if I have to take him to the hospital while he’s in my custody, my county pays for that. If Americans just knew about the toll that it took financially on the taxpayer, they would lose their minds, they would be climbing from the rooftops for Congress to do something and declare the cartels terrorists. And it is such a burden on us.”

Judicial tyranny: DC judge mandates right to Medicaid for able-bodied adults without work requirement

Courts have become the final arbiter of cultural issues and now even border and national security issues. Thus, it was only a matter of time before they ventured into fiscal/economic issues. Recently, several states have been conditioning Medicaid eligibility upon work requirements. Arkansas, Kentucky, and New Hampshire got a waiver from HHS to require that non-disabled beneficiaries under 65 show that they have completed a certain number of hours of work requirements or similar community engagement. The issue is popular with the public, but now, one man, Judge James Boasberg, has taken it upon himself to prevent every state throughout the country from enacting this commonsense reform.

Biden recycles the “keep your plan” lie with Obamacare 2.0

Biden’s lie is worse, since his Obamacare 2.0 would result in tens of millions forced off employer plans they like and into the Obamacare exchanges, where the only choice would soon be government-run Medicare-style insurance. The only difference between Biden’s proposal and the more openly radical “Medicare for All” scheme is that Biden’s would take a little longer to get to single payer.

Department of Health and Human Services spending $100 Billion per month

n the first eight months of this fiscal year, which began in October, HHS spent $834,346,000,000, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement for May. That is up from $731,724,000,000 in the first eight months of last fiscal year.

Through all of fiscal 2018, HHS spent approximately $1,120,500,000,000 — or $93,375,000,000 per month.

California OKs health benefits for illegal aliens

California has become the first state to offer taxpayer-funded health benefits to young adults living in the country illegally.

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes low-income adults age 25 and younger eligible for the state’s Medicaid program regardless of their immigration status.

State officials expect the plan to cover about 90,000 people and cost taxpayers $98 million.

Obama appointed federal judge blocks Trump Administration to require drug prices in TV ads

A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration Opens a New Window. from implementing a new rule that would force pharmaceutical companies Opens a New Window. to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in television advertising.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C. Opens a New Window. , sided with drugmakers Merck & Co Inc, Eli Lilly and Co and Amgen Inc by halting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule from taking effect on Tuesday as planned.

Socialist De Blasio says “Medicare for All” should cover gender reassignment surgery

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday he supports a government-run health care system that covers gender reassignment surgeries.

“Absolutely. We have to respect everyone’s medical needs,” de Blasio said at the New York City Pride parade when asked by a reporter if Medicare for All, which he supports, would cover gender reassignment procedures.