Category: Healthcare

Bloomberg would require doctors to undergo racial bias training

The remarkable thing about Democrats in post-Obama America is that they can find racism anywhere, even at the doctor’s office.

In a move to pander to black voters, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s healthcare proposal essentially throws doctors under the bus, requiring them to undergo racial bias training.

LAUSD opening 50 Planned Parenthood clinics in California’s failing public schools

LAUSD also has some of the poorest performing schools in the state.

However, this week, the nearly bankrupt LAUSD diverted $10 million to allow Planned Parenthood to open clinics at 50 Los Angeles high schools.

“Planned Parenthood is pioneering a new model of reproductive health services for Los Angeles County teens by opening 50 clinics at area high school,” MSN reported. “

Colleges struggle with soaring student demand for mental health counseling

On some campuses, the number of students seeking treatment has nearly doubled over the last five years while overall enrollment has remained relatively flat. The increase has been tied to reduced stigma around mental health, along with rising rates of depression and other disorders. Universities have expanded their mental health clinics, but the growth is often slow, and demand keeps surging.

Donald Trump has fired, demoted, or suspended 8,000 VA employees since taking office

President Donald Trump has relieved over 8,000 Veterans Affairs employees for failing their duty since becoming the president, according to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie.

“The standard is if you don’t live up to your oath if you don’t live up to the standards that our veterans expect, that you will be asked to leave,” Wilkie told reporters in a press conference on Friday. “This is a transformational moment in our history.”

Elizabeth Warren’s fake plan to pay for Medicare for All

It is one thing to attempt to spend projected savings, those mythical future funds that could possibly present themselves should everything go exactly according to plan. Warren, however, has gone the extra mile and predicated her plan on savings that the best evidence suggests will never occur at all. She is not counting on spending reductions that might take place given optimistic assumptions. She’s counting on savings that simply won’t happen, and then raising only enough money to finance the impossibly low cost that remains.

Now, as I said, this is, relatively speaking, a minor element of her plan—just a trillion dollars or so. Yet this one aspect is illustrative of her entire approach. It’s fake savings and fake revenue all the way down.

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.