Healthcare and Trump’s travel ban: data proves success of physicians developed abroad

Research indicates slightly better outcomes for US patients treated by physicians trained outside US and many come from countries affected by Trump order American patients treated by internationally trained physicians have slightly better outcomes than those treated by their American-educated equivalents, a new survey has determined, as Donald Trumps ban on traveling from seven Muslim-majority…

Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says

Hastily passed House bill which some members said they hadnt read before voting on it would improve on previous version by a mere 1 million people The hastily redrawn Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare would leave an extra 23 million people without health insurance over the next decade, the first official independent analysis of the…

How does Donald Trump’s health compare with the average American?

As the president heads for his regular physical check-up on Friday, what clues are available to assess his fitness? An expert weighs in Every so often , American chairpeople are expected to go to the doctor- for their checkup and merely to reassure the American public that everything is alright. On Friday, it’s Trump’s turn.…

Republican senators return to work on healthcare bill amid resistance

At least one Republican senator predicted a consensus was still several more weeks away, and few senators have been willing to defend the bill publicly Republican senators left Washington more than a week ago without voting time a long-promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act or their unpopular plan to replace it. The GOP lawmakers…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares breast cancer diagnosis

The star of Seinfeld and Veep tweeted a note to praise her glorious support network and fantastic insurance but added that not many women were so lucky Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Emmy-winning star of Seinfeld and Veep shared a note on Twitter on Thursday to inform…

‘We need fundamental changes’: US doctors call for universal healthcare

More than 2,000 physicians want a single-payer system similar to Canadas and say the Affordable Care Act didnt go far enough A group of more than 2,000 physicians is calling for the establishment of a universal government-run health system in the US, in a newspaper in the American Journal of Public Health. According to the…

The Guardian view on Trump and Obamacare: a welcome failure for a damaging scheme | Editorial

Editorial: In spite of controlling the White House and both wings of Congress, the Republicans let ideological obsessions to derail a scheme they have been trumpeting for years President Donald Trumps failure to repeal Barack Obamas Affordable Care Act is a huge event. It may even eventually be an epochal one. It is huge for…

Senate Republicans admit defeat in latest effort to repeal Affordable Care Act

Senate leaders admitted they did not have the votes to pass a bill, hours after Trump railed against certain so-called Republicans for refusing to vote for it The latest Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act died on Tuesday as it became obvious they did not have the votes to pass a bill that…

The Resistance Now: big, angry crowd to fight back against Trumpcare

Activists opposing Trumps healthcare bill take the fight to town hall; liberals raise$ 1m for Democratic challengers in 2018; and the GOP loves Bud Light Republicans duck town hall after voting for Trumpcare… After working hard to pass a bill that would strip millions of Americans of their health insurance, Congress is taking a well-earned…

Physicians can’t ignore politics. Our patients’ lives are at stake | Farzon Nahvi

Our patients depend on us for their care we must help them get onto, whether that comes in the form of pill or policy If all politics is local, then Washington’s healthcare debacle has brought politics to the front stoop of every healthcare provider in America. There is no escaping it- debates taking place on…