The Latest: Our Health
Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors
• September 22, 2017 11:26 AM
Carl Hulse, New York Times
As more than 40 subdued Republican senators lunched on Chick-fil-A at a closed-door session last week, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado painted a dire picture for his colleagues. Campaign fund-raising was drying up, he said, because of widespread disappointment among donors over the inability of the Republican Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act or do much of anything else.
The GOP is working stealthily to shred health and financial protections for ordinary Americans
• June 13, 2017 1:22 PM
Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Washington Post
The bars opened early in Washington and elsewhere last Thursday, as more than 19 million Americans tuned in when the networks and cable news channels carried live former FBI director James B. Comey’s riveting testimony in the intensifying scandals around President Trump. The media covers Trump’s derelictions 24/7. Not surprisingly, Democrats tend to talk about what grabs the most airtime.
A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time
• June 12, 2017 1:37 PM
Jake Harper, NPR
Two years ago, a mental health advocate named Steve McCaffrey stood at a lectern in the Indiana statehouse, testifying in favor of an addiction treatment bill. After years of rising overdose rates, lawmakers in the health committee were taking action to combat the opioid epidemic. And they often turned to McCaffrey, who leads Mental Health America of Indiana, to advise them.