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Too Few Doctors and Nurses for Veterans in Some Areas Veterans
Too Few Doctors and Nurses for Veterans in Some Areas
November 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

As the nation prepares to honor its veterans Nov. 12, many veterans in rural areas and some cities still face long wait times for health care because there aren’t enough doctors, nurses and support staff to provide it. Almost... Read More

House Dems in New Seats of Power Will Steer Health Policy, Attack Drug Prices Health
House Dems in New Seats of Power Will Steer Health Policy, Attack Drug Prices
November 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

For the first time since passing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats will soon control the House of Representatives and its powerful health committees. But Republicans’ tightened grip on the Senate means those hoping for... Read More

A Poliolike Illness Is on the Rise Again. But Why? Health
A Poliolike Illness Is on the Rise Again. But Why?
November 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

At first, it seemed like just a bad cold, with a fever that came and went. Then one day, when Scarlett Camburn woke from her nap, the Havertown, Pa., toddler was unable to move her right arm. Panicked, parents Andrea and... Read More

Long Stigmatized, Methadone Clinics Multiply in Some States Health
Long Stigmatized, Methadone Clinics Multiply in Some States
November 6, 2018
by Christina Paulos

While Congress and the Trump administration were promoting greater use of the addiction medication buprenorphine to quell the opioid epidemic, a handful of states were licensing new methadone clinics in dozens of the... Read More

Hospital Record-Keeping Stumped by Daylight Saving Time Health
Hospital Record-Keeping Stumped by Daylight Saving Time
November 5, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle Daylight Saving Time. One of the most popular electronic health records software... Read More

New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency Health
New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency
October 30, 2018
by TWN Staff

In the final stretch before Election Day, a new survey by Ipsos and Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) found that voters are deeply frustrated by unpredictable costs and the lack of transparency in health care. Health care consistently factors into the top issues facing voters in… Read More

In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill Bipartisan
In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

As Members of Congress continue to battle it out with just a little over a week to go before the midterm elections, a rare moment of bipartisan accomplishment back in Washington. President Trump signed into law H.R.6, the... Read More

PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait Health
PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

On the cusp of the midterm elections, the Progressive Policy Institute is tackling health care. This week, the progressive think tank issued "Progressives and health care: What comes next?" In issuing the report, the... Read More

Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up in San Diego In The News
Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up in San Diego
October 21, 2018
by Christina Paulos

While the hepatitis A virus ran unchecked through the streets and homeless camps of San Diego last year, killing 20 people and sickening hundreds of others before it was brought under control, $170 million in... Read More

Socialists Won’t Be on Many Ballots This Fall. Moderate Democrats are Surging. Opinions
Socialists Won’t Be on Many Ballots This Fall. Moderate Democrats are Surging.
October 19, 2018
by Anne Kim
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Candidates affiliated with the Democratic Socialists and the progressive left have pushed hard this cycle for a campaign agenda heavy on government giveaways, such as free health care (“Medicare for All”), free college... Read More

Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney Spotlight
Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff
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Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across the aisle to get things done. While many of his peers have yet to hold office at any level... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate 2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate
October 15, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Candidates for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. They discussed the Trump administration, tariffs, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, health care, immigration reform, and the 2017 Republican tax bill. Read More

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