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OP-ED: It’s Time to Come Together to Protect our Patients Opinions
OP-ED: It’s Time to Come Together to Protect our Patients

Emergency physicians are America’s first line of medical defense. We come to the aid of patients at their most critical times, often providing life-saving care. These dedicated physicians serve as the gateway to other areas... Read More

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Opioids, Includes Key Donnelly Provisions Congress
Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Opioids, Includes Key Donnelly Provisions
2018-10-05 22:27:32
by TWN Staff

This week, the Senate passed the "SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act," a comprehensive bill to help address the opioid and drug overdose epidemic. The legislation passed on a bipartisan 98-1 vote, and now... Read More

Jason Kander Ends Campaign for Kansas City, Mo., Mayor to Focus on Depression, PTSD 2018 Midterms
Jason Kander Ends Campaign for Kansas City, Mo., Mayor to Focus on Depression, PTSD

Jason Kander, citing depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, is dropping out of the Kansas City mayor’s race. Kander posted a message on his campaign website and Facebook page saying that in the 11 years since... Read More

Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Health
Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation
2018-09-29 00:54:32
by TWN Staff

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the United States, Congress – in a rare occurrence of bipartisan cooperation – reached a deal this week on legislation addressing the crisis. Read More

Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools Spotlight
Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools
2018-09-26 00:19:22
by TWN Staff

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year, families of the 17 victims have joined together to stop school violence. Read More

Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America Spotlight
Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America
2018-09-22 02:11:29
by TWN Staff

As the midterm elections draw near, the Blue Dog Coalition turned its attention to rural America this week. Read More

O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America Spotlight
O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America
2018-09-19 08:38:13
by TWN Staff

Cruising down the Arizona highway in an RV, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, Chairman of the Blue Dog Rural Task Force, was on a mission over August recess: meeting as many constituents as possible. Read More

US health agency urges early vaccinations to fight flu this season In The News
US health agency urges early vaccinations to fight flu this season

The flu was everywhere last year. A Centers for Disease Control doctor said the past flu season was one of the deadliest. So the CDC is urging people to act now, just before the October start of the 2018-19 flu ... Read More

How the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responds to a hurricane like Florence In The News
How the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responds to a hurricane like Florence

For all the political chatter about hurricane response and the human toll of such disasters, one lesson of past monster storms is clear and getting ever more urgent as they get more frequent: Hurricanes claim lives and erode health before, ... Read More

Arkansas to drop almost 4,400 from Medicaid over Trump work requirement Health
Arkansas to drop almost 4,400 from Medicaid over Trump work requirement

An Arkansas policy backed by the Trump administration that requires people to have a job or lose Medicaid coverage will drop 4,353 people from the health program. Read More

Bill Authorizing Medicinal Cannabis Research at VA Gains Bipartisan Traction in House Health
Bill Authorizing Medicinal Cannabis Research at VA Gains Bipartisan Traction in House
2018-09-12 06:54:19
by TWN Staff

As medicinal and recreational cannabis laws have swept across states, little progress has been made in Congress to reform longstanding laws prohibiting most cannabis research. Read More

Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished Health
Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished
2018-09-12 06:01:13
by Angie Craig

Let’s take a realistic approach to improving our complex health care system with someone who spent over 20 years working in health care and grew up at times without health insurance. Read More

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