After US Republicans pulled a vote on their plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act Friday, Trump said that “The best thing politically is to let Obamacare explode.”   But the government’s steps in the months ahead will ultimately determine the Act’s fate. Should the US…

The US Congressional Budget Office’s evaluation of the Republican plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act was released yesterday, inflaming the already rancorous debate.

McDowell County in West Virginia is just one of many communities hanging in the balance while Washington decides the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It’s also a community of Trump supporters, where many voted in hopes of “bringing back coal” to an area that’s lost 60…

Alarm bells are ringing at the CDC: The latest version of the Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would end in 2019 the law’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, which provides nearly $1 billion annually.   The funding has become essential to the CDC budget…

Republicans in the US House released their long-awaited plan yesterday for replacing the Affordable Care Act. The plan swaps out federal insurance subsidies with individual tax credits and grants to states. The 2 Republican bills offered also drop the penalty for failing to…

The repeal of the Affordable Care Act would be devastating for black women, the US demographic most susceptible to diabetes, high blood pressure, sexual assault and a host of other physical ailments, argues Huffington Post reporter Julia Craven.   Craven tells the stories…

US President Trump wasted no time reinstating the Mexico City Policy yesterday, barring US aid to NGOs abroad that share information about abortion as a family-planning option.  

If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed, public health funding stands to lose as well—including up to 12% of the CDC’s budget to fight outbreaks, vaccination programs, anti-smoking and anti-obesity campaigns, and more.   Nested within the ACA, the Prevention and Public…

In the waning days of President Obama’s administration, the US State Department disbursed a second $500 million payment to the Green Climate Fund—support that’s likely not to be continued by the new administration. The fund supports “low-emission and climate-resilient…

What keeps outgoing CDC Director Tom Frieden up at night? And what’s kept him calm in the midst of the many health emergencies—including H1N1, Ebola and Zika—of his 8-year tenure?   “There’s nothing quite like the flu in terms of the risk,” Frieden told Vox this week in a…