As President-elect Trump and the US Congress prepare to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, doctors’ opinions of the legislation are split.   Atlanta urologist Brian Hill calls the ACA a “disaster” that worsened an already troubled health care system. But Ohio…

Should Donald Trump’s administration succeed in repealing the Affordable Care Act, the working class and rural voters who put him in office could be disproportionately affected, writes reporter Jared Keller.   Of the 22 million Americans who could lose their ACA health…

And so it begins. Or maybe not. Vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr., said Tuesday that President-elect Trump asked him to chair a new commission on vaccines. The Trump transition team walked that back hours later, saying no final decision had been made on a commission on…

In a Washington Post op-ed, former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders excoriates Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare and allow the pharmaceutical industry to increase drug prices by up to 50%.   “If Republicans get their way, 30 million Americans, 82% of whom are from…

State laws requiring drunk driving offenders to use ignition interlocks, an alcohol-sensing device that stalls a vehicle if the driver is too intoxicated, do save lives, according to a first-of-its kind study. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public…

US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sparred over several hot-button global health issues in the US including abortion, guns, and Obamacare in last night’s presidential debate—the final one before the US election.  On gun control, 

In an effort to reduce stigma, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is recommending government employees and contractors use new language to describe people addicted to drugs and alcohol. The updated language exchanges “drug abuser” for “person with…

Today, Healthcare Information For All (HIFA) is launching the first of 3 discussions, on evidence-informed country-level policymaking. The program will explore drivers and barriers to the uptake of evidence into policy and practice, what has worked and what has not worked…