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If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed, public health funding stands to lose as well—including up to 12% of the CDC’s budget to fight outbreaks, vaccination programs, anti-smoking and anti-obesity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

Repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, while keeping others intact, would strip health insurance from 18 million Americans in the first year, said the US Congressional Budget Office in a new report published Tuesday. The number of uninsured could increase by…

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…