“Jimmy Kimmel Makes Another Emotional Plea For Children’s Health Care”


HUFFINGTON POST

“Jimmy Kimmel has issued another emotional plea for viewers to get involved in protecting affordable access to health care.

While holding his 7-month-old son Billy, who underwent a second heart surgery last week after being born with congenital heart disease, the late-night host discussed the Children’s Health Insurance Program(CHIP) on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night. The program is in jeopardy because Congress failed to secure funding in October. According to the Washington Post, CHIP provides low-cost health care to 9 million children across the country.” MORE

“FDA chief: Boosting competition is key to tackling drug prices”


POLITICO

“FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at POLITICO’s Pro Policy Summit on Thursday that his agency is focused on boosting pharmaceutical competition when it comes to the hot-button topic of drug prices.

“We think about it from the standpoint of competition, trying to facilitate competition,” Gottlieb said, noting that the agency is targeting generic drugs as an avenue to address cost and access issues.”  MORE

“Trump’s doctor softens on Trump’s health”


MADDOW BLOG

RACHEL MADDOW

RACHEL MADDOW

“House Democrats Call Out Marsha Blackburn For ‘Reckless Disregard’ After Unredacted Memo Goes Public”


THINK PROGRESS

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., chair of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., chair of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives