“The case for Medicare for all — plus 7 smaller steps to fix U.S. health care” Reply


SALON

“We know that our high healthcare costs are due mainly to high admin­istrative costs and to the overconsumption of medical care. If these two costs could be minimized, our healthcare costs would be cut almost in half. In sum, each year we waste close to $1.5 trillion in resources because of our grossly inefficient healthcare system.” MORE

“Al Franken Leads The Charge To Protect Nursing Home Residents From Trump Enabled Abuse” Reply


POLITICUS USA

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is leading the effort to stop Trump from abandoning an Obama era rule that allowed residents of nursing homes to sue facilities when they were abused.

“Republicans on recess hold town halls, are met with constituents angry about health care” Reply


SALON

A Colorado senator holds two town halls and is met with constituents angry about his attempts to repeal Obamacare

“Trump’s Obamacare Repeal Dream Is Dying Fast as McConnell Moves Toward Bipartisan Healthcare Bill” Reply


POLITICUS USA

Trump has been threatening to withhold payments for ACA subsidies from insurance companies, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is signaling a move towards a bipartisan health care bill.

“GOP Plotting To Take Another Shot At Repealing Obamacare And Hurting Millions Of Americans”


POLITICUS USA

This week’s epic failure to pass any repeal and replace legislation won’t be the last effort by Donald Trump and Republicans to dismantle former President Obama’s signature achievement.

“Obamacare Is Alive Because It Has Made Life Better For Millions”


HUFFINGTON POST

“The Affordable Care Act has survived yet another effort to snuff it out. And one reason is a simple reality that Republicans have rarely been willing to admit ― to their supporters, to the general public, and perhaps even to themselves.

It turns out “Obamacare” has made life better for a great many people.” MORE

“Senate Delays Health Care Vote After McCain Undergoes Surgery”


HUFFINGTON POST

McCain’s absence cast doubt on whether the Senate would be able to pass the legislation to replace Obamacare.

CARTOON


“How Mitch McConnell could stabilize Obamacare in 2018”


CNN

SPEAKER, PAUL RYAN AND MAJORITY LEADER, MITCH McCONNELL

“New Cases of Human Plague Have Been Confirmed in New Mexico”


TIME

Mass of Yersinia pestis bacteria in the foregut of the flea vector. (Photo by: Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images)