After weeks of Republicans claiming that they’re the ones who truly want to protect people with preexisting conditions despite having spent the past eight years fighting furiously to eliminate those protections, the health-care mendacity reaches its apotheosis with President Trump claiming that Democrats have a nefarious plan to eliminate Obamacare, which he and Republicans will save.
President Donald Trump spoke at length about health care during his weekend blitz of rallies before the midterm elections on Tuesday, pitching Republicans as leaders and defenders on health care and Democrats as avowed socialists who want to cannibalize Medicare.
As we observe Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, which commemorates the day on which the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was certified in 1920, it’s important to take the opportunity to take stock. How far has the United States come in terms of women’s rights — and how is it stalling, or going backwards? The news in many quarters seems positive. More Democrat women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than ever before, and the #MeToo movement continues to drive public conversation. But there are some fundamental rights for American women remain at risk.
Trump Administration wants abstinence only education on family planning and it gets the go ahead to shift money for birth control away from organizations like Planned Parenthood.
Immigrants allegedly struggled for breath, fainted and vomited on a day-long journey during which they were denied food and water
The Trump administration’s announcement that it will prohibit federal funding to any medical entity that provides or refers women for abortion care — the gag rule — is a straight-up attack on low-income women. And it is an attack on my obligation as a physician to give my patients unbiased advice on their health care options.
It’s time to challenge centuries of bad science, social norms and a lack of women in medicine and research.
In a passage from her new memoir that caught widespread attention this week, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards accused Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner of offering her what felt like a “bribe” in exchange for federal funding. Richards wrote in her memoir, Making Trouble, that Ivanka and Kushner told Planned Parenthood to stop providing abortions if it wanted to maintain its federal funding. But when it comes to her personal opinions, what is Ivanka Trump’s stance on abortion?
The Trump administration has a nasty habit of deleting information from government websites. And the latest cuts focused on the health of the LGBTQ community.
In several tweets on Wednesday afternoon, the State Department celebrated International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8, saying that it was committed to helping and “empowering” women around the world. But the tweets come after several decisions in the past year that would undermine women’s health care globally, and that disconnect was not lost on HuffPost’s senior political reporter Laura Bassett.