Trump’s Hilarious Obamacare Gaffe Reveals The GOP Bind on Health Care

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.

The Health 202: Trump officials ignored HHS advice on two big issues

THE PROGNOSIS

One Democratic senator later called it “the most powerful moment” of the Senate hearing on the reunification of migrant families. A career health official testified before lawmakers yesterday that he personally warned federal officials that separating children from their parents at the border could do serious psychological harm.

Trump proposes cutting Planned Parenthood funds. What does that mean?

The planned revival of a policy dating to Ronald Reagan’s presidency may finally present a way for President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to “defund” Planned Parenthood. Or at least to evict it from the federal family planning program, where it provides care to more than 40 percent of that program’s 4 million patients.

The Trump Administration’s Power Over a Pregnant Girl

In early September, a 17-year-old girl from Central America was apprehended trying cross the border between the United States and Mexico. After being taken to a shelter for unaccompanied minors in South Texas to await immigration proceedings, she learned she was pregnant. The girl, referred to as Jane Doe in court filings, was adamant that she wanted an abortion. Because of Texas’ parental consent law, she needed to go to court to get a judge’s permission, which she did with help from Jane’s Due Process, a nonprofit legal organization that provides representation to pregnant minors in Texas. Jane’s Due Process collected money for the procedure from local abortion funds. It was scheduled for Sept. 28, near the end of Doe’s first trimester.