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Kentucky moves toward requiring ultrasound before abortion

Kentucky’s newly sworn-in Republican House majority on Thursday took the first step toward requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound first, acting swiftly to capitalize on winning a majority for the first time in almost a century. The 83-12 vote on the bill came on the third day of the state’s 2017 General

How a Trump administration could back revolutionary education technology

Harold O. Levy, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Betsy DeVos as his nominee to head the Department of Education is a strong sign that his administration could increase the use of revolutionary educational technology (edtech) to dramatically improve instruction for millions of children in America’s schools. While she is better known for her support of

The Nature of Change in Politics

Paul Greenberg, The more things change, contrary to the French expression, the more they keep changing. To cite only one example, Obamacare is fast going from this president’s signature achievement to his signature failure. And both the winners and losers of last week’s election took due notice. Only a couple of days ago, the Wall

Millions buying insurance outside exchanges amid ObamaCare woes

While premiums are set to rise by double digits on the ObamaCare exchanges, millions of Americans already have made the decision to abandon the markets altogether and shop for health care on their own – a trend the administration is fighting to reverse. Unclear is whether the bad headlines surrounding the health care program will

What doctors know about the ObamaCare crisis, and you should, too

Dr. Marc Siegel,  For practicing physicians, the problems with ObamaCare go well beyond spiraling-out-of-control premiums (the average increase for the 2017 midlevel health plans is 25 percent) and the flight of the insurance providers (down from 232 to 167). True, ObamaCare is a failed Ponzi scheme. The insurers who remain in the game are being

AVERAGE COST OF EMPLOYER HEALTH COVERAGE TOPS 18,000 FOR FAMILY IN 2016

The average cost of health coverage offered by employers pushed above $18,000 for a family plan this year, though the growth was slowed by the accelerating shift into high-deductible plans, according to a major survey. Annual premium cost rose 3% to $18,142 for an employer family plan in 2016, from $17,545 last year, according to

More U.S. counties to see Obamacare marketplace monopoly

Nearly a third of U.S. counties will likely be served by only one insurer that participates in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace in 2017, according to an analysis published Sunday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The 31 percent of U.S. counties that will have just a single option of insurers within the ACA’s exchanges

Donald J. Trump Veteran Fundraiser

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday released a list of veterans groups that received money from a fundraiser the billionaire held in late January. The groups and the amount given to each are as follows, according to a list from the Trump campaign:  22Kill — $200,000 Achilles International Inc. — $200,000 American Hero

UnitedHealth pulls back on ObamaCare exchanges amid huge losses

The nation’s largest health insurer, fearing massive financial losses, announced Tuesday that it plans to pull back from ObamaCare in a big way and cut its participation in the program’s insurance exchanges to just a handful of states next year – in the latest sign of instability in the marketplace under the law. UnitedHealth CEO

NYC Liberals Demand that Walmart Stop Helping Poor People

Michael Schaus  New York City Liberals would apparently rather have charities go without millions of dollars, than see the company get a little good press. Just over half of the 51 members of the New York City Council wrote a letter to the retail giant, demanding that it stop donating millions of dollars to local