Health Care

Betsy DeVos' final confirmation vote today Betsy DeVos' final confirmation vote today
- February 11, 2017

After a contentious confirmation process, Betsy DeVos addressed her new staff on her first day as secretary of Education. DeVos also admitted during the committee hearings that she had no personal experience with public K-12 schools or using federal student loans like Pell Grants - which are awarded to undergraduate students dependent on financial need, cost of attendance and more. (more...)
Obamacare Repeal May Cost States Billions of Dollars Obamacare Repeal May Cost States Billions of Dollars
- February 02, 2017

In a report Wednesday, the Center on Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University said leaving decisions over pre-existing conditions to states has pitfalls. The central goal of Obamacare is expanding health coverage, but signs suggest the Republican plan pivots around health care at the bedside, which is a different way to frame the priorities. (more...)
Super Bowl 51: Julio Jones won't mind if Patriots take him away
- February 02, 2017

As the Super Bowl approaches, a lot of Falcons fans are suddenly popping up across the country, and it seems like anywhere but New England is lining up with the Dirty Birds. Super Bowl LI takes place on Sunday, February 6, in Houston , Texas. "I don't think (politics) would dissuade me because just what the White House stands for". (more...)
Health insurance signup ends today Health insurance signup ends today
- February 01, 2017

Congressional Republicans face a dilemma, too.'s open enrollment for 2017 started November 1 and ends on Tuesday. "So we see a lot of that expense-management behavior". Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, accused Republicans on Tuesday of sowing crippling doubts about the health law. Event organizer Anne-Laure Dassier Med'16 said that the repeal of the ACA will increase the number of uninsured Americans by 18 million in the first year alone, and ... (more...)
WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Winner Full Match YouTube Highlights Result 30th January
- February 01, 2017

Meanwhile, Randy Orton won the 2017 Royal Rumble besting 29 others. The match ended when Anderson took advantage of a distraction and rolled up Cesaro for the three count. Cena's status as a 16-time world champion is to be respected but after a year of WWE seemingly looking to the future and showcasing the talent of tomorrow, this outcome feels like a giant step back. (more...)
Affordable Care Act exchanges sign up deadline January 31 Affordable Care Act exchanges sign up deadline January 31
- January 31, 2017

Pratiksha Yalakkishettar, 23, a second-year medical student, said she and several classmates organized the event at Hofstra. "Strong demand is especially striking in light of the unique headwinds created by discouraging rhetoric from ACA opponents". (more...)