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California Politicians Debate Raising Taxes To Fund Health Care For Illegal Immigrants

Have California state lawmakers not heard about the border crisis? As the Golden State’s legislature embarks on its 2022 session, policy-makers have begun an apparent bidding war to fund “free” coverage for foreign citizens illegally present in the United States. In his latest budget submission, Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-French Laundry, proposed spending $2.7 billion to expand Medicaid coverage to illegal…

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A Jury Finds Elizabeth Holmes Embraced Silicon Valley’s ‘Fake It Until You Make It’ Ethos Too Hard

A jury found Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of blood-testing startup Theranos Inc, guilty on four of 11 charges, including conspiring to defraud investors and patients in her company. She could face up to 20 years in prison for each guilty charge. Holmes’s conviction marks a dramatic ending for what was supposed to be a perfect Silicon Valley success…

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How Democrats’ Build Back Better Plan Would Spike Seniors’ Drug Costs

Government price-setting of prescription drugs is zombie legislation that just won’t die. After briefly being excised due to opposition from moderate legislators, the latest version of congressional Democrats’ $4 trillion Build Back Better reconciliation bill includes a provision to allow the government to set Medicare drug prices. “Democrats announced they have sealed a deal [on] pharmaceutical drug costs for seniors,”…

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PRCs Alleviate the Stress of an Unplanned Pregnancy

The first week of November marked International Stress Awareness Week. Stress levels in the United States are at an all-time high. The American Psychological Association’s 2020 survey found that two out of every three adults (67 percent) experienced increased levels of stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Undoubtedly, Americans are stressed and need resources to combat the sources…

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Illinois Democrats Want To Nuke Conscience Protection Law To Eliminate Exceptions To Vaccine Mandates

There is a battle in Illinois right now over a 1998 law called the “Health Care Right of Conscience Act.” That law, passed at the time by a Republican State Senate and a Democrat State House, contains wide-ranging and admirable protections for conscience rights when they intersect with medicine, including anti-discrimination protections. The law makes it public policy to “respect…

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Will Joe Biden Cancel His Fellow Seniors’ Medicare Plans?

Twelve months after Joe Biden claimed at the final presidential debate that “not one single person, private insurance, would lose their insurance under my [health] plan,” Democrats stand on the precipice of turning Biden’s statement into a reprise of Barack Obama’s “If you like your plan, you can keep it” Lie of The Year. The effort could cost millions of…

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The Worst Is Yet To Come From Biden’s Vaccine Coercion

Like President Biden, who said in December 2020, “I don’t think it should be mandatory, I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory,” I was opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the start. Unlike President Biden, I haven’t flip-flopped. In fact, my opposition to mandates is growing stronger with each new anecdote and piece of information that shows not only how futile…

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Your Race Might Determine Whether You Get Lifesaving Medical Care

Should hospitals give special treatment to patients based on race? The people controlling your health care might think so. The concept of “health equity” is rising in hospitals, universities, and government health agencies. Health equity’s premise is straightforward: with certain diseases, different races have different health outcomes. Health equity, inspired by critical race theory, dictates that any racial disparity in health…

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Socialist Left Demanding Congress Raid Medicare To Pay For Obamacare Again

Among the many, many policy feuds currently engulfing Democrats in Congress as they try to ram through a $3.5 trillion spending blowout, one holds particular irony. The progressive left—which has nailed its mast to the principle of “Medicare for All”—appears outraged that “moderate” Democrats object to raiding Medicare. These “moderate” Democrats object to drug pricing “negotiation”—in truth a mechanism to…

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Hormonal Birth Control Is Killing Women. Why Won’t The FDA Talk About It?

If you’ve watched TV in the last week, you’ve likely seen a commercial for a novel form of birth control called Phexxi. You could hardly miss it, starting as it does with “Welcome to my vagina,” and starring actress Annie Murphy from the wildly popular Emmy award-winning Canadian sitcom “Schitt’s Creek.” As the bubbly Murphy struts about in a cavernous…

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Federal Court Expected To Address Constitutionality Of Vaccine Mandates In Puerto Rico Case

On Tuesday, a federal court in Puerto Rico will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the territory’s vaccine mandate for public employees. The case, Rodriguez Velez et. al. v. Pierluisi-Urrutia, represents the first time a federal court will weigh in on the constitutionality of a government mandate. And while the outcome of tomorrow’s hearing will have no precedential authority, an…

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Here’s An Essential Book For Anyone Dealing With Critical Illness

In Every Deep-Drawn Breath: A Critical Care Doctor on Healing, Recovery, and Transforming Medicine in the ICU, pulmonary and critical care specialist Dr. Wes Ely chronicles his career-long “journey back to [his] original oath – first do no harm.” During his first rotation in critical care, Ely adhered to accepted ICU protocols, using endless arrays of interventions to “push back against…

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The CDC’s Woke Language Guide Is Doing More Than Making Conversation Harder

As a college student, I know a thing or two about minimum page counts. Sometimes, right when you think you’ve written the perfect essay, you realize you’re still a page and a half below the requirement, and the clock is ticking.  What’s a student to do? Some have resorted to crafty methods like bumping up the font size of periods,…

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In Illinois, Tanning Salons Now Get More Oversight Than Abortion Facilities

As MSNBC’s Dean Obeidallah compares pro-life advocates’ treatment of women to that of the Taliban, Illinois is endangering women by permitting abortion facilities to operate virtually unchecked and with no regard for safety, thanks to the “Reproductive Health Act” (RHA) signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Illinois wasn’t always a haven of abortion extremism. In 2017, former Gov. Bruce…

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Health Care Workers Are Becoming The New Public School Teachers, Whiney And Needy

In between cable news interviews and performing TikTok dance routines, health care workers have also started protesting, and it raises the question: When do all these people do their actual jobs and, you know, provide health care? To be sure, not all, nor perhaps even most of them, are spending their days whining to CNN about how tough their jobs…

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Eliminating Sex On Birth Certificates Is Driven By Inexperienced Med Students Undermining Science

The American Medical Association (AMA) continued to defy basic science and the views of the overwhelming majority of the nation’s medical professionals when it took the absurd step in June of resolving to “advocate for the removal of sex as a legal designation on the public portion of the birth certificate.”  In taking this position, the AMA strayed so far…

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How Expanding Medicaid Kicks Thousands Off Private Insurance And Costs Lives

The last-minute rush to pass a budget before the beginning of the new fiscal year in July could lead to some bad decisions by state lawmakers in Raleigh, North Carolina. One of those bad decisions could be expanding Medicaid, which threatens to kick nearly 160,000 North Carolinians off their private insurance and onto taxpayer-funded Medicaid. Thirty-nine states have already expanded Medicaid…

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How A 10-Year-Old Girl’s Mom Saved Her From Going Transgender

When I appeared on a Heritage Foundation panel discussion in 2019, I said people are manufacturing trans gender kids. They are hurting the most vulnerable members of our society by encouraging children and adolescents to live as the opposite sex, inject hormone blockers and cross-gender hormones, and undergo surgeries that irrevocably alter healthy body parts. These protocols are dangerous and…

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Biden’s Plan To Raid Medicare Shows His Callous Disregard For Math And Voters

The budget President Biden recently submitted to Congress resembles President Obama’s fiscal blueprints in many respects. It taxes too much, spends too much, and with $14.5 trillion in new federal debt, it certainly borrows too much. But Biden’s budget reflects his Democrat predecessor in another aspect: It uses hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare to pay for (among many…

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