Economy, Healthcare

Democrats find new ways to talk about entitlement cuts in campaign’s closing days

A new report shows that GOP tax cuts cost the same as proposed entitlement cuts. Source: Democrats find new ways to talk about entitlement cuts in campaign's closing days A study, based on calculations by the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, was released late last week. It shows that the estimated $2 trillion… Continue reading Democrats find new ways to talk about entitlement cuts in campaign’s closing days

Economy, Healthcare

Mitch McConnell Calls to Cut Social Security, Medicare

After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut, the Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs. Source: Mitch McConnell Calls to Cut Social Security, Medicare "The debt, he said, was very “disturbing” and driven by “the three big entitlement programs that are… Continue reading Mitch McConnell Calls to Cut Social Security, Medicare

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Veterans Sustain Two Serious Defeats From Trump And The House To VA Health Care

This week, Trump warned, in effect, that he might stack a commission that will choose VA facilities to close.Also, the House passed an appropriation to shovel spending, not into VA facilities, but into private care. These are part of an agenda to privatize health care at the expense of veterans. Source: Veterans Sustain Two Serious… Continue reading Veterans Sustain Two Serious Defeats From Trump And The House To VA Health Care

Healthcare

Brutal political fight to expand Medicaid was worth it – Arizona Capitol Times

Yes, the political fight of five years ago to restore and expand AHCCCS was brutal. But it was worth it. Source: Brutal political fight to expand Medicaid was worth it – Arizona Capitol Times Our State’s Medicaid (AHCCCS) expansion is so important to seniors, veterans, children, disabled and those with mental health issues. As your… Continue reading Brutal political fight to expand Medicaid was worth it – Arizona Capitol Times

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Report: Pharma exec says he had ‘moral requirement’ to raise drug price 400% – CNN

A Nostrum Pharmaceuticals executive defended his company's recent 400% nitrofurantoin price increase, telling the Financial Times that it had a "moral requirement to sell the product at the highest price." The head of the FDA blasted the executive on Twitter. Source: Report: Pharma exec says he had 'moral requirement' to raise drug price 400% -… Continue reading Report: Pharma exec says he had ‘moral requirement’ to raise drug price 400% – CNN