Politics

Careful What You Wish For: How Republican Attorneys General’s Attack on the ACA Could Trigger Medicare for All

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By MIKE MAGEE Cautionary tales are timeless. Take for example Aesop’s Fables, from 620 BC, which included the advisory, “Be careful what you wish for lest it come true.” Trump and the Republicans who oppose the ACA take heed. You may be inadvertently taking the… Read More »Careful What You Wish For: How Republican Attorneys General’s Attack on the ACA Could Trigger Medicare for All

Joe Biden’s Big Lead on Health Care Issues

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In an Axios column, Drew Altman discusses how this election year health isn’t a single issue — but several — and Joe Biden has the edge over President Trump on all of them, even as opposition to the ACA remains popular with Trump’s base.  

Talking Politics in the Exam Room: A Physician’s Obligation to Discuss the Political Ramifications of Science with Patients

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By HAYWARD ZWERLING I walked into my exam room to see a patient I first met two decades ago. On presentation, his co-morbidities included poorly controlled DM-1, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and a substance abuse disorder. Over the years our healthcare system has served him well as… Read More »Talking Politics in the Exam Room: A Physician’s Obligation to Discuss the Political Ramifications of Science with Patients

Voters Are Souring on President Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus, with Implications for November

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As the country struggles to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic and prepares for the 2020 election, this analysis finds that, while voters are increasingly negative in their evaluations of President Trump’s handling of the pandemic, he continues to garner strong support among Republican… Read More »Voters Are Souring on President Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus, with Implications for November

By Nearly a 2-1 Margin, Parents Prefer to Wait to Open Schools to Minimize COVID Risk, with Parents of Color Especially Worried Either Way

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Most Say Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better, and Just Over Half Now Say Their Mental Health is Worse Because of Coronavirus Worry and Stress As state and local officials prepare for the new school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents with children… Read More »By Nearly a 2-1 Margin, Parents Prefer to Wait to Open Schools to Minimize COVID Risk, with Parents of Color Especially Worried Either Way

KFF Health Tracking Poll – July 2020

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This poll examines the public’s views on reopening society during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as parents’ worries when it comes to their children returning or not returning to school, the mental health and economic effects, and priorities for possible congressional action.

The 2020 Pandemic Election

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The 2020 US election will be vicious, with a nasty pandemonium following a nasty pandemic. By SAURABH JHA, MD When the COVID-19 pandemic is dissected in the 2020 presidential election debates, Donald Trump will be at a disadvantage. The coronavirus has killed over 100,000 Americans… Read More »The 2020 Pandemic Election

Can You Believe in Science and Still Vote for Trump?

Can You Believe in Science and Still Vote for Trump? Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out. The Doctor Weighs In

The Lancet’s editor: ‘The UK’s response to coronavirus is the greatest science policy failure for a generation’

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Richard Horton does not hold back in his criticism of the UK’s response to the pandemic and the medical establishment’s part in backing fatal government decisions Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage There is a school of thought that says now is… Read More »

The Lancet’s editor: ‘The UK’s response to coronavirus is the greatest science policy failure for a generation’