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October 17, 2017

What’s hiding behind the bias in the Tom Marino coverage

On Monday, President Donald Trump held a Q&A in the White House Rose Garden, in which he discussed issues including opioid abuse in the U.S., the 2016 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act, and the nomination of Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Last week, […]

October 13, 2017

Trump says he won’t certify Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal

At the White House on Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he “cannot and will not” certify that Iran is complying with its nuclear agreement. Trump said that Iran has committed “multiple violations of the agreement,” was “not living up to the spirit of the deal.” The International Atomic Energy Agency has said that Iran […]

October 13, 2017

The US Healthcare System: An Overview

Since Trump’s latest executive order may change aspects of the U.S. healthcare system, it may be useful to know how it currently works. Here’s a brief overview of U.S. healthcare options. Employer-based insurance About 49 percent of insured people in 2016 had employer-provided healthcare coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). For those people, […]

October 13, 2017

Trump’s order on healthcare: How word choice contributes to bias

On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that calls for changes to three areas of the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The order aims to expand access to association health plans (AHPs), increase the maximum time limit of short-term insurance plans (STLDI), and widen the use of health reimbursement arrangements […]