• Health care bill diagnosis: No input from those who care for sick

    Health care bill diagnosis: No input from those who care for sick

    • Mar 26, 2017

    “We’ve just been dismissed,” Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, said about the Republican process of writing the AHCA, noting that she attended a few small group meetings on Capitol Hill, but “they were not meetings to get our input on what ought to be done with the bill but meetings to tell us what was going to be done. This has just been railroaded through Congress.”

  • Republicans’ ACA repeal bill not easiest medicine to swallow for many

    Republicans’ ACA repeal bill not easiest medicine to swallow for many

    • Mar 13, 2017

    Dr. Adam Gaffney, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts, said: “What makes the bill bad is essentially it takes away health care from the middle-class and the poor and redistributes wealth upwards to the rich.”

  • Bills would ban religion exception to birth control coverage

    Bills would ban religion exception to birth control coverage

    • Mar 5, 2017

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that for-profit businesses under the control of just a few people — with no real distinction between the owners and the business — can hold religious views and lawfully choose not to cover employees’ contraceptives. The Nevada legislature seeks to overturn the high court decision.