Trump said states can deny public funds to Planned Parenthood. Nebraska is trying to do just that.

The funding for Planned Parenthood’s Lincoln South Health Center, a clinic where Brooke Thomas gets birth control shots every three months to deal with excruciating pain, is at risk. The Nebraska Legislature advanced a budget bill Tuesday evening that includes language that would deny Planned Parenthood and other local family planning clinics public funds. In a 38-6 vote, lawmakers voted to … [Read more...]

U.S. life expectancy has dropped due to the opioid crisis. All Trump has done is unlock $157,000.

The life expectancy declined in 2016 for a second consecutive year, and this was largely driven by the country’s drug crisis. Drug overdoses killed more U.S. residents in 2016 than any other year, according to a 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on U.S. mortality. More than 63,600 people died of drug overdoses last year; roughly two-thirds, or 42,200 deaths, were … [Read more...]

It’s official: Every Obamacare marketplace in the country has at least one insurer

The Ohio Department of Insurance announced Thursday that CareSource will sell Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans in Paulding County, officially marking the end of the health law’s empty counties problem. Every person looking to buy coverage on the ACA marketplace in Ohio and nationwide will have at least one health insurance option. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has been tracking the state … [Read more...]

Obamacare state officials are being left in the dark this open enrollment period

It’s late August, and state officials who work in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace in Nevada and Oregon say they still have not been contacted by their federal partners about open enrollment, which is slated to begin November 1. This is the latest testimony in a string of recent reports that suggest the president meant what he said when ACA repeal efforts in Congress failed last … [Read more...]