Trump Administration Strengthens ‘Conscience Rule’ for Health Care Workers – The New York Times

Several conservative and religious groups applauded the new standards, which they said would protect health providers from being compelled to provide services that conflicted with their beliefs. “Quite frankly, it’s a horrible, awful thing, regardless of what your personal beliefs are about abortions, that a nurse like Cathy DeCarlo was forced to participate in one,

The Trump Administration Just Said Religious Doctors Can Refuse Medical Treatment for Patients

Health care providers can refuse to provide medical care, including contraception, abortion, and procedures for transgender patients, that violates their religious or moral beliefs, according to regulations published by the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday. President Donald Trump announced the finalized “conscience protection” rules during remarks for the National Day of Prayer,

Nebraska Governor Ricketts Opposes Medical Marijuana

Thirty-three states have legalized the use and sale of medical marijuana since 1996, but if it’s up to Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts his state won’t be joining the ranks anytime soon. Nebraska is one of four states – along with Idaho, Kansas and South Dakota – that doesn’t have any sort of medical-use law. Thirteen

Mercy Named Top Five Large Health Care System In U.S.

ROGERS/ FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Shorter hospital stays, fewer complications and better patient results are just a few metrics used to rank Mercy as one of the top five large health systems in the nation. The 2019 IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems study recognizes five large, five medium and five small systems from

2020 Democrats talk health care, free college, impeachment

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The fight for the Democratic Party’s soul played out Monday as some of the leading presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town halls over free college, free health care and whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Five 2020 hopefuls representing different wings of the party were set to

Single-Payer Health Care: Rhetoric Versus Reality

“Single-payer” health care is increasingly popular with some Members of Congress and the public at large.REF This should come as no surprise: Proponents of a single-payer system in the United States make numerous claims about the benefits of such a system. Among them are: Single-payer health care can effectively build on the Medicare program via

Public Opinion on Health Care Policy

Health care remains a top priority for Americans (69 percent of U.S. voters),REF who are concerned about cost, accessREF and choice.REF Many current health care proposals shift control and decision-making to the government—and do not provide what Americans want. A majority of Americans oppose a plan that would, under a Medicare for All health care system,