Tag Archives: Public

Viewpoints: Pros And Cons Of Joe Biden’s Ideas About Public Option; Lawsuit Against ACA Is Faulty, Extremely Harmful

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Bloomberg: Joe Biden’s Health Plan Has The Potential To Go Bold Health care has emerged as a key issue in the 2020 presidential race, and an area where Democrats believe they can gain an advantage with voters. When it comes to policy, though, most of the Democratic… Read More »

Medical News Today: This herbal supplement ‘poses a public health threat’

Kratom, which is a plant-derived supplement, is growing in popularity. A new report provides further evidence of its adverse effects and calls for more research. Kratom’s rise in popularity is concerning. Kratom is an extract from the tropical tree Mitragyna speciosa, a relative of the coffee plant. Historically, manual laborers in Southeast Asia have used… Read More »

Washington pioneers public health care option, but controlling costs remains tricky – CNN

The Evergreen State is the first to authorize the creation of a state-run public health insurance option on its Affordable Care Act exchange. Gov. Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, signed legislation on Monday that will make the option available in 2021. The move comes as Democrats on the campaign trail and in Congress… Read More »

Qld public hospital beds at capacity

Every public hospital in southeast Queensland has run out of empty beds but the state’s chief health officer says the health system is not in crisis. Beds in all ten hospitals in the region – with the Queensland Children’s Hospital the only one unaffected – were full on Tuesday night. About 250 of those places… Read More »