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Alabama lawmaker introduces mandatory vasectomy bill amid abortion ban controversy

Rep. Rolanda Hollis (Credit: Rep. Rolanda Hollis) An Alabama lawmaker has responded to the abortion ban by introducing a mandatory vasectomy bill. Rep. Rolanda Hollis (D) said “It always takes two to tango,” after noting that the bill sends “the message that men should not be legislating what women do with their bodies.” The move… Read More »

Bill Murray Will Play Dr. Peter Venkman Again In Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Getty; Columbia/Kobal/Shutterstock Bill Murray will return as Dr. Peter Venkman in this year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife. It’ll be Murray’s first time playing the character on screen since 1989, though he did make a cameo as a different character in the 2016 Ghostbusters movie. Afterlife is out on July 10, and stars Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Carrie… Read More »

Senators introduce bill to expand use of telehealth in Medicare

Six U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced legislation aimed at tearing down the barriers to the use of telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) introduced the bipartisan Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT)… Read More »

Key House committee passes Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s sweeping drug pricing bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a Fed Up? Rise Up! rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC September 24, 2019. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday approved Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s sweeping drug pricing bill, a key step in getting the legislation to the full… Read More »

CBO: Pelosi drug pricing bill would save government $345B over 10 years, but stifle new treatments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill to let the government negotiate prices on some drugs would save the government $ 345 billion over seven years but stifle innovation of new treatments and cures, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. Democrats are likely to use the findings, from an initial report from the… Read More »