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Trump favorite for top health slot shows GOP U-turn on ‘death panel’ talk

The work experience of the candidate President Trump is likely to tap for a health innovation slot threatens to trigger politically volatile discussions about end-of-life care among Republicans. The candidate, Brad Smith, 36, co-founded and oversaw a Nashville-based startup called Aspire Health that offered services to patients who were likely to die. The company uses… Read More »

Don’t underestimate the appeal of a Trump “health plan”

As the Democratic candidates for president continue to beat up each other on how best to achieve universal coverage (Medicare for all, a public option, closing the ACA’s coverage gaps), health care journalists keep wondering when President Trump will release his long-promised “phenomenal” plan to position the GOP as “the party of health care” for the 2020 election. Skepticism… Read More »

Trump says US should build more mental health institutions to combat gun violence

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 15, 2019. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump says the U.S. should begin building more mental health institutions to combat the nation’s ongoing gun violence. Speaking to reporters before a campaign rally in New… Read More »

Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

The pediatrician, Dr. Paul Wise, toured detention centers at the border last summer and was critical of the conditions there, according to a Stanford publication. In that interview, Wise described how migrant children are kept in a “kind of cage-like” processing center. “From there, they get moved to a different processing center, which is kind… Read More »