Tag: Trump

DACA, Trump Immigration Policies, and Future Public Health Impact

You probably already know that 800,000 young people enrolled in DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are at risk of deportation as of March 1, 2018. In brief review, this program enabled certain individuals brought to the U.S. as children to study or work in the U.S.—and to be protected from deportation for two years … Continue reading DACA, Trump Immigration Policies, and Future Public Health Impact

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Keeping “Science-Based” Phrase in CDC Documents – Why It Matters

“Must a name mean something?” Alice asked Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass published in 1871. More than a century later, the federal DHHS has just decided to recommend that certain words be omitted from budget documents written by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Two of these targeted terms are science-based … Continue reading Keeping “Science-Based” Phrase in CDC Documents – Why It Matters

ACA Repeal Defeated for Now, but Wait

Senate Republicans were unable to get the 50 affirmative votes needed to pass the “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on July 28, 2017 in the pre-morning hours. It was a scary night in the Senate chambers, but sanity prevailed. All Democrats and three Republicans voted against the bill—ending this particular round of … Continue reading ACA Repeal Defeated for Now, but Wait

Forcing Senate ACA-Repeal Bill Debate

Vice President Mike Pence is yet again the "tie-breaker" in Senate deliberations. Pence's vote on February 7, 2017 enabled Betsy deVos to become confirmed as Education Secretary, and today—on July 25, 2017—his vote enabled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican) to force debate on the Republicans' health-damaging bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Two female Republican … Continue reading Forcing Senate ACA-Repeal Bill Debate