Health Care Bill That’s Bad for Moms and Babies

New York Times

In March, when House Speaker Paul Ryan and his fellow Republicans threatened to repeal the Affordable Care Act, I pulled a pussyhat over my infant son’s bald head, fetched my 6-year-old daughter from school and raced to a pop-up protest at the Capitol.

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NYC’s public hospital boss mulls health care job cuts

New York Daily News

Many people in Brooklyn think Mayor de Blasio’s appointment of Stanley Brezenoff is bad medicine.

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Billions saved because FDA didn’t rush approval of Alzheimer’s drug

Reuters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision not to rush approval for Eli Lilly’s experimental Alzheimer’s treatment solanezumab – a drug that turned out to be ineffective – may have saved American taxpayers as much as $100 billion over the past four years, an analysis concludes.

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Bullied teens more likely to smoke, drink and use drugs

Reuters

Children who are bullied in fifth grade are more likely to become depressed and experiment with drugs and alcohol during their teen years than their peers who weren’t victimized by other kids, a U.S. study suggests.

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An insurer just stepped in to save Tennessee’s Obamacare market from disaster

Business Insider

A part of Tennessee’s Obamacare market is getting a lifeline.

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Senate Confirms Scott Gottlieb to Head F.D.A.

New York Times

The Senate voted 57 to 42 on Tuesday to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, where he will be responsible for regulating drug companies to which he has had close ties in recent years.

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Assisted-suicide bill back before New York lawmakers

New York Daily News

Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from physicians is again before state lawmakers in Albany, though top lawmakers are either skeptical about its chances or firmly opposed.

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