Elizabeth Warren has a plan for just about everything — but not health care

(CNN)Elizabeth Warren is the presidential candidate with a plan for just about everything — but there’s one significant exception when it comes to an issue that is top of mind for so many voters: Health care. Those dynamics were on full display at Thursday night’s presidential debate, when she was asked — again — whether Medicare for All would result in tax hikes for the middle class. Not for the first time, Warren pivoted. “Look, what families have to deal with is cost, total cost,” Warren said on the debate stage, without directly answering the question about taxes. “And the answer is, on Medicare for All, costs are going to go up for wealthier individuals and costs are going to …

Warren and Sanders say Americans don’t like their health insurance. Polls don’t back that up.

(CNN)First things first: The theme song of the week is The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. Polls like the one I just cited indicate that the candidates who favor a public option hold the majority opinion within the Democratic Party. Our CNN poll from late June directly posed the question to potential Democratic primary voters. We asked whether there should be a national health care plan and whether it should replace private insurance. The plurality, 49%, said there should be a government health care plan but it shouldn’t eliminate private insurance. Just 30% said there should be a national health care plan and it should eliminate private insurance. A mere 13% didn’t want a government run health care plan. …

Democrats Spar Over Private Health Insurance At Presidential Debate

Leading presidential candidates sought to differentiate themselves on health care at a Houston debate Thursday by vying to find out what scares voters more: the potential for higher taxes or to continue to be subject to the whims of the private health insurance system. Once again, questioning from debate moderators focused heavily on the need for tax increases to finance large-scale programs like “Medicare for All,”Joe Bidenhis health care platformdisrupt the coverage Bernie SandersElizabeth Warrensingle-payer authored the legislation Democratic Party Affordable Care Act including Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.) “How are we going to pay for it? I want to hear tonight how that’s happening,” Biden said. For Sanders and Warren, the principles of guaranteeing lifelong access to stable, government-provided health …

Julin Castro Hits Hard At Biden On Health Care And Immigration During Debate

Julián Castro took full advantage of his moment on the national stage at the Democratic debate Thursday night to unload on former Vice President Barack Obama’s legacy and refusing to disown the negative parts. Health care came first, with ABC News’ panel of moderators beginning the debate in Houston with a heated and prolonged conversation about the merits and potential pitfalls of transitioning to a “Medicare for All,” single-payer health care system. Biden argued that his proposed public health insurance option that Americans can buy into would achieve the same goals as the Medicare for All system proposed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) without forcing Americans to drop their private insurance. But Castro noted that by …

Health boss resigns saying ‘life too short’

Critical care was rated inadequate, while overall the trust was said to require improvement. ‘Financially unsustainable’ In her resignation email to staff, Ms McArdle said she had “remained true to my own values, vision and high levels of integrity”. “However, after much debate with my family and friends over the last 12 months, I have now decided that the personal cost of being a CEO in the NHS is just too high and life is just too short.” She warned the trust was “financially unsustainable” without a long-term recovery plan to deal with its debts. Ms McArdle took over as the trust’s full-time chief executive in 2015 and was appointed on an annual salary of £225,000, the Local Democracy Reporting …

Disabled Activist Calls Out Kamala Harris Over Huge Holes In Health Care Plan

Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is holding steadfast in her belief that her version of “Medicare for All” is indeed “ But, the presidential hopeful’s unwavering defense of In a nine-minute video capturing his discussion (below) with Harris released on Monday, Barkan, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2016, took Harris to task when he asked her why she was using the phrase “Medicare for All” to describe her plan, when to him, it sounded more like something “closer to a combination of private and public options rather than a single-payer ‘Medicare For All.’” Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) critics say is too long. In response, Harris explained that with her plan, “everybody will be covered … and it will be a Medicare system” in which …

The vaping epidemic is a major public health threat to our kids

(CNN)It’s a new version of an old battle. As a novice congressman, I ran up against the most powerful lobby in Washington. It was explained to my class of freshman Democrats that we should not attack tobacco. It was a big local issue in Kentucky, the Carolinas and beyond. Southern Democrats were linked by tobacco even if production was negligible in their individual districts. In the minds of many, looking the other way on this issue produced Democratic votes for scores of other fights. But this image of a unified House Democratic Caucus was not as powerful as another image I carried my whole life. declined from 28% in 2001 to less than 8% today. However, anyone who believed the …

A star-studded Avicii tribute concert set for December will help spread mental health awareness

(CNN)A December 5 concert in Stockholm will honor the late EDM star Avicii, who died by suicide last year. The tribute concert’s lineup includes Adam Lambert, Rita Ora and Aloe Blacc, who sang in Avicii’s 2013 hit “Wake Me Up.” David Guetta and Kygo are among the DJs who will perform. Avicii, whose real name wasTim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman, in April 2018. Earlier this year, his family launched the Tim Bergling Foundation to raise money for a variety of causes, including mental health and suicide prevention. “The Tim Bergling Foundation will advocate for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and promote removing the stigma attached to the discussion of mental health issues,” the …

US health officials urge people to stop vaping as third death reported

Officials are investigating more than 450 possible cases of a severe breathing illness among otherwise healthy young people US health officials warned people not to vape until they determine the cause of a severe respiratory illness, which has killed at least three people and hospitalized many more. Officials are investigating more than 450 possible cases of a severe breathing illness among otherwise healthy young people, they said on Friday. Possible cases have been identified across 33 states and one US territory. Symptoms of the illness include vomiting, nausea, shortness of breath, coughing and chest pain. All confirmed cases appear to have a kind of non-infectious pneumonia, called lipoid pneumonia, developed when oil is inhaled. In all confirmed cases, patients vaped …

Australian Medical Association Declares Climate Change A Health Emergency But What Does That Mean?

Australia’s pre-eminent medical association has officially declared a climate change health emergency in a statement published Monday, following in the footsteps of similar bodies in the US and UK.  “The AMA accepts the scientific evidence on climate change and its impact on human health and human wellbeing,” said Dr Tony Bartone, president of the Australian Medical Association (AMA). “The scientific reality is that climate change affects health and wellbeing by increasing the situations in which infectious diseases can be transmitted, and through more extreme weather events, particularly heatwaves.”  Though the AMA has acknowledged the fact that human-driven climate change will have a serious adverse effect on public health since 2004, this is them formally recognizing climate change as a health emergency. At …

Ariana Grande Cancels ALL Meet & Greets With Fans For European Tour Dates Amid Mental Health Struggles – Perez Hilton

The Grammy winner has reportedly canceled ALL meet and greets for the European leg of her Sweetener World Tour, days after “A separate statement from Live Nation said while disappointing her fans is “the last thing” Ari would ever want to do, the meet and greets must be canceled so the star can “continue giving 100% to her performances” amid her grueling tour schedule.  “Thanks to increased demand, Ariana is thrilled and humbled to have been able to add extra shows to the tour for her fans. It’s not something she takes for granted. These extra months on the road, however, are not only exhilarating but exhausting. Due to the need to preserve her voice and energy, we regret to …

UKs health data guardian sets a firm line for app development using patient data

The UK’s health data watchdog, the National Data Guardian (NDG), has published correspondence between her office and the national privacy watchdog which informed the ICO’s finding in 2017 that a data-sharing arrangement between an NHS Trust and Google-owned DeepMind broke the law. The exchange was published following a Freedom of Information request by TechCrunch. In fall 2015 the Royal Free NHS Trust and DeepMind signed a data-sharing agreement which saw the medical records of 1.6 million people quietly passed to the AI company without patients being asked for their consent. The scope of the data-sharing arrangement — ostensibly to develop a clinical task management app — was only brought to light by investigative journalism. That then triggered regulatory scrutiny — …

Kelly Clarkson Reveals She Suffered ANOTHER Health Scare While Filming ‘The Voice’: ‘I Was Hysterically Laughing & Crying’ – Perez Hilton

It has been a year of health scares for Kelly Clarkson! After having to undergo It’s hard to imagine something hurting more than a burst appendix, but Kelly will tell you a ruptured cyst on the ovary is WAY worse! First recalling having to perform and host the BBMAs while dealing with an enormous amount of pain from her appendicitis, the American Idol alum told People: “I just didn’t want to leave people hanging. I was just thinking about trying to relax. I was in so much pain!” Unfortunately for her, it was only a week after the surgery when Clarkson was back at work filming live shows for The Voice that she knew she was in trouble again. Kelly, …