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New Single-Payer Bill Intensifies Newsom’s Political Peril

SACRAMENTO — A group of Democratic state lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to create a single-payer health care system to cover all Californians, immediately defining the biggest health policy debate of the year and putting enormous political pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom. The Democratic governor faces the increasingly likely prospect of a Republican-driven recall election later… Read More »

Cory Gardner’s Bill Has as Much to Do With Politics as Preexisting Conditions

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said he authored legislation “to guarantee coverage to people with pre-existing conditions — no matter what happens to Obamacare.” — In a tweet on Sept. 15 Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican running in a tight race for reelection in Colorado, says he wants to protect people with medical conditions. In a… Read More »

Sen. Kamala Harris announces anti-racism bill to fight COVID-19’s impact on Black communities

Health News For Black America, fears around COVID-19 aren’t just about the disease itself, but seeking help from a medical system that doesn’t always treat Black lives as if they matter. On Wednesday morning, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced a new bill intended to address that inequality, a $ 200 million anti-racism initiative aimed at… Read More »

Bill Gates Adds Pharma ‘Fact’ Checkers to Microsoft Products

NewsGuard, which bills itself at “the internet trust tool,” is among the latest technology tools claiming to rate information as reliable or fake news, supplying you with a color-coded rating system next to Google and Bing searches, as well as on articles displayed on social media. If you rely on NewsGuard’s ratings, you may decide… Read More »

Chris Smith optimistic about three-decade quest for Lyme disease bill

After working nearly 30 years to pass major legislation to research treatments for Lyme disease, the tick-borne infection that causes more than 300,000 illnesses each year, Democratic Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey is newly optimistic about a breakthrough. The Senate Health Committee voted Thursday on a bipartisan basis to advance the upper chamber’s version… Read More »