We’ve been down this road before. Just as it wasn’t sufficient for New York to respond on its own to the acid rain that was poisoning the Adir…
It should all have happened sooner, though it’s fair to say the appearance of the more infectious Delta variant had to play a role in the delay.
Congress is back in session with a short time to finish a long to-do list, including keeping the government operating and paying its bills. Hanging in the balance is President Joe Biden’s entire domestic agenda, including major changes proposed for Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, the new Texas abortion law that bans the procedure early in pregnancy is prompting action in Washington. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Mary Ellen McIntire of CQ Roll Call and Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also, Rovner interviews former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb about his new book on the covid-19 pandemic.
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"With fires, floods and hurricanes on one hand and the possibilities of renewable energy on the other, resistance to change is bound to crack," writes The News' Editorial Board.
The U.S. land borders have been shut to nonessential travel from Canada since March 21, 2020 – even though Canada opened its border to vaccinated Americans on Aug. 9 of this year.
"What possible reason could there be to keep out Canadians who are vaccinated and willing to prove they aren’t infected?" writes The News' Editorial Board.
Democrats have hit a snag in their effort to compile a $3.5 trillion social-spending bill this fall — moderates are resisting support for Medicare drug price negotiation provisions that would pay for many of the measure’s health benefit improvements. Meanwhile, the new abortion restrictions in Texas have moved the divisive issue back to the political front burner. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Rachel Cohrs of Stat and Shefali Luthra of The 19th join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interview’s KHN’s Phil Galewitz about the latest KHN-NPR “Bill of the Month” installment, about two similar jaw surgeries with very different price tags.
"Fewer than one in 10 products that enter clinical trials are ever greenlit by the FDA," writes Kenneth E. Thorpe.
Immigration is a primary engine of growth and, if any city understands its value – and knows enough to ignore the often racist fears of critics – it’s this one.
A 2017 law designed to help lower the cost of hearing aids mandated that federal officials set rules for a new class of devices consumers could buy without needing to see an audiologist. But those regulations are still on hold.
While reviewing the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center website today, I learned that 64% of all Canadians are fully vaccinated compared…
"Affordability is as much an obstacle for many New York State residents as a lack of access," writes The News' Editorial Board.
State health officials say the federal government will likely reject any work or community engagement requirements, which were key to Republican lawmakers agreeing to extend the program that insures 100,000 low-income Montana adults.
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"The Biden administration needs to fast-track its planning for opening our side of the border to Canadians," writes The News' Editorial Board.
The short drive to southern Ontario could turn out to be both complicated and expensive.
"We are facing a climate emergency. We must act now, and we must use every tool at our disposal," writes Stephanie Krueger.
Several legislators said they found little interest in their districts for tearing the Skyway down, though some said it hadn't aroused strong feelings one way or the other.
The Republican members of the Senate voted against an investigation into the insurrection of the lawless Trump supporters in a futile effort t…
New York State has a shield law in place, and while it is lacking in some areas, it does protect professional journalists from compulsory disclosure of confidential sources.
“Our lives are just in limbo,” said April Parkhill, who has postponed her wedding to a Canadian man three times in hopes the border would reopen.
The Buffalo News reprinted the New York Times articles on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. That the articles appeared the day after “Nakba73”…
Again we fall victim to some result of our nation’s unpreparedness and shortsightedness. I speak this time of the cyberattack on the Colonial …
According to congressional Republicans racial discrimination is a myth, or at least nothing that we need to concern ourselves with, and the pr…