Betsy McCaughey

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., is a patient advocate, chairman and founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, and a former Lt. Governor of New York State.

The True Cost of Plastic

 

The owner of a small town beauty salon outside Binghamton, New York argued at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday for the right to tell her customers the truth about paying by credit card: There’s a swipe charge. On the other side, New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, is battling to defend a state law […]

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Deadly ‘End-of-Life’ Myths 

 

As the new Congress convenes, budget cutters are eyeing Medicare, citing predictions the program for seniors is running out of money. But federal bean counters have erroneously predicted Medicare’s bankruptcy for decades. One mistake is they don’t consider medical breakthroughs. Another problem is medical ethicists like Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who insist the elderly are a […]

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Life and Death Choice

 

Going to a hospital is taking your life in your hands. New research shows patients treated at the worst hospitals are three times as likely to die as patients with the same health problem treated at the best hospitals. Yet most people pick a hospital based on convenience, a friend’s recommendation, or where their doctor practices. […]

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Trump’s Urgent Job: Clean Up the VA

 

Last week, the Veterans Administration got caught covering up the quality ratings of its 146 medical centers. VA Secretary Robert McDonald insists, “No VA medical facility is bad or failing.” Really? Not even a hospital that earns only one star out of five? McDonald denies he’s hiding anything. But he and other VA brass have […]

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Battle Lines Forming in War Over Trump Court

 

Opening shots are being fired over Donald Trump’s anticipated Supreme Court nomination. A conservative advocacy group is urging Trump to appoint a justice in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia. New Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer fires back that Democrats will try to block any nominee who isn’t “mainstream.” Trouble is, anybody who disputes […]

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Trump’s Path to Obamacare Repeal

 

On the stump, Donald Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now obstacles are emerging on the left and right. Democrats are sowing panic, falsely predicting that 20 million will lose coverage. Newly elected Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer claims Trump will “rue the day” Obamacare is repealed. Meanwhile, on Trump’s right flank, […]

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Trump vs. The Federal Bureaucracy

 

Donald Trump’s triumph over Hillary Clinton presages an even bigger battle ahead against the heart of the Democratic establishment: the federal workforce. This army of bureaucrats — almost 3 million strong — gave Clinton a large majority of their votes and over 90% of their campaign contributions. Count on federal workers and their union bosses to use […]

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Last Chance to Get Rid of Obamacare

 

This election is a referendum on the Affordable Care Act. Almost everyone in America is affected, and it’s harming millions more people than it’s helping. Donald Trump is promising to “repeal and replace the disaster known as Obamacare.” Hillary Clinton defends it and wants to “build on it.” “Disaster” sums up the skyrocketing premiums and lack […]

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Immigration Center Stage in Election

 

Immigration will take center stage tonight at the final Donald Trump–Hillary Clinton debate. Clinton dreams of “open borders.” Count on her to yank on your heart strings. But workers who are losing their jobs to newcomers from other countries should be skeptical. Trump’s challenge will be to convince voters that looking out for American workers first […]

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Hillary’s Speech Police

 

Voters’ top concerns are the stagnant economy and the threat of terrorism, but you wouldn’t know it from Hillary Clinton’s TV ads or campaign speeches. She’s trying to twist the presidential race into a referendum on political correctness. Too embarrassed to run on her party’s economic record or her failed stint as Secretary of State, […]

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