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.

Blaming Doctors for Opioid Crisis Is Malarkey

 

President Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a public health emergency is sparking debate about addiction. Tragically, myths and misinformation are blocking the path to preventing more deaths. Start with the causes of the opioid crisis. On Face the Nation, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chair of Trump’s opioid commission, blamed over-prescribing doctors. “This crisis started not […]

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Congress Poised to Bailout Insurers, Fleece Taxpayers

 

Democrats and some Republicans in Congress are pushing for a $10 billion a year payout to insurance companies that sell Obamacare plans. President Trump calls it “bailing out” the insurance industry. Truer words were never spoken. The politicians backing this sweetheart deal claim it will protect consumers. Don’t fall for it. The money will go […]

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War on Cops Goes to Court

 

The war on cops is moving from the streets to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last week, the Justices heard a case that threatens police officers with financial ruin if they make arrests and the charges later get dropped. It started with a late night bash. District of Columbia police officers were called by neighbors at […]

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Tax Reform: Democrats vs. The Facts

 

President Trump has unveiled a tax plan to ignite economic growth and simplify the tax filing ordeal. Sadly, top Democrats are responding with divisive rhetoric and lies. Senator Chuck Schumer dismisses the plan as “wealth-fare.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls the plan “giveaways to big corporations and billionaires.” Intent on stoking envy, these class […]

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DeVos Welcomes Men Back to Campus

 

Good news for college men. You’re welcome again on campus. On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ripped up the Obama administration’s one-sided rules on how colleges and universities handle accusations of sexual assault and misconduct. The rules, imposed in 2011, were so stacked against the accused — usually young men — that in dozens of […]

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Justices Should Toss Dems’ Phony Election Lawsuit

 

If you can’t win, change the rules. Democrats and progressive activists are joining forces to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to interfere in how election districts are drawn in all fifty states. In Gill v. Whitford, they’re challenging how Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin drew the state’s election map. The Justices will hear the case on October […]

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The Middle Class: Uninsured and Hurting 

 

Brace yourself for the next health insurance crisis: the uninsured middle class. The Affordable Care Act added millions of mostly poor people to the insurance rolls. But the law is driving premiums so high that middle class people can no longer afford insurance. Several million are expected to drop coverage in 2018. Under Obamacare, poor lives matter […]

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HHS: Nursing Home Horrors Are on the Rise

 

Nursing home residents trapped in wheelchairs with floodwaters rising to their waists — the photo of Hurricane Harvey everyone’s seen. But even where the weather’s fine, nursing home residents are in peril. An alert issued Monday by the Inspector General for the federal Department of Health and Human Services calls for urgent action. It cites incidents in 33 […]

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Trump’s Trade Mandate Lives On

 

Most shoppers prefer to buy American. But given a choice between an American-made product and a cheaper import from China, Mexico, or another low wage country, they’ll go for the bargain. That’s one reason millions of American factory workers have lost their jobs. In last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump put the collapse of American manufacturing […]

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Workers Benefit From Business Tax Cuts

 

Left-wing political groups are staging street protests and running television ads to defeat President Trump’s proposed corporate tax cut. If they succeed, the big losers will be anyone hoping for a raise or looking for a better job. Top Democrats like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are haranguing about tax cuts for wealthy corporations. MoveOn.org […]

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