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.

Obamacare Repeal Is a Jobs Program

 

On Saturday, Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders called for nationwide protests to stop Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act. The trigger event was Friday’s confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as President Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price is charged with making good on Trump’s promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Already, protests […]

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End the Fake Filibuster

 

Tuesday, Senate Democrats lost the battle to stop President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education. But on bigger battles ahead, the Democrats have a powerful weapon – and they intend to use it. Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House. Yet Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer boasts that he can block Trump’s […]

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Trump Invites Local Input on Refugee Resettlement

 

Public schools beleaguered by waves of refugees will get a breather thanks to President Trump’s executive order suspending refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days. And under Trump’s new policy, when the U.S. re-opens its doors to refugees, local communities will be consulted. That beats the Obama administration’s dictatorial approach, which has overwhelmed many […]

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Trump Pushes for Rapid Action on Obamacare

 

Congressional Republicans are huddling at a closed-door retreat this week to craft a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, but it’s President Trump who’s calling the shots. On Friday, hours after taking office, he issued his first executive order. No surprise, it targeted Obamacare, instructing federal agencies to do everything possible while the ACA is still on the […]

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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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