Tag Archives: health

B.C. medicare ruling clashes with 2005 Supreme Court decision that said Quebec can’t ban private health insurance

Article content continued But there were nuances. Three of the seven judges said the insurance ban violated section-7 of the Charter, while one just said it breached a similar section of the Quebec bill of rights and declined to deal with the Charter. Three judges dissented, which meant there was a three-three tie on the… Read More »

50 Days Before the U.S. Elections, Voters Say Health Care Costs and Access Top Their Health Concerns — More than COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed deep cracks and inequities in U.S. health care in terms of exposure to COVID-19 and subsequent outcomes, with access to medical care and mortality rates negatively impacting people of color to a greater extent than White Americans. The pandemic has also led to economic decline that, seven weeks before the… Read More »

Trump’s Top Health Spokesman Michael Caputo Goes On Social Media Rant

Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo (L) is now the assistant secretary for public affairs at … [+] the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has said some “interesting” things on social media. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Getty Images You may not typically see the words “social media rant” and assistant secretary… Read More »

Exclusive: Top health officials defend Trump against Bob Woodward’s coronavirus claims

President Trump’s most senior health officials leaped to his defense against allegations that he mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic, insisting that he based his decisions on the best scientific advice and saved lives. Trump has been under intense pressure ever since it emerged in Bob Woodward’s book Rage that the president knew the virus was airborne… Read More »