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House Cancels AHCA Vote Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 27 March 2017 17:26
 
Ben Mathis-Lilley reporting for Slate on 3/24/17:

A day after Donald Trump demanded that Republican House leaders hold a Friday vote on the flailing American Health Care Act (AHCA) Obamacare replacement bill-and hours after he reportedly repeated his demand in a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan-the AHCA has been pulled from consideration and will not be voted on.

According to a CNN opinion piece, by  Dean Obeidallah, published this morning:

Donald Trump may just have achieved another first -- but this isn't one he will like. He may be on the verge of becoming the first president to be considered a "lame duck" within the first two months of his presidency.

Even Fox News admitted the result was a major setback for Republicans, labeling Trump's compromise healthcare bill Mission Impossible

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 17:33
 
Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century Print E-mail
Written by Anne Case and Sir Angus Deaton | Brookings.edu   
Saturday, 25 March 2017 08:35

In "Mortality and morbidity in the 21st Century," Princeton Professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton follow up on their groundbreaking 2015 paper that revealed a shocking increase in midlife mortality among white non-Hispanic Americans, exploring patterns and contributing factors to the troubling trend.

Case and Deaton find that while midlife mortality rates continue to fall among all education classes in most of the rich world, middle-aged non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. with a high school diploma or less have experienced increasing midlife mortality since the late 1990s. This is due to both rises in the number of "deaths of despair"-death by drugs, alcohol and suicide-and to a slowdown in progress against mortality from heart disease and cancer, the two largest killers in middle age.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 08:46
 
Trump Nominates Scott Gottlieb, MD, to Head FDA Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 13 March 2017 17:18

Toni Clarke reporting for Reuters on 3.10.17:

U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the White House said on Friday.

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Last Updated on Monday, 13 March 2017 17:22
 
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 00:00
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 06 March 2017 16:14
 


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