House Republicans want to impose work requirements on foster kids facing homelessness

House Republicans are pushing a bill that would impose work and education requirements on foster youths who are facing homelessness, putting their ability to get federal housing subsidies at risk. The bill, called the “Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act,” sounds positive: it attempts to prevent at-risk…

Top Republican Wants Trump to Restart Obamacare Payments

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Ohio conservatives consider ‘license to abuse’ bill for parents of transgender kids

Conservatives in Ohio are pushing a bill that would make it incredibly easy for parents to block their transgender kids from accessing the care they need. It’s perhaps one of the most dangerous anti-trans bills that has been introduced in any state. The legislation is…

You’re less likely to stay overnight in the hospital for abortion than wisdom teeth removal

Although state lawmakers pushing new abortion restrictions often say they’re just looking out for patients’ health, new research shows those concerns may be unjustified. An Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) study looking at national emergency room data from 2009 to 2013 found that…

House Republican wants American taxpayers to crowdfund Trump’s $20 billion border wall

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) is trying to crowdfund President Trump’s border wall. Black is pushing legislation to establish a dedicated fund where Americans could make donations for the wall, which Trump administration have said will cost at least $20 billion — and which Trump promised…

Here is Trump’s alternative to Medicare drug negotiation after breaking populist promise

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar is doing damage control, pushing back against criticism that President Donald Trump broke a key campaign pledge to have the federal government directly negotiate Medicare drug prices. On Friday, Trump gave an underwhelming speech that spared drug…