In an unusual move, the House Rules Committee, instead of one of the panels that typically oversee health policy, held the first House hearing in a decade about converting the U.S. to a government-financed health care system.
The Justice Department asks a federal appeals court to strike down the Affordable Care Act, then, hours later, House Democrats unveil proposals to bolster the law.
Lawyers seeking to block the Trump administration’s decision to alter rules for the Title X family planning program say their efforts will not be stymied by the Supreme Court’s approval of similar rules 28 years ago. They point to new protections enacted in the Affordable Care Act and language in funding bills that shifts the legal calculus.
Most hearings before the U.S. House and Senate are routine affairs. But a few tense moments featuring everyone from Hillary Clinton to tobacco CEOs drew the attention of millions of Americans.
Este programa proporciona anticonceptivos, pruebas y tratamiento para ETS a 4 millones de pacientes cada año. Planned Parenthood sirve a alrededor del 40% de ese número.
The new regulation would drop previous rules for the Title X program requiring that women with unintended pregnancies be told about all options, including abortion. One-quarter of the women potentially affected by the changes live in California, and the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, said he is prepared to sue.
The president laid out a series of goals, including lowering prescription prices, pursuing an end to the HIV epidemic and boosting funding for childhood cancers.
Members of the new Democratic majority in the House are vowing to reverse restrictions that Republicans have imposed on abortions. But the efforts could lead to titanic fights that imperil other legislation.
Ambos lados del debate creen que pueden avanzar. Pero la mayoría demócrata en la Cámara de Representantes puede cambiar las reglas de juego.
Expect more aggressive regulatory action from the Trump administration while skirmishes continue in Congress and statehouses. Many of these policies will ultimately be challenged in court. In California, statutes firmly in favor of abortion rights are unlikely to disappear if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, but abortion access could still be affected by decisions from the increasingly conservative court.