Trump called 49 Republican senators to the White House for lunch, telling them they needed to settle their differences and postpone the summer recess.
“In our community, over 90% of people survive by begging. How can they ever afford any of these treatments?”
It remains to be seen whether majority leader Mitch McConnell can satisfy moderates and hard-line conservatives in his party who have voiced opposition.
The Senate Bill, which faces unified Democratic opposition, has been imperiled during the recess, as Republican senators faced constituents opposed to it.
In the seventy-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent border tension with China and the state of healthcare in India.
Lack of infrastructure and human resources along with inadequate spending have led to abysmal health indicators.
US President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet to repeal Obamacare immediately even if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it.
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage – especially in developing countries – is unfettered access to published medical research.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abandoned plans to seek passage of it this week because Republicans did not have the requisite 50 votes to pass it.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office’s assessment of the bill which provided the number has worried many legislators across the political aisle.
India ranks last amongst all the BRICS nations in quality and access to healthcare, and 178th out of 195 countries worldwide. It even does poorly even compared to all of its neighbours, bar Pakistan.
Trump continues to seek support for the proposal and is saying that lawmakers are not fundamentally opposed and would just like some changes.
The healthcare Bill features sharp cuts to the Medicaid programme, drawing strong opposiyion from Democrats, protestors and even certain Republicans.
The advent of solar energy in three villages of Birsing char has had a transformative impact on primary healthcare and other daily activities of rural Assamese communities.
My psychiatric condition was (mis)treated as if it were independent of a malarial prophylactic called mefloquine that I had accidentally overdosed on by a single potent pill.
While some states have managed to increase access to affordable healthcare, it remains below par when compared to other developing economies.
Despite the high out-of-pocket costs, a large number of patients across rural and urban India are choosing private healthcare options.
Most medical tourists need translators, who are hired by hospitals and charge high commissions. Patients are also often forced to do expensive tests, even if they may not understand what’s going on.
The stimulus package bill has not yet been passed due to the Democratic Party lacking a majority.
In the last decade, the US has been the leading funder for preparing and responding to global infectious outbreaks, and the delivery of basic healthcare to low-income countries.
The plan would cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over ten years, balancing the budget by the end of the decade.
India has performed poorly in tackling cases of tuberculosis, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and rheumatic heart disease, a study in The Lancet says.
It’s estimated that at least 800 medical personnel have been killed since the start of the Syrian war.
A chance meeting on a minibus in Costa Rica inspired a young American to start crowdfunding healthcare for people all over the world.
As long as healthcare is treated as a commodity, medical practitioners will keep catering to society’s paternalistic demands for sex selective abortions.
A Republican plan backed by Trump to overhaul the US healthcare system was pulled on Friday after it failed to garner enough support
The policy falls somewhere between a comprehensive plan for major expansion of public health services, socialisation of the private sector and extreme privatisation.
A sampling Trump’s tweets on his plans to repeal Obamacare, followed by comments from Trump on Friday after his fellow Republicans yanked the plan.
The policy has proposed institutional reform, and steps to improve and upgrade the quality of services. But there is no correlation between the ambition targets and the public investment proposed.
The new National Health Policy identifies what needs to be done, but fails to address who will do it and in what manner.
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that 14 million people would lose health coverage under the measure over the next year.
A White House official said Trump and Pence were “open to constructive improvements that maintain the core principles and get the Bill over the goal.”
In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans including President Donald Trump had vowed to replace the law.
Medical associations, hospitals and pharma companies have no interest in making healthcare affordable
A pregnancy complication that causes the mother’s blood pressure to rise – often fatally – is more common in women of African descent than any other.
A tea garden worker in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal runs a unique ‘bike ambulance’ free of cost for villagers. He was recently awarded the Padma Shri.
A reliable and trustworthy voice for the value of statistics will be missed with Rosling’s passing – especially in this time when its stock is at an all-time low.
What the health sector needs is much greater attention – in terms of both financial and human resources – to meet the demands of providing universal and free healthcare.
Despite emphasis on ’empowerment’ over ‘entitlements’, which comes with its own set of problems, health and education remain invisible in the Modi government’s social policy agenda.
A shift to electronic medical records has not been matched with a legal framework on data collection and use, or on breaches.