Biden selects Becerra to lead Health and Human Services

President-elect Joe Biden has selected California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as his secretary of Health and Human Services, choosing an experienced politician to help oversee the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to three people familiar with the decision.

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Will the Media Now Begin Asking Tough Questions of Joe Biden?

With President-elect Joe Biden assembling his cabinet, will the media finally begin to ask tough and substance questions on the challenges facing America.

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One of the Failures of the Affordable Care Act

No piece of legislation passed by Congress in the past seventy five years has been as controversial as the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

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Service Chiefs to SecDef: Stop the Handover of Military Hospitals to Defense Health Agency

The heads of the U.S. military branches are calling on the Defense Department to stop the transfer of all medical facilities to the Defense Health Agency, saying the novel coronavirus pandemic has shown that the plan to convey the services’ hospitals and clinics to the agency is “not viable.”

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Congress has a chance to get telehealth right

COVID-19 and the emphasis on social distancing has highlighted the many benefits of telehealth.

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New York’s Disastrous Policy of Sending Coronavirus Patients to Nursing Homes

The coronavirus pandemic had an enormous impact on the United States but one state took the brunt with New York State having over 29,000 fatalities. The disturbing part of this tragedy was the policy of New York by sending recovering coronavirus patients to defenseless nursing homes, resulted in the deaths of over 5,000 elderly patients.

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