health care

Republican health project comes to light

 06/22/2017 - 16:33
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (r) is surrounded by the press on his way to his office upon arrival at the Capitol in Washington DC, USA, today, June 22, 2017. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

El proyecto de salud de los Republicanos sale a la luz

 06/22/2017 - 16:19
El líder de la mayoría en el Senado, Mitch McConnell (d), es rodeado por la prensa de camino a su oficina a su llegada al Capitolio en Washington DC, Estados Unidos, hoy, 22 de junio de 2017. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
Spanish

En un momento clave para los Republicanos, en su lucha contra el Obamacare, finalmente el partido ha hecho público su proyecto de salud que sustituiría la medida de la Administración previa.

Posted Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:15pm
Main Section: 
Author: 
Caption: 

El líder de la mayoría en el Senado, Mitch McConnell (d), es rodeado por la prensa de camino a su oficina a su llegada al Capitolio en Washington DC, Estados Unidos, hoy, 22 de junio de 2017. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.
English

Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

Posted Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:30am
Main Section: 
Caption: 

Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

A tax Reform Disguised as Health Care Law

 06/21/2017 - 18:25
Mitch McConnell
English

Instead of working with Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve our current health care system, Republicans passed a bill that would allow insurers to bring back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Main Section: 
Plain Text Author: 
[OP-ED] Bob Casey - US Senator for Pennsylvania
Tags: 
Caption: 

Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R), with colleagues from Wyoming John Barrasso (left) and from Texas John Cornyn (right), talk about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) during a press conference in Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

[OP-ED]: Una Reforma Fiscal Disfrazada de Ley de Salud

 06/21/2017 - 18:17
Mitch McConnell
Spanish

En lugar de trabajar de manera bipartidista con los demócratas para mejorar nuestro sistema salud actual, los republicanos han aprobado una propuesta de ley que permitirá que las aseguradoras regresen a sus prácticas discriminatorias de antes contra las personas con condiciones preexistentes. 

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Main Section: 
Plain Text Author: 
Bob Casey - Senador
Tags: 
Caption: 

El líder de la mayoría del Senado, el republicano Mitch McConnell (c), habla acompañado de los senadores republicanos, de Wyoming John Barrasso (i) y de Texas John Cornyn (d), sobre un proyecto de ley de salud elaborado por los republicanos durante una conferencia de prensa el pasado martes en Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

[OP-ED]: The Middle East morass

 06/13/2017 - 14:50
Si la administración Trump desea estabilidad en el Oriente Medio debería ayudar a mediar un nuevo equilibrio de poder. Esto no puede suceder puramente en términos sauditas. Irán es un gran jugador en la región, con influencia real y su rol deberá ser reconocido. EFE
English

Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East. Since then we have seen a series of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East, and an open split within the Arab world. What is going on?

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 2:30pm
Main Section: 
Caption: 

If the Trump administration wants stability in the Middle East, it should help broker a new balance of power. This cannot happen purely on Saudi terms. Iran is a major player in the region, with real influence, and its role will have to be recognized. EFE

Portland attack: Pressure on Donald Trump to make statement about double murder

 05/29/2017 - 05:45
 Congress Street, Portland. Photo: Wikimedia
English

On Sunday, the President tweeted about Tax Cuts and new G.O.P Healthcare plan, but avoided commenting on the alleged white supremacist that killed two men protecting a Muslim girl from his hate bullying words on Portland commuter train. 

 

Posted Date: 
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 5:15am
Main Section: 
Author: 
Caption: 

 Congress Street, Portland. Photo: Wikimedia

[OP-ED]: Trump y su presupuesto de pesadilla

 05/24/2017 - 11:15
Trump diezmaría también los programas de cupones de alimentos (SNAP), seguro de salud para los niños, y hasta el programa de comida para ancianos Meals-On-Wheels. EFE
Spanish

El pájaro tirándole a la escopeta. Eso es lo que parece hacer Donald Trump cuando condena a otras naciones que, según él, tienen pobres actuaciones en cuanto a derechos humanos. Tal parece que, para el presidente norteamericano, la alimentación, la salud, la vivienda y la educación no son derechos humanos.

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:15pm
Main Section: 
Author: 
Caption: 

Trump diezmaría también los programas de cupones de alimentos (SNAP), seguro de salud para los niños, y hasta el programa de comida para ancianos Meals-On-Wheels. EFE

[OP-ED]: Trump's Nightmare Budget

 05/23/2017 - 14:27
Trump would decimate programs like food stamps (SNAP), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TANF). EFE
English

The pot calling the kettle black. That’s what President Trump condemnation of other nations for their human rights record feels like. Apparently for him food, health housing and education do not fall into that category.

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:15pm
Main Section: 
Author: 
Caption: 

Trump would decimate programs like food stamps (SNAP), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TANF). EFE

[OP-ED]: America’s internet delusion

 05/22/2017 - 08:51
If there are deficiencies with cybersecurity, we consider them separately. We embrace the “internet of things” without admitting that it’s also the “internet of hazards.”
English

The United States may have escaped most digital damage from the global “ransomware” virus, though cyber experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (”malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which most Americans have replaced. Perhaps many users in other countries haven’t. Whatever the explanation, this is not the end of internet threats.

Posted Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:45am
Main Section: 
Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson
Tags: 
Caption: 

If there are deficiencies with cybersecurity, we consider them separately. We embrace the “internet of things” without admitting that it’s also the “internet of hazards.”