Health Care
  • Life Expectancy Sees Biggest Drop Since WWII

    By Michael Rainey

    Life expectancy in the U.S. fell by a year and a half in 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The Covid-19 pandemic was responsible for most of the decline,...

  • Medicare at Age 60? Dems Debate a Major Change

    By Michael Rainey

    Democrats are reportedly debating the possibility of lowering the eligibility age for Medicare as part of their $3.5 trillion spending package currently under construction in Congress. Lowering the...

  • Americans’ Medical Debts Are Far Larger Than We Thought

    By Michael Rainey

    Collection agencies in the U.S. hold about $140 billion in unpaid medical bills, according to a study published Tuesday by Jama: The Journal of the American Medical Association. The new analysis...

  • U.S. President Biden marks 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre

    Biden and Infrastructure Plans Win Positive Reviews in New Poll

    By Michael Rainey

    A poll released Monday suggests that most Americans are generally in agreement with President Biden’s upbeat assessment of how things are going in the U.S. According to a CBS News/You Gov survey of 2...

  • FILE PHOTO: An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

    CDC Director Warns of 'Pandemic of the Unvaccinated'

    By Michael Rainey

    With the delta variant of the Covid-19 virus driving an uptick in new cases in some parts of the U.S., health officials are warning about the dangers of delaying or avoiding vaccination. “This is...