Senate Democrats dig in their heels on abortion access: 'America is on our side'

Senate Democrats on Tuesday marked what would have been the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling by declaring they will not back down against Republican efforts to restrict or limit access to abortions. A group of Democratic senators, including Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Sens. Patty Murray (Wash.),… Continue reading Senate Democrats dig in their heels on abortion access: 'America is on our side'

Massachusetts Democrats ask J&J for answers on children's medicine shortage

A group of Massachusetts Democrats on Thursday demanded answers from Johnson & Johnson regarding the shortages of children’s Tylenol and Motrin amid the current respiratory viral season, wanting to know when the medicines’ availability will return to normal. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Katherine Clark and Lori Trahan, issued their… Continue reading Massachusetts Democrats ask J&J for answers on children's medicine shortage

Sen. Rubio Put Politics Over People, Says Dem Running To Unseat Him

Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., has won the Florida Democratic nomination for Senate, and she joins Morning Joe to discuss her win and taking on incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio in November. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more… Continue reading Sen. Rubio Put Politics Over People, Says Dem Running To Unseat Him

Democrats unveil legislation outlining plan for right to fertility treatments

A trio of Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill on Thursday that would protect access to assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), as organizations that support abortion access raise concerns that Republicans may go after such treatments going forward. Democratic Sens. Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) and Patty Murray (Wash.) and Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.)… Continue reading Democrats unveil legislation outlining plan for right to fertility treatments

Health Care — Democrats request DOJ action on anti-trans threats

🦃 President Biden pardoned two turkeys today as part of the annual Thanksgiving tradition. Chocolate and Chip will get to live at North Carolina State University and hopefully never have to hear any more corny jokes at their expense.  Today in health news, House Democrats decried the anti-trans threats that have been made against children’s… Continue reading Health Care — Democrats request DOJ action on anti-trans threats

Senate Democrats urge FDA to ease access to abortion pills

A group of Senate Democrats are calling on the Biden administration to make it easier for patients to have access to medication abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The lawmakers, led by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)… Continue reading Senate Democrats urge FDA to ease access to abortion pills

Health Care — Democrats want FDA to ease access to abortion pills

Maybe the time has come for a Ticketmaster reckoning? Parent company Live Nation Entertainment is said to be facing a DOJ inquiry — one that predates the Taylor Swift debacle. Welcome to Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and news affecting your health. For The Hill, we’re Nathaniel Weixel and Joseph Choi. Sign up in… Continue reading Health Care — Democrats want FDA to ease access to abortion pills

Democrats try to break through on drug pricing message

Much of the public appears to be largely in the dark about Democrats’ signature effort to let Medicare negotiate drug prices, a potentially troubling sign ahead of next month’s midterm elections.  The inclusion of a provision allowing those negotiations in the Inflation Reduction Act marked the culmination of an at least 20-year push by Democrats… Continue reading Democrats try to break through on drug pricing message

Health Care — Democrats advance health measures in sweeping bill

A pulled pork BBQ sandwich stuffed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Fluffer Nutter sweet potato fries and deep-fried pickles smothered in gravy are all dishes you can find at an MLB stadium this season, if you weren’t already excited about baseball.  It was a long weekend on Capitol Hill, where Democrats got a big win on Sunday… Continue reading Health Care — Democrats advance health measures in sweeping bill

Health Care — Democrats ramp up pressure over COVID impasse

Harry Styles just dropped his third solo album, and you can listen to the entire thing here.  Today in health care, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is facing growing pressure to bring COVID relief funds up for a vote.   And tonight, a judge blocked the lifting of border restrictions that have been caught up in the COVID funding… Continue reading Health Care — Democrats ramp up pressure over COVID impasse