Special counsel Mueller files new charges against Manafort, Gates

Special counsel Mueller files new charges against Manafort, Gates Washington PostMueller more than doubles criminal charges against Manafort and Gates Los Angeles TimesSpecial counsel files 32-count indictment against former Trump campaign officials ABC Newsindictment – DocumentCloud DocumentCloudMueller asking if Manafort promised banker White House job in return for loans NBCNews.comFull coverage [Read More...]

Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’

Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’ BBC NewsFla. school officer waited outside building for 4 minutes as killings happened, sheriff says ABC NewsOfficer at Florida School Waited Outside Instead of Confronting Shooter, Sheriff Says Wall Street JournalAs Gunman Rampaged Through Florida School, Armed Deputy ‘Never Went In’ New York TimesFull coverage [Read More...]

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Long Wait Ends For Short-Term Plan Rules

The Trump administration finally released a long-awaited rule that would allow significant expansion of health insurance policies that do not meet all the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, both in terms of what they cover and how much they charge. The administration says it wants to broaden the availability of so-called short-term insurance plans to give people who buy their own insurance more choices of lower-cost coverage. Critics say that the plans would draw the healthiest people out of the plans that meet the ACA’s requirements, driving up premiums for those who remain in that market. … [Read More...]

Marco Rubio and NRA Jeered on Gun Stance

Marco Rubio and NRA Jeered on Gun Stance New York Times’Pathetically Weak’: Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco Rubio HuffPostRubio supports raising age limit to buy a rifle, will consider ban on large-capacity magazines The HillRubio shifts on guns during tense forum PoliticoFull coverage [Read More...]

The Note: Pressure building on Trump to act on guns

The Note: Pressure building on Trump to act on guns ABC NewsTrump Takes Step to Ban ‘Bump Stocks’ Wall Street JournalBump stock prices jump after Trump comments, report says Fox NewsDo more, Mr. President: Trump’s proposed bump-stock ban is oddly timed and procedurally questionable New York Daily NewsFull coverage [Read More...]

Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Loosen Curbs On Short-Term Health Plans

[UPDATED at 12:30 p.m. ET] Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under a proposed rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration that could further roil the marketplace. Use Our Content This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish “We want to open up affordable alternatives to unaffordable Affordable Care Act policies,” said Health and Human Sservices Secretary Alex Azar. … [Read More...]

Reducing Red Tape For Traveling Nurses

Lauren Bond, a traveling nurse, has held licenses in five states and Washington, D.C. She maintains a detailed spreadsheet to keep track of license fees, expiration dates and the different courses each state requires. The 27-year-old got into travel nursing because she wanted to work and live in other states before settling down. … [Read More...]

Is red wine good actually for your heart?

Have you ever topped off your glass of cabernet or pinot noir while saying, “Hey, it’s good for my heart, right?” This widely held impression dates back to a catchphrase coined in the late 1980s: the French Paradox. The French Paradox refers to the notion that drinking wine may explain the relatively low rates of heart disease among the French, despite their fondness for cheese and other rich, fatty foods. This theory helped spur the discovery of a host of beneficial plant compounds known as polyphenols. Found in red and purple grape skins (as well as many other fruits, vegetables, and nuts), polyphenols theoretically explain wine’s heart-protecting properties. … [Read More...]