Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens will be able to stay in UK

June 23, 2017

(CNN)In a Brexit divorce deal offering, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said European Union citizens will be given the opportunity to stay in the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU. According to May’s office, any EU citizen living in the UK for five years or more by a yet-to-be specified cutoff date will be granted UK “settled status,” which gives them the same rights as British citizens to health care, education, welfare and pensions EU …


No tapes? Trump has us through the looking glass

June 23, 2017

… In the immediate term, all this craziness may well divert the nation from revelations of the Senate’s heretofore secret health care legislation and the fact that it would do grievous harm to Donald Trump’s own promise to leave the Medicaid system intact. Join us on Twitter and Facebook So when Donald Trump made the mistake of musing about “tapes,” and left the door hanging open with his tweets, he once again put both his legal team and his White House staff in …


Bernie Sanders calls on supporters to step up resistance

June 11, 2017

Chicago (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders will tout the new progressive coalitions inspired by his 2016 presidential campaign and call on Democratic party leaders to more forwardly address working-class voters in his keynote address to activists at the People’s Summit in Chicago on Saturday night. “During his campaign, Trump posed as a friend of the working class,” Sanders will tell supporters here. “Not surprisingly, however, the budget and health care proposals that he …


This chatbot was inspired by Spock and he wants to talk about your mental health

June 9, 2017

… mood, and even alleviate symptoms of depression. Meet Woebot, the AI chatbot that promises to track your moods and help you feel better. Image: woebot The chatbot also represents the risky yet essential innovation happening at the intersection of mental health care and technology. There’s no research on whether confiding your fears or frustrations in a chatbot is as effective as seeking professional help from a human trained to treat mental health issues. There’s no guidance …


Senate Republicans Are Closer Than Ever To Repealing Obamacare

June 7, 2017

… in place, but that could be problematic for conservative members. Rand Paul, for one, has citedany failure to fully wipe out Obamacare as a reason to vote no on a replacement bill. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters on Tuesday that he thought Paul was irretrievably gone on health care, although Pauls office later quipped that Graham had not yet applied for the open press assistant job in Pauls office. Other potential swing votes include Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), whose …


Kathy Griffin’s bloody Trump head stunt isn’t going over well

June 1, 2017

… wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017 Our politics have become too base, too low, & too vulgar, but Kathy Griffin’s post descends into an even more repugnant & vile territory. Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 30, 2017 DEM BASE: Talk about health care and jobs. DEM LEADERS: Talk about Russia. DEM CELEBS: Talk about meeeeeeeeeeeeeee Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) May 30, 2017 There …


Brexit expat retirees ‘may cost NHS millions’ – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Brits abroad Around 190,000 British pensioners live abroad. Under the EU reciprocal “S1” scheme, British pensioners have the right to go to any other EU member state and receive the same health care rights as the local population. According to the Nuffield Trust, it may not be easy to continue with this agreement after Brexit. If all of these pensioners decided to return to the UK – a big if – they could be expected to fill 900 NHS hospital beds a year, it says. The …


How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

… 400 of the largest aid organizations in the worldfrom the Red Cross to Save the Children to Doctors of the Worldall use it. In many cases, they even rely on it. Through a simple, easy-to-use interface, the free mobile app uses geolocation to show migrants, refugees, and aid workers a map of the closest services for food, shelter, health care, legal help, and more. Aid organizations can communicate with each otherand touch base with the refugees they’ve helpedthrough a web-based content …


Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

May 28, 2017

… posts have piled up, but these stand out as the best of the best. SEE ALSO: Apparently Paul Ryan emailed Seth Meyers about some health care bill jokes Glad he only tweeted out facts with his device. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Mar 13, 2017 at 1:05pm PDT Troll Level: 8 Straight to the point, no nuance, Trump loves to tweet out hot garbage all day long. Signed, sealed, delivered, xoxo Pete Souza. Organized paperwork on the Resolute Desk, 2009. A post shared by Pete …


Senate introduces first bill to provide insurance for gig workers

May 26, 2017

… the independent workforce. Whether by choice or necessity, a growing number of Americans are working without a safety net and have difficulty planning and saving for retirement, health care needs, or on-the-job injuries. The nature of work is changing rapidly, but our policies largely remain tied to a 20th century model of traditional full-time employment, Warner said in a statement. As more and more Americans engage in part-time, contract or other alternative work arrangements, its increasingly …