Healthcare News November 28, 2012

  • OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Entitlements fight intensifies

    Sen. Durbin (D-Ill.) said
    entitlement programs can be reformed later, but not as part of a
    “fiscal cliff” deal.

  • Anti-abortion-rights groups slam McCain

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is drawing sharp rebuke on the right for saying that Republicans should “leave the [abortion] issue alone.”

    The Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List and Personhood USA, both groups that oppose abortion rights, attacked McCain after he spoke about the issue on “Fox News Sunday.”

    “As far as young women are concerned, absolutely, I don’t think anybody like me — I can state my position on abortion, but, other than that, leave the issue alone,” McCain said. 

  • House Dem asks EPA to test for mold, toxins from Sandy

    A House Democrat is pushing federal officials to test for mold and environmental toxins in areas hit by Superstorm Sandy.

    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), who represents parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “conduct or oversee comprehensive testing” to ensure that homes are “safe to inhabit” after massive floods.

    “Given New York’s recent history with environmental hazards caused by the collapse of the World Trade Center, we know all too well the danger presented by indoor contamination,” Nadler wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. 

  • Protesters strip down in Boehner’s office

    Multiple protesters stripped naked in Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office to protest possible cuts to AIDS research.

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