Hillary was made famous during the Bill Clinton Administration for her ideas on Healthcare. Here is a short exerpt of her ideas on the healthcare crisis in America.
It puts the consumer in the driver’s seat by offering more choices and lowering costs. If you’re one of the tens of million Americans without coverage or if you don’t like the coverage you have, you will have a choice of plans to pick from and that coverage will be affordable. Of course, if you like the plan you have, you can keep it.
- Affordable: Unlike the current health system where insurance premiums send people into bankruptcy, the plan provides tax credits for working families to help them cover their costs. The tax credits will ensure that working families never have to pay more than a limited percentage of their income for health care.
- Available: No discrimination. The insurance companies can’t deny you coverage if you have a pre-existing condition.
- Reliable: It’s portable. If you change or lose your job, you keep your health care.
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Vaccines safety makes headlines again. Just two months ago, Nigeria had an outbreak of Polio that was linked to the polio vaccine. Today, Merck is recalling more than a million vaccines that were give to young babies in the USA.
More than a million doses of a common vaccine given to babies as young as two months was being recalled Wednesday because of contamination risks, but the top U.S. health official said it was not a health threat.
The recall is for 1.2 million doses of the vaccine for Hib, which protects against meningitis, pneumonia and other serious infections, and a combination vaccine for Hib and hepatitis B. The vaccine is recommended for all children under 5 and is usually given in a three-shot series, starting at two months.
Drug maker Merck & Co., which announced the recall after testing showed a sterilization problem in a Pennsylvania factory, said concerned parents should contact their child’s doctor.
“The potential for contamination of any individual vaccine is low,” said Merck spokeswoman Kelly Dougherty.
Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, echoed that in a news conference.
“This is not a health threat in the short run, but it is an inconvenience,” she said…… Read more here…..