Two-thirds of Americans do not want their tax dollars to underwrite other people’s abortions. Yet, some Members of Congress appear to be launching an all out assault on pre-born children – and they want to use our money to do it.
In pushing for healthcare reform, President Barack Obama promised that — under his plan — Americans would be able to keep the insurance they have. That promise is beginning to fall short.
Ten years ago, my rural Kentucky district became the epicenter for prescription drug abuse, namely the diversion and addiction of Oxycontin. Local hospitals were facing weekly overdoses to pills issued by pain clinics only a few blocks away. Today, this epidemic is reaching every community across state lines, socio-economic groups, and geographic boundaries. Solutions need to be found and alarm raised at all levels of government to tackle this problem. With the critical help of Representative Mary Bono Mack, we’re getting organized to do just that through the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus.
It may have faded from the daily news headlines, but the health care law passed by Congress is still generating a lot of questions, controversy — and lawsuits.
Our nation’s blood supply is facing a serious shortage. The American Red Cross, the single largest provider of blood in the United States, reports difficulty maintaining an adequate blood supply from a shrinking pool of eligible donors. As a result, cancer patients, those in need of organ transplants, and trauma victims in our emergency rooms don’t have access to the life-saving transfusions they need. Despite this shortage that costs us American lives every day, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has refused to lift—or even adjust—its antiquated and discriminatory ban which prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating much-needed blood.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama continued to sell his government takeover of healthcare to seniors. Despite the Administration’s PR gimmicks, more Americans continue to reject the product, price and process of Obamacare. Since he signed the bill into law on March 23, Americans have seen what “change” looks like, and it is not a healthy picture.