Why Government-paid ‘Free’ Childbirths for All Won’t Reduce Abortions

Our pro-life friends at Americans United for Life argue that we should “make birth free.” Though most Americans have childbirth covered through private health insurance or Medicaid, Americans United for Life proposes a program to compensate hospitals directly from a national fund for any birth, at any time, under any conditions. This proposal, however well-intentioned, […]

Republicans Demand Answers After Suicides in NIH Transgender study

FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL—Fifteen Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health Tuesday, demanding answers about a study on experimental medical interventions for youth who claim to identify as transgender. Two of the study participants committed suicide, 11 experienced suicidal ideation, and the drugs participants took […]

Pro-Transgender Groups Dodge Subpoenas Amid Florida Medicaid Battle

FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL—A large number of pro-transgender medical interest groups have supported a legal challenge to Florida’s rule barring use of Medicaid funds to pay for controversial transgender medical interventions, after most of the same organizations fought in court to hide documents that Florida says are relevant to the case. The American Academy […]

Securing a Better Medicare for America’s Seniors

Medicare, the huge federal health program serving 65 million seniors and disabled citizens, is America’s most difficult entitlement challenge. Sticking with the status quo not only threatens seniors’ access to care but also guarantees large and growing financial burdens for beneficiaries and taxpayers alike. That is why The Heritage Foundation is hosting a public forum […]

Experts Warn Senator That Abortion by Mail Puts Women at Risk

FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL: Pro-life experts warned Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford that the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow the distribution of abortion drugs to women and girls by mail is endangering women across the country. Lankford discussed the ramifications of the move in an episode of his podcast “The Breakdown” with […]

Biden Has a Plan to Give Health Care to DACA Recipients

President Joe Biden is proposing a plan for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to receive subsidized health care through Obamacare and Medicaid. If the plan is finalized, illegal aliens who were brought to America as children will be eligible for the health care programs. “[M]y administration is announcing our plan to […]

Medical Schools Look for Activists, Not Healers

What qualities should medical schools look for in future doctors? Probably academic excellence, experience in the medical sector, loyalty to medical ethics, and good interpersonal skills. These are all characteristics that future doctors should have, but they’re not what medical schools now emphasize. Medical schools are looking for social justice zealots to advance the diversity, […]

Biden Weaponized Health Care on Abortion, Transgender, COVID-19

FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL—A coalition of conservative leaders and former federal government political appointees has compiled a game plan for the next conservative president to restore the Department of Health and Human Services to a focus on health care rather than forcing a leftist agenda down Americans’ throats. From the COVID-19 pandemic to abortion […]

Bill Hides Runaways From Parents Unsupportive of Gender Transition

In the dark of night on the last day of the legislative session in Washington state, Senate Democrats passed Senate Bill 5599, a breathtaking evisceration of parental rights. The bill would allow the state to legally hide runaway children from their parents if the parents don’t consent to their child’s “gender transition” or abortion. No […]

Medical Group Backs Missouri AG’s Order on Transgender Interventions

FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL—Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey issued an emergency regulation Thursday restricting the use of experimental transgender interventions on minors. An organization of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals supported Bailey’s order, despite pro-transgender activist groups condemning it as based on “debunked claims” that ignore “medical evidence” and threatening a lawsuit to […]