As the partial government shutdown drags on, about 800,000 federal employees who work for the shuttered agencies — and their families — are facing the reality of life without a paycheck.... NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Pre-Medicare years bring health insurance worries for many  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
With the dawn of a new year, most Americans have just started a new health insurance coverage period -- whether they receive their coverage through a job, buy it themselves or have... more
Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown  ABC NEWS · 6 days
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Washington governor, NY mayor push expanded health coverage  ABC NEWS · 1 week
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Mayor says NYC will expand health coverage to 600,000 people  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will spend up to $100 million per year to expand health care coverage to people without insurance, including immigrants in... more
Latest shutdown to curtail NASA activities  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
A partial government shutdown that started Dec. 22 will once again force NASA to halt most of its non-essential activities and could hinder coverage... more
Volunteers strive to stave off shutdown chaos at US parks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sabra Purdy is just back from Joshua Tree National Park in southern California, which was crammed with tourists. It is high season, and to prevent chaos from the... more
How the government shutdown affects health programs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
There seems to be no end in sight for the current partial government shutdown, the third since the beginning of the Trump administration. more
Here's how the government shutdown affects health care  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Funding for "big-ticket" health programs is already in place. more
Government Shutdown Halts Some Research on New Invasive Tick Species  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
It's critical to learn more about this tick, health officials say, but the shutdown has halted at least some of this research. more
Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
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Houston, We Have a Problem — It's Washington (Op-Ed)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The federal shutdown creates lasting damage for NASA, according to the president of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers. more
Research into mental health first aid prompts practical guidance and resources for workplace  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Concerns about how businesses use employees to support colleagues with mental health issues, highlighted by University of Nottingham research, have prompted new... more
ACA mandate gone, but a few states still require coverage  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The mandate directing individuals to obtain health insurance or face tax penalties is ending for most, but not all Americans more
Hundreds of federal scientists miss conferences in shutdown  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The world's largest airborne observatory was supposed to be parked in Seattle this week, so thousands of scientists attending the "Super Bowl of Astronomy" could behold this marvel: a Boeing 747 outfitted... more
Dropping individual mandate penalty could reduce coverage enrollment, increase premiums  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study reports the results of a survey asking Californians enrolled in the individual marketplace in 2017 whether they would have purchased health insurance without the penalty. more
AGS expresses concern for future stability of high-quality, affordable health care  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
As it has since 2016, the American Geriatrics Society again expressed concern for the future stability of high-quality, person-centered, and affordable health care should bipartisan collaboration... more
Democrats fight back against lawsuit threatening health law  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Democrats on Thursday officially launched their pushback against a December federal court decision that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. more
Here’s how the record-breaking government shutdown is disrupting science  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
The partial government shutdown is taking many U.S. scientists out of commission and putting up hurdles to their research. more
Shutdown Grounds NASA's Airborne Observatory  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The ongoing partial government shutdown has grounded a NASA aircraft used for astronomical observations amid reviews about how to operate that program in the future. more
New Horizons' Historic Flyby of Ultima Thule: Full Coverage  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On Jan. 1, 2019, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will ring in the New Year by making history: the first flyby of an object in the Kuiper Belt in the extreme... more
NORAD Still Tracking Santa Despite Government Shutdown  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
If you thought the government shutdown meant you could work in secrecy today, Santa, think again. more
FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown  ABC NEWS · 1 day
FDA to resume inspections of riskier foods during government shutdown more
Shutdown grounds NASA’s airborne observatory  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The ongoing partial government shutdown has grounded NASA's SOFIA airborne observatory amid reviews about how to operate that program in the future. more
Astrophysics meetings, but not missions, disrupted by government shutdown  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The ongoing partial government shutdown has upended aspects of a major astronomy conference this week but has not,... more
Astrophysics Meetings, But Not Missions, Disrupted By Government Shutdown  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The ongoing partial government shutdown has upended aspects of a major astronomy conference this week but has not, for now, affected operations of NASA astrophysics missions. more
Government Shutdown Delays Commercial Rocket Launch  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The ongoing partial government shutdown has led one company to delay an upcoming launch and could affect other commercial launches in the near future, including a key commercial crew mission. more
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