Feds Offer Florida Partial Payment in ObamaCare Spat

th-10 The Obama administration on Thursday agreed to give Florida some but not all of its requested federal funds for hospitals, the latest move in a fight over ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion. Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) last month sued the Obama administration over what he called an effort to force his state to expand Medicaid under […] Continue Reading

NIH Funded LGBT Smoking Study With Taxpayers' Money

th-3 The National Institutes of Health is using hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on grants to study the best ways to get gay people to quit smoking and abusing drugs and alcohol. The University of Illinois at Chicago has spent over $435,000 since 2010 to carry out a “culturally targeted and individually tailored smoking cessation […] Continue Reading

Conservatives Slam Boy Scouts Leader's Comments on Gay Adults

th Conservative and religious organizations Thursday blasted Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates for calling for an end to the group’s ban on gay adults, with an official of the Southern Baptist Convention telling Newsmax that it was “an incremental step” toward full Scout participation by homosexuals. “We are disappointed, but we’re not surprised,” said […] Continue Reading

FTC: Four Cancer Charities Scammed Americans Out of $187 Million

th-7 Executives of four cancer charities spent more than $187 million from donors in all 50 states on personal expenses, including cruises, lingerie, vehicles, tickets to sporting events and even college tuition, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Tuesday. Although donors were told that their money would go towards specific health services for cancer patients, such […] Continue Reading

Democratic Lawmaker Says Benefit in $74 Billion Food Stamp Program is 'Too Low'

th-5 The federal government food stamp program benefit is “too low,” Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) said during a House Committee on Agriculture hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. According to the Department of Agriculture, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program cost $74,137,240,000 in 2014. “Let me say something that should be crystal […] Continue Reading

Medical Cures Bill Unanimously Passes House Panel

th-8 The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a medical cures bill shortly after reaching a bipartisan $13 billion deal to pay for the legislation. “That is an amazing accomplishment,” Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), said, noting that he had been on the committee for 28 years and had never before seen a major […] Continue Reading