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== G7 Health statement ==
 
== G7 Health statement ==
  
The Trump Administration pushed back against the far-left language in the G7 Health statement,[http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/06/trump-administration-resists-promotion-climate-change-reproductive-rights-universal-health-care-g7-summit/] and it appears to have received some concessions, such as removing language to abortion and softening the climate change language.[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/6/g-7-health-ministers-climatic-factors-impact-healt/][https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/business-as-usual-after-g7-health-meeting][http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/07/c_136732602.htm] However, I don't want to add this as an achievement because so much of the left-wing content remained, including language about "diversity-sensitive sexuality education" and implementing the "UN Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health," which endorses abortion.[http://www.g7italy.it/sites/default/files/documents/FINAL_G7_Health_Communiqu%C3%A8_Milan_2017_0.pdf] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:32, 28 November 2017 (EST)
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The Trump Administration pushed back against the far-left language in the G7 Health statement,[http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/06/trump-administration-resists-promotion-climate-change-reproductive-rights-universal-health-care-g7-summit/] and it appears to have received some concessions, such as removing language to abortion and softening the climate change language.[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/6/g-7-health-ministers-climatic-factors-impact-healt/][https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/business-as-usual-after-g7-health-meeting][http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/07/c_136732602.htm][https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-blocks-international-support-for-abortion-groups-at-g7-meeting] However, I don't want to add this as an achievement because so much of the left-wing content remained, including language about "diversity-sensitive sexuality education" and implementing the "UN Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health," which endorses abortion.[http://www.g7italy.it/sites/default/files/documents/FINAL_G7_Health_Communiqu%C3%A8_Milan_2017_0.pdf] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:32, 28 November 2017 (EST)
  
 
:I guess it's progress, but I probably wouldn't list it as an achievement.  He's making progress and that's good, but he hasn't achieved a full revamp yet. --[[User:DavidB4|<font color="ForestGreen">David B</font>]] <sup>([[User talk:DavidB4|TALK]])</sup> 23:37, 11 February 2018 (EST)
 
:I guess it's progress, but I probably wouldn't list it as an achievement.  He's making progress and that's good, but he hasn't achieved a full revamp yet. --[[User:DavidB4|<font color="ForestGreen">David B</font>]] <sup>([[User talk:DavidB4|TALK]])</sup> 23:37, 11 February 2018 (EST)

Revision as of 20:33, 14 June 2018

Charlie Gard

The story on Charlie Gard is very interesting, and (depending on what happens) might be appropriate to add here eventually. Trump tweeted his support for Gard, a U.S. specialist travelled to London at the Administration's request,[1] and Congress is trying to give Gard legal U.S. residency.[2] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:00, 20 July 2017 (EDT)

The family withdrew their application to bring their child to the U.S. due to UK government inaction.[3][4] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:02, 25 July 2017 (EDT)

Ending funding for sex ed grants

The Trump Administration is asking Congress to eliminate sex education grants in its next budget while keeping funding for abstinence programs.[5] Hopefully, Congress will give in. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:44, 30 August 2017 (EDT)

ObamaCare ads cuts

If the GOP cannot repeal ObamaCare, maybe this can be the Trump Administration's consolation prize: cut spending for ObamaCare ads by 90%: [6][7] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:31, 31 August 2017 (EDT)

More ObamaCare/healthcare news

It might well be that the Trump Administration is now trying to take ObamaCare down now that repeal-and-replace has failed in the Senate.[8] This seems like a good thing, as long as the eventual replacement to the broken law isn't Bernie Care." --1990'sguy (talk) 22:43, 7 October 2017 (EDT)

Here's another interesting article about the Trump Administration's efforts: [9] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:36, 12 October 2017 (EDT)
The CMS released new regulations to make healthcare price shopping easier: [10] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:45, 24 April 2018 (EDT)

Subsidies

While I decided to add to this article the news that the Trump Administration will stop paying the ObamaCare subsidies, this will probably be in the news for quite some time as yet another legal battle over Trump's policies brews. I'll try to stay on top of this story. One interesting thing, possibly to add: after the announcement of the decision to stop paying, the stocks of the insurance companies and hospitals went down dramatically.[11][12] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:42, 17 October 2017 (EDT)

The White House is asking for big changes to an ObamaCare "stabilization" bill supported by Democrats and more liberal Republicans for Trump to sign it.[13] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:54, 18 October 2017 (EDT)
A federal judge ruled that the administration can withhold the subsidies, at least as the legal battle progresses.[14][15] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:10, 25 October 2017 (EDT)

Short-term healthcare plans

The Trump Administration is proposing a rule that will expand short-term health care plans: [16][17][18][19] This proposal does not appear to have been enacted yet, so I probably won't add it at right now, at least. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:42, 11 March 2018 (EDT)

General healthcare news

The Trump Administration is reportedly planning on ending an Obama-era healthcare rule regarding transgender people, along with another rule ending preferential treatment for American Indians on Medicaid: [20][21] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:54, 25 April 2018 (EDT)

More on the Trump Administration and American Indians: [22] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:44, 30 April 2018 (EDT)
Interesting articles on drug prices: [23][24] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:30, 9 May 2018 (EDT)
Trump will apparently announce a plan to prevent foreign freeloading on drugs and Medicare in order to lower prices: [25] --1990'sguy (talk) 07:57, 11 May 2018 (EDT)
There may be a big announcement in the coming weeks on lower drug prices: [26][27][28] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:16, 30 May 2018 (EDT)

Tom Price's legacy

HHS Secretary Tom Price advanced conservative policies during his time at the HHS. Interesting article: [29] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:21, 3 October 2017 (EDT)

HHS taking pro-life stance

The HHS's strategic plan draft recognizes that life begins at conception,[30][31][32][33] and it has several other changes that promote conservative ideals.[34] I probably won't add this to the article until this draft becomes official since this plan is only a draft. --1990'sguy (talk) 00:04, 13 October 2017 (EDT)

The HHS also was reported to have worked with Alliance Defending Freedom on its policy toward Planned Parenthood: [35] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:41, 12 February 2018 (EST)
Here are some more sources on the Title X family planning grants that don't seem good to use, but which are still interesting to read: [36][37] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:26, 4 March 2018 (EST)
Here's a somewhat interesting article on the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the HHS, which has somewhat to do with religious freedom: [38] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:13, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

CDC/HHS word bans

It's been reported that the HHS and CDC have banned the official use of terms frequently touted by the Left, even though the administration appears to have denied this.[39][40][41][42][43] Because there is contradictory information on whether a word ban actually exists, I won't add this to the article. It's still interesting to note, however. --1990'sguy (talk) 00:23, 19 December 2017 (EST)

HHS and homosexuality

This Politico article is clearly biased against the Trump Administration's policies, but it still is interesting to read. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:14, 19 February 2018 (EST)

Potential conservative nomination

President Trump may nominate Penny Young, a very conservative person, to be the U.S. foreign envoy for women's issues.[44] This would be very good if it happens, though it might be difficult getting the Senate to confirm her. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:38, 27 October 2017 (EDT)

She chose to withdraw from consideration.[45] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:36, 13 November 2017 (EST)

Bad/left-wing political appointments

President Trump reappointed Chai Feldblum, a far-left lesbian activist who was a huge help to Obama's left-wing social agenda, to be a commissioner in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She is probably Trump's most left-wing and worst appointment so far: [46][47][48][49][50][51][52] As this is only a nomination so far, I won't add this to the article for now. Hopefully, the Trump Administration reconsiders or the Senate rejects her, but this does not look good, and I may have to add this. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:59, 5 January 2018 (EST)

Senator Mike Lee might be able to block her renomination: [53] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:55, 28 April 2018 (EDT)

Conservative appointments/personnel

Teresa Manning, a strong pro-life HHS official, was fired today, apparently for bad performance: [54][55] Hopefully, this does not imply a shift against social conservatives in the HHS. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:01, 12 January 2018 (EST)

Leftists are trying to get the HHS to fire Scott Lloyd, a pro-life social conservative,[56] because he is doing all he can do to prevent illegal immigrants from aborting their babies: [57][58] He seems to have the support of HHS Secretary Azar: [59][60][61] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:24, 18 March 2018 (EDT)
Two conservative, pro-life HHS officials were recently fired (or resigned): [62] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:24, 22 April 2018 (EDT)
Here's an interesting article on Roger Severino, a very conservative appointee who I already added to the article: [63] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:25, 29 April 2018 (EDT)

Fortunately, the HHS only chose to reassign a pro-Trump official, rather than fire her, due to some "controversial" comments she made in 2016: [64] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:33, 2 May 2018 (EDT)

G7 Health statement

The Trump Administration pushed back against the far-left language in the G7 Health statement,[65] and it appears to have received some concessions, such as removing language to abortion and softening the climate change language.[66][67][68][69] However, I don't want to add this as an achievement because so much of the left-wing content remained, including language about "diversity-sensitive sexuality education" and implementing the "UN Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health," which endorses abortion.[70] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:32, 28 November 2017 (EST)

I guess it's progress, but I probably wouldn't list it as an achievement. He's making progress and that's good, but he hasn't achieved a full revamp yet. --David B (TALK) 23:37, 11 February 2018 (EST)

Possible addition: expanding broadband

It might be a good idea to add this executive order that President Trump signed on January 8 to help expand broadband internet to rural Americans: [71][72][73][74][75] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:59, 22 January 2018 (EST)

I have mixed feelings about this. It sounds nice, but it is another case of the government intervening in things which the private sector could do. However, I also recognize that as with telephone lines, some services are hard to get in remote areas. This tends to result in people favoring service areas, when over time means that the population clumps up into cities. Those who do not live in cites, can just be stuck with what they have. I would need to read the bill fully to better understand it though. I'm sure that Trump knows what he is doing. --David B (TALK) 23:35, 11 February 2018 (EST)

"National family caregiving strategy"

Trump recently signed H.R. 3759 into law, which creates a "Family Caregiving Advisory Council and establishes and maintains a national family caregiving strategy." Hopefully, this is not some stealth government intrusion into matters that should remain exclusively in control of parents. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:22, 23 January 2018 (EST)

I also am confused as to whether this is good or not. It sounds nice, I'm having a hard time understanding what this council actually does. One thing worth noting though is that it terminates after three years. It seems to sound like this is promoting in-home family provided care for individuals, presumably for the elderly in particular. If I am reading this correctly, then it is a good thing, since the government currently favors nursing homes over in-home care. I might be confused, though. [76] --David B (TALK) 23:30, 11 February 2018 (EST)
It sets up a committee that is supposed to do two things. First, provide resources/information for families and caregivers of elderly people who want to remain in their homes, and, second, prepare a report with policy suggestions that the federal, state, and local governments could do to make it easier to provide homecare and for the caretakers of elderly people.--Whizkid (talk) 08:30, 12 February 2018 (EST)
Okay, that makes sense and sounds beneficial then! --David B (TALK) 09:39, 12 February 2018 (EST)
I think it will be. We just hadon't to put my grandmother in a nursing home because of dementia, but we had been taking care of her before that, and getting information on things like getting home health aides. If something like this council had existed, it would have saved my mom a lot of time and stress. Let's hope this can help other people in these situations.--Whizkid (talk) 10:19, 12 February 2018 (EST)

HUD housing initiative

The Department of Housing and Urban Development apparently has a new program to help people living in government housing move out and buy/rent their own homes: [77] This seems like a good program, but I was only able to find this one source about it, and I don't know if this program is already implemented or still a proposal. --1990'sguy (talk) 15:29, 9 February 2018 (EST)

It "is committed to reforming government services and expanding opportunities for more Americans to become self-sufficient." There are a thousand ways they could do this wrong, but it sounds great. It might be worth listing...not sure. Tangible, statistical results from this would be even better. --David B (TALK) 02:39, 12 February 2018 (EST)
It is a pilot program that HUD is rolling out in ten cities across the country. If it succeeds, it'll go national.--Whizkid (talk) 08:30, 12 February 2018 (EST)

"Diversity"

This may not be significant enough to add, but Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke apparently doesn't care about advancing enforced racial diversity in the Interior Department, and instead supporting having competent staff, something which is a positive: [78] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:54, 29 March 2018 (EDT)

Welfare/Medicaid

The CMS was about to reject Kansas's request to institute lifetime limits on taking Medicaid, but it has apparently backtracked since there is no consensus in the administration: [79] Hopefully, the CMS will ultimately accept Kansas's request. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:50, 1 May 2018 (EDT)