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Alexander Boulos, MD

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VOX: Obamacare in Trump Country

We travel to Whitley County in Kentucky to find out why people who benefited most from Obamacare would vote for Donald Trump. Some thought that Trump would not actually repeal Obamacare.  Others felt that Obamacare wasn’t affordable. Reference http://www.vox.com

VICE: Obamacare Withdrawal

Fatal overdoses from heroin, painkillers and other opioids have quadrupled in the US since 1999, killing more than 33-thousand (33,091) people in 2015.  In the battle against that drug epidemic, the Affordable Care Act has emerged as a first line of defense, offering treatment services that can save addicts’ lives.  But the new administration, and…

VICE: Debate Over Abortion Ban Rages On In Ireland

Ireland is the only country in Europe where abortions are illegal — unless the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother’s life.  A recent case involving a migrant who was pregnant as a result of rape and forced to have a C-section tested the limits of Ireland’s laws and has angered the country’s pro-choice reformists,…

VICE: The Fake Abortion Clinics Of America – Misconception

Women across America who are seeking abortions are accidentally booking appointments at Crisis Pregnancy Centers — pro-life, government-funded religious centers that don’t provide abortions, but instead try to talk women out of terminating their pregnancies.  VICE News investigated the misleading practices used by Crisis Pregnancy Centers to draw in women with unplanned pregnancies, and the…

VICE: The Silent HIV Crisis Sweeping the American South

TONIC travels to Jackson, Mississippi, one of the hardest hit Southern cities, to investigate why black gay men are getting diagnosed and falling to a disease that can be managed.  We’ll discuss issues tied to systematic racial discrimination, such as low income and poverty, lack of access to adequate health care, limited HIV testing and…

VICE: Texas Abortion Access

On Monday, November 29th, health officials in Texas finalized new rules requiring all medical facilities to bury or cremate fetal remains. Its just the latest effort to radically restrict abortion in the state.  In 2013, the legislature passed HB2 mandated that abortion clinics meet the same standards as trauma centers. A regulation designed to be…

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