Mark Humphrey/AP

Those Hebrew midwives

Religion | They gave life, not their opinions
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/22/18, 10:51 pm

Midwifery is making another comeback, as small-town hospitals are gobbled up by corporate medical centers and they discontinue labor and delivery services. Nearly half the counties in America are without obstetricians. In their place the number of certified nurse midwives is growing.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Jacquelyn Martin

HHS seeks to expand non-Obamacare plans

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/20/18, 10:58 am

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration proposed new rules Tuesday that would expand access to short-term insurance plans previously restricted under the Affordable Care Act. The Health and Human Services (HHS) Department wants to allow short-term health plans cover individuals for up to 12 months, lifting restrictions set under the Obama administration that limited short-term plans to 90 days.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Alex Brandon

U.S. suspends military aid to Pakistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/05/18, 09:31 am

The U.S. State Department on Thursday said it will suspend military assistance to Pakistan worth as much as $900 million over the country’s failure to take “decisive action” against the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani militant groups. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert in a statement said the United States will not deliver military equipment or transfer security-related funds to Pakistan because of its association with the terror groups. “We consider them to be destabilizing the region and also targeting U.S. personnel,” she said. Pentagon spokesman Cmdr.

Read more