What Does Trumpcare Mean For The Future Health Of The USA?

Dr David Chivers | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr David Chivers

Explaining the US health system to UK and European audiences can be a challenge. In the US, access to affordable healthcare is a very emotive subject, attracting strong opinions across the spectrum. With the new President-elect heralding a shake-up for Obamacare - which was introduced to provide greater access to healthcare - emotions are likely to rise higher over coming months as this policy becomes a key area of focus for the new administration.

State Of Women In The World: How Far Have We Fallen?

Jo Simmons | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jo Simmons

Image credit: Flickr Park Geun-hye, whose election to the presidency in 2013 was a historic moment for gender equality in South Korea, has overshadow...

Protect Your Pussy, Before He Grabs It

Lois Ward-Marvin | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lois Ward-Marvin

Donald Trump and Mike Pence may try and keep all us women down and take away our rights but I refuse to let him without a fight to the end. This pussy is going to keep fighting back and so can you by donating, even the smallest amount of money will make a difference.

Why Women Are Hurrying To Get The IUD

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

In the hustle and bustle of women on the internet encouraging others to go and get an IUD before Trump's inauguration on the 20th of January in 2017, as a woman, it's still important to weigh up the pros and cons of this form of contraception...

Cherish The NHS - The American Alternative Is an Expensive Nightmare

Tim Bradley | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Bradley

To a Brit, it is a truly frightening and confusing and bank account-draining system. We got our daughter to the nearest emergency medical centre in our arms, and the staff immediately asked us to complete two long forms for the insurance company, and for a swipe of our credit card (you'll notice this is a recurring theme) before they even inquired what was wrong with our little girl or showed any signs of compassion whatsoever. It makes you angry to witness. Money is absolutely the priority in any medical scenario here. The average cost of an ambulance ride in LA for instance is $1,200 (£800).

Hall and Hebdo in a Huff with Obama?

James Christie | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

I've seen some of Obama's America and reported it as fairly as I'm able, but while I may disapprove of the President's seeming dismissal of the Huffington Post as a relevant source of news, I'll sure as hell defend to the death his right to say that that's what he thinks.

A Crisis of Confidence - Can Our Government Be Trusted?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

There have been a rash of outrageous breaches of the public trust relating to national and international security including: Failure of the US Secret Service to protect the President and the First Family. Failure of the Dallas Hospital and federal, state and local officials to initially detect the first person in the US infected with ebola...

An American Doctor Experiences an NHS Emergency Room

Dr Jennifer Gunter | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Dr Jennifer Gunter

The hospital was on the ageing side and a little drab, but clean and well-marked. I didn't have to ask anyone for directions. We had to take a number to be registered, but waited less than five minutes. I gritted my teeth a bit in preparation for the we-are-not-from-the-UK conversation, but it wasn't an issue at all. I offered my US insurance number for billing, but was told they didn't need it.

How Telemedicine Can Be a Healthcare Innovation Like No Other

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Over-population has caused many problems all over the world. However, any discussion on the increasing numbers often drifts towards how there aren't enough resources in the world for sustenance of all people.

Between Two Ferns: Barack Obama's Presidential Step Forward for Politics

Owen Lee | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Owen Lee

In a bold effort to win over the American youth to the rejuvenated Healthcare.gov service, renowned cool cat President Barak Obama appeared on the satirical internet chat show series Between 2 Ferns...

Obamacare: A British Man's Letter To The American Citizen

Karl Davis | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Dear American Citizen, I write from the other side of the Atlantic. Our homelands are separated by a vast, malevolent body of water. Thousands of miles stand between us, yet still we share so many things, music, theatre, fashion, culture, history, high street stores and banking ties, and much more. Our military train together, and politicians lean on each other. We really aren't that different.

Did Obama Bring Up Condoms With The Pope?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

With beaming smiles, Barack Obama and Pope Francis have emerged from their first 52-minute discussion in the Vatican. But while controversial subje...

It's Time for a New Debate on Welfare

Nash Riggins | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Much like the IT errors that transformed Barack Obama's revolutionary dream of affordable healthcare for all Americans into a conservative pundit's wet dream, Iain Duncan Smith's universal credit system has been dogged by design flaws from day one.

British Minister Slams Obamacare Website

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Francis Maude has risked tweaking the nose of the American administration by bemoaning the antiquated approach to IT employed by the White House in it...

An End to the 'Breaking Bad' Era of US Health Care?

Michelle Kelly-Irving | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Michelle Kelly-Irving

What are the upsides to such a lamentable health care system? Surely it shows us Europeans the route worth avoiding if we want to live in a more equal society. So, we need to fight tooth-and-nail to keep our access to health care free at the point of need.

Obama's Lessons on Miracles From Mandela and Lincoln

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Although the Republicans in Congress have tried to thwart almost every effort put forth by the President up to now, Obama has not found a successful and winning way to deal with them. Perhaps his hero "Madiba" has a message in his life story for his young protégé Barack.

America Needs Britain's National Health Service

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

As a British citizen, it's sad to see Obamacare hopelessly floundering. When Obama triumphantly signed the Bill into law in 2010, it's doubtful that even he could have imagined how his Administration-defining Affordable Healthcare Act would become such a cancer on America...

The Pointy-Eared Robot and the Republican

James Christie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

We were very lucky. Mum turned out to be one of the 3-5% percent of senior citizens who recover from a hip fracture without surgery, she only spent eight days in hospital and there is a good chance she will be able to enjoy the rural life for a few years more.

Obama Congress - What a Mess

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

As you already know, the US Government has been shut down for over two business weeks. The President and Members of Congress battle over who is to blame while failing to present any real solutions. What's going on here in Washington is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem.

Paul Vale

Anti-Socialist Fear Mongering Is 'Nothing New' In US Healthcare Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

In January 1948, British Prime Minister Clement Attlee gave a radio address to explain the introduction of the National Health Service (NHS), part of ...

US Government Shutdown - The Roots of Discontent

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

On the U.S. government shutdown, it can be hard to pick your way through the millions of words of blather and blame. For anyone who's still paying attention, there are deep roots to the problem.

From Shutdown Crisis to Debt Ceiling Panic

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

The current US federal government shutdown - which is more of a slowdown - has merely set the stage for an even more nerve-racking deadline on October 17 when the US will cross their debt ceiling. At most the government could get by for another couple of weeks with $30bn cash on hand, but without a deal the US will in effect be in default in a couple of weeks.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Tries To Explain The US Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Comedy

A little confused as to how the American government came to be shut down? Fear not - for Jon Stewart is here to explain it. Or at least get Congre...

Paul Vale

US Government Shutdown Could Have Serious Implications For Global Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

Once again Europeans may be forgiven for looking on baffled at the bizarre maneuverings of Washington's political class this week as the US government...

Obama's Crossroads

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

President Obama has to make a crucial decision on the US response to Syrian President Assad's use of chemical weapons and deliver the speech of a lifetime on the 50th Anniversary of the "I Have A Dream Speech" in the shadow of one of the greatest orators of all time - Martin Luther King Jr on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.