Blumenthal, Murphy Fight For Puerto Rico

Blumenthal, Murphy Fight For Puerto Rico

At Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a patient in need of vital fluids is being pumped with Gatorade via a stomach tube.

"Everyone's trying to get it so of course, they're going to sell it at like 10 times or higher your normal cost", said McRae. Was it when they saddled us with the disastrous leviathan known as the Affordable Care Act?

Despite what the people on the island have faced, Corbitt said he's hopefully for the people of Puerto Rico.

FPL line workers are joining acrewalready on the ground helping restore service to one of seven regions on the island, Orlove said.

"The majority of my family is living in Puerto Rico still, from my father's side, all of them are still in PR", she said, "I felt like I needed to get there to be with my family".


They also want to repeal a provision in the Republicans' recent tax bill that added a 13 percent tax on items manufactured in Puerto Rico and boost Medicaid reimbursement rates to stabilize a healthcare system that's hemorrhaging doctors.

Baxter Pharmaceuticals produces more than 40% of all IV bags.

It wasn't easy for Marie Olivero to move to Lebanon with her three daughters after her home in Puerto Rico was destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

"Speakers will offer an overview of Puerto Rico's history and complex relationship with the USA, explain the importance of this context for understanding the effects of the hurricane (and) the obstacles for rebuilding and discuss what you can do to act in solidarity with our fellow citizens", said Lynd. And he plans to make sure it's earmarked for that goal, rather than leaving it up to the Trump administration to split up the dollars with Texas. The FDA believes the situation will improve in the coming weeks. "Nor do we know when that will translate to products showing up on our dock". So far, there have been more than 400 confirmed flu cases in the state.

"In the world of healthcare we have gotten really good at managing tremendous volatility in the availability of product", Thompson said. "The question that I would pose is: What is it we need to do to make our overall supply and access to medication more reliable and to understand what is causing the shortages and how to correct that?"

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