Healthcare Debate Between College Republicans and College Democrats Finds No Practical Solution

by Sarah Nahrgang Monday night, the Penn State College Republicans and College Democrats had their first debate of the semester. Beginning a little after 8 PM in 158 Willard and moderated by UPUA’s Governmental Affairs Committee, the debate focused on the topic of healthcare. Debating for the College Republicans were club member William McCarter, Vice President Reagan McCarthy, and Treasurer Riley Compton, who said their favorite Presidents were Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and Calvin Coolidge, respectively. Debating for the…

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Mandate Exemption Protects Vital Religious Freedom

by Sarah Nahrgang Last Friday, the Trump administration put forth an interim final rule to roll back the HHS mandate for religious employers to cover contraception in their health insurance plans. This is a victory for religious freedom and for the religious groups who have been fighting for this since female contraception was added to the list of preventative services covered by the Affordable Care Act in 2011. Most notably, much of the impetus for this ruling came from…

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