The hottest scientific journal article of 2016 wasn't on black holes or dinosaur-killing asteroids: It was on the Affordable Care Act, and it was penned by sitting US President Barack Obama. Imagine that ever happening again.
US president-elect Donald Trump has nominated Tom Price to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), placing the Georgia Congressman in an extremely powerful position as far as America's health is concerned. Given his dubious track record, this appointment is of serious concern.
Each morning I take three pills, all of which I need to stay alive. I get my health insurance through the US Affordable Care Act -- without it, I'd be spending upwards of $US500 ($662) on prescription medication each month.