KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a health plan intended to provide a more moderate alternative to his competitors’ “Medicare for All” plans. It would build on the Affordable Care Act but would go much further. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this, plus Planned Parenthood’s very bad week, the U.S. House vote to repeal the health law’s “Cadillac tax” on generous health plans, and the reduction in deaths from opioids.

‘Climate Grief’: Fears About The Planet’s Future Weigh On Americans’ Mental Health

Although there’s no official clinical diagnosis, the psychiatric and psychological communities have names for the phenomenon of worrying about the Earth’s fate: “climate distress,” “climate grief,” “climate anxiety” or “eco-anxiety.” The concept also is gradually making its way into the public consciousness in television shows and movies.

Nutrabolics Inc. voluntarily recalls unauthorized “Blackout” sleep-aid, which may pose serious health risks

OTTAWA -At Health Canada’s request, Nutrabolics Inc. is voluntarily recalling “Blackout,” a sleep-aid product, because it is labelled to contain a drug (L-tryptophan) at a prescription-strength dose, and may pose serious health risks. Blackout has not been authorized by Health Canada, which means it has not been evaluated for safety, effectiveness or quality.