Americans need a better way to evaluate the President’s health | Health and Fitness

Over the past century, White House physicians have repeatedly deceived the public about the health of the President. In April 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt struggled with congestive heart failure, yet his physician, Admiral Ross McIntire, told the press the President simply had the flu. President Kennedy’s medical team obscured the presence of his Addison’s disease.

The current administration has doggedly refused to disclose the reasons for President Trump’s urgent trip to Walter Reed in November 2019, and over the last two weeks, Dr. Conley has repeatedly omitted or misrepresented key data concerning the medical status of the President.

Fortunately, the 25th Amendment provides for a potential alternative for the objective assessment of the fitness of the President, permitting “such other body as Congress may by law provide.” This week, in response to the President’s emergency hospitalization and his subsequent chaotic behavior, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a bill to create

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Americans need a better way to evaluate the President’s health | Health & Fitness

Over the past century, White House physicians have repeatedly deceived the public about the health of the President. In April 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt struggled with congestive heart failure, yet his physician, Admiral Ross McIntire, told the press the President simply had the flu. President Kennedy’s medical team obscured the presence of his Addison’s disease.

The current administration has doggedly refused to disclose the reasons for President Trump’s urgent trip to Walter Reed in November 2019, and over the last two weeks, Dr. Conley has repeatedly omitted or misrepresented key data concerning the medical status of the President.

Fortunately, the 25th Amendment provides for a potential alternative for the objective assessment of the fitness of the President, permitting “such other body as Congress may by law provide.” This week, in response to the President’s emergency hospitalization and his subsequent chaotic behavior, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a bill to create

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Pelosi introduces bill under 25th Amendment for commission to evaluate fitness of future presidents

House Democrats introduced a bill Friday to establish an independent commission under the 25th Amendment to evaluate a president’s health and oversee the transfer of power to the vice president if the president becomes incapacitated while in office.

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The provision would not apply to President Trump during his current term, but could be invoked in a second term if he is reelected.

The 25th Amendment was adopted in 1967 after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to address what happens when the president of the United States is removed, dies, is incapacitated or is otherwise unable to fulfill the powers and duties of the office.

It provides for the vice president to serve as “acting president” if the president is incapacitated — during surgery, for example. It also allows for a transfer of power if the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet find the president

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