Category Archives: Healthcare

Aetna – ObamaCare in ‘death spiral

The leader of one of the U.S.’s largest health insurance agencies—who has been saying for months that ObamaCare is on the ropes– said Wednesday that statistics indicate that the law has now entered a “death spiral.”

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Paul reportedly leaves meeting with House Republicans on ObamaCare

Tuesday Senator Rand Paul reportedly walked out of a meeting with fellow Senate Republicans as House Speaker Paul Ryan worked to reassure skeptical colleagues about the next steps in taking on ObamaCare.

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Marathon Pharmaceuticals to charge $89,000 for muscular dystrophy drug after 70-fold increase

This won’t last long, once Trump gets wind of it. A drug to treat muscular dystrophy will hit the U.S. market with a price tag of $89,000 a year despite being available for decades in Europe at a fraction of that cost. Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC’s pricing of the drug, which has been available in Europe, is the …

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Price confirmed as head of HHS

Friday the senate confirmed President Trump’s pick, Rep. Tom Price, to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, placing him in position to lead the way in dismantling Obamacare. It was the Senate’s fourth consecutive contested vote for a Trump Cabinet secretary. Partisan battles for Cabinet posts are usually rare, but the first weeks of …

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‘Vets continue to die’: Phoenix hospital at center of VA scandal ranked among nation’s worst

Three years after at least 35 veterans died waiting for care at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, sparking a firestorm of demands for reform across the nation, the facility has been ranked one of the nation’s worst — and whistle-blowers are frustrated.

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New York governor requires insurance companies to cover contraception

Like I said before, if they want those pills, buy them themselves. Saturday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he was requiring health insurance companies to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost to women.

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Trump’s ObamaCare order could signal insurance mandate rollback

President Trump used his first executive order late Friday to immediately undercut his predecessor’s signature health care law, ordering federal agencies to ease the “regulatory burdens” of ObamaCare — a move that could be aimed at rolling back the law’s so-called individual mandate.

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Price suggests states will lead on ObamaCare replacement, wants access for ‘everybody’

Wednesday Rep. Tom Price gave a glimpse into how and when incoming President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans will replace ObamaCare, saying their goal is to “insure everybody” and suggesting the new GOP plan will largely give states the responsibility of covering Americans.

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Republicans take first step in drive to repeal, replace ObamaCare

Thursday, the Senate took its first step toward an endgame to eventually repeal and replace ObamaCare. This was the Senate’s second post-midnight session this week. To ease the slog, freshman Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., brought staff and fellow senators baskets of Red Bull, Indiana popcorn and Diet Mountain Dew.

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Pence assures GOP lawmakers ObamaCare repeal is ‘first order of business’

Wednesday Vice President-elect Mike Pence visited Capitol Hill  to assure Republican lawmakers and voters that “the first order of business” for the incoming Donald Trump administration is to repeal ObamaCare.

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