Category Archives: Healthcare

Sen. Susan Collins: AHCA ‘Really Misses the Mark’

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will not support the current House GOP healthcare bill, the Portland Press Herald reported. The legislation being debated in Congress “really misses the mark” – she said in her most definitive opposition to a bill she has already raised concerns about.

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DOJ reportedly plans to send fleet of judges to immigration detention centers

The DOJ is reportedly sending 50 judges to immigration detention centers across the U.S. to hear more cases and cut down on the massive backlog of immigration cases.

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Trump Sends Pharma Stocks Down With New Tweet on Drug Prices

Tuesday President Donald Trump jumped back into the debate over drug pricing sending pharmaceutical stocks down again with a tweet promising to lower medicine costs for American people.

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Conservatives balk at ObamaCare replacement bill

House Republicans’ long-awaited ObamaCare replacement bill already is being met with complaints from congressional conservatives who warn the proposed legislation comes with too much cost and too much government — signaling a tough fight ahead for GOP leaders looking to send a bill promptly to President Trump’s desk.

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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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