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  • 7 Ideas to Lower Drug Prices

    By Michael Rainey

    Lawmakers are pushing multiple policy proposals to address the problem of rising drug prices. Vox’s Dylan Scott provided a roundup Monday of the leading idea for reducing drug prices in the U.S.,...

  • A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D.  at a local pharmacy

    House Democrats to Investigate Drug Prices

    By Michael Rainey

    A key House investigative committee announced Monday that it was launching a wide-ranging investigation into the pricing practices of 12 major pharmaceutical companies, including Amgen, Eli Lilly,...

  • A customer waits at the counter of a CVS Pharmacy store in Pasadena, U.S., May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

    Lawmakers Push Bills to Cut Prescription Drug Costs

    With the new Congress now in session, lawmakers have been rushing to unveil legislation to rein in rising drug prices, and the Trump administration’s top health official has been talking tough about...

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017\

    Democrats Gear Up for Single-Payer Health Care Push

    By Michael Rainey

    Democrats are making it clear that they’re serious about moving forward on universal health care. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said last week that she supports holding hearings on Medicare-for-All...

  • Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City

    Progressives Rebel Against Pelosi’s Deficit Rules

    By Michael Rainey

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced a minor rebellion from the progressive wing of her party on reinstating pay-as-you-go budget rules, or PAYGO, with some Democratic lawmakers arguing that the rule...

  • FILE PHOTO: A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro

    How Killing the Affordable Care Act Could Upend the US Health System

    By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News

    If the recent district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, far more than the law’s most high-profile provisions would be at stake. In fact, canceling the...

  • Pfizer keen to engage with AstraZeneca board

    Drugmakers to Ring in New Year with Price Hikes

    By Michael Rainey

    Nearly 30 drug producers will raise prices in January, Reuters’ Michael Erman and Robin Respaut report , “ending a self-declared halt to increases made by a pharma industry under pressure from the...

  • FILE PHOTO: A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro

    3 Key Questions About the Obamacare Court Ruling

    The fate of Obamacare may once again wind up before the Supreme Court now that a federal judge in Texas has ruled that the law is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor ruled on...

  • Obamacare Signups Still Lagging

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Open enrollment for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchange (HealthCare.gov) ends in most states on Saturday, and it looks the number of signups could be significantly lower this year...

  • Moody’s Warns of Declining US Fiscal Strength

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Trump’s tax cuts combined with a slowing economy will diminish the United States’ “fiscal strength” over the next 10 years, Moody’s Investor Service said Wednesday. The gradual decline could pressure...

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