GOP, Dems team up to address ‘surprise medical bills’

Politics 05/23/19, 13:49

Plunging ahead despite paralyzing partisanship in the nation's capital, senior lawmakers of both parties Thursday proposed legislation to tackle "surprise medical bills" and other concerns, from prescription drug costs to uneven vaccination rates. The draft bill from Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., ...

Update: House Democrats OK bill boosting health care law

Health 05/16/19, 18:41

The Latest on House health care legislation (all times local): 6 p.m. Democrats have pushed legislation through the House that would buttress the 2010 health care law and curb prescription drug prices. But the bill has no chance of surviving in the Senate ...

Governor signs Montana’s Medicaid expansion bill

Health 05/09/19, 15:43

Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Thursday to continue Montana's Medicaid expansion program for another six years, as long as federal funding continues.He was joined at the signing ceremony by bill sponsor Republican Rep. Ed Buttrey and Democratic Rep. Mary ...

Trump backs Fla. plan to import lower-cost meds from abroad

Health 05/09/19, 15:34

In a move sure to get attention in a 2020 battleground state, President Donald Trump indicated Thursday that his administration may approve a Florida plan to import lower-cost prescription drugs from abroad for use by residents. It's the latest flashpoint in ...

Drugmakers will have to reveal prices in TV ads

Business 05/08/19, 07:32

Drugmakers will be required to reveal the prices of their prescription medicines in those ever present TV ads, the Trump administration is set to announce on Wednesday, even as some insured patients can pay thousands of dollars for critical medications. Health ...

Pelosi ‘playing chess on 3 boards’ with health care

Politics 01/22/19, 00:25

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to “Obamacare” and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. “Medicare for all” will get hearings. Pelosi and President Donald Trump have been sounding similar ...

House Dems announce sweeping investigation of drug pricing

Politics 01/14/19, 12:42

House Democrats announced a sweeping investigation Monday of the pharmaceutical industry's pricing practices, jockeying for the upper hand with the Trump administration on an issue that concerns Americans across the political spectrum. Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said he's ...

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