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VA expands veteran access to private sector medicine

by Ben Bradford Jun 6, 2019
The New York Times called it “the biggest shift in the American health care system since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.”
A man walks by the Department of Veterans Affairs, July 27, 2017, in Washington, DC.
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How up for grabs is the NHS in trade negotiations with Britain?

by Victoria Craig Jun 4, 2019
With President Trump's state visit to the U.K. in full swing, focus turned to future trade talks — and whether the U.K.'s health system would take its turn on the negotiating table.
On US President Donald Trump's second day of a controversial three-day state visit to the UK, protesters voice their opposition to the 45th American President, (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)

Drug summit looks at ways to prevent overdose deaths

by Susanna Capelouto Apr 23, 2019
President Trump expected to address the summit Wednesday.
Oxycodone pills prescribed for a patient lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. 
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Would requiring prices in pharmaceutical ads make drugs cheaper?

by Andy Uhler Apr 9, 2019
The idea is that transparency would lead to more competition and lower costs. One drug company is already on board.
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Walgreens has a tough quarter

by Jack Stewart Apr 2, 2019
Pharmacy chain Walgreens reported a 3.8 percent drop in sales for the quarter. The company cited a weak cough, cold and flu season — and declining profits from generic and branded prescription drugs. Click the audio player above to hear…
People walk by a Walgreens store in San Francisco. The pharmacy industry thinks bigger is better to find cost savings.
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Democrats launch bill to bolster ACA

by Erika Beras Mar 27, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democrats' bill to bolster the Affordable Care Act aims to lower premiums.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a news conference about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill on March 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. On the day after the Trump Justice Department sided with Republican governor plaintiffs who have filed suit to strike down in its entirety the Affordable Care Act, House Democrats gathered to outline their healthcare agenda.
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Trump administration reverses course on ACA

by Tracey Samuelson Mar 26, 2019
In a filing with a federal appeals court in New Orleans Monday, the Trump administration said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. It’s asking the court to affirm a December ruling by a Texas judge,…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) talks to reporters with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on July 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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Bills on family leave proposed with female voters in mind

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 18, 2019
With divided government, getting family-leave or sick-day bills out of Congress and to the president is highly unlikely before the 2020 election.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a news conference February 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Gillibrand and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) held a news conference to introduce the "Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act," or FAMILY Act.
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Here's why Eli Lilly will sell a generic insulin

by Marielle Segarra Mar 4, 2019
Lawmakers have been critical of big pharma's pricing structures.

North Carolina is trying to lower health care costs for state workers by limiting how much the state pays some health providers

by Alexandra Olgin Feb 26, 2019
North Carolina is taking a step toward lowering costs for state workers.
The state is taking a step toward lowering costs for state workers by taking control of how much it pays for each visit to mental health and primary care providers.
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