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  • 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...

  • Number of the Day: $456 million

    By Michael Rainey

    PhRMA, the lobbying group that represents the pharmaceutical industry, had a banner year in 2017, bringing in $456 million, Axios reported Tuesday. Much of the total, which represents a 69 percent...

  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Sanders talks to reporters in New York City

    Bernie Sanders’ New Drug Plan Sounds a Bit Like Trump’s

    By Michael Rainey

    A new proposal from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) would require pharmaceutical companies to reduce prices on some drugs down to levels found in other wealthy countries — or...

  • Buyers Of Short-Term Health Plans: Wise Or Shortsighted?

    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News

    Supporters of the nation’s health law condemn them. A few states, including California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them. But to some insurance brokers and consumers, short-term...

  • Medicare Improper Payments Fall to Lowest Since 2010

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Improper payments by Medicare in fiscal 2018 dropped to their lowest rate since 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Friday in a report flagged by Modern Healthcare . CMS...

  • FILE PHOTO: The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

    Pfizer Says It Will Raise Prices on 41 Drugs

    When drug giant Pfizer announced in July that it would roll back price hikes on its drugs, it made clear that the change was temporary . Facing intense pressure from President Donald Trump, the...

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