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Politics May 26WATCH: Trump announces deal to reduce insulin prices for seniors
Medicare recipients will be able to get prescription plans that limit copays for insulin, a potential savings of hundreds of dollars, the White House announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues that could influence November's election.
Health May 20Watchdog cites persistent infection lapses in nursing homes
A federal watchdog agency says about 40% of nursing homes inspected in the past two years were cited for infection control problems.
Health May 14WATCH: Whistleblower Rick Bright tells lawmakers U.S. lacks vaccine plan
America faces the "darkest winter in modern history" unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus, says a government whistleblower who alleges he was ousted from his job after warning the Trump administration to prepare for the…
Politics May 11WATCH: Fauci warns senators of more death and economic damage if U.S. reopens too fast
Leading health officials who have coordinated the American response to the coronavirus pandemic will face questions on Tuesday about safely reopening schools and workplaces from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Watch live here on Tuesday at…
Health May 08White House to direct supply of COVID-19 drug amid access fears
The White House says coronavirus adviser Dr. Deborah Birx will coordinate distribution of the first drug that appears to help some COVID-19 patients recover faster.
Politics May 08Investigators recommend drug whistleblower is reinstated, lawyers say
Lawyers for a government whistleblower who opposed widespread use of an unproven drug that President Donald Trump touted as a remedy for the coronavirus say federal investigators found "reasonable grounds" that the whistleblower had been retaliated against.
Politics May 05Trump official ignored warning on drug, virus, says whistleblower
A government scientist says he was ousted from his job after raising concerns that the Trump administration wanted to "flood" coronavirus hot spots like New York and New Jersey with a malaria drug, despite not enough scientific evidence to back…
Health May 03In a time of COVID-19, ‘Obamacare’ still part of the action
The ban on insurers using preexisting conditions to deny coverage is a key part of the Obama-era law that the Trump administration still seeks to overturn.
Health Apr 22Virus expert claims reprisal for opposing drug Trump touted
The head of a government agency combating the coronavirus pandemic says he was ousted for opposing politically connected efforts to promote a malaria drug that President Donald Trump has touted without proof as a remedy for COVID-19.
Economy Apr 22Social Security and Medicare funds were already at risk. The virus crisis will deplete them faster
The financial condition of the government’s two biggest benefit programs remains shaky, with Medicare expected to become insolvent in just six years, while Social Security will be unable to pay full benefits starting in 2035, the government said Wednesday.