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Politics Mar 12WATCH: HHS Secretary Azar defends proposed cuts to Medicare hospital payments
The administration argues that the budget doesn't cut Medicare benefits to seniors but makes better use of taxpayers' dollars and helps reduce Medicare spending by lowering prescription drug costs.
Politics Feb 26WATCH: Drug companies ‘bear none of the consequences’ of skyrocketing prices, Sen. Wyden says
The hearing marks the first time lawmakers have called top industry executives to account for rising prices that are squeezing Americans.
Politics Feb 26WATCH: Top pharmaceutical executives face Senate committee questions over drug pricing
Senators grilled CEOs of seven major drug companies on Tuesday over high prescription drug prices that are a drain on Medicare and Medicaid and a burden to millions of Americans. The extraordinary public accounting was a sign that Congress and…
Politics Feb 24Congress mulls cap on what Medicare enrollees pay for drugs
With health care a top issue for American voters, Congress may actually be moving toward doing something this year to address the high cost of prescription drugs.
Health Feb 22Trump to bar federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions
The administration plan also would prohibit federally funded family planning clinics from being housed in the same location as abortion providers.
Health Feb 08White House report tries to shift Trump rhetoric on health care
A new report from the White House suggests changes to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump do not fundamentally undermine the health law.
Health Feb 06Trump administration launches campaign to end HIV-AIDS in the U.S. by 2030
President Donald Trump's move is being greeted with a mix of skepticism and cautious optimism by anti-AIDS activists.
Politics Feb 05WATCH: Trump launches campaign to end HIV epidemic in U.S. by 2030
The campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030 will target areas where new infections happen.
Nation Jan 14House Democrats announce they are investigating drug pricing
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.
Health Jan 10Democrats to unveil bills to reduce prescription drug prices
The package of bills are designed to link the prices Americans pay for prescription drugs to lower costs in other countries.