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Health Jun 26Trump administration urges end to ACA as pandemic surges
As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
Politics Jun 25Whistleblower who warned about federal mismanagement of virus alleges ongoing retaliation
A government whistleblower ousted from a top scientific job alleges that the Trump administration is intensifying its campaign to punish him for revealing shortcomings in the U.S. coronavirus response.
Health Jun 23WATCH: Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine could possibly be made available by end of 2020 or start of 2021
The government's top infectious disease expert told a House committee on Tuesday he remains "cautiously optimistic" that some will be ready at the end of the year.
Health Jun 23WATCH: Fauci, Redfield, health officials testify on Trump administration’s response to COVID-19
Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation's pandemic response.
Economy Jun 17Federal court strikes down Trump rule that drugmakers disclose price
In a major legal setback for President Donald Trump on a high-profile consumer issue, a federal appeals court has ruled that his administration lacks the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads.
Health Jun 15Blame game breaks out over COVID-19 toll in nursing homes
A harrowing blame game with partisan overtones is breaking out over COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents. Older and frail, they represent a tiny slice of the population but a shockingly high proportion of pandemic deaths.
Health Jun 12Trump administration revokes transgender health protections
The Trump administration has finalized a regulation that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care.
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…