WASHINGTON — A bipartisan investigation by U.S. senators finds that the makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C infection put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000-per-pill cure.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Editor’s Note: As the trade debate rages in Congress, we wanted to understand the actual legislation now on the Senate floor. Political Director Lisa Desjardins read through the bill, which would give the president “fast-track” trade authority. This is the…
By Lisa Desjardins
There is a serious issue here, but its direct impact on Medicare beneficiaries is perhaps not so great.
By Philip Moeller
WASHINGTON -- The Senate delivered an unexpectedly strong vote Tuesday in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs, a sign that Congress may have reached the limit…
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
By Joshua Barajas
Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that 7.5 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.
The White House Thursday released its annual report on the economy, predicting an average of 95,000 jobs will be created each month this year. A top White House economic adviser discusses the findings.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled an $894 billion health care reform bill Thursday that would expand insurance coverage to as many as 36 million people. In a nod to moderates, the plan includes a public option in which rates are…
Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson sort through the top news of the past week, including a key vote on health care in the Senate Finance Committee, bank earning reports and conflicting data about the health of the economy.
Top Senate Democrats and White House officials have turned their health reform efforts toward crafting a compromise package that can unite Democrats and avoid a GOP filibuster. Policy analysts examine the different ways a public option could take shape in…
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