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Feds passed up chance to lock in more Pfizer vaccine doses

Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller | Associated Press
December 8, 2020
President Donald Trump’s administration is facing new scrutiny Tuesday after failing to lock in a chance to buy millions of additional doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, which has shown to be highly effective against COVID-19.

Biden picks California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead Health and Human Services

Kristen Welker, Heidi Przybyla, Ali Vitali | NBC News
December 7, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, and created three new senior White House positions intended to signal a more aggressive response to Covid-19, including addressing its disproportionate impact on Black people and Latinos.

Cyberattacks Discovered on Vaccine Distribution Operations

David Sanger, Sharon LaFraniere | The New York Times
December 3, 2020
IBM has found that companies and governments have been targeted by unknown attackers, prompting a warning from the Homeland Security Department.

Controversial White House coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas resigns

Hallie Jackson, Tim Stelloh | NBC News
December 1, 2020
Dr. Scott Atlas, the controversial White House coronavirus adviser, is resigning.
President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

GOP launches long-promised repeal of Obamacare with no full plan to replace it

Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein, Kelsey Snell | The Washington Post
January 5, 2017
Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched their long-promised effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Obama tells Democrats: 'Don't rescue' Republicans on 'Trumpcare'

MJ Lee, Kevin Liptak, Manu Raju | CNN
January 5, 2017
President Barack Obama delivered a mandate to Democrats on Wednesday: "Don't rescue" Republicans on Obamacare.

Senate Moves to Dismantle Health Law

Siobhan Hughes, Kristina Peterson | The Wall Street Journal
January 4, 2017
The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday took its first step toward dismantling the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Obama huddles with Democrats on protecting his signature health care law

Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein | The Washington Post
January 4, 2017
President Obama met behind closed doors Wednesday morning with congressional Democrats to map out a strategy to defend the Affordable Care Act.

Obama’s enduring legacy: The concept of universal coverage

| Los Angeles Times
January 4, 2017
Because of Obamacare, Republicans have inherited an obligation to ensure access to affordable health insurance for every American.