Tag Archives: Politico

Universal health care: a “right” or “privilege.” Wrong question, or already settled?






Steve’s Take: Bloomberg’s Ramesh Ponnuru poses the question: “Is there a ‘right’ to healthcare? Our arguments about health policy frequently highlight the question.” He goes on to say that “as… Read more »

Senate confirms Gottlieb as FDA chief; former FDA tour, industry ties signal solid choice despite Dems’ jabs






The News: The US Senate voted 57 to 42 on Tuesday (May 9, 2017) to confirm Scott Gottlieb, MD, as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner. Gottlieb, who was nominated by… Read more »

US Senate joins House to pass sweeping new health bill; could be the last bi-partisan act of Congress for quite a while






The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday (December 7, 2016) to support sweeping legislation that will reshape the way the Food and Drug Administration approves new medicines. It will also… Read more »

Trump picks healthcare “dream team;” or is it something else?






President-elect Donald Trump has assembled his healthcare “dream team.” Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), a longtime critic of the Affordable Care Act but champion of health IT legislation that reduces the burden on physicians,… Read more »

Key Obamacare premiums to rise 25% next year; Great for insurers, but enrollees also win






Premiums for mid-level Obamacare health plans sold on the federal exchanges will see their biggest jump yet next year, another speed bump in the administration’s push for enrollment in the… Read more »