Tag Archives: The New York Times

Shrouded in secrecy, GOP health plan finally unwrapped; governing crisis now on full display

Steve’s Take: The healthcare goals Pres. Donald Trump articulated in his address last week to a joint session of Congress marked a new record high for policy specifics. But as… Read more »

Trumpcare slowly imploding; perhaps morphing into Obamacare 2.0?

Steve’s Take: Six years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act has demonstrated it’s far from perfect. But replacing such an immense, complicated law on an accelerated schedule is presenting… Read more »

Trump backs negotiating drug prices under Medicare; unless he doesn’t

The News: President Donald Trump supports Medicare drug price negotiations, his spokesman said last week, remarks that sent pharmaceutical stocks swinging again as investors tried to assess whether drugmakers will… Read more »

Trump and pharma execs make nice; what, Sen. Sanders too?

The News: Last week (January 30, 2017), President Trump promised some of the nation’s top drug-company executives in a meeting at the White House that he would shrink Food and… Read more »

FTC opens antitrust investigation of Mylan’s EpiPen dominance; isn’t it high time we live up to Churchill’s rejoinder?

The News: Mylan on Monday (January 30, 2017) acknowledged that the US Federal Trade Commission asked the company “months ago” to provide information about the allergy therapy EpiPen (epinephrine) as… Read more »

Trump’s HHS cabinet pick eludes Congress’s Q&A about Trumpcare specifics; questionable stock investments obscure his suitability to run the US health show

The News: Georgia Rep. Tom Price, President Trump’s choice for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, on Tuesday rejected conflict of interest and abuse of power accusations related to… Read more »

Obamacare repeal rushed forward by GOP; realistically, what can we expect next?

House Republicans on Friday (January 13, 2017) took the first step in repealing President Obama’s signature healthcare law with a 227 to 198 vote on a budget resolution passed earlier… Read more »

GOP keeps promise to begin Obamacare repeal; will Trump’s chameleon stance on universal coverage matter?

With Republican leaders pressing to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, possibly within weeks, moderate Senate Democrats reached out on Thursday to Republicans, appealing for them to slow down the repeal… Read more »

GOP plans to replace Obamacare with “Universal Access” pivot; much is left to the imagination

House Republicans, responding to criticism that repealing the Affordable Care Act would leave millions without health insurance, said on Thursday that their goal in replacing President Obama’s health law was to… Read more »