Tag Archives: Medicaid

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 »

US Surgeon General sounds alarm on e-cigarettes, teens; but report shows gross misunderstanding of entire subject

The U.S. surgeon general in a report released on Thursday (December 8, 2016) called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes… Read more »

Health insurer lobby group seeks delay in 2018 Obamacare deadline; GOP must reckon with AHIP’s foresight, however self-serving

U.S. health insurers signaled Tuesday (December 6, 2016) that they’re willing to give up a cornerstone provision of Obamacare that requires all Americans to have insurance, replacing it with a… 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 »

Obamacare signups ahead of last year; repealing ACA getting more problematic

The government says that more than a million people selected plans on the federal exchange during the first two weeks of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, indicating sign-ups… Read more »

Mylan discloses two more government probes; posts 3Q loss as EpiPen Woes Persist

The maker of EpiPen emergency allergy injectors, under a microscope for repeatedly hiking the price of the life-saving device, revealed that it’s a target of two price-related probes by federal… Read more »

Trump win sends pharma stocks up, while hospitals plunge; fate of Obamacare far from clear

Pharmaceutical stocks and bonds were among the day’s biggest winners Wednesday (November 9, 2016) as the sweeping Republican victory in US elections eased concern that price controls might be imposed… Read more »

Aetna tops Wall Street’s 3Q expectations; So just how bad is it out there?

Aetna Inc.’s (Hartford CT) third-quarter earnings rose nearly 8% to top Wall Street forecasts, as growing government business and cost cutting countered higher costs from the health insurer’s Affordable Care… Read more »