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The phrase — used as a rallying cry for years — was far easier to come up with than an actual replacement plan. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal offers a look at one of the most important figures in the Republicans’ efforts to dismantle the health law: the chief Senate parliamentarian.
Drugmakers have brought almost 450 orphan drugs to market and collected rich incentives but nearly a third of those products aren’t new or were repurposed multiple times, an investigation shows.
Follow the twists and turns of the orphan drug industry over the past three decades.
Check out all the drugs the FDA has approved to treat rare diseases. You can search by brand name, or by disease, and see familiar names that were first sold on the mass market or all the drugs that won FDA approval to treat more than one rare disease.
The former Congressman championed the Orphan Drug Act decades ago but now he fears it’s being manipulated to make money.
President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet pick Tom Price “assisted” a company and campaign donor who tapped executives with an urgent request to donate.
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the action surrounding the health law repeal and replace debate.
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
Outlets report on health news from Minnesota, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California, Wisconsin and Ohio.
The judge blocked the rule for two weeks. The rule would require dialysis providers to disclose to insurers any charitable assistance their patients are receiving to help pay for their coverage. Federal officials have raised concerns that such assistance may push patients away from Medicare or Medicaid coverage to private insurers, who end up paying more for the treatments.
Republicans tend to prize fostering competition over negotiation. Meanwhile, Sen. Corey Booker, D-N.J., gets called out by progressives for his “no” vote on importing drugs from Canada.
Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Donald Trump’s pick for Health and Human Services secretary, has drawn scrutiny over his financial investments in an industry he would be overseeing.
Meanwhile, the move would raise taxes on about 7 million low-and-moderate income families. In other news, as the health care landscape is turned on its head, Nashville is at a crossroads on where to go next; states move to protect free contraception; religious leaders speak out against repeal; Washington state may offer a blueprint for congressional Republicans to follow; and more.
As Republicans navigate their way through crafting a replacement plan for the health law, they are going to run into the same question that plagued the Democrats: how to pay for the sickest Americans. Meanwhile, media outlets cover the other issues Republicans face as they tackle the latter part of repeal and replace.
The vote, expected on Friday, follows the Senate’s quick action on the budget blueprint that will allow Republicans to dismantle large parts of the Affordable Care Act.
A high-profile whistleblower attorney representing the physician is seeking class action status.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Outlets report on health news from Georgia, Massachusetts, Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, California, Wisconsin, Washington and Florida,
Utah officials say they assume action on their request could be far away because they don’t yet know how Trump administration officials will want to revamp Medicaid. News outlets report on other Medicaid developments in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and Connecticut.
Donald Trump’s nomination of David Shulkin, who currently serves as the head of the VA’s health care system, ends a long search for someone willing to take on the tough position.