Democratic Presidential Hopefuls To Take Debate Stage In Candidate Forum
Health policies are among the issues likely to come up during this first contest, which is being held in Las Vegas. One such topic -- the cost of prescription drugs -- will likely be discussed by candidates and is examined by Reuters.
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders And Rest Of 2016 Dems Set For First Debate
There are still big differences between Clinton and Sanders, and they’ll come into focus during the candidate forum. Sanders wants to break up the big banks, while Clinton would penalize bankers who violate the law. He would also raise the minimum wage higher than she would, to $15 an hour, and expand health care coverage through a major Medicare expansion. She says she wants to improve the Affordable Care Act. Clinton also voted for the Iraq War as a senator, while Sanders opposed it while in the House. Yet Clinton’s greatest challenge is probably not on any specific issue. Rather, she'll need to convince Democratic voters that her recent leftward drift is genuine and not just political opportunism amid the heat of a primary battle. (Przybyla, 10/13)
Exclusive-Transatlantic Divide: How U.S. Pays Three Times More For Drugs
U.S. prices for the world's 20 top-selling medicines are, on average, three times higher than in Britain, according to an analysis carried out for Reuters. The finding underscores a transatlantic gulf between the price of treatments for a range of diseases and follows demands for lower drug costs in America from industry critics such as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (10/12)