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Lawmakers Aim To Modernize Nation’s Medical Supply Chain

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers unveil a package of six bills to improve gaps in the medical supply chain revealed during the pandemic. In other COVID news from Capitol Hill, Americans weigh in on who is to blame for the failure to pass another round of stimulus.

Average Premiums Fall 2% On Federal ACA Marketplace

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Federal officials say the cost of the benchmark plan will be down for the third year in a row when enrollment begins next month. Meanwhile, ProPublica looks at misleading social media ads for health insurance that isn’t comprehensive.

Democrats, Hoping For Election Sweep, Eye Big Increases In Health Spending

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Although supports have pent-up demand for many projects, health care is among the top issues that Democrats say they will seek to reinforce if they take the White House and the Senate in the Nov. 3 election. Political coverage also includes reports on inaccuracies in Trump’s stump speeches, social media ads on insulin pricing and a California initiative on contract workers.

Health Care In Tonight’s Presidential Debate?

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The coronavirus pandemic is certainly going to be a topic during the debate, but other health care issues are also expected to come up. In more election news related to health: President Trump plans a rally in Wisconsin.

Biden Campaign Attacks Stay Targeted On Trump’s Pandemic Missteps

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During a Wisconsin visit, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said, “I worry we’re at risk of becoming numb” to the 200,000 people in the U.S. who have died of COVID-19. He did not speak much of the pending Supreme Court battle, while President Donald Trump and Republicans shift their message to it.

Without Ginsburg, Supreme Court Likely To Reshape Abortion Rights

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In the absence of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from the Supreme Court bench, Roe v. Wade is expected to again be contested and as well as other state restrictions on the procedure. The issue is expected to dominate the debate over her replacement.

Obamacare In Greater Judicial Jeopardy After Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death

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A new case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act is due to be heard at the Supreme Court in November. News outlets look at how a new court composition, following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, could impact that health law case or future ones.