Moving forward, NIH intends to use experiences from the study in smaller children's health research projects.
RBC Capital Markets analyst Michael Yee says that while Blincyto's "overall price ... is definitely on the high side for cancer drugs," the price is not surprising because of the drug's effectiveness and the limited number of patients who will be eligible for the treatment.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) says tax increases needed to fund the program would be "detrimental to Vermonters."
The estimates bring total state and federal exchange enrollment to about 3.2 million individuals.
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that support for the employer mandate increases about 15% when respondents learned many companies would not be affected.