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CBO: Pelosi's Rx drug pricing bill would save feds a net $5B—and slow down drug development

December 12, 2019


A provision in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) drug pricing bill that would allow the HHS secretary to negotiate prescription drug prices would save the federal government about $456 billion from 2020-2029, but the bill would raise federal spending in other areas, according a Congressional Budget Office report released Tuesday.

The House has another new proposal to address 'surprise' medical bills

December 12, 2019


The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday announced new legislation, which is still being finalized, to address so-called "surprise" medical bills—just days after the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced their own bipartisan plan to address surprise bills, likely setting up Congress to resolve the issue in 2020.

Insulting bosses, cruel letters, and more: This is what 'nurse bullying' really looks like

December 12, 2019


Corin Mauldin, a registered nurse, writing in the CT Mirror describes her personal experience with nurse bullying—a problem that she says "happens every day" in clinical settings, but often goes unreported.

The highest paid doctors, charted

December 11, 2019


Doximity on Tuesday released its 2019 U.S. Physician Employment Report, which shows the highest paid and most in-demand physician specialties of 2019.

This doctor survived 11,000 volts of electricity. Here's how it shape his approach to medicine.

December 11, 2019


B.J. Miller, a palliative care physician at the University of California-San Francisco's Cancer Center, climbed on top of a commuter train during his sophomore year at Princeton University and was shocked with 11,000 volts of electricity—and his close brush with death inspired him to become a palliative care physician.

SCOTUS rejects case on Kentucky abortion requirements, leaving law in place

December 11, 2019


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case challenging a Kentucky law that requires physicians to show and describe ultrasound images to women seeking abortion care, meaning a lower court's ruling upholding the law remains in place.

Lawmakers could be headed for a showdown on Rx drug prices

December 10, 2019


Leaders on the Senate Finance Committee on Friday unveiled a new, bipartisan bill intended to lower prescription drug prices, and House Republicans on Monday announced a similar bill—both of which clash with a separate proposal introduced earlier this year by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

With opposition from industry, the future of surprise billing legislation remains uncertain

December 10, 2019


The White House on Monday expressed support for a new, bipartisan agreement to address so-called "surprise" medical bills, but the proposal's future is uncertain, as it faces opposition from the provider industry and has yet to receive an endorsement from congressional leadership.

The healthiest (and unhealthiest) states, mapped

December 9, 2019


The latest edition of America's Health Rankings ranks how healthy each state is overall and in a number of subcategories. See how your state fared with our interactive map.

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