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Company Announces Pause for Drug After Price Criticism

Company Announces Pause for Drug After Price Criticism

By Kevin Freking | Feb 14
Marathon Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that it will temporarily halt the rollout of a drug to treat genetic muscle deterioration just hours after two members of Congress expressed outrage that the company planned to charge $89,000 a year.

AP-NORC Poll: Broad Worries About Potential Health Care Loss

AP-NORC Poll: Broad Worries About Potential Health Care Loss

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Emily Swanson | Jan 29
Though "Obamacare" still divides Americans, a majority worries many will lose coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in the nation's long-running political standoff over health care.

New Prescription: Doctor Offices that Look Like Apple Stores

New Prescription: Doctor Offices that Look Like Apple Stores

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 19
After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.

State GOP Wary As Republicans Push Repeal of Health Law

State GOP Wary As Republicans Push Repeal of Health Law

By Bill Barrow and Thomas Beaumont | Jan 11
Congressional Republicans' drive to repeal the 2010 health care law has financial and political repercussions for GOP leaders in the states and gives Democrats potential openings as they struggle to reclaim power.

Obama Derides 'Reckless' Plan to Repeal Now, Replace Later

Obama Derides 'Reckless' Plan to Repeal Now, Replace Later

By Josh Lederman and Catherine Lucey | Jan 7
President Barack Obama derided as "reckless" on Friday a Republican plan to repeal his health care law now and replace it later, predicting that the replacement may never come.

Obama, Pence to Capitol as Health Care Overhaul Fight Begins

Obama, Pence to Capitol as Health Care Overhaul Fight Begins

By Alan Fram | Jan 5
Plenty of questions remain for GOP lawmakers seeking to repeal Obamacare. Republicans also face divisions over the next step - replacement legislation - that will likely take months or years to resolve.

How Drug Companies Engineer Huge Price Hikes

How Drug Companies Engineer Huge Price Hikes

Jan 2
Americans will continue to feel the pain of high prescription drug prices in 2017, with costs projected to jump 12 percent next year. Here's how pharmaceutical companies push through price hikes.

Analysis: GOP Vexed by Factions on Replacing Health Law

Analysis: GOP Vexed by Factions on Replacing Health Law

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 29
Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they're in different camps over replacing it. Getting the factions together won't be easy.

Medicare Outpatients Risk Higher Bills for Some Procedures

Medicare Outpatients Risk Higher Bills for Some Procedures

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 20
You pay less for outpatient treatment than for a hospital admission, right? Not necessarily in the topsy-turvy world of Medicare billing, according to a government report.

Thousands of Communities At High Risk from Lead in Paint, Study Finds

Thousands of Communities At High Risk from Lead in Paint, Study Finds

Dec 20
A new study reveals alarming levels of lead in thousands of American neighborhoods.

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