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Health Headlines for Thursday, May 3

On Anniversary of House Obamacare Repeal, Democrats Look to Extract a Price

New York Times

A year ago Friday, Representative Claudia Tenney of New York stood among dozens of enthusiastic colleagues in the Rose Garden to celebrate passage of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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The Health 202: Here’s why it’s a nightmare to lower U.S. drug prices

Washington Post

If you’re employed, you might have coverage through your job.

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President Trump wants to go further on drug prices: HHS Secretary


Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday said President Donald Trump wants to go further in lowering drug prices, an issue he campaigned on during the 2016 presidential race.

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How States Can Begin Cutting the Costs of Health Care


The only way to achieve the goal of affordable health care for all Americans is to cut the cost of care.

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Opioid Makers Sued for Premium Hikes in First-of-Kind Cases


Makers and distributors of the prescription opioids that triggered a U.S. public health crisis are responsible for a rise in health-insurance premiums, according to first-of-their-kind lawsuits filed in five states.

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