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Health Headlines for April 18, 2019

Drugmakers Reveal List Prices Online After Pressure from Trump


The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are revealing prices of their prescription drugs on websites for the first time in a bid to stave off pressure from the Trump administration to make even more public disclosures.

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Prior Authorization Bill Expected in Congress this Summer

MedPage Today

Bipartisan legislation to ease the burden of prior authorization is expected to be introduced in the House this summer, a Republican staffer said.

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Medicare Chief Says ‘Medicare for All’ is ‘Biggest Threat to American Health Care System’

Fox News

“What we’re talking about is stripping people of their private health insurance, forcing them into a government-run program.”

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Queens Lags Other Counties in Insurance gains


Queens was the lone New York county with an uninsured rate above 10% for those younger than 65 in 2017, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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