United States

Healthcare Reform

State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill


WASHINGTON Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.

Wall St. flat as gains in energy, industrials offset healthcare losses

U.S. stocks were little changed in early afternoon trading on Friday as losses in healthcare and technology stocks were evened out by gains in energy and industrial stocks.

1:12pm EDT

India's drug prices regulator calls for better oversight of private hospitals

MUMBAI India's drug pricing authority called for better regulation of the country's massive private healthcare industry on Friday to ensure government efforts to cut prices benefit patients.

Health, Drug Pricing 8:56am EDT

Thursday Morning Briefing

U.S. Senate Republicans plan to vote on healthcare, Trump weighs whether to scrap the Iran deal and the search continues in Mexico for survivors of the 7.1-magnitude quake.

Republicans plan healthcare vote; Obama and TV host denounce bill

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering."

In rare public speech, Obama decries Republican healthcare bill

NEW YORK Former President Barack Obama used a rare public appearance on Wednesday to question Republicans' latest effort to repeal his signature healthcare law, saying it would inflict "real human suffering" on Americans.

Politics, Election 2016 Sep 20 2017

Late-night TV show host Kimmel blasts senator over healthcare bill

WASHINGTON Television talk show host Jimmy Kimmel called out a Republican U.S. senator pushing the party's latest healthcare overhaul plan, saying the lawmaker had "lied right to my face" about efforts to scrap Obamacare by backing a measure that would strip coverage from many Americans.

As clock ticks, Republicans try to move ahead on Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON The Trump administration and top U.S. Senate Republicans pushed on Tuesday for action on a bill to dismantle Obamacare, but time was running out and they were still hunting for the votes needed to pass their latest attempt to gut the 2010 healthcare law. | Video

Factbox: Latest Obamacare repeal bill would block grant money to states, gut Medicaid

U.S. Senate Republicans are making one last attempt to overhaul Obamacare before a special parliamentary procedure allowing the bill to pass with a simple majority expires at the end of this month.

Democrats urge full review before Senate vote on Obamacare attack

WASHINGTON Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that lawmakers wait to find out the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a new, last-ditch legislative effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare before voting on it.

A customer leans against the pharmacy counter at a Sam's Club store in Bentonville, Arkansas May 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Prosecutors target Valeant

Prosecutors demanded details from Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its patient assistance programs, drug pricing and distribution practices.  Full Article