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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 19 2018

Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place

NEW YORK The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law. 

Jun 04 2018

Trump can probably pardon himself, but has no plan to: Giuliani

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump, under pressure from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, probably has the power to pardon himself but does not plan to do so, his attorney Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday. | Video

May 30 2018

Trump says drug companies to announce 'massive' price cuts soon

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he expects major drug companies to slash prices on their products in two weeks, but did not provide details on which companies would do so or how such reductions would be made.

May 14 2018

U.S. to consider expanding Medicare drug price negotiation

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration is considering expanding Medicare's ability to negotiate the cost of drugs by giving private payers a role in setting the price of medicines administered in hospitals and doctors' offices, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday.

May 11 2018

Trump assails high drug prices, avoids direct hit on industry

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday blasted drugmakers and healthcare "middlemen" for making prescription medicines unaffordable for Americans, but healthcare stocks rose as his administration avoided aggressive direct measures to cut prices. | Video

May 11 2018

Trump plan for drug prices seen largely sparing industry

WASHINGTON As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to deliver a long-anticipated speech on Friday on curbing prescription drug costs, health industry insiders expect little in the way of policies that would hurt the drugmakers he once accused of "getting away with murder." | Video

Apr 22 2018

France's president says he has no 'plan B' for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON French President Emmanuel Macron said he has no "plan B" for the Iran nuclear deal and that the United States should stay in the agreement as long as there is no better option.

Apr 17 2018

Senator Sanders introducing bill targeting opioid manufacturers

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would fine opioid drug manufacturers for deceptive marketing and implement the harshest penalties yet on drugmakers found responsible for contributing to the drug epidemic.

Apr 09 2018

In key Kentucky House race, healthcare anxieties loom large

BEREA, Kentucky Andy Barr, a Republican lawmaker representing central Kentucky, won his last three elections promising to repeal and replace Obamacare. This year, his Democratic challengers for Congress in Kentucky's sixth district are betting that message will ring hollow. | Video

Mar 28 2018

FDA working on a 'dozen' policies to boost copycat biotech drugs

NEW YORK The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is working on around a dozen actions to boost use of cheaper versions of expensive biotech medicines, the head of the agency Scott Gottlieb said on Wednesday.

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