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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

Feb 20 2018

U.S. to extend skimpy health insurance outside of Obamacare

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed extending the availability of skimpy health insurance plans to millions of Americans in another Trump administration move aimed at undercutting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.

Feb 14 2018

U.S. healthcare spending to climb 5.3 percent in 2018: agency

WASHINGTON United States health spending is projected to rise 5.3 percent in 2018, reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday, an upward trend it forecasts for the next decade.

Feb 07 2018

U.S. senators ask FDA to reject Philip Morris' iQOS application

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI Ten U.S. senators called on the Food and Drug Administration to reject Philip Morris International Inc's application to market its iQOS smoking device as being less risky than cigarettes, according to a letter to the agency's commissioner.

Feb 07 2018

U.S. lawmakers ask FDA to reject Philip Morris' iQOS application

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI, Feb 7 Ten U.S. senators called on the Food and Drug Administration to reject Philip Morris International Inc's application to market its iQOS smoking device as being less risky than cigarettes, according to a letter to the agency's commissioner.

Feb 01 2018

Two U.S. lawmakers voice concerns over Philip Morris tobacco trials

WASHINGTON Two Democratic U.S. senators said they have fresh concerns over clinical trials conducted by Philip Morris International Inc as it seeks U.S. clearance to market its iQOS electronic tobacco product as less risky than cigarettes, according to statements both senators provided to Reuters.

Jan 31 2018

Two U.S. lawmakers voice concerns over Philip Morris tobacco trials

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 Two Democratic U.S. senators said they have fresh concerns over clinical trials conducted by Philip Morris International Inc as it seeks U.S. clearance to market its iQOS electronic tobacco product as less risky than cigarettes, according to statements both senators provided to Reuters.

Jan 20 2018

In year of drama and chaos, Pence quietly advances conservative agenda

WASHINGTON In the run-up to President Donald Trump’s decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Vice President Mike Pence, a conservative Christian who had long advocated for the move, did something he does only selectively: speak up. | Video

Jan 19 2018

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

Jan 17 2018

U.S. Senate committee advances Azar nomination as health secretary

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday voted to move forward the nomination of Alex Azar, a former drug industry executive and lobbyist whom President Donald Trump has tapped to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services.

Jan 16 2018

U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade: Gallup

WASHINGTON The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade.

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