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Sanders unveils single-payer healthcare bill

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 13, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with 16 Democratic co-sponsors, introduced a "Medicare for All" bill that would move the country toward a single-payer system and away from the current structure, which depends heavily on employer-sponsored health coverage.

Pelosi declines to back Bernie Sanders' healthcare bill

By Associated Press  |  September 12, 2017

While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she has long supported the idea the bill captures, of everybody getting health coverage, "Right now I'm protecting the Affordable Care Act.

California voters reject proposal to limit drug prices

California voters reject proposal to limit drug prices

By Maria Castellucci and Shelby Livingston  |  November 12, 2016

Voters rejected California's controversial drug price measure, putting an end to an expensive ballot initiative that sought to appeal to a public increasingly frustrated by high drug prices.

California voters reject initiative to cap drug prices

California voters reject initiative to cap drug prices

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 09, 2016

Voters rejected California's controversial drug price measure, putting an end to an expensive ballot initiative that struck a chord with a public increasingly frustrated by high drug prices.

Taking the initiative in healthcare: Will California voters cap drug prices?

Taking the initiative in healthcare: Will California voters cap drug prices?

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 22, 2016

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation circulated petitions to get an initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot that would cap what state agencies pay for drugs at the price negotiated by the VA. And polls suggest the proposal, Proposition 61, has a strong chance of winning.

In Colorado, a push for single-payer healthcare

In Colorado, a push for single-payer healthcare

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 22, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly 19 points in the state's Democratic caucus, has endorsed and campaigned for the measure. But a September poll suggested just 27% of voters were likely to support it.

Lawmakers demand answers on leukemia drug price hikes

Lawmakers demand answers on leukemia drug price hikes

By Associated Press  |  October 20, 2016

Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients.

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

By Associated Press  |  August 29, 2016

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's healthcare law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.

Editorial: Wage stagnation in healthcare

Editorial: Wage stagnation in healthcare

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 13, 2016

The harsh reality of modern-day America is that the less-educated, hourly workforce is falling further and further behind those still clinging to middle class status and above. This is a fairness issue that today characterizes almost every sector of the U.S. economy—including healthcare.

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