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U.S. clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

U.S. clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

By Associated Press  |  May 22, 2018

The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump's repeated attempts to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major government survey released Tuesday.

Trump wants foreign countries to pay more for U.S. drugs

Trump wants foreign countries to pay more for U.S. drugs

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 10, 2018

President Donald Trump on Friday is expected to suggest using trade negotiations to convince foreign countries to increase what they pay for prescription drugs made in the U.S., according to sources.

Trump could ban Title X funding for Planned Parenthood

Trump could ban Title X funding for Planned Parenthood

By Susannah Luthi  |  April 26, 2018

President Donald Trump is planning an executive order to ban Planned Parenthood from the Title X family planning grant program, according to a White House aide. The consequences could be far-reaching for other safety-net clinics.

Trump plans to oust Shulkin as VA secretary

Trump plans to oust Shulkin as VA secretary

By Associated Press  |  March 26, 2018

President Donald Trump is planning to oust embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin amid an extraordinary rebellion at the agency and damaging government investigations into his alleged spending abuses.

Redfield named to lead the CDC

Redfield named to lead the CDC

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 21, 2018

Leading HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Redfield was named Wednesday to become the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC appointee faces allegations of research misconduct

CDC appointee faces allegations of research misconduct

By Marisa Taylor  |  March 20, 2018

President Donald Trump's likely pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing significant criticism because of a 20-year-old controversy over shoddy HIV research.

Trump calls for death penalty for drug traffickers

Trump calls for death penalty for drug traffickers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 19, 2018

The White House on Monday unveiled a long-awaited plan to combat opioid abuse. The plan calls for tougher penalties for drug traffickers and a reduction in prescriptions over the next three years.

Trump calls for $18 billion cut to HHS funding

Trump calls for $18 billion cut to HHS funding

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 12, 2018

President Donald Trump's budget proposal includes an $18 billion cut to HHS funds while encouraging the agency to launch more initiatives to battle the opioid epidemic.

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