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Trump opioid declaration expires Jan. 23

Trump opioid declaration expires Jan. 23

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 20, 2018

Critics doubt a renewal of Trump's opioid public health declaration would bring about much change in a policy they say has so far garnered few results.

Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis

Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis

By Associated Press  |  January 18, 2018

In a coordinated, bipartisan letter, the nation's governors made more than two dozen recommendations to President Donald Trump and Congress to bolster the fight against the opioid crisis.

Trump names Conway to lead opioid efforts

Trump names Conway to lead opioid efforts

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 02, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced President Donald Trump asked Kellyanne Conway to become the administration's "opioids czar."

Trump's short-term insurance ploy could have long-term consequences

Trump's short-term insurance ploy could have long-term consequences

By Kristen Schorsch  |  November 06, 2017

President Donald Trump wants an alternative to Obamacare. He and other critics say full-fledged plans have become unaffordable for the roughly 17 percent of consumers who don't qualify for financial aid. But the president's move could cause damage.

Editorial: Act now or watch the uninsured rate spike

Editorial: Act now or watch the uninsured rate spike

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 28, 2017

The Trump administration has done everything possible short of repealing the Affordable Care Act to discourage Americans from signing up for health insurance coverage. No one should be surprised if 2018 enrollment falls short of last year.

White House plans order to expand healthcare options

By Associated Press  |  October 09, 2017

President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling health insurance across state lines would trigger competition that brings down premiums for people buying their own policies. Experts say that's not guaranteed, partly because health insurance reflects local medical costs, which vary widely.

Editorial: Bad advice for chaotic times

Editorial: Bad advice for chaotic times

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 07, 2017

Dr. Price resigns, Las Vegas endures a massacre, Trump accuses Puerto Rican officials of playing politics, and its easy to think there is nothing to be done, but that is not true.

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