The Houston Methodist Hospital system suspended 178 employees without pay last week over their refusal to get vaccinated. Of them, 117 sued seeking to overturn the requirement and over their suspension and threatened termination.
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which oversees the Medicaid program, reported that 101,001 state residents have already qualified for benefits, including about 60,000 from urban areas and more than 41,000 from rural Oklahoma. Benefits will begin July 1.
A successful bill would advance a key plank of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda even as Democrats struggle to make progress on other fronts. Allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices consistently wins strong public support in opinion polls.