House GOP to Vote on Suspending Employer Mandate This Week

September 13, 2018

The House Republicans' proposed suspension of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate is on track for a vote this week. But it's unlikely the legislation, projected to add more than $58 billion to the deficit, will move through the Senate this year. Read More

Senate Poised to Pass Bill to Stop Flow of Opioids Through the Mail

September 11, 2018

The Senate appears poised this week to pass a bill intended to shut a window through which fentanyl and other opioids pour into the United States from China through the mail, as lawmakers search desperately for ways to combat an epidemic affecting people of all ages and income levels across the country. Read More

Confusion Leaves Low-Income Children In Health Care Limbo

September 11, 2018

Tania Alvarado’s 13-year-old daughter doesn’t smile much anymore. She doesn’t want anyone to see her front teeth, which are so crowded they’re nearly growing atop one another. The crowding makes it painful to eat; it also embarrasses her. Read More

Major Health-Industry Deals Move Closer to Approval

September 11, 2018

Two major health-care deals that stand to reshape the insurance and pharmacy industries are moving toward winning antitrust approval, according to a person familiar with the matter, a final step as the takeovers head toward completion. Read More