Health care costs

September 14, 2018 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for people with mental illness and HIV are joining other consumer groups in a lawsuit to block one of the Trump administration's main approaches for making low-cost health insurance more widely available. The case filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.,...
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This undated photo provided by Intermountain Healthcare in September 2015 shows Dan Liljenquist, chairman of the Civica Rx board. This new generic drug company, launched by several major hospital groups on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, plans to tackle chronic shortages and high prices of widely used medications. (Intermountain Healthcare via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 12:11 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several major hospital groups Thursday launched their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices. The new company, Civica Rx, plans to start with 14 widely used hospital drugs long in short supply. The company isn't disclosing the drugs' names for...
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September 04, 2018 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 1 about negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michael Best Strategies is a law firm. It is a consulting company and the lobbying arm of the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. A...
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President Donald Trump waves to members of the media after arriving on Air Force One, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at Andrews Air Force Base in Md. Watching is Air Force Col. Samuel Chesnut. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 01, 2018 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it "will be out" of a revised North American trade agreement unless it's "fair" to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress "interfere" with the negotiations. "There is no political...
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Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the media during a break in trade talk negotiations at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 31, 2018 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc broke up Friday and will resume next week with the two longtime allies divided over such issues as Canada's dairy market and U.S. efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition. President Donald Trump notified Congress...
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August 30, 2018 - 10:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a California law requiring pharmaceutical companies to give advance notice before big price increases. U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr., ruled Thursday in Sacramento that the Pharmaceutical Research and...
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FILE- In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo low lying morning fog covers part of San Francisco. Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet one of their basic needs last year, according to a new study by the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research organization. That includes paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 28, 2018 - 3:10 am
Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. That's according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600 adults that found that the difficulties were...
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In this Monday, July 30, 2018, photo Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation poses for a photo of his office overlooking the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action are sponsoring a measure known as Proposition 10. The measure would let cities and counties regulate rental fees in buildings current state law shields from such control. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
August 12, 2018 - 11:49 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 million into a November initiative...
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FILE- This Dec. 3, 2017, file photo shows a CVS Pharmacy in the Brooklyn borough of New York. CVS Health reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 08, 2018 - 2:10 pm
CVS Health detailed a better-than-expected second quarter Wednesday and then reassured investors that it doesn't depend heavily on much-criticized prescription drug rebates that regulators may eliminate. Shares of the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefit manager climbed after CEO Larry Merlo told...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2010, file photo, financier Carl Icahn poses for photos upon arriving for the annual New York City Police Foundation Gala in New York. Icahn is urging Cigna shareholders to vote against the health insurer’s attempted multi-billion dollar takeover of Express Scripts. In a letter Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Icahn warned that Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager, faces intense competition from Amazon, regulatory risks and could lose the business of other health insurers that won’t want to deal with a company owned by a rival. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
August 07, 2018 - 10:44 am
Carl Icahn is urging Cigna shareholders to reject the health insurer's attempted multi-billion dollar takeover of Express Scripts, saying it's paying too much for a company with a shaky future. The billionaire and activist investor warned that Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager, could face...
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