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  • FILE PHOTO:  U.S. President Trump displays signature after signing tax bill into law at the White House in Washington

    Column of the Day: ‘Why Are Republican Policy Ideas Falling So Flat?’

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argues that “Republicans have decisively lost the battle of ideas” given that “their major policy moves, on health care, taxes and tariffs, are playing badly...

  • A $24,000 Generic Drug Bargain?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Gilead Sciences said it will start offering generic versions of its hepatitis C drugs Harvoni and Epclusa next year at a cost $24,000 for a full course of treatment. Gilead introduced Harvoni in 2014...

  • Trump attends Women in Healthcare panel at the White House in Washington

    The Problem with Medicaid Work Requirements

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The New York Times’ Margot Sanger-Katz writes that there’s a “big problem” with Medicaid work requirements that the Trump administration says are meant to encourage low-income Americans to work,...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting with Republican House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C.

    7 Numbers That Signal Trouble for the GOP

    A new Fox News poll delivers a lengthy list of numbers that signal trouble for Republicans: Democrats hold a 7-point edge over Republicans in the generic congressional ballot for the midterm...

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    Where the Future of Medicaid Is on the Ballot in November

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    “The future of Medicaid has a lot riding on the November elections,” writes Harris Meyer at Modern Healthcare. Seventeen states have declined to expand Medicaid since the Affordable Care Act made...

  • FILE PHOTO: A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro

    Obamacare Premiums Would Have Dropped: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    Health insurance premiums in the federal marketplaces would have fallen if President Trump and Republican lawmakers had left the system alone, according to a new analysis from Matthew Fiedler of the...

  • Trump acknowledges crowd during MAGA rally in Tampa

    Cities Sue Over Trump ‘Sabotage’ of Obamacare

    By Michael Rainey

    Does President Trump have a constitutional obligation to uphold the Affordable Care Act? That’s the claim being made by four U.S. cities -- Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio – in a...

  • A small group of demonstrators stand outside of of a hotel before former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, president of the The Heritage Foundation, speaks at a "Defund Obamacare Tour" rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.  August 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Nate

    Trump Lands Another Blow Against Obamacare

    By Michael Rainey

    The Trump administration issued new rules governing “short-term” health care plans Wednesday, paving the way for more Americans to purchase cheaper, less comprehensive health insurance. The plans and...

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017\

    Putting a Price Tag on Medicare for All

    By Michael Rainey

    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” proposal would increase federal spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a new analysis of the proposed legislation by a libertarian think tank...

  • Health Care CEOs Earned $1.7 Billion in 2017

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Corporate CEOs are making more money than you might think, according to an analysis of Securities and Exchange Commission filings by Axios. Publicly-available compensation data often fails to include...

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