As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine points out in a recent report, Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative, the U.S. biopharmaceutical sector has been successful in developing and delivering effective drugs for improving health and fighting disease over the past decades. Many medical conditions that were long deemed untreatable can now be cured or managed effectively.
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In a sneak attack akin to Pearl Harbor, the Senate sought to deal a death blow to health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act by its last minute addition of the repeal of the individual responsibility mandate into its tax reform bill. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that this would lead health insurance coverage to fall by 13 million and to raise health insurance premiums by 10 percent. Combined with Pr
The Impacts of the Trump Administration’s ACA Decisions on Public Health
With news of at least the beginnings of a bipartisan Senate deal to at least temporarily stabilize the health insurance marketplace, it’s time to take stock of what will happen if Congress does not move fast.