Category: Capitol Desk

Surprising Swings In Momentum For Legislation On Surprise Medical Bills

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After months of hearings and negotiations, millions of dollars in attack ads, full-court press lobbying efforts and countless rounds of negotiations, Congress appeared to be moving toward a solution to the nation’s surprise medical bill problem. Sort of. Surprise bills, the often-exorbitant medical bills that come when a patient doesn’t realize they’ve been seen by ….  Read More

Voters Say Congress Needs To Curb Drug Prices, But Are Lawmakers Listening?

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This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). House Democrats are poised to pass sweeping legislation to lower drug prices using strategies President Donald Trump has endorsed. A Trump aide urged the Republican-controlled Senate to vote on a different package curbing drug prices that was drafted by a ….  Read More