Tag: Trump and healthcare reform

Hospital Prices Must Now Be Transparent for Consumers

A colonoscopy might cost you or your insurer a few hundred dollars — or several thousand, depending on which hospital or insurer you use. Long...

How the Media Handled, and Got Handled, by COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For well over a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the...

As COVID-19 Crisis Ebbs, Some Seeking 9/11-Style Commission

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With more than 600,000 Americans dead of COVID-19 and questions still...

A Teachers Union Shaped CDC School Guidance. Is That a Problem?

When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued much-anticipated guidelines for school reopening in February, some critics argued that the nation’s premier health...

Politicians May Be Guilty of ‘Social Murder’ in COVID Response

Should anybody be blamed and punished for 2.2 million COVID-related deaths in the world?  An editorial in an influential British medical journal says politicians who...

Biden Nixes Buprenorphine Waiver, Docs Disappointed

The Biden administration has halted a Trump administration initiative that would have allowed more physicians to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). Under the...

Biden Overturns Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

President Joseph R. Biden has overturned the ban on transgender people serving in the US military ordering that it must accept all Americans willing to...

New CDC Head Discusses Timeline for Vaccine Rollout

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The new CDC director gave an overview of the Biden administration’s...

Vaccination Appointments Canceled as States Run Low on Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As states ramp up their vaccination efforts, some say they’re running...

Biden Asks Surgeon General Adams to Resign

  Dr Jerome Adams In one of his first moves as president, Joe Biden asked US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, to resign. Adams...

Biden Chooses Ex FDA Chief Kessler to Help Lead US Vaccine Drive

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen David Kessler, the ex-head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to help lead the...

Biden’s Federal Boost to Vaccine Rollout Is Critical to Speeding Inoculations

(Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to boost the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, including by spending $20 billion to create mass vaccination centers, should help speed...

New Trump Administration Policies for FDA Under Fire

The Trump administration is making attempts in its final days to weaken regulation of medical products, say watchdog groups. The Department of Health and Human...

White House Being Deep Cleaned Before Inauguration

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Because of COVID-19 outbreaks that occurred at White House events under...

Harold Bornstein, Trump’s ‘Quirky’ Longtime Physician, Dies at 73

Harold Bornstein, MD, President Trump’s former physician for almost four decades, has died at age 73, according to a paid notice published Thursday in The...

Biden Team Must Create National Pandemic Strategy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The incoming Biden administration must formulate an effective national strategy for...

Feds Authorize $22 Billion to Boost Vaccine Rollout

The CDC will send $3 billion to the states to boost a lagging national COVID-19 vaccination program. The Department of Health and Human Services announced...

Biden’s First Order of Business May Be to Undo Trump’s Policies

The party split in Congress is so slim that, even with Democrats technically in the majority, passing major health care legislation will be extremely difficult....

Feds to Start Using Pharmacies to Ramp Up Administration of Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The federal government is turning to private pharmacies to administer COVID-19...

A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies, and the Nurse Who Lost Hope

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurse Kristen Cline outside the VA hospital in Sioux Falls, South...

They Were Experts in Viruses, and Now in Pitfalls of Fame

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Ashish Jha started 2020 thousands of miles...

Race to Vaccinate Millions in US Off to Slow, Messy Start

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Terry Beth Hadler was so eager to...

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Faces Delays

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 vaccine distribution process in the U.S. is moving slower...

Judge Delays Rule That Cuts Pay for Drugs in Docs’ Offices

The Trump administration has failed to persuade a judge of the need to rush the implementation of major changes in payments for drugs administered in...

Becerra’s Big Challenge: Vaccinating Americans Against Virus

In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra talks to reporters after a news conference at UCLA. President-elect Joe Biden...