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  • Moody’s Warns of Declining US Fiscal Strength

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Trump’s tax cuts combined with a slowing economy will diminish the United States’ “fiscal strength” over the next 10 years, Moody’s Investor Service said Wednesday. The gradual decline could pressure...

  • Congressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus

    Number of Uninsured Americans Rose by 700,000 in 2017

    The number of uninsured people in the United States rose by nearly 700,000 to 27.4 million in 2017, the first increase since 2010, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The...

  • How Congress Got So Broken

    More than 50 House members chose not to seek re-election in 2018, and a new report from nonprofit groups Issue One and the R Street Institute examines what drove so many to that decision. The report...

  • An insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, California

    Obamacare Sign-Ups Down by 11%. Why?

    By Michael Rainey

    Fewer people have enrolled in health care plans through the HealthCare.gov website this year, with sign-ups down by 11 percent compared to the same period in 2017. Margot Sanger-Katz and Reed Abelson...

  • The 20 Most Expensive Drugs in the US

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Drug price-comparison platform GoodRx recently released an expanded rundown of the 20 most costly drugs in the U.S., based on the list price set by manufacturers — which can be very different from...

  • Number of the Day: $456 million

    By Michael Rainey

    PhRMA, the lobbying group that represents the pharmaceutical industry, had a banner year in 2017, bringing in $456 million, Axios reported Tuesday. Much of the total, which represents a 69 percent...

  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Sanders talks to reporters in New York City

    Bernie Sanders’ New Drug Plan Sounds a Bit Like Trump’s

    By Michael Rainey

    A new proposal from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) would require pharmaceutical companies to reduce prices on some drugs down to levels found in other wealthy countries — or...

  • Buyers Of Short-Term Health Plans: Wise Or Shortsighted?

    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News

    Supporters of the nation’s health law condemn them. A few states, including California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them. But to some insurance brokers and consumers, short-term...

  • Medicare Improper Payments Fall to Lowest Since 2010

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Improper payments by Medicare in fiscal 2018 dropped to their lowest rate since 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Friday in a report flagged by Modern Healthcare . CMS...

  • FILE PHOTO: The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

    Pfizer Says It Will Raise Prices on 41 Drugs

    When drug giant Pfizer announced in July that it would roll back price hikes on its drugs, it made clear that the change was temporary . Facing intense pressure from President Donald Trump, the...

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