Monday , 26 June 2017

Health

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. President Donald Trump, making a final push to fulfill a key campaign promise, insists Republicans are not “that far off” and signaled last-minute changes are coming to win votes. ... Read More »

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think congressional Republicans are “that far off” on a health overhaul to replace “the dead carcass of Obamacare.” Expressing frustration, he complained about “the level of hostility” in government and wondered why both parties can’t work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote ... Read More »

The Latest: Trump says hostility has stymied bipartisanship

The Latest on the Senate Republican health care bill (all times local): 11:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is bemoaning what he calls “the level of hostility” that he says has stymied bipartisanship in Washington. While discussing the Republican health bill during an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Trump said it would be great if lawmakers from both parties could “come ... Read More »

UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

The U.N. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children. UNICEF director Anthony Lake and World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said in a statement Saturday, “we are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world,” with an average of 5,000 new cases every ... Read More »

Judge sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, dismisses suit

A federal judge ruled in favor of one of the nation’s largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing it of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government. Three former managers of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed a federal lawsuit in South Florida in 2014 alleging the company paid employees and patients kickbacks for ... Read More »

Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum

The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government’s infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project. The Justice Department argued in court documents recently that providing the money to the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center would violate an agreement reached in 1975 to ... Read More »

Medicaid is biggest consumer story in 'Obamacare' rollback

Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond “Obamacare.” Former President Barack Obama’s signature law is usually associated with subsidized insurance markets like HealthCare.gov. But the Affordable Care Act also expanded Medicaid. Not only would the GOP legislation scale back coverage ... Read More »

The Latest: Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT): 8:45 p.m. Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate. Heller is the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition. He faces a difficult ... Read More »

Ex-official convicted of defrauding mental health clinic

A member of a local politically connected family was convicted Friday of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit through a pattern of self-dealing when she was its landlord. Renee Tartaglione was indicted last year and charged with taking $1 million from the Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic between 2007 and 2012, ... Read More »

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak

Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing “an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients.” Barry Cadden will be sentenced Monday on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud in the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and ... Read More »