Viewpoints: Biden’s Health Care Ideas Could Take U.S. One Step Closer To Single Payer; Health Care Is A Market Failure

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others.

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others.

The Washington Post:
Joe Biden Proposes Radical Leftist Health-Care Plan
The 2020 Democratic pres…

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Judge Slashes Roundup Weedkiller Verdict From $80 Million To $25 Million For California Man With Cancer

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said Monday the higher award was “constitutionally impermissible” because it was nearly 15 times the compensatory damages award. He denied Bayer’s request for a new trial.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said Monday the higher award was “constitutionally impermissible” because it was nearly 15 times the compensatory damages award. He denied Bayer’s req…

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KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters

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In Defense Of Opioid Prescribers
Articles such as this one are leaving elderly…

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A ‘No-Brainer’? Calls Grow For Medicare To Cover Anti-Rejection Drugs After Kidney Transplant

On Wednesday, Alexis Conell will mark seven years since she received the kidney transplant that saved her life, but the 53-year-old Chicago woman isn’t exactly celebrating.

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On Wednesday, Alexis Conell will mark seven years since she received the kidney transplant that saved her life, but the 53-year-old C…

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Viewpoints: Safe-Store Practices For Guns Would End Many Tragic, Unintentional Shootings; States Need To Ensure Opioid Settlements Go Toward Public Health

Opinion writers weigh in on these and other public health issues.

Opinion writers weigh in on these and other public health issues.

Bloomberg:
U.S. Needs Safe Gun Storage Laws 
That America has 300 million or more firearms …

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Different Takes: Lessons On The Differences, If Any, Between Biden, Sanders On Health Care; Medicaid’s Future Needs To Be Front And Center In The Ongoing Discussions

Editorial pages focus on the debate about the future of health care.

Editorial pages focus on the debate about the future of health care.

The Wall Street Journal:
Biden Goes Half Way To BernieCare
Joe Biden’s new health-care plan i…

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Perspectives: A One-Size-Fits-All Approach Isn’t Going To Be The Answer For The Country’s Drug Pricing Problem

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.

The New York Times:
There Is No Single, Best Policy For Drug Prices
A majority of Americans prefer greater regula…

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State Highlights: Lead Paint Suppliers Settle Decades-Long Battle With California For $305M; Lawmakers Call For Increased Scrutiny Over Puerto Rico’s Medicaid Program

Media outlets report on news from California, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, Minnesota, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin and New Hampshire.

Media outlets report on news from California, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, Minnesota, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin and New Hampshire.

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It Doesn’t Seem To Matter How Outraged Everyone Is Over Drug Prices. In Washington, Pharma’s Still Winning.

News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical pricing.

News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical pricing.

Stat:
How Pharma, Under Attack From All Sides, Keeps Winning In Washington
In the past month alo…

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State Highlights: Rhode Island’s Laws On 911 Calls Hide Important Facts From Public; Hundreds Of Colorado Child Neglect Cases Sent To Wrong Email Account

Media outlets report on news from Rhode Island, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Georgia, Connecticut, Nevada, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and California.

Media outlets report on news from Rhode Island, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Georgia, Connecticut, Nevada, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and California.

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