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Democrats, bruised by Obamacare fight, skeptical of Trump siding with them on drug prices

Democrats reacted with skepticism this week when President Trump decided to embrace a policy they favor and install price controls on certain Medicare drugs, a reaction that reflects the lingering resentment from 2017’s bruising fight over Obamacare repeal. Trump broke with traditional Republican policy when he announced a proposal Thursday to tie reimbursement for certain… Read More »

Trump Proposes to Lower Drug Prices by Basing Them on Other Countries’ Costs

WASHINGTON — President Trump proposed on Thursday that Medicare pay for certain prescription drugs based on the prices paid in other advanced industrial countries — a huge change that could save money for the government and for millions of Medicare beneficiaries. As part of a demonstration project covering half the country, Medicare would establish an… Read More »

Obamacare premiums 6 percent higher in 2019 after Trump actions: Analysis

Obamacare premiums in 2019 will be 6 percent higher because of actions by the Trump administration that many Democrats say amount to “sabotage” of the healthcare law, according to a new analysis. Nationwide premiums for the 2019 coverage year are expected to either slightly decline or only go up by modest single digits. But premiums… Read More »