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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) listens during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing.Mark Makela/Getty Images

Hospital Lobby Shells Out For Its ‘Friend in Washington’ Richie Neal

The American Hospital Association is boosting the Massachusetts Democrat who blocked surprise billing reform.

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Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Astroturf Campaign Attacks Discount Drug Program for the Poor

An anti-government waste group is helping its Big Pharma funder oppose a discount drug program that doesn’t cost the government a penny.

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The World’s Most Expensive Weapon Has Flopped

The F-35 program could soon be scaled back—and possibly phased out—after gobbling up hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.

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‘Red State Assault’ on Ballot Measures Threatens Direct Democracy

Lawmakers in 24 states have introduced restrictions on ballot initiatives after voters passed measures last year including legalizing marijuana and raising the minimum wage.