Health

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Trump Helps Health Insurers Swell Their Profits

Wall Street investment firms are under the impression that the Trump administration will waive the medical loss ratio requirement on insurers this year, which could allow the companies to pocket an unprecedented windfall of profits beyond what they made in that record-setting first quarter.

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Group Promoting Covid “Liberate” Protests Tied to Hydroxychloroquine Push

"Hydroxychloroquine is the cure!" reads a sign displayed at one of the protests.

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Noem Taps Top Career Donor to Conduct Statewide Hydroxychloroquine Study

Sanford Health, the South Dakota governor’s top donor, will offer the drug to coronavirus patients in the state, many of whom are from a meatpacking plant’s immigrant workforce.

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Dems’ Health Insurer Bailout Follows Bundled Checks from the Industry’s Lobbyists

Health insurance lobbyists have collected nearly three-quarters of a million dollars for the DCCC so far this cycle.

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Did Joe Pizza Tell Trump About Hydroxychloroquine?

Mr. Pizza, whose wife was serenaded by Trump at Mar-a-Lago, is a hydroxychloroquine dealer.

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Pharma-Funded Group Tied to a Top Trump Donor Is Promoting Malaria Drug to the President

Founded by one of Trump's top donors, the Job Creators Network has been pushing Trump to approve the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19.

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Biden Sides With Big Pharma Against Plan That Could Make Coronavirus Vaccine Affordable

In contrast with Sanders and other Democrats, Biden has not embraced a key executive authority for driving down the cost of pharmaceuticals developed with federally-funded research, like the coronavirus vaccine that is currently being tested.

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Massachusetts’ Top Health Official Has Major Conflicts of Interest With Big Pharma

As she votes on regulations impacting the pharmaceutical industry, Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel's spouse works as a consultant for companies that seek to influence the department's regulatory rulemakings.

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Surprise Medical Bills Kept in Place by Private Equity-Backed Democrat

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) torpedoed a fix tp surprise medical billing that threatened his private equity donors' profits. The coronavirus outbreak makes this potentially deadly.