Over a long political career, Tom Price, a doctor, never swerved from his policy mission to protect his former profession from what he views as heavy-handed government intrusion.
There’s psychology as well as economics in a consumer-based system.
Many who were integral to the creation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 are keeping their voices down as Republicans rush to dismantle it.
The Medicare Rights Center says Medicare recipients are at risk if the law is repealed.
Republicans plan to reserve the first 100 days for top priorities like a push for deregulation and a health care repeal, while Democrats set up roadblocks.
The American Medical Association endorsed the choice of Tom Price, a physician, but thousands of doctors have opposed it, citing Mr. Price’s opinions on health care and other issues.
Donald Trump may not have the stomach to attack Medicare, but trouble is certainly brewing for millions of poor and working-class families.
It is unclear where the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging might set its sights next after its report on price gouging by drug makers.
The movement that’s about to take power in the U.S. isn’t the same as Europe’s far-right movements.
Republicans plan to slash health care spending. That will hurt their own voters, and the left should take advantage.
As the agency considers paying for outpatient procedures, some predict better care and savings while others see a potential for post-operation complications.
More than 300 House members expressed concern about the proposal, which would have used reimbursement formulas different from those in federal Medicare law.
His campaign was marked by misogyny. His appointments aren’t much better.
One of two large trade groups publicly outlined for the first time what its members want if they are to stay in the state marketplaces.
Mr. Price, a congressman who was a practicing orthopedic surgeon for more than 20 years, has long sought to reduce the government’s role in health care.
Federal spending on health care increased by 21 percent over the past two years as millions of Americans gained coverage, the government reported.
As Republicans take on health care, Democrats are grasping at the politics of Medicare as a path to potential revival after a bruising election.
Donald Trump has picked a man intent on systematically weakening, if not destroying, the nation’s health care safety net.
Republicans plan to move forward on a years-old effort to shift Medicare to a system known as premium support, setting up a partisan fight.