June Healthcare News

Trump Says Drug Companies to Unveil Price Cuts in Two Weeks READ
Major pharmaceutical companies will announce “voluntary, massive” cuts in drug prices in two weeks, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, without providing details.

Trump signs bill for terminal patients to try unproven drugs READ
President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments, calling it a “fundamental freedom” that will offer hope and save lives.

Trump’s new insurance rules are panned by nearly every healthcare group that submitted formal comments READ
More than 95% of healthcare groups that have commented on President Trump’s effort to weaken Obama-era health insurance rules criticized or outright opposed the proposals, according to a Times review of thousands of official comment letters filed with federal agencies. The extraordinary one-sided outpouring came from more than 300 patient and consumer advocates, physician and nurse organizations and trade groups representing hospitals, clinics and health insurers across the country, the review found.

California Assembly passes bill expanding Medicaid to immigrants READ
The bill, known as AB 2965, passed the Democratic-controlled Assembly 33-21 on Wednesday. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, and the state has already nixed the requirement for individuals younger than 19. Offering full-cost coverage would cost the state $3 billion for the 2018-19 year, according to California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office. The state Senate will consider the bill next, and its Democrat leaders are expected to pass the proposal.