White House prepared short list to shake up HHS leadership

Still, the previously unreported effort to identify possible replacements shows the extent to which White House officials were planning for the possibility that Trump’s top two health officials would abruptly leave the administration heading into…


The Scoop: January 22, 2020 Edition

In this edition Open enrollment continues in Massachusetts, Washington, DC, New York, and California Supreme Court declines Democrats’ request to fast-track ACA lawsuit New Jersey awards contracts for the creation of state-run exchange Debate over…


Trump: Chinese coronavirus ‘totally under control’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention anticipate more cases of the virus both in the U.S. and globally, Nancy Messonnier, director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters Tuesday. Still,…




Trump berates Azar over bad health care polling

Trump on Thursday grilled Azar about the administration’s new plan to let states import drugs from Canada, with a focus on how it would affect his reelection prospects in battleground states like Florida, according to…




CMS rejects Wyoming plan to lower air ambulance costs

The CMS earlier this month rejected a Wyoming Medicaid waiver proposal that aimed to lower air ambulance costs for all residents of the state. Wyoming essentially proposed making air ambulances into a public utility by…