Health

The Scoop: October 9 Edition

In this edition Window shopping available in five state-run exchanges, with more coming soon. Colorado has published a proposal for a new “State Plan” that would be offered statewide as of 2022. Maine is taking…


Hospitals lose under public option plan in Colorado

Colorado state agencies unveiled a draft proposal of a public insurance option on Monday that they say could reduce residents’ average monthly premiums, largely by paying hospitals less. The draft report on the so-called state…



Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement

Arizona’s attorney general is having misgivings about agreeing to Purdue Pharma’s proposal to settle litigation over the opioid crisis. Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a court filing late Monday that the OxyContin maker has…


California OKs pharmacists to dispense HIV prevention meds

Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor’s prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce the spread of infection. Advocates…



Exclusive: Top drug lobbyist to depart next year

“The pharmaceutical industry is at a reputational bottom,” Greenwood said in an interview with POLITICO, noting the shift from earlier points in his lobbying career when lawmakers struck compromises to balance incentives for new medical…


How Pete Buttigieg would lower drug prices

“It’s time for a new era of leadership in Washington ready and eager to make drugs affordable and take on pharmaceutical companies,” his plan reads. “Pete has the courage to break with the status quo…