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Trump: Effort to repeal ACA is still alive

Trump: Effort to repeal ACA is still alive

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Obamacare would be repealed and replaced early next year, following the failure of the Senate’s latest effort to overturn the law. After the Senate pulled back from a vote on legislation that would have moved control of health insurance to the states, Trump said Republicans “have the votes” to

Republican bid to undo ACA falls short in Senate

Republican bid to undo ACA falls short in Senate

WASHINGTON­­ — The Senate dealt a devastating blow to Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, defeating a GOP “skinny repeal” bill. Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine) joined with Democrats to oppose the measure, a major loss for President Trump and the Republican congressional agenda.

NACDS stays course amid disarray in Washington

NACDS stays course amid disarray in Washington

The confusion and anxiety unleashed by Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to be put to rest anytime soon, despite the collapse of the Senate leadership’s repeated attempts to secure enough support to enact a bill undercutting President Obama’s signature domestic achievement. After the Republican-controlled chamber failed to pass

Senate rejects ‘skinny’ repeal of ACA

Senate rejects ‘skinny’ repeal of ACA

WASHINGTON­­ — The Senate dealt a devastating blow to Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by defeating a GOP “skinny repeal” bill early Friday morning. Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) and Susan Collins (R., Maine) joined with Democrats to oppose the measure, a major loss for President

Lawmakers push for action on drug costs

Lawmakers push for action on drug costs

WASHINGTON — Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) this week reintroduced the Fair Accountability and Innovative Research (FAIR) Drug Pricing Act, aimed at improving cost transparency for pharmaceutical price hikes. The FAIR Drug Pricing Act would require drug manufacturers to notify the Department of Health

CVS MinuteClinic expands veterans’ access to care

CVS MinuteClinic expands veterans’ access to care

PHOENIX — CVS Health’s MinuteClinic is taking part in a public-private alliance to expand access to health care services for veterans in the Phoenix area. Under an initiative by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Phoenix VA Health Care System (HCS), the TriWest Healthcare Alliance and CVS MinuteClinic, nearly 120,000 veterans enrolled in the

NACDS speaks out on Rx importation, refill reminders

NACDS speaks out on Rx importation, refill reminders

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores made its voice heard this week on two key pharmacy matters: importation of prescription drugs and prescription refill reminders. NACDS said an amendment calling for personal importation of prescription drugs from Canada was withdrawn amid debate in the U.S. Senate on budget reconciliation legislation on