• Democrats' surprise inflation deal still leaves 800,000 Floridians uninsured as recession fears loom

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York have arrived at a surprise inflation deal that the Senate will start considering on August 6. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
    Democrats in Congress are poised to start voting this weekend on an inflation deal.
    But the deal doesn't expand healthcare coverage for people with incomes close to the poverty level.
    About 800,000 Floridians will remain uninsured and the next shot at coverage might not be til 2024.
    When Democrats in Congress announced last year that they were working on a massive spending bill...
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  • Dems change some tax provisions as they ready economic bill: ‘We had no choice'

    2 days ago - By Fortune

    Democrats pared part of their proposed minimum tax on huge corporations and made other changes in their giant economic bill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday, as they drove toward delivering a campaign-season victory to President Joe Biden on his domestic agenda.
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  • Senate parliamentarian OKs most of Dems' drug price controls

    Senate parliamentarian OKs most of Dems' drug price controls

    2 days ago - By Stl Today

    Democrats say the Senate parliamentarian has narrowed the party's plan for curbing drug prices but left it largely unscathed. It's an important win for Democrats as they prepare to start moving their sprawling economic bill through the chamber. Parliamentarian Elizabeth...
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  • Senate parliamentarian OKs most of Dems' drug price controls

    3 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - The Senate parliamentarian narrowed Democrats' plan for curbing drug prices but left it largely unscathed Saturday, Democrats said, as party leaders prepared to start moving their sprawling economic bill through the chamber.
    Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber's rules arbiter, said provisions must be removed that would force drugmakers to pay rebates if their prices rise above inflation for products they sell to private insurers.
    But pharmaceutical companies would have to pay those penalties if their prices for drugs bought by Medicare rise too high.
    Other parts of the...
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  • Alert: Schumer: Senate parliamentarian leaves Dems' drug price curbs largely intact, party moves toward votes on economic bill

    3 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - Schumer: Senate parliamentarian leaves Dems' drug price curbs largely intact, party moves toward votes on economic bill.
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