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Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

(Reuters Health) – In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report. The researchers, all from the VA, compared wait times there for new patients to those for new patients in the private sector as determined by an… Read More »

U.S. judge partially blocks Trump administration birth control rules

(Reuters) – A judge in California on Sunday partially blocked a set of Trump administration rules that allow employers to opt out of providing health insurance that covers women’s birth control from taking effect. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam in Oakland granted a request by 14 Democratic attorneys general for a preliminary injunction. The rules,… Read More »

Sen. Sanders, Rep. Cummings introduce bill to lower U.S. drug prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Elijah Cummings introduced legislation on Thursday aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs for American consumers, critiquing President Donald Trump administration’s efforts to curb medicine prices. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacy employee looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription while working at a… Read More »