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Biden to Host Global Covid-19 Virtual Summit
The president will host a virtual summit of world leaders and global health officials next week on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
Tarini PartiSeptember 17, 2021
White House to Extend ACA Sign-Up Period by 30 Days
The Biden administration’s move gives people more time to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act as the pandemic contributes to upheaval in the job market where many get health insurance.
Stephanie ArmourSeptember 17, 2021
Drug-Prices Measure Splinters House Democrats
The provision in the $3.5 trillion budget package would allow Medicare to negotiate over the cost of prescriptions.
Kristina Peterson and Julie BykowiczSeptember 15, 2021
Biden Administration Releasing Billions in Covid-19 Relief for Hospitals, Health Groups
The disbursal of congressionally approved funding comes amid pressure from lawmakers to speed up the effort.
Stephanie ArmourSeptember 10, 2021
Biden Administration Unveils Plan to Cut Prescription-Drug Prices
The plan backs legislation from congressional Democrats, including a push to empower the federal government to negotiate for drug prices in Medicare and pass those lower costs along to the private sector.
Stephanie ArmourSeptember 9, 2021
U.S. Spy Agencies Unable to Pinpoint Source of Covid-19 Pandemic
U.S. intelligence agencies are unable to conclusively determine how the Covid-19 pandemic emerged, according to a summary of a classified report.
Warren P. Strobel and Michael R. GordonAugust 27, 2021
New York Raises Covid-19 Death Toll by 12,000 Under New Gov. Hochul
The governor has begun publishing federal data that shows the state’s Covid-19 death toll is about 12,000 higher than what the state has been reporting under Andrew Cuomo.
James FanelliAugust 25, 2021
Woodcock Ruled Out for Top FDA Job
The Biden administration has decided it won’t nominate acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Janet Woodcock to lead the agency on a permanent basis, according to people familiar with the situation.
Stephanie ArmourAugust 20, 2021
CDC Recommends Booster for Immunocompromised People
The move came after its vaccination advisory panel voted to recommend the additional doses upon reviewing clinical trial data and other relevant information.
Felicia SchwartzAugust 13, 2021
FDA Weighs Faster Timeline for Approving Pfizer Vaccine
Some officials hope the agency can grant full approval to the vaccine this month, while others think September is a more realistic target.
Stephanie ArmourAugust 4, 2021
WHO Calls for Halt to Covid-19 Booster Shots
Doses needed to address shortfall in poor countries, agency says.
Stephen FidlerAugust 4, 2021
FDA Under Pressure to Grant Full Approval to Covid-19 Vaccines
Some schools, hospitals and employers are hesitant to mandate vaccines while shots are still only authorized for emergency use.
Felicia SchwartzAugust 1, 2021
CDC Says New Mask Guidelines Informed by Cape Cod Outbreak
A Covid-19 outbreak on Cape Cod helped prompt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to urge some Americans to start wearing masks again.
Brianna AbbottJuly 30, 2021
New CDC Mask Guidance Spurs Criticism Over Messaging
Many health experts support the guidance, but some are frustrated by the lack of clarity and by the limited availability of supporting data.
Brianna Abbott and Sabrina SiddiquiJuly 30, 2021
FDA Seeks Probe of Talks Between Staff, Biogen on Alzheimer’s Drug
The agency’s chief is taking the highly unusual step of asking for a federal investigation of FDA doctors who met with the makers of an Alzheimer’s drug before the medicine’s regulatory approval.
Thomas M. BurtonJuly 9, 2021
Barbershops Are Enlisted in Covid-19 Vaccine Push
The Biden administration is hoping to reach Black Americans who have declined to get vaccinated with the help of barbershops and hair salons in their communities.
Stephanie Armour | Photographs by Dee Dwyer for The Wall Street Journal July 4, 2021
Costly New Alzheimer’s Drug Could Force Medicare to Restrict Access
The federal health insurance program may limit who can get the drug, which Biogen priced at $56,000 a year, to limit the financial impact.
Joseph Walker and Thomas M. BurtonJune 28, 2021
Future of U.S. Healthcare May Be Playing Out in Nevada
As Democratic lawmakers in states move ahead with plans for public-option laws aimed at cutting costs for consumers, Republicans and industry groups call it government overreach.
Stephanie Armour and Jim Carlton| Photographs by Andri Tambunan for The Wall Street Journal June 19, 2021
Delta Covid-19 Variant Likely to Become Dominant in U.S., CDC Director Says
Public-health officials say vaccinations are key to holding virus in check.
Talal Ansari and Jason DouglasJune 18, 2021
Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare Emboldens Democrats
In courts and Congress, Republicans face a difficult path to repeal the Affordable Care Act; Democrats hope to expand it further.
Stephanie Armour, Kristina Peterson and Jacob GershmanJune 18, 2021
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