U.S. lawmakers are considering a legislative proposal that would reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) and potentially drive innovation in the pharmaceutical industry and among regulators.
The U.S. House could vote as early as this week on a revised health care bill following the filing of amendments designed to bridge the gap between different camps that led to an earlier version being pulled before a vote.
Although the American Health Care Act (AHCA) did not have enough votes to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives, low income and older people would have likely incurred higher penalties, according to a study by one Washington consulting firm.
Legislation designed to tie U.S. Postal Service retiree health care plans more closely with Medicare could needlessly saddle seniors with two insurance premiums, according to one health policy expert who has studied a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A U.S. congressman from Colorado is among those who oppose Amendment 69, a state ballot measure to establish a tax-funded, single-payer health care system, which was soundly defeated in last week's election.