In a controversial move, the GOP-led House Budget Committee's hearing to establish a fiscal commission raises alarms for potential cuts in Social Security and Medicare, sparking widespread criticism and concerns for the future of these essential programs.
The resolution is seen as a step toward addressing health inequities and improving outcomes for all residents in Baltimore and beyond.
"A life-saving drug is not effective if the patient who needs that drug cannot afford it."
Sanders demanded a probe of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) patent proposal in a letter to Christi Grimm, inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente employees in six states and Washington, D.C. are set to stop working for three days starting Wednesday to protest unfair working conditions and unsafe staffing levels.
The Biden administration said the negotiations could save could save taxpayers money.
"There are millions of people who would like to go to a doctor but cannot afford to do so," said Sanders. "This is an outrage. In America, your health and your longevity should not be dependent on your wealth."
The closest thing to actual solutions are vague hints
If I live a healthier, less anxious, with no emergency-rush-to-the-ER episodes, this risk assessment outlay is a bargain.
“This is a drug that was invented with taxpayer dollars by scientists at UCLA and can be purchased in Canada for one-fifth the U.S. price."