His Justice Department has tried to leapfrog the traditional process.
Sam BakerThe Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to leapfrog the normal process and decide quickly on DACA, the travel ban, the trans military ban & the Census.
But when it came to striking down Obamacare before the election … hey, take your time
It is a fact that man cant fly. The Washington Post concluded the latter in an editorial published around the beginning of the 20th century. Few disagreed with the Post. Indeed, in his...
Sam BakerThe argument here is that if someone has an idea, it's wrong to stop them or slow them down, even if the idea is a catastrophic failure that can only be sustained with fraud. And in a way I suppose hitting “publish” on this is a form of living those values
The drug industry is working overtime to pull rank-and-file Republicans back into line.
Sam BakerCongress comes back this week and it’s go time on drug prices. Getting a deal is probably Trump’s last chance to make a big mark on health care before 2020, and the odds seem to be diminishing, but politics do have a way of changing rapidly these days.
The idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland has captured President Trump’s imagination, according to people familiar with the deliberations, who said Mr. Trump has, with varying degrees of seriousness, repeatedly expressed interest in buying the...
Sam BakerIf Greenland gains representation in the United States Congress before DC does, I am going to explode.
Sam BakerI stand by the fact that “30-50 feral hogs” is an enormously funny construction while also saying I’m not too surprised that the feral hogs guy seems like a pretty normal and well-intentioned guy. Most people are. Anyway, good read
This is a huge blow to the pharmaceutical industry.
Sam BakerBIG DRUG PRICING NEWS from @caitlinnowens — the White House is killing its proposal to overhaul rebates in Medicare & Medicaid, which was one of the biggest pieces of its drug-pricing blueprint.
Chief Justice John Roberts said it's a political issue.
Sam BakerIf you’re in the minority party, and the majority party has gerrymandered the map so that even a landslide doesn’t win you many seats, the only way you can get a new map is to win those seats anyway.
Markets are consolidating out in the open and behind the scenes.
Sam BakerWhen there’s only one hospital in your area, you probably know it. But the behind-the-scenes stuff patients don’t see — things like syringe manufacturing — are also highly concentrated around 1 or 2 companies. Whole lotta monopolies in health care.
Sam BakerTrump’s formal policy to roll back same-sex adoption will come from HHS' Office of Civil Rights. Literally while I was asking them for comment on this story, they were scrapping a different Obama policy, on trans discrimination in health care.
Sam BakerThe White House is debating between 2 policies that would let adoption agencies turn away same-sex couples — part of a broader rollback of Obama-era LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy. New from me & @jonathanvswan