Business > Congress

Editorial: Congress must act to cap insulin prices

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Few issues within America's dysfunctional health care system are more pressing than the astronomical price of insulin - access to which is, for millions of Americans, literally a matter of life or death. Congress is finally moving toward approving legislation that would partially address the problem. But passage will rely on the willingness of some hesitant Republicans to set aside their free market absolutism and acknowledge that the apparent price-gouging isn't what markets are supposed to do.
Almost 2 million Americans have Type 1 diabetes, which typically requires daily insulin shots...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Congress      Health      Republicans      Market      Editorials      Opinion      Insulin  


Fed still needs to ‘shock the market,' original ‘Dr. Doom' economist says

Fed still needs to ‘shock the market,' original ‘Dr. Doom' economist says

Henry Kaufman said Fed Chair Jerome Powell is still 'behind the curve' on inflation. Read more ...

Amtrak just unveiled new and cheaper food options in the cafe cars on its...

Amtrak Amtrak has announced a new cafe menu for the Northeast Corridor and longer train routes. Amtrak is slashing the price of select menu items despite inflation and rising... Read more ...

PwC believes hybrid work is doable: 'One size doesn't fit all'

PwC views working from home as an opportunity for "creativity." Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Accounting and consulting firm PwC supports employees who request a hybrid-work... Read more ...

Fed Officials Pledge More Big Rate Hikes Until There Is A ‘Meaningful'...

Despite consumer prices cooling last month, Fed officials are unlikely to reverse the course of monetary policy tightening anytime soon. Read more ...

Hulu's ‘Ramy' Sets Season 3 Premiere

Hulu's Ramy has set a season three premiere date. Read more ...

Former VP Mike Pence visits New Hampshire for pre-presidential pitstop

Former VP Mike Pence visits New Hampshire for pre-presidential pitstop

Former Vice President Mike Pence didn't announce his candidacy for the Oval Office but he did outline what a run against President Biden might look like. He then dropped... Read more ...

How Much for That Bacon? Inflation Hits the British Breakfast Table

From bread to butter to baked beans, a survey of typical breakfast items makes clear that there's no relief from rising inflation for Britons when they sit down for their... Read more ...

Major movie theater chain admits the industry could be in trouble until...

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." Disney Cineworld acknowledged that theatrical attendance is dwindling and blamed "a limited film slate." 43 movies had received a wide release... Read more ...

Fed sees interest rate hikes continuing until inflation eases substantially...

The FOMC on Wednesday released minutes from its July 26-27 meeting, when it raised interest rates by 0.75 percentage point. Read more ...

Planned Parenthood is spending $50 million-the most ever-on midterm elections

“This is an election about power and control," said the director of the nonprofit's voting advocacy arm Read more ...