Tag Archives: Congress

Health-care stocks plunge as uncertainty rises on Obamacare, Congress threatens action on drug prices

Health-care stocks were poised to end the week in the red Friday after lawmakers on Capitol Hill threatened to write new laws tightening control over the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit mangers to curb skyrocketing drug costs. The Trump administration’s legal challenge to former President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance law, the Affordable Care Act, and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new “Medicare for All” bill ... Read More »

CBSE paper leak: Sack Prakash Javadekar and CBSE chief, demands Congress

ongress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala has also demanded a judicial probe by a high court judge into the matter CBSE paper leaks. File Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday demanded that human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairperson Anita Karwal be sacked following reports that the Class 10 mathematics and the Class ... Read More »

Task force tells Congress health IT security is in critical condition

A congressionally mandated healthcare industry task force has published the findings of its investigation into the state of health information systems security, and the diagnosis is dire. The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force report (PDF), published on June 1, warns that all aspects of health IT security are in critical condition and that action is needed both by government and the ... Read More »

Trump nomination could give Dems Congress: Analyst

The market has not priced in the chances of Democrats taking both houses of Congress this year, but the scenario is growing more likely due to two words: Donald Trump, policy analyst Brian Gardner said Wednesday. Trump’s recent failure to clearly disavow a prominent white supremacist’s endorsement has made Hillary Clinton the front-runner in a likely general election between the ... Read More »

The hottest item at Mobile World Congress won’t be for sale

In Barcelona, you really can buy happiness. (It’s called Iberico, a delicious Spanish ham.) But you can’t buy unlicensed spectrum, and yet it’s going to be the hottest thing at Mobile World Congress next week. Commercial mobile operators, which for years relied on exclusive frequencies doled out through auctions or competitions, are now looking toward bands that anyone can use. ... Read More »

LG details its mid-range Stylus 2 in advance of Mobile World Congress

LG isn’t waiting for the start of Mobile World Congress to show off the company’s newest stylus-friendly phone.The Stylus 2 won’t necessarily be a direct competitor to the Galaxy Note in that the specs are far more mid-range, but it does have a 5.7-inch screen and improvements to the writing tool. LG offers a feature called the Pen Keeper, which ... Read More »