Jon Reid


Health Brief: Uninsured Rate Stayed About the Same in 2017 Despite Attacks on ACA

By Brian Yermal Jr. Top Stories The number of people with health insurance stayed about the same last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act by pulling enrollment advertisements, distributing social media videos critical of the ACA and declaring the law […]

Health Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Jon Reid Week in Review Trump administration President Donald Trump delivered a speech outlining a plan to address high drug prices. Trump stopped short of embracing his campaign pledge to allow Medicare to negotiate lower prices with drug manufacturers, instead focusing on proposals aimed at expanding generic competition and targeting pharmacy benefit managers, among other policy […]

Health Brief: Takeda Pharmaceutical to Buy Shire in $62 Billion Deal

By Jon Reid Morning Consult has published the latest edition of its monthly Trump Tracker, showing the president’s approval state by state, month over month. See it here. Top Stories Dublin-based Shire PLC agreed to be acquired by Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. in a deal valued at $62 billion. The agreement, which caps Takeda’s monthlong […]