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Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

Health
Insurers will no longer be able to bar pharmacists from telling consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance for their prescriptions, as a result of bills signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump. The two bills had broad bipartisan support as a consumer-friendly move to correct "gag rules" that many viewed as an egregious business practice. One bill applies to private health insurance and the other to Medicare. The measures bar health plans or middlemen that manage pharmacy benefits from getting in between pharmacists and their customers. No longer can pharmacists be contractually prohibited from telling consumers when they would actually save money by not using their insurance plans. Such head-scratching situations can arise because of convoluted deals between drug...
Trump apologises to Kavanaugh over 'unfair' treatment

Trump apologises to Kavanaugh over 'unfair' treatment

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has apologised to his new Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh for what he described as a "campaign of lies" during the confirmation hearings.He was referring to the acrimonious debate over Mr Kavanaugh's nomination, after sexual assault allegations were made against him.Mr Kavanaugh said he was not bitter despite the "contentious" confirmation. He has denied the claims made by several women.The judge was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday, in a 50-48 vote that largely followed party lines. It is seen as a major victory for President Trump, tilting the balance in the nation's highest court in favour of conservatives for years to come. The political fallout from the Kavanaug...
Lana Del Rey confronts Kanye West over support for Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Lana Del Rey confronts Kanye West over support for Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Entertainment
Lana Del Rey has criticised Kanye West for his support of Donald Trump.The singer, who performed at West's wedding to Kim Kardashian in 2014, described his endorsement of the US president as "a loss for the culture".She wrote to West after an appearance on Saturday Night Live, which ended with an unscripted, pro-Trump rant. "I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level," wrote Del Rey. "Delusions of grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism."None of which would be a talking point if we weren't speaking about the man leading our country."If you think it's alright to support someone who believes it's OK to grab a woman by the pussy just because he's famous, then you need an intervention just as much as he does."She ...
'Contraception deserts' likely to widen under new Trump administration policy

'Contraception deserts' likely to widen under new Trump administration policy

Health
This story is from Kaiser Health News When Nikia Jackson needed to be screened for a sexually transmitted disease, she wanted a clinic that was reputable, quick and inexpensive. After searching online, Jackson, 23, ended up at the Obria Medical Clinics’ sparkling new facility in an office park in suburban Atlanta. She was unaware that the clinic does not offer condoms or other kinds of birth control beyond so-called natural family planning methods. Religious conservatives say these types of clinics are the future of women’s sexual health care in the United States. “A woman needs choice but you can’t have a choice if the only clinic that a woman can go to is Planned Parenthood,” said Kathleen Bravo, chief executive of the Obria Group and a devout Catholic. Yo...
'Don't want me': Trump says China is interfering in US midterms

'Don't want me': Trump says China is interfering in US midterms

World
Donald Trump has accused China of attempting to "interfere" in the US midterm elections because they don't want him to win. The US president did not offer any details to support the claim.Mr Trump, who was chairing the UN Security Council for the first time, said: "They do not want me, or us, to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade, and we are winning on trade."We are winning at every level."We don't want them to meddle or interfere in upcoming (elections)." Image: US President Donald Trump speaks as he chairs a UN Security Council US officials have not immediately responded to requests for comment after Mr Trump's claims.A representative from China who attended the meeting could be seen coughing into h...