Yasmeen Abutaleb

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

12 Jul 2018

Trump told Pfizer CEO price hikes hurt his drug plan: source

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump called Pfizer Chief Executive Ian Read on Tuesday to say the company's July 1 price hikes had complicated the administration's drug pricing plans, prompting the company to defer its planned increases, according to a source familiar with the matter.

11 Jul 2018

Pfizer delays drug price hikes after talking with Trump

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it was deferring drug price increases for no more than six months after the company's chief executive officer had an extensive conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump.

10 Jul 2018

Special Report: Starting in Arkansas, Trump-era Medicaid rules alter healthcare landscape

EARLE, Arkansas Gregory Tyrone Bryant left his last stable job at a meatpacking factory to fight a cocaine addiction eight years ago. When he returned to the workforce a year later, his options were limited: mostly temporary jobs without healthcare benefits. | Video

30 Jun 2018

U.S. judge bars Kentucky from requiring Medicaid recipients to work

BOSTON/WASHINGTON A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked Kentucky from implementing work requirements in its Medicaid program, potentially dealing a blow to the Trump administration's effort to scale back the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor and disabled.

19 Jun 2018

Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place

NEW YORK The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law. 

03 Jun 2018

Trump can probably pardon himself, but has no plan to - Giuliani

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump, under pressure from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, probably has the power to pardon himself but does not plan to do so, his attorney Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday. | Video

31 May 2018

Trump says drug companies to announce 'massive' price cuts soon

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he expects major drug companies to slash prices on their products in two weeks, but did not provide details on which companies would do so or how such reductions would be made.

15 May 2018

U.S. to consider expanding Medicare drug price negotiation

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration is considering expanding Medicare's ability to negotiate the cost of drugs by giving private payers a role in setting the price of medicines administered in hospitals and doctors' offices, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday.

12 May 2018

Trump assails high drug prices, avoids direct hit on industry

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday blasted drugmakers and healthcare "middlemen" for making prescription medicines unaffordable for Americans, but healthcare stocks rose as his administration avoided aggressive direct measures to cut prices. | Video

11 May 2018

Trump plan for drug prices seen largely sparing industry

WASHINGTON As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to deliver a long-anticipated speech on Friday on curbing prescription drug costs, health industry insiders expect little in the way of policies that would hurt the drugmakers he once accused of "getting away with murder." | Video


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