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Medicare-for-all might not cause surge in hospital use

(Reuters Health) - Medicare-for-all and other versions of universal coverage being proposed for the U.S. by several presidential hopefuls wouldn't necessarily lead more people to seek hospital care, a new analysis suggests.

Senators announce bipartisan proposal to lower drug prices

The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced a proposal to lower prescription drug prices on Tuesday that could save $100 billion in costs to government healthcare programs, and said the committee would vote on the legislation on Thursday.

Coal miners to urge Congress to protect their black lung benefits

Around 120 coal miners with black lung disease were due in Washington on Tuesday hoping to pressure Congress to restore a higher excise tax level on coal companies to help fund their medical care, as rates of the progressive respiratory disease rise in parts of Appalachia.

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BJP wins confidence vote in Karnataka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to return to power in Karnataka after narrowly defeating its arch-rival Congress in a confidence vote on Tuesday.