Bloomberg Law (select stories)

Scoops/Breaking news

Trump Rural Health Plan to Focus on Hospitals, Telehealth“-February 11, 2020 (first to get the news out of the rural health initiative)

Coronavirus Cash Flow Quickens as HHS Seeks to Move $136 Million“-February 3, 2020 (one of the first to report on HHS moving money to handle the new coronavirus, triple byline)

Prominent Akin Gump Health Partner Departs to Ropes & Gray“-February 3, 2020 (broke the news of a very prominent health-care attorney moving firms

Trump International Drug Price Plan Would Hurt Bill in Congress“-January 9, 2020 (broke the news that the Trump administration was holding a proposed rule because it would affect the budget score for legislation)

Organ Transplants Expected to Spike Under Trump Proposed Rules (3)“-December 17, 2019 (first to get the news out, co-byline)

CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens Join Free HIV Prevention Drug Efforts (2)“-December 3, 2019 (first to get the news out, over 66,000 Twitter impressions)

Free Distribution of HIV Prevention Drug Begins Dec. 2: Gilead“-November 27, 2019 (broke the news that the distribution was starting, story was retweeted by Trump and had over 2.2 million Twitter impressions)

Kickback, Referral Rules Coming as Doctors Seek Clarity“-October 9, 2019 (broke news that two rules were being released with details of when, where, and who would make the announcement an hour before any other reporters)

Pelosi Plan Would Have Medicare Negotiate 250 Drugs’ Prices (1)“-September 9, 2019 (first to obtain a copy of the Pelosi drug pricing bill, co-byline, over 27,000 Twitter impressions)

When Drug Prices Jump, So Does Trump—If He Sees It on the News“-August 13, 2019 (exclusive information about the events leading to three regulatory announcements, co-written)

Trump Kills Drug Rebate ‘Safe Harbor’ Rule That Favored Pharma (5)“-July 11, 2019 (had exclusive information about the decision-making process within the White House and their planned next steps)

Adam Boehler, Who Championed Value-Based Care, to Leave HHS (3)“-July 10, 2019 (broke the news that a top HHS official was leaving the department and being nominated to an international post)

Nonprofit Hospitals Exempt From Taxes, Not From Hill Scrutiny (1)“-February 13, 2019 (broke news of an investigation more than two weeks before it’s official announcement)


Disrupter Trump Sees Mixed Success Tackling Tough Health Agenda“-February 6, 2020 (spoke with former health officials from every administration going back to Clinton)

Telehealth Takes on Pregnancy Depression Amid Payment Barriers“-January 6, 2020

Paying Doctors for Value on Track in Health Innovation Agency“-December 4, 2019

Conservative Group Is State by State on Medicaid Work Rules (1)“-November 21, 2019 (investigation involving data analysis and graphics)

Dream Team Pushes HHS Policy Envelope With High Risk of Lawsuits (1)“-August 28, 2019

HIV, Hepatitis Outbreaks Hit West Virginia As Opioid Funds Lag“-July 5, 2019

Trump Officials Thwart Democrats’ Inquiries on Health Policy“-June 21, 2019 (exclusive analysis of oversight letter responses obtained by Bloomberg Law)

Cornyn, Running for Re-Election, Gets in Pharma’s Crosshairs“-June 12, 2019

Keeping Hospital Market Competitive Is an Uphill Battle for FTC“-June 6, 2019

Verma Avoids Hill Spotlight as Democrats Tackle Drug Costs“-May 24, 2019

Fertility Practices, Coverage Lacking for Transgender People“-May 17, 2019

Labeling Fentanyl as Mass Weapon May Further Curb Medical Uses“-April 26, 2019

Obamacare Filing Breaks All Kinds of Justice Department Norms“-April 1, 2019 (exclusive information from interviews with multiple former DOJ attorneys, over 23,000 Twitter impressions, top story for Bloomberg Law)

Organ Transplant Disability Bias Gets Second Look Under Trump“-March 29, 2019 (exclusive interview with HHS Office for Civil Rights Director Roger Severino, over 28,000 Twitter impressions)

“Campaign Cash Follows GOP Senator Who May Be Drug-Price Firewall”-December 7, 2018 (involved data analysis and graphics)

Medicare for All Tough Pill for Many House Democrats to Swallow“-November 27, 2018 (involved data analysis and graphics)

“Medicare Pay Uncertainty Limits Gender Reassignment Surgery”-July 19, 2018 (involved data analysis and graphics)

“Aging HIV Population Confronts High Drug Costs, Taxes Medicare”-June 28, 2018 (involved over 16 interviews, data analysis and graphics, over 24,000 Twitter impressions)

Policy Stories

HHS Would See $9.4 Billion Decrease Under Trump’s Budget Request (1)“-February 10, 2020

Medicaid Block Grant Policy Could Face High Legal Hurdles“-January 28, 2020

Facebook Ads Cause Patients to Stop, Switch HIV Prevention Drug“-December 16, 2019

Efforts to Shrink Maternal Death Rate Win House Panel’s OK“-November 20, 2019

Trump Health-Worker Religious Rule Is Tossed by Federal Judge (2)“-November 6, 2019 (Triple byline)

Overdose Deaths Drop Sharply in States Hard Hit by Opioid Crisis (1)“-October 30, 2019

Vaping Bans Advance in Congress With Illnesses Likely to Rise“-October 16, 2019 (Bloomberg News story)

Medicare Looks for Competitive Rates Under Trump’s Latest Order (1)“-October 4, 2019

House Democrats Push Forward With Drug-Price Negotiation Bill“-October 17, 2019 (Bloomberg News story, triple byline)

Eased Opioid Treatment Record-Sharing Proposed by Health Agency“-August 22, 2019

House Democrats Take Aim at ‘Unlawful’ Trump Obamacare Move (1)“-February 13, 2019

Senate Stops ‘Gag’ on Discussing Cheaper Drugs at Pharmacy (Corrected)“-September 17, 2018