Bloomberg Law (select stories)


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)

GOP’s Johnson Asks Medicaid Agency for Fraud, Waste Actions“-June 26, 2019

White House Silent to Congress on Obamacare; Subpoenas Next Step“-May 28, 2019 (broke news of no response to inquiry and next step of subpoena)

Health-Care Mergers Face Scrutiny From Senate Panel“-May 13, 2019 (broke news of an new area of inquiry for committee more than two weeks before it’s official announcement)

Trump Oversight Troubles Bleed Into Drug Pricing Debate“-May 3, 2019

Insulin Makers, PBMs to Testify Before House Panel Next Week“-April 2, 2019

Top Antitrust Lawmaker Takes Aim at Health-Care Consolidation“-March 11, 2019 (over 44,000 Twitter impressions, one of the top stories on Bloomberg Law)

E-Cigarette Marketing to Youth in House Panel’s Sights“-March 6, 2019

Opioids Still On House Democrats’ Very Full Health-Care Plate“-February 28, 2019

House Panel to Use Insulin as Case Study for High Drug Prices“-February 27, 2019

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)

House Democrats Plot to Overturn Trump Obamacare Maneuver“-February 11, 2019

House Judiciary Panel to Probe Competition in Health Care“-February 5, 2019 (46,000 Twitter impressions)

House’s Cummings Optimistic on Chances for Drug Pricing Fix“-January 30, 2019

Hill Drug Pricing Scrutiny Starts With Patients, Researchers“-January 22, 2019

Trump’s HHS Explores Health Privacy Changes to Bolster Care“-December 12, 2018 (exclusive interview with HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan)

GOP Senators’ Fight Holding Up Drug, Pandemic Bills (Corrected)“-November 29, 2018

Republicans Planning Bite-Sized Health Initiatives in Lame Duck“-November 13, 2018

HHS Goal: Be Bold With Physician Self-Referral Reforms“-September 6, 2018 (exclusive sit-down interview with HHS deputy secretary)

Trump Administration Eyes Lifting Health Kickback Curbs“-August 24, 2018 (exclusive interview with HHS deputy secretary)


Congress Overlooking Some Tactics Used to Keep Drug Prices High“-July 9, 2019 (co-written)

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

Subpoena on Trump Obamacare Stance a Dilemma for Democrats“-May 20, 2019

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

Pharmacy Middlemen Secrets Sought to Gauge Antitrust Woes“-May 10, 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)

House Scrutiny of Obamacare Suit Lags Behind Health Legislation“-March 14, 2019

Lawmaker’s Pharma Ties Stir Angst Over Drug Pricing Role“-March 13, 2019

GOP Feud Brews as Trump Sidesteps Congress on Health Payments“-March 5, 2019

Thousands of Migrant Children Allege Sexual Assault (1)“-February 26, 2019 (breaking news, involved data analysis and graphics)

Beyond Cadavers: Med Students Learn to Dissect Health Policy“-February 4, 2019

Rural Hospitals Fear Losses From Medicare Payment Change“-January 16, 2019

“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)

Six Congressional Committees to Watch in 2019“-November 16, 2018 (Bloomberg Businessweek byline)

Democrats Need to Refine Health Care Messaging for 2020 Race“-November 8, 2018 (wrap-up of 2018 election)

Democrats Could Make Deal With Trump to Cut Drug Prices—or Not“-November 7, 2018

What Happens to Obamacare if Democrats Take the House?“-October 22, 2018

Health Records Adapting to Meet Transgender Needs“-August 6, 2018

“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

Lawmakers’ Plans for Lower Drug Prices Leave Uninsured Behind“-April 30, 2019

Hospitals, Insurers Balance at Risk as Congress Tackles Surprise Billing“-March 19, 2019

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

Child Separation Report Further Fuels Demands for House Hearings“-January 17, 2019 (breaking news)

Delay of Obamacare Tax Bill Angers Employer Groups“-September 26, 2018 (co-written)

Medical Device Makers Object to Payment Reporting in Opioid Bill“-September 19, 2018

Senate Passes Opioid Crisis Bill“-September 17, 2018

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

Medical Device Makers Eager to Weigh in on Anti-Kickback Law“-August 29, 2018