Health Care
  • Various N95 respiration masks at a laboratory of 3M, that has been contracted by the U.S. government to produce extra marks in response to the country's novel coronavirus outbreak, in Maplewood, Minnesota

    Number of the Day: 3.5 Billion

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. maintains a Strategic National Stockpile of critical medical supplies, which includes antibiotics, vaccines, ventilators and other essential equipment. One item that’s supposed to be ready...

  • U.S. President Trump arrives for lunch meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Trump’s Coronavirus Tax Cut Falls Flat on Capitol Hill

    President Trump promised Monday evening that his administration would quickly announce “very major,” very “substantial” and “dramatic” steps to boost the economy in the face of the coronavirus threat...

  • The closing numbers are displayed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    A Coronavirus Recession?

    Stocks cratered on Monday, suffering their worst daily drop in more than nine years, as the spread of the coronavirus and a clash between Saudi Arabia and Russia over oil prices left investors again...

  • Participants hold signs as Democratic U.S. presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Medicare for All Would Help, Not Hurt, the Job Market: Report

    One of the main criticisms of Medicare for All is that its radical realignment of the health care sector would lead to millions of job losses as doctors and hospitals take a financial hit and the...

  • The Wall Street bull is seen in the financial district in New York

    Number of the Day: $48 Billion

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    That’s how much health insurer stocks rose Wednesday as investors reacted to Joe Biden’s surprisingly strong showing in the Super Tuesday primaries. Wall Street apparently saw the result as a...