Keya is a reporter at COURIER, where he covers everything from healthcare to climate change. Prior to joining Courier Newsroom, Keya worked as a researcher in the film industry and dabbled in the political world.
Merck—which made $59.3 billion in revenue and $14.5 billion in profits in 2022—argued Tuesday that the Biden administration's effort to lower exorbitant drug prices for seniors would somehow restrict its ability to invest in new cures and treatments.
If the country defaults on its debt, millions of people would lose their jobs, retirement accounts would be decimated, Social Security payments could be delayed, Medicare and Medicaid benefits could be affected, and military members could see paychecks delayed.
An estimated 833,000 Floridians would lose access to food assistance, 17,600 kids would lose preschool and child care slots, and Florida veterans would lose 566,500 doctors visits for issues like mental health and substance disorder treatment under the bill.
Rather than visit constituents battered by 26 inches of rain and devastating floods, DeSantis spent time in Ohio, Virginia, and New Hampshire, returning to Florida only to sign a six-week abortion ban.