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 519,000 Pennsylvanians could lose access to Medicaid health insurance, nearly half-a-million residents would lose access to food assistance, and Pennsylvania veterans would lose 272,600 doctors visits for issues like mental health and substance disorder treatment.
The Farm Bill provides food assistance for 41 million Americans, funds land conservation practices, is a huge source of federal investment in rural communities, and ensures all Americans they have access to a safe, stable supply of food.