Current Affairs

Cancer is among the most expensive diseases to treat, forcing patients to pay thousands of dollars a year just to stay alive — and that’s if they are lucky enough to pay for care at all. Big drug companies have hiked the cost of cancer medications year after year, but that stops with the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill gives Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices and stops price hikes and caps out-of-pocket costs for seniors. Additionally, the historic legislation reduces premium costs for millions of Americans, ensuring people have access to affordable cancer screenings and treatment.  Read more →


Washington DC — Today, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled to invalidate a key set of preventive health care services that millions of Americans rely on. The Kelley v. Becerra lawsuit threatens the Affordable Care Act (ACA) preventive services requirement that guarantees free access to over 100 preventive health services, including health screenings, routine vaccinations, well baby and child visits, prenatal care, contraception, and more. In 2020 alone, more than 150 million Americans used these services.  Read more →


HISTORY MADE: President Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act Into Law, Delivering Lower Health Care Costs to the American People

Today, President Biden signed The Inflation Reduction Act into law, which will lower costs and improve health care for millions of Americans. Along with combating inflation and making key investments in climate and energy, this historic legislation will drive down health care premiums for 13 million Americans and lower the cost of prescription drugs. Read more →


Overcoming Pharma’s Greed and Unanimous Republican Opposition, Democrats Secure Greatest Health Care Achievement Since the ACA, Benefiting Millions By Driving Down Premiums and Prescription Drug Prices Read more →


Overcoming Pharma’s Greed and Unanimous Republican Opposition, Democrats Secure Greatest Health Care Achievement Since the ACA, Benefiting Millions By Driving Down Premiums and Prescription Drug Prices Read more →


Today, public health experts joined Protect Our Care NH to highlight how Medicaid has provided Granite Staters with access to quality, affordable health care, strengthened local economies, and improved health outcomes across the state. Congressman Chris Pappas met with policy experts from around the state in a Zoom roundtable Read more →


A Webster, NH, couple who pursued town government wrongdoing  is being recognized as this year's Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications' First Amendment Award honorees. Tara Gunnigle and Jon Pearson will be saluted by the communications school on Tuesday, November 9, with U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, as featured speaker.  Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host activities and presentations from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester’s NoMADS project in a monthly series running through June 2022. Team Cooke’s Novel Methods of Antibiotic Discovery in Space (NoMADS) is sending an experiment to the International Space Station through NASA STEM on Station’s Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS). Members of the team will run family activities and formal presentations connected with their research and project development for visitors to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, including a look at bacteria in petri dishes and hands-on engineering challenges. Read more →


U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) will be the featured speaker at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications’ 18th First Amendment Awards. Cheney, Wyoming’s sole Congressional representative, is vice chair of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol. The event will be held in the late afternoon, on Tuesday, November 9, at St. Anselm College’s Institute of Politics.  Read more →