Mary Agnes Carey
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Mary Agnes Carey is the Senior Correspondent and Partnerships Editor at KFF Health News. She oversees the placement of KFF Health News’ content in publications across the country. She has covered health policy and politics in KFF Health News as well as CQ, Dow Jones Newswires and other outlets.
Supreme Court justices can act on the access to mifepristone, an abortion pill, at any time. Beyond reproductive health, their ruling could carry significant implications for states’ rights and FDA independence and integrity. For now, though, observers are unsure what the court will do — or what exactly prompted justices to again delay their decision this week.
This week, at the Capitol, legislators grumbled and laughed as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy unveiled the Republican plan to reduce government spending. The package would be dead-on-arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate. But of note is the pushback from within McCarthy’s own caucus, with some hard-right conservatives pressing to go further by demanding the repeal of the Inflation Reduction Act in exchange for raising the debt…