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While the objectives echoed those cited by the Obama Administration, it also underscores the fact that such issues have become both nonpartisan and national. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Trump Administration is apparently poised to test national health-care initiatives with the federal workforce.

The administration has contacted insurance vendors that participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, informing them that they will be expected to address general health insurance cost containment, prescription drug costs, genetic testing and opioid abuse in the health plans they offer for next year.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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