Health care reform is expected to pass the House of Representatives on Friday, and the Senate will likely vote on the bill as well.
But the news of the week has been dominated by the death of a man in Texas who was being treated for diabetes and other health conditions.
Here’s a look at some of the most important health news from the past week, as well as the headlines that really mattered.
The death of an Iowa woman who was battling type 2 diabetes and hypertension in her 60s has sparked calls for a nationwide study of the disease.
The woman, identified only by her first name, Maria, was in her 80s and was taking insulin, according to her daughter, Maria Marie, in an interview with ABC News.
She had been prescribed insulin but her doctor said it was no longer necessary, according an ABC News report.
The New York Times reports that a federal agency in California will begin monitoring the use of a new type of insulin called “smart-tissue insulin” in the United States.
The agency, which is part of the Food and Drug Administration, will make the announcement on Tuesday, the Times reported.
The story of a woman in Georgia who was given a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis that is resistant to a previously approved drug has also been covered in the national news.
The case, which has prompted a public health emergency, has drawn national attention to the problem.
It has also raised questions about the long-term effects of the new drug on the immune system.
The deaths of a California woman and her husband have been highlighted in the media, and both were hospitalized, but the woman in the case of the man in Arizona is expected in a hospital Wednesday, according a report by the Los Angeles Times.
The Los Angeles coroner has not yet identified the woman or her husband.
A man who was found dead in his home in Pennsylvania has been identified as Thomas M. “Tommy” Hickey, who was 42 years old.
Hickey’s family told ABC News that he was a member of a community church that was involved in the death.
The news of a deadly fire that broke out in a home in the Philippines has been covered extensively, but a local fire chief said that the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
The fire broke out at about 11:30 a.m. local time in a house that belonged to a family member, according the Associated Press.
The latest episode of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the US, which began last month, has seen more than 13,500 deaths, including 4,800 Americans in California.
The US has been hit by a series of coronaviruses, including the new strain of the virus that was isolated in the UK, and more than 2,000 deaths have been reported in the country.
The latest US death toll is 3,979, according Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.