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  • Why the D.C. Circuit declared Obamacare subsidies illegal in 36 states

    Liberals were quick to dismiss as judicial activism the federal appeals court ruling declaring subsidies on federal health insurance exchanges illegal, but few have actually taken the time to explain why the judges ruled the way they did.

  • Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies...

  • White House: 'We're confident we will prevail' in Obamacare legal battle

    The White House's top spokesman brushed aside the impact of a court ruling invalidating the federal government's ability to provide Obamacare subsidies, saying the Obama administration is confident that its legal case will prevail on appeal.

  • Federal appeals court rules Obamacare subsidies illegal for 36 states

    Dealing a major blow to President Obama, a federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that subsidies to purchase insurance were illegally granted in 36 states in which the federal government runs the exchanges.

  • U.S. Appeals Court rules against Obamacare subsidies

    In a case with potential to scramble the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that federal subsidies for health insurance were not properly designed.

  • Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida has banned health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid recipients as the state rolls out its massive plan to privatize its health insurance program for low-income individuals and the disabled. Private companies that have contracted with the...

  • Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away. Already, the new results provide...

  • Congress faces gridlock on Veterans Affairs and border spending bills

    With just days left for Congress to legislate before adjourning for the summer, House and Senate leaders remain at odds over major border legislation and a bill to overhaul the troubled Veterans Affairs department.

  • Official: State can send inmates to medical site

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier this year amid staffing, supply and other problems at the site intended to help end years of federal court oversight, an overseer said Monday. J. Clark...

  • Governor signs board changes to Covered California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California's health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members. The governor's office announced Monday that he signed SB972 by Democratic Sen. Norma Torres of Pomona. She said her bill...

  • Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were...

  • Kansas AG files lawsuit against medical alert device companies

    TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Friday a lawsuit has been filed against a group of Utah-based medical device companies that allegedly violated the state’s Do Not Call Act. Schmidt Schmidt’s office received multiple complaints in...

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden to veterans: Fixing Veterans Affairs is a 'sacred obligation'

    Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of veterans Monday fixing the problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs is part of the government's only "sacred obligation."

  • 1-day NYC health care workers' walkout averted

    NEW YORK (AP) — A union representing 70,000 nurses and caregivers in New York City has reached a tentative agreement with management. The deal averts a one-day strike at more than 100 hospitals and nursing homes that had been set for July 31. The agreement was confirmed by the 1199 health...

  • Quinn OKs cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Minors with epilepsy would be allowed to use medical marijuana under a measure Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday. The measure adds seizures to the list of treatable conditions in the state's medical cannabis program and allows children with seizures from epilepsy to consume...

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