By Philip Klein | 07/22/14 01:30 PM
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.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/22/14 12:29 PM
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.
By Philip Klein | 07/22/14 11:51 AM
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.
By Ryan Teague Beckwith | 07/22/14 09:23 AM
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.
07/22/14 10:00 AM
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...
07/22/14 05:01 AM
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...
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/21/14 10:26 PM
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.
07/21/14 08:00 PM
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...
07/21/14 07:15 PM
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...
07/21/14 05:31 PM
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...
07/21/14 03:06 PM
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...
By Ed Sykes | 07/21/14 02:54 PM
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."
07/21/14 12:30 PM
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...
07/20/14 04:45 PM
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...
By Associated Press | 07/20/14 01:57 PM
Denise Mesteth signed up for new health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, despite concerns that it may not be worth the money for her and other Native Americans who otherwise rely on free government coverage.
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