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  • Get ready for even higher health insurance premiums: Examiner Editorial

    According to a county-by-county analysis published last month by the Manhattan Institute, individual market insurance premiums have increased by 49 percent on average in 2014 after the most recent round of Obamacare regulations went into effect.

  • Ramsey: UofL, health giant alliance has challenges

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — University of Louisville President James Ramsey acknowledges that the school's 16-month-old alliance with the financially struggling hospital giant KentuckyOne Health "has had its challenges," but said he still expects the partnership to fulfill expectations. "We knew...

  • Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes resurrects 'Mediscare' tactic

    Kentucky senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes reached deep into the Democratic Party's bag of tricks for her latest line of attack against incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell: Mediscare.

  • UnitedHealth sues insurance commissioner over fine

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — UnitedHealth Group has sued California's insurance commissioner to block a $173.6 million fine the insurer incurred for violations during a botched acquisition. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Orange County Superior Court, the Los Angeles Times reported...

  • Trial: dengue shot offers some protection

    LONDON (AP) — The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever," according to a large trial. There is no treatment for dengue, which causes symptoms including...

  • Why Republicans are suing President Obama

    The Republican resistance to the 2010 health care law will take another twist this month when the House debates an unprecedented lawsuit against President Obama.

  • The man picked to clean up Veterans Affairs' scandals

    Cleaning up the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs will be the mission of Robert McDonald, an outsider and former Army Ranger with decades of high-level management experience in the private sector.

  • Why West Point, Fortune 500 were no prep for this new cabinet official

    He's jumped out of planes as an Army Ranger, climbed Mount Fuji -- just once, wisely -- and risen through the management ranks of a Fortune 500 company. Can Robert McDonald reform the VA?

  • Alaska wants mediation over Medicaid billing system

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska has requested mediation over what it considers a failure by the vendor Xerox Corp. to address problems with Alaska's new Medicaid payment system. Gov. Sean Parnell, in a statement Thursday, said that if mediation doesn't work, "the state is prepared...

  • House GOP will sue Obama over employer mandate waiver

    House Republicans will use President Obama's "unilateral actions" on the health care law as the central focus of their lawsuit against him, the GOP leadership announced Thursday.

  • Brace for the next round of Obamacare rate shock

    As insurance companies begin to propose premiums for 2015, it's time for Americans to brace themselves for the next round of rate shock in the wake of President Obama's health care law.

  • Need an MRI? Get it in Mexico

    With medical costs an ever-growing concern (few companies expect medical inflation to remain low), along with cost pressures from Obamacare, some companies are sending patients abroad.

  • Compounding pharmacy oversight changes signed

    BOSTON (AP) — Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a law he said would address a "gray area" between state and federal oversight of the pharmacies. The measure includes new licensing...

  • EmblemHealth resolves allegations it violated mental health laws

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Wednesday with a New York City-based health insurer to resolve allegations it violated mental health parity laws. EmblemHealth Inc. allegedly issued 64 percent more denials of...

  • State reports progress in fixing health website

    BOSTON (AP) — Software ordered by Massachusetts to fix its hobbled health care exchange passed initial tests, renewing hopes that the state could finally have a fully operational website by year's end, officials said Thursday. The breakdown dramatically slowed the state's transition to the...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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