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  • Federal judge won't dismiss Fla. Medicaid lawsuit

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge refused Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges Florida provides inadequate care to children in its Medicaid program, despite state claims that privatizing the program will resolve many of the problems. The state argued that a massive statewide overhaul to...

  • Colorado raises estimate for health care drops

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's health insurance exchange has doubled its estimate of how many will drop their policies. Connect For Health Colorado projected in April that 13 percent of people would drop or not pay for policies this fiscal year. But the exchange has revised that estimate to about...

  • Pence, Ritz seek federal dollars without strings

    Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 7

    President Obama is off to Austin, Texas, this week for a pair of Democratic National Committee fundraisers. On Wednesday, Obama will travel to the Lone Star State where he will stay overnight. The president will deliver remarks on the economy Thursday morning before heading back to Washington.

  • Justices to consider nonprofits' contraceptives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated...

  • Fla man charged in Medicare scam among most wanted

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami man has been added to federal health officials' list of most wanted fugitives. Sandy De La Fe was indicted last year on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud. Investigators say De La Fe owned a Miami pharmacy and participated in a...

  • Quinn signs ballot question on birth control

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that'll ask voters if they think prescription drug coverage plans should be required to include birth control. The Chicago Democrat inked the non-binding question Sunday. In a statement, Quinn says a recent U.S. Supreme Court...

  • Are employers hiring part-timers to avoid Obamacare costs?: Examiner Editorial

    On July 3, Commerce reported a gain of 288,000 jobs for June, the fifth-largest monthly increase of President Obama's tenure. Perhaps things are finally improving. Or perhaps there's something ugly beneath the surface.

  • Free birth control is emerging standard for women

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance. This week the Supreme Court allowed some employers with religious scruples to opt out, but most companies...

  • Courts still sorting blame in hepatitis C outbreak

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two years after a cardiac technician was accused of infecting patients with hepatitis C, a handful of patients are still suing Exeter Hospital, which is pursuing its own lawsuit seeking help covering its settlement costs. A federal court judge recently set a July 2016...

  • Get Covered Illinois outreach grants available

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is accepting applications for grants to help with the next insurance enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The Department of Public Health announced Thursday that community groups can apply through Aug. 1 for the "Get Covered Illinois"...

  • Court: Retiree health benefits must not be reduced

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday sided with retired state employees who argue that health insurance coverage is a constitutionally-protected retirement benefit, a ruling that could portend trouble for landmark legislation aimed at fixing the worst funded state pension...

  • VA says patient access to medical care improving

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has reached out to nearly 140,000 veterans in the past two months to get them off waiting lists and into clinics for medical appointments. Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson revealed the number Thursday as the VA released new audit...

  • Manhattan Moment: The birth control mandate isn't the worst thing about Obamacare

    In terms of economics, the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby gives opponents of Obamacare little to celebrate. The case is narrow in its application. It is specifically applicable to “closely held businesses,” and does not affect all organizations. Additionally, only two...

  • HHS releases 1,296 pages of regulations ahead of holiday weekend

    The timing of the news release is part of a long pattern for President Obama's administration, which has often used holidays as an opportunity to dump dense regulatory changes when most reporters and Americans are focused on their holiday plans.



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