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  • Army suspends head of Western medical command

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army says it has suspended the head of its Western Regional Medical Command, which is in charge of Army hospitals in 20 western states. A brief Army statement at the Pentagon says Brig. Gen. John M. Cho was suspended, effective immediately. That's pending the outcome of...

  • In New Hampshire, Cruz opts for pragmatism

    The Texas Republican will head to New Hampshire this weekend to hold a rally for Marilinda Garcia, who has said repealing the Affordable Care Act is currently unrealistic.

  • Court hands White House important win on Obamacare

    The Obama administration scored a major legal victory Thursday before judges wrote a single word.

  • Could the blood of Ebola survivors help patients?

    LONDON (AP) — As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the blood of survivors. The evidence is mixed for using infection-fighting antibodies from survivors' blood for Ebola, but without any licensed...

  • Another Republican candidate backs OTC birth control

    North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis backed selling birth control without a prescription at a debate Wednesday, the latest Republican to back an idea aimed at winning over women voters.

  • Appeals court agrees to rehear Obamacare subsidies case

    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed on Thursday to rehear a case over subsidies in President Obama's healthcare law, making it potentially less likely that the case will wind up at the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • GOP not giving up on Obamacare attacks

    Two months before Election Day, senior Republican strategists working on key Senate campaigns say they intend to continue using the Affordable Care Act to weigh down their Democratic opponents.

  • D.C. Circuit accepts Halbig en banc

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted the Obama administration's request Thursday for an en banc rehearing of Halbig v. Burwell.

  • Pace of health care spending likely to speed up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers, businesses and patients. Economic recovery, an aging society, and more people insured under the new...

  • Government actuaries see Obamacare driving up healthcare costs over next decade

    Health spending grew at a relatively slow rate in 2013, according to a government analysis released on Wednesday, but it is expected to accelerate over the next decade as the economy improves, baby boomers retire, and more Americans gain coverage through President Obama's healthcare law.

  • CHART: Government share of U.S. health spending surging under Obamacare

    The government's share of U.S. health spending is expected to surge over the next decade as President Obama's healthcare law expands insurance coverage and more Americans become eligible for Medicare, according to a report from actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published...

  • 2 hospitals restrict visits, citing virus

    QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A Quincy hospital and one across the Mississippi River in Missouri are restricting visitors because of an apparent respiratory virus outbreak that largely affects children. The Quincy Herald-Whig (http://bit.ly/1lwGCsi) says Quincy's Blessing Hospital is restricting anyone...

  • FDA: Little evidence to support testosterone drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are beneficial, though the agency is also unconvinced by studies suggesting the hormone carries serious risks. The agency posted its review online...

  • 10,000 Illinois immigrants risk losing Obamacare

    CHICAGO (AP) — Some 10,000 immigrants in Illinois are among more than 200,000 nationwide whose insurance bought through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could end this month if they don't prove this week they're legally in the country. The federal government mailed letters in...

  • North Carolina woman pleads guilty in Medicaid scam

    The woman admitted this week to running a business based entirely on using Medicaid patients' ID numbers to bill the government for services, whether they needed them or not. 



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