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  • US gov't had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

    Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military. The...

  • Health insurers raise 2015 Fla. exchange rates

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Eight insurance companies are raising the price of health plans and three are lowering them in Florida through the Affordable Care Act exchange, state insurance officials said Monday. But whether you'll pay more or less depends on a complex formula including where...

  • Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead. As Nigerian health authorities...

  • Insurers face tougher mental health coverage fines

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill approved Monday by the Legislature would increase penalties for health insurance companies that provide substandard benefits for mental health care. SB1046 advanced to the governor's desk on a 70-0 vote in the Assembly. It aims to strengthen long-standing rules...

  • Community Health paying $98M to settle US claims

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Community Health Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $98 million to settle federal claims of improper billing by the hospital company. The Justice Department and Community Health announced the settlement Monday. The government alleges that the company admitted patients to the...

  • Vermont changes vendor for troubled health website

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state is reducing ties to the contractor that helped design its website that was supposed to be a marketplace where people could compare and buy insurance plans through President Barack Obama's landmark health care law but remains flawed and short of being fully...

  • Obamacare and the public: The more they know, the less they like

    According to new polling by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which has closely tracked Obamacare for years, 37 percent of those surveyed have a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, while 53 percent have an unfavorable view.

  • Feds watch airline passengers for Ebola symptoms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents at U.S. airports are watching travelers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be tied to the recent Ebola outbreak, as delegations from some 50 countries arrive in the nation's capital for a leadership summit this week. Border patrol agents at...

  • Are government patient satisfaction surveys undermining the Hippocratic Oath?

    "Just give me antibiotics; that's what worked last year." So demanded a character of Dr. Mark Greene on the long-running show "ER" while suffering from the seasonal flu.

  • Five reasons this week's Africa summit matters

    President Obama will host nearly 50 leaders of African nations in Washington early this week during the largest U.S.-African summit ever convened.

  • Big Government worked better in the industrial age; not so much in digital era

    Bureaucracies did a good job of delivering passports and maintaining files in the industrial age. But they can't keep up in the information age.

  • CDC head: U.S. Ebola outbreak not 'in the cards'

    "I don't think it's in the cards that we would have widespread Ebola in this country," Thomas Frieden said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

  • Obama administration asks full D.C. Circuit to revisit Halbig decision

    On Friday, the Obama administration asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to rehear a case concerning the health care law's subsidies to federal exchanges, after a panel on the court sided with challengers last month.

  • Republicans need to articulate a health care vision if they want to replace Obamacare

    More Americans have an unfavorable view of President Obama's health care law than at any time since the law's March 2010 passage, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll.

  • Challengers to Obamacare's federal exchange subsidies ask for Supreme Court hearing

    President Obama's health care law is one step closer to making it back to the Supreme Court.



From the Weekly Standard

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