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  • Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of the state's Medicaid insurance plan for the poor, ruling that Republican lawmakers have the right to sue over their contention that a hospital assessment that funds the expansion...

  • Declaring the Obamacare debate over won't save Democrats

    Apart from gutting America's military, our standing in the world, our fiscal stability, the economy, the office of the presidency, conventional energy sources, the free market and religious liberty, President Obama has little to boast about other than Obamacare, so let him go for it. Yes, let...

  • FDA plan would speed up medical device approvals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a proposal Tuesday designed to speed up development and approval of medical devices that treat life-threatening diseases and debilitating conditions. Under the Expedited Access Program, companies developing devices for critical and...

  • Allyson Schwartz pushes Obamacare in new ad

    Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz released a new ad Tuesday touting President Obama's health care law.

  • John Cornyn calls for broad probe into Obamacare spending, fundraising

    Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is calling for a broad investigation into spending and fundraising to help promote Obamacare after a report released Monday raised new questions about the White House's involvement in persuading private entities to donate to the effort.

  • Judicial Watch sues HHS for documents on faulty Obamacare '834' insurance forms

    A nonprofit watchdog group is suing the Department of Health and Human Services for information about the federal health care website's flawed "834" forms after HHS ignored a Freedom of Information Act request. Judicial Watch filed a Dec. 20 FOIA request for documents related to the forms,...

  • Despite Obamacare's woes, many high-ranking CMS employees got raises, data show

    Despite controversial delays in Obamacare and costly problems with its healthcare.gov website, most officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were paid more last year than the year before, newly released data show. CMS, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is...

  • Hawaii considers mandated autism care coverage

    HONOLULU (AP) — For Gerilyn Pinnow, every dollar that goes to treat her son's autism is one less she's able to save for her daughter's college education. That choice is one reason Pinnow and other parents are pushing the Hawaii Legislature to pass a bill that would require insurance companies...

  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46-year-old mother of four from Texas...

  • Long-term care insurance rates rising in Oregon

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — About 30,000 Oregonians who insure themselves against the expense of long-term care will see their premium rates rise by an average of 26 percent as the state works to balance requests from insurance companies seeking even higher increases. The Insurance Division has been...

  • More evidence of rising health care spending

    New evidence is suggesting that national health care costs are on the rise, a reality that would present new challenges for President Obama's health care law and the U.S. medical system. As I wrote earlier this month, between 2009 and 2012, national health care spending grew at a historically...

  • Obamacare's healthcare.gov flagged in Heartbleed review

    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration...

  • Faith in government-provided health care is misplaced

    One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The closest we get to history is the instant replay.

  • Report raises questions about White House role in Obamacare fundraising

    A new report is raising questions about the involvement of a top White House health care aide in the administration's effort to fundraise to promote Obamacare enrollment. The Government Accountability Office, Congress's investigative arm, released a report early Monday on Health and Human...

  • Maryland spent $90M on health exchange tech

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A breakdown of spending on Maryland's troubled health exchange shows that more than $90 million of the nearly $130 million cost so far has gone toward technology expenses. Officials, including Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who was in charge of...



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