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  • Retirees help caregivers cope with hospital stays

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He'd survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn't the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil, cornered hard-to-understand doctors and held job...

  • Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients. A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus the usual electrocardiogram of the heartbeat were...

  • California sees late surge in health enrollment

    California is seeing a late surge in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage ahead of next week's deadline — and state officials are encouraging more people to apply.

  • New York state health exchange reports 782,000 enrolled

    With the 2014 enrollment deadline scheduled to fall at midnight Monday, the state Health Exchange says 1.13 million New Yorkers have completed applications for insurance though fewer than 800,000 have now enrolled for specific coverage.

  • Louisiana hospital faces financial crisis

    Madison Parish Hospital could face a financial emergency if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require reimbursement of $2.5 million in overpayment ties to fraudulent billing by the hospital's former administrator.

  • Health law legacy eludes President Obama as 'fixes' sink in

    As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Obama's health care law has indeed managed to change the country. But Obama's overhaul needs major work of its own if it is to go down in history as a legacy achievement like Medicare or Social Security.

  • Federal health care website taken down briefly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says its health care sign-up website was taken down briefly Friday, with consumer interest surging and only three days left to enrollment. Health and Human Services spokesman Aaron Albright said technicians took HealthCare.gov down for about 20...

  • Would a GOP takeover of the Senate kill the employer mandate?

    It isn't clear that Republicans would want to pass an isolated repeal of the employer mandate. And even if the GOP did pass it, would President Obama be willing to sign it?

  • Five unanswered questions on Obamacare enrollment

    On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that 6 million Americans had now selected an insurance plan through President Obama's health care law due to a late surge ahead of the advertised deadline of March 31 to sign up for coverage without facing a penalty. But that...

  • Vivek Murthy shouldn't be confirmed as surgeon general

    In December 2013, I sent a letter to President Obama expressing my nonpartisan concerns about Dr. Vivek Murthy, his nominee to be the next surgeon general. Now as senators consider his nomination, I would like to share those concerns with them and the American public. This is not meant to be...

  • Obamacare enrollment passes 6 million

    With just four days left until the end of the open enrollment period, more than 6 million consumers have signed up for the health law's insurance exchanges, President Obama announced Thursday. “This afternoon, while traveling in Italy, President Obama convened a conference call with health...

  • Republicans ramp up planning to replace Obamacare as Senate prospects rise

    The Republican Party's rising Senate prospects are forcing House Republicans to craft a health care agenda that could function as a feasible legislative blueprint for overhauling Obamacare in January 2015.

  • Dem fractures deepen on ObamaCare

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • Dem fractures deepen on ObamaCare • Warren to the rescue in Braley’s farmer fiasco • Dem candidate charged in guns for funds sting • Top 2016 contenders converge on The Strip • This candidate’s got stones,...

  • Court restores Mississippi medical kickback convictions

    JACKSON, Miss. — A federal appeals court has ruled against two men challenging verdicts in a bribery and kickbacks case involving a north Mississippi hospital. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled Tuesday in cases against Ray Shoemaker and Lee...

  • Medical tourism plan studied by lawmakers

    Alongside Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, South Beach and the Florida Keys, Sen. Aaron Bean wants to give visitors another reason to come to the state: to get some doctoring. Bean has proposed legislation to require Visit Florida, the public-private partnership charged with attracting...



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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