By Brian Hughes | 06/30/14 01:22 PM
The White House on Monday slammed the Supreme Court's ruling that certain businesses can opt out of Obamacare's contraception mandate, saying Congress should act to ensure that women at closely-held corporations have access to birth control.
06/30/14 01:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says women's health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court's decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal...
By Philip Klein | 06/30/14 12:30 PM
The opinion didn't establish any broad new Constitutional principles, but rather ruled that the contraception mandate violated the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act.
By Nora Hertel | 06/30/14 08:37 AM
Trainers operating with a federal grant came to Brookings and Pierre this week to educate public and private employers on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
By Brian Hughes | 06/30/14 08:02 AM
President Obama will unveil his pick Monday to lead the problem-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs, tapping a former chief executive at Procter & Gamble to tackle deadly lapses in medical care at the overwhelmed agency. The unorthodox selection of Bob McDonald, who most recently served...
06/29/14 05:30 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state residents are being urged to avoid mosquito bites this summer now that health officials have found the season's first trace of West Nile Virus. The state's Department of Health says the virus was confirmed in a mosquito sample from Rockland County last week....
06/28/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice. The court meets for a final time Monday to release decisions in its two remaining cases before the justices...
By Susan Crabtree | 06/28/14 08:02 AM
A White House review of VA uncovered layers of problems that led to extended wait times for veterans to get medical care, including a "corrosive culture," little transparency or accountability and a system that encouraged the manipulation of wait times.
06/28/14 05:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust. It says the VA lacks resources and is ill-prepared to deal with an influx of new and older veterans with a range of medical...
06/27/14 08:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers...
06/27/14 05:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels during meals. The FDA cleared MannKind Corp.'s Afrezza, a fast-acting form of insulin, for adults with the most common form of...
By Brian Hughes | 06/27/14 03:20 PM
President Obama is so over Republican lawmakers. He has long lamented what he views as GOP obstructionism, but now he’s not even trying to hide his disdain, belittling them with a newfound fervor.
06/27/14 02:48 PM
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 other nations or territories that have adopted similar regulations in recent years. The warnings, which showcase gruesome close-up images ranging...
06/27/14 12:30 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Consumers and advocates urged state insurance regulators on Friday to deny a 12.5 percent rate increase proposed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Connecticut's largest health insurer. The proposed rate increase for individual plans, beginning Jan. 1, would affect...
By Mark Tapscott | 06/27/14 09:04 AM
There were 26 reports between 2000 and 2011 by government investigators and auditors describing the problems now known as the "VA scandal." Those reports cover the six years of President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office, as well as President George W. Bush's two terms. So why wasn't something...
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