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  • House finalizing bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

    Doctors who treat Medicare patients would get a last-minute reprieve from a scheduled 24 percent cut in their government reimbursements under a bill that's on track to pass the House.

  • Covered California confirms Monday signup deadline

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is sticking to Monday's health insurance enrollment deadline, but consumers will get extra time to finish their applications. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said Wednesday that people who start an application on the state's health...

  • FDA panel narrowly backs DNA colon cancer test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers has narrowly backed an experimental blood test that uses patients' DNA to help screen for colon cancer. The FDA's genetic experts voted 5-4, with one abstention, that the benefits of Epigenomics' test outweigh the risks. The...

  • Obamacare spokeswoman says most people are 'truthful' when seeking government benefits

    Dismissing questions about the potential for individuals to exploit the latest Obamacare enrollment loophole, a spokeswoman for President Obama's health care law Wednesday insisted that relying on an honor system was okay because most people are “truthful” when seeking government benefits....

  • CMS sidesteps questions about verifying late Obamacare applicants

    The Obama administration on Wednesday insisted that they would allow consumers who tried to register for Obamacare before the deadline to complete the process but sidestepped questions about how they would verify any late applications.

  • Harry Reid to Obamacare enrollees: Learn to use the Internet

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on Wednesday the problems associated with signing up for Obamacare are not caused by the glitch-filled healthcare.gov website. Rather, it’s the enrollees who need a lesson in using a computer.

  • Majority threatened, Democrats take up populist agenda to distract from Obamacare

    Senate Democrats, facing an increasing threat of losing their majority in November, rolled out an ambitious and populist legislative agenda on Wednesday that aims to rally their base and divert voter attention away from the unpopular health reform law. The agenda, which includes a minimum wage...

  • John Boehner: Obama making a joke out of health law with latest delay

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Tuesday mocked the latest move by the Obama administration to delay the implementation of the health care law.

  • Correction: DNA Stool Test-FDA story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 24 about colon cancer screening tests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Colosure test from LabCorp is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It has not been approved by the agency. The story also incorrectly stated that another test...

  • LA doctors practice speeding up trauma care

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones. The text messages read: A 35-year-old man had driven head-on into a bus. He suffered major...

  • State will send voter forms to insurance enrollees

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state of California has agreed to mail voter registration forms to nearly 4 million people who have signed up for insurance through its health care exchange after a threat of a lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday. The ACLU of California and...

  • Latinos being left behind in health care overhaul

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation's uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6...

  • Terry McAuliffe proposes 2-year pilot Medicaid expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed a two-year pilot of an expanded Medicaid program Monday in a bid to persuade Republicans to end an impasse over the state's budget. The new Democratic governor announced the plan shortly before the General Assembly returned to Richmond for...

  • New York attorney general settles with health insurer over mental health denials

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Thursday with a Schenectady-based health insurer to resolve allegations of widespread violations of mental health parity laws. MVP Health Care, through its behavioral health...

  • Q&A: Who can shop online for health coverage?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running...



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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  • 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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