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  • House defeats bipartisan fix to 'Obamacare'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan fix to the Affordable Care Act that would exempt U.S. health plans sold to expatriate workers from having to comply with the law's mandates. The legislation was aimed at helping U.S. insurance companies like Cigna and Metlife that...

  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to...

  • Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as the medical world confronted a new era...

  • Enrollees in Obamacare's exchanges used more costly prescription drugs than is typical, report says

    Americans who obtained health insurance on exchanges through President Obama's health care law are using more costly prescription drugs than is typical, according to a new report from Express Scripts, the nation's largest provider of pharmacy benefits. Because claims for prescription drugs...

  • Virginia Senate passes budget with expanded Medicaid

    The Virginia Senate approved its version of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats pointed fingers over who is responsible for a potential state government shutdown.

  • Court extends stay on new Arizona abortion rules

    A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if the rules are allowed to take effect.

  • Painkiller ban raises constitutional questions

    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick defended the state's first-in-the-nation ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro after a federal judge suggested in court that his administration may have overreached. "I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think I had a legal footing to do it," Patrick said...

  • Obamacare: The health care law that won't die, but won't heal, either

    Obamacare is on the rise and on a roll again, as its backers will tell you, having passed the 7 million mark in enrolling the uninsured (although it's really 5.9 million or so, and most of those enrolled had been insured already), but it's back on its feet. "Can the GOP Succeed by Running...

  • Many 'Obamacare' critics accepted its subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several big corporations have reaped millions of dollars from "Obamacare" even as they support GOP candidates who vow to repeal the law. This condemn-while-benefiting strategy angers Democrats, who see some of their top congressional candidates struggling against waves of...

  • Sheldon Whitehouse: John Roberts is so partisan, he upheld Obamacare to help Republicans

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., argued that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts upheld Obamacare in order to help Republicans, analysis he offered to buttress the idea that the court's five Republican nominees are partisan jurists.

  • Delayed tests, inadequate care linked to 23 cancer patient deaths at Veterans Affairs hospitals

    Delays in cancer screenings contributed to as many as 23 patient deaths at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide, according to an agency document. Another 53 patients suffered some type of harm as a result of improper care related to gastrointestinal cancer testing or treatment,...

  • Cuba slashes more than 100,000 health care jobs

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities say they have eliminated more than 100,000 jobs in health care, considered one of the pillars of the 1959 revolution. The cuts come as President Raul Castro tries to streamline government as part of a broader economic reform package. The weekly labor newspaper...

  • Obama administration reverses planned cuts to Medicare Advantage

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday announced that it would increase payments to insurers offering Medicare Advantage plans by 0.4 percent, reversing a planned cut.

  • Report: New York inspects its tanning salons more than its abortion clinics

    New York's state Health Department is more concerned with the safety of tanning salons than the safety of abortion clinics, according to a report in the New York Post. And not every abortion provider in the state is regulated. Of the 225 providers that pro-abortion advocates claim are in New...

  • US health secretary: Nations cannot ignore disease

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Health is the "great global connector" and ignoring disease in other nations will punish people everywhere as the world increasingly is connected by air travel and food transported across the globe, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday....



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