By Holly Ramer | 04/10/14 08:09 AM
Hoping to return to Washington by way of New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is using a variation of the state's "Live Free or Die" motto to argue against President Obama's health care overhaul law.
By Mark Flatten | 04/09/14 07:33 PM
Barry Coates knows he will die soon and thus become another preventable patient death resulting from botched care at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. In November 2010, Coates sought treatment for severe abdominal pain and rectal bleeding at a VA hospital in Hartsville, S.C. The...
04/09/14 06:45 PM
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...
By David M. Drucker | 04/09/14 05:03 PM
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...
04/09/14 04:45 PM
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...
By Philip Klein | 04/09/14 12:30 PM
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...
By Alan Suderman | 04/09/14 08:40 AM
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.
By Astrid Galvan | 04/09/14 08:37 AM
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.
04/08/14 07:00 PM
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...
By Noemie Emery | 04/08/14 05:56 PM
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...
04/08/14 05:15 PM
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...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 03:12 PM
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.
By Mark Flatten | 04/07/14 07:04 PM
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,...
04/07/14 06:45 PM
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...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/07/14 06:27 PM
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.
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