By Joseph Lawler | 03/03/14 03:55 PM
The House Budget Committee under Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan released an assessment of the federal safety net Monday that casts skepticism on many of its features and sets the stage for the Wisconsin Republican to offer plans for major changes. The report, titled “The War on Poverty: 50 Years...
By Rachel La Corte | 03/03/14 09:04 AM
Dozens of marijuana plants await harvest at a production site for "Loaded Soda," an Olympia-based business that provides marijuana-infused sodas, vitamin waters and other products to more than 400 medical marijuana collectives throughout the state.
By Steve LeBlanc | 03/03/14 09:01 AM
Last fall, the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans hosted its annual conference at Boston's Seaport Hotel, bringing together hundreds of industry officials and a handful of lawmakers, administration officials and legislative aides. Attorney General Martha Coakley addressed the crowd.
By Connie Cass | 03/03/14 08:39 AM
Here's what you need to know about this month's open enrollment countdown.
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:34 PM
Advocates for the home health care industry say the 14 percent cut in Medicare payments it will see over the next four years is unprecedented and could result in a loss of services for thousands of homebound seniors and disabled individuals in Oregon.
By David M. Drucker | 02/28/14 05:22 AM
Seniors disapprove of Obamacare at higher rates than other influential voting blocs and their opinion of the law could sway which political party they support in the midterm elections, according to a Republican poll shared with the Washington Examiner. The national survey of seniors, conducted...
02/28/14 02:30 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Measures to facilitate medical marijuana in Maryland will be getting a hearing. A measure sponsored by Del. Cheryl Glenn and co-sponsored by 60 House members is scheduled to get a hearing in the House Health and Government Operations Committee on Friday, along with a...
02/27/14 09:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration quietly issued a health law fix Thursday to help states that have had technical problems running their own enrollment websites. It could stir up critics but may help the law's supporters. Several Democratic-led states, including Oregon, Maryland,...
02/27/14 08:00 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A problem with Maryland's defective health care exchange could cost the state $30.5 million, because the state is unable to determine whether people remain eligible for Medicaid, according to a report by state budget analysts released Thursday. The exchange can't convert...
02/27/14 03:18 PM
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a settlement on Tuesday with an Easton dentist who allegedly engaged in improper billing to the state’s Medicaid program, MassHealth. Between July 2010 and September, Donald Prohovich...
By Lisa Ruhl | 02/27/14 02:44 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is not budging on his disapproval of Obamacare. He says he's listened to concerns from the American people and is now looking for a more patient-centered law.
02/27/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance companies in the District of Columbia have been ordered to stop denying coverage to transgender residents seeking gender-reassignment surgery. Mayor Vincent Gray says the new rules will end health-care discrimination against the transgender population. The district...
By Associated Press | 02/27/14 08:27 AM
President Obama will ask Congress to approve spending more than $5 billion on medical training to turn out some 13,000 primary care providers over the next 10 years.
By Brian Hughes | 02/27/14 06:45 AM
First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday will propose changes to nutrition labels on food products, saying the new design must bring more attention to calories and serving sizes.
By Peter Pitts | 02/26/14 08:21 PM
According to a just-released analysis by the Government Accountability Office, the Food and Drug Administration is doing a better job at preventing drug shortages. As Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Deputy Director Doug Throckmorton recently told Congress, new shortages declined in...
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