07/04/14 05:00 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is accepting applications for grants to help with the next insurance enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The Department of Public Health announced Thursday that community groups can apply through Aug. 1 for the "Get Covered Illinois"...
07/03/14 06:30 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday sided with retired state employees who argue that health insurance coverage is a constitutionally-protected retirement benefit, a ruling that could portend trouble for landmark legislation aimed at fixing the worst funded state pension...
07/03/14 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has reached out to nearly 140,000 veterans in the past two months to get them off waiting lists and into clinics for medical appointments. Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson revealed the number Thursday as the VA released new audit...
By Jared Meyer | 07/03/14 05:16 PM
In terms of economics, the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby gives opponents of Obamacare little to celebrate. The case is narrow in its application. It is specifically applicable to “closely held businesses,” and does not affect all organizations. Additionally, only two...
By Philip Klein | 07/03/14 05:01 PM
The timing of the news release is part of a long pattern for President Obama's administration, which has often used holidays as an opportunity to dump dense regulatory changes when most reporters and Americans are focused on their holiday plans.
By David Limbaugh | 07/03/14 03:55 PM
It's no accident that Obamacare has become emblematic of the Obama administration overall, because it exemplifies so thoroughly what Obama represents ideologically and functionally.
07/03/14 01:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The fund that compensates people with illnesses related to the Sept. 11 attacks has picked up the pace of evaluating applications after a slow start. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund released data Thursday for the first half of the year. As of the end of June,...
07/03/14 01:02 PM
GENEVA (AP) — Infection rates for the Middle East respiratory syndrome are slowing and scientists are working to stop the dangerous coronavirus from spreading further internationally, a top U.N. health official says. Most of the 824 confirmed cases of MERS since 2013, including at least 286...
By Rebecca Berg | 07/03/14 12:06 PM
Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign demanded an apology Wednesday from Republican Rep. Tom Cotton after he questioned the depth of Pryor's religious faith.
By Steve Chapman | 07/03/14 11:08 AM
The ultimate resolution of the contraception issue in Obamacare will probably leave everyone dissatisfied. You could call that a curse. Or you could call it a blessing.
07/03/14 07:17 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun. Delimene Saint Lise says she's doing her best to comfort her 2-year-old...
By Sean Higgins | 07/02/14 06:16 PM
A Supreme Court majority may have said Monday that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home healthcare workers to support a union, but that doesn't mean that state officials will make it easy for those workers to be left alone.
07/02/14 10:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Business owners who don't want to pay for their employees' birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious belief not to comply with part of the health care law. Some owners are already in touch with their brokers...
07/02/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief medical inspector for the Department of Veterans Affairs has retired, following a report that his office downplayed whistleblower complaints outlining serious problems at VA facilities across the country, acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday. Dr. John R....
By Philip Klein | 07/02/14 05:54 PM
Despite the controversy it has generated, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was rather straightforward. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed nearly unanimously in 1993 by a Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Clinton, set up certain...
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