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37 min ago | Greenwich Citizen

Leaders await decision on Indiana Plan expansion

Two of the state's top Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that they would like to see the federal government sign off on an expansion of Medicaid through the state's health care plan for low-income residents, but they added that they have little idea how soon that could happen.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Larry Bucshon, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KXII-TV Sherman

Okla. Senate OKs abortion drug restrictions

The Senate voted 37-5 Tuesday for the bill that was written in direct response to a state Supreme Court decision that tossed a similar measure approved by the Legislature in 2011.

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Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration

The Modesto Bee

FDA approves injectable diabetes drug from Glaxo

The agency cleared the company's drug, Tanzeum, to help patients control their blood sugar levels, in combination with diet and exercise.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Law, Diabetes, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

KFVS12

Missouri House OKs limiting e-cigarettes to adults

Missouri House members have given first-round approval to legislation that seeks to prevent children and younger teens from buying electronic cigarettes and other devices.

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Related Topix: Law

KTVU Oakland

Final deadline arrives for Covered California sign-up

It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Health Insurance, Health, Law, Medicaid

My Mother Lode

Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller

U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued the preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, said in a lawsuit that the ban ordered by Gov. Deval Patrick was unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Law, Deval Patrick, US Governors

SFGate

Walker kicks off re-election campaign with rallies

Republican Gov. Scott Walker , touting nearly $2 billion in tax cuts over the past three years and the addition of more than 100,000 jobs, officially launched his re-election campaign Tuesday with a series of rallies across Wisconsin.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Law, Chippewa Falls, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Science / Technology

WTVF Nashville

Protesters Gather Outside House, Senate Chambers

A group of about 50 activists has staged a protest outside the doors of the House and Senate chamber while lawmakers met within.

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Related Topix: Law

KION 46

Report: E-cigarettes appealing to kids

Redeploying a major argument from the battle over traditional cigarettes, a dozen Democratic members of Congress released a report on Monday concluding that electronic cigarettes "aggressively their products by using techniques and venues that appeal to youth" and should be strictly regulated like the non-electronic versions.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Law, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin

Mon Apr 14, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

N.H. Plans To Appeal Hospital Tax Ruling

The state will appeal a superior court judge's ruling that a tax on New Hampshire's hospitals that brings in $185 million annually is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Law

Lexington Herald-Leader

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

In this May 31, 2013, file photo, acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, center, accompanied by Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris, left, and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, speaks during a news conference about Social Security and Medicare in Washington.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Law, Medicare, Health, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

Post and Courier

Obamacare insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Law, Medicaid, Medicare

Lexington Herald-Leader

Andy Barr challenger Elisabeth Jensen to run radio ad praising health care law

Democratic congressional candidate Elisabeth Jensen embraces the federal health care law pushed by President Barack Obama and Gov. Steve Beshear in her campaign's first radio ad.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Andy Barr, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Law, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Barack Obama, US Senate, Mitch McConnell

The Daily Beast

Fact-Checking the Sunday ShowsBy PunditFact.com

On ABC's This Week, a gaggle of pundits discussed the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Related Topix: Law, Health Insurance

The Washington Post

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

This Dec. 6, 2013 file photo shows different strains of marijuana displayed for sale at The Clinic, a Denver-based dispensary with several outlets, in Denver.

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Related Topix: US News, Marijuana, Law, Florida, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Va. Republicans arena t blinking in Medicaid showdown

RICHMOND - Virginia Republicans were supposed to be squirming by now. For months, their opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has put them at odds with some traditional allies in the business world.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Delegates, Swing, Richmond, VA

CBS 3 Springfield

Federal judge to rule on Massachusetts drug ban

A federal judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit claiming the state's first-in-the-nation ban of Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

KFVS12

Members of 37 congregations meet in Springfield

About 250 people from 37 Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Baha'i congregations met Thursday to discuss issues they plan to address with the Missouri Legislature, such as early voting, Medicaid expansion, poverty and living wages.

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Related Topix: Religion, Bahai, Law

News Max

Sebelius: Health Care Launch 'Terribly Flawed'

The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.

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Related Topix: Law

Washington Times

Corbett plan will test federal agency on Medicaid

Billions of dollars, better health care for Pennsylvania's poor and election-year politics are riding on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett 's bid to bring Medicaid expansion money to the state under the 2010 federal health care law.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Health Insurance, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Medicare

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