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1 hr ago | CBS News

Defend Obamacare unabashedly in 2014 midterms, some Dems say

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Law

4 hrs ago | Truthdig

Even After Doctors Are Sanctioned or Arrested, Medicare Keeps Paying

In August 2011, federal agents swept across the Detroit area, arresting doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals accused of running a massive scheme to defraud Medicare.


Related Topix: Law, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US News, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago | WHO-TV

Drug Death: Opening Statements In Doctor's Trial

Dr. Daniel Baldi is charged with nine counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the drug-related deaths of former patients.


Related Topix: Drugs, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Governor: Nebraska tax relief debates to continue

Lawmakers made good strides this year in passing millions of dollars in tax cuts, but Nebraska's next governor and Legislature can still do more when a new session begins next year, Gov. Dave Heineman said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Nebraska, Nebraska Government, Tax, Law, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Science / Technology


Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

After months of focusing on how many people have or haven't signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, we now have a rough total and everyone's keen to get to the bigger questions: How well is the law working? How many of those who signed up have paid their premiums and are actually getting coverage? How many were uninsured ... (more)


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Law, Health Care Policy, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

KTVK Phoenix

Brewer signs surprise inspections abortion bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's signing of bill allowing for snap inspections at abortion clinics will likely lead to another legal battle.


Related Topix: Abortion, Arizona, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Law, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Lincoln Daily News

U.S. court reverses Massachusetts ban on Zogenix pain drug

A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superseded the state's action.


Related Topix: Drugs, Law, Medicine, Health, Pain, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Food and Drug Administration

WIXY-FM Champaign

New poll shows Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare

Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan.


Related Topix: Law

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Law, Deval Patrick, US Governors


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.


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.


Related Topix: Law


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.


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.


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.


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.


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