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26 min ago | Brandon Sun

Those with health coverage through Obama's law may face a challenge in getting tax-return form

If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.


Related Topix: Tax, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014


Lawsuit against Planned Parenthood may proceed

A federal appeals court says a former Planned Parenthood clinic director may go forward with a lawsuit against the organization, reinstating portions of the case dismissed in 2012 by a judge.


Related Topix: Law, US News, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


Utah's alternative to Medicaid expansion stalled

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Related Topix: Utah, Utah Government, Sundance Film Festival, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Gary Herbert


Final arguments unfold at ex-governor's trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were in deeply in debt and couldn't refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday.


Related Topix: Law, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding


Former employee of an East Texas hospital pleads guilty to criminal HIPAA charges

When all other Seminole students were headed to their first day of school on Monday, one little boy was sent home because his hair was too long.


Related Topix: Prison, Texas, Law, Austin, TX

JD Supra

New Data Disposal Law in Delaware Requires Action by Impacted Businesses

While the federal government continues its inaction on data security bills pending in Congress, some U.S. states have been busy at work on this issue over the summer.


Related Topix: Law

Washington Times

Judge to hear health advocacy groups' lawsuit

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to provide certain services required by the federal health care law.


Related Topix: Law, Health, Medicaid

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Human Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine to Begin

Human trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health.


Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Lower Medicare, Medicaid costs projected

Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Law, Medicare, Health, Medicaid, Health Insurance, Washington DC, Opinion

The Daily Democrat

Health law credits could take bite out of tax refunds

But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.


Related Topix: Tax, Law, Health Insurance, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Detroit Free Press

300,000 risk losing insurance due to glitches

Hundreds of thousands of people risk losing their new health insurance policies if they don't resubmit citizenship or immigration information to the government by the end of next week -- but the federal site remains so glitchy that they are having a tough time complying.


Related Topix: Law, Immigration Reform, Medicaid, Health, Medicare


Va. couple's Medicaid fraud trial begins

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Related Topix: Law, Virginia, Science / Technology

Modern Healthcare

Talks on Pennsylvania Medicaid plan said to be nearing end

An announcement could be made soon on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars under the 2010 healthcare law to subsidize private health insurance policies, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

Medi-Cal asset seizure bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration

After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, California, Folk, Assembly, Law, El Cerrito, CA, Medicaid, Health

KTVK Phoenix

Arizona Supreme Court to hear appeal on Medicaid

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether conservative Republican legislators may challenge Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of Medicaid health care coverage for low-income people.


Related Topix: Law, Arizona, Arizona Government, US News, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US Politics, Barack Obama

Lewistown Sentinel

Conservative lawmaker aids medical marijuana push

Folmer pored over studies and news articles while his wife, Sheila, wondered why he lingered at their computer all weekend.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Law


3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick

5, 2013 file photo, an infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from ... (more)


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Law, Medicine

KDXY-FM Jonesboro

U.S. names Conn. official to lead Obamacare marketplace

The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut's state health exchange, Kevin Counihan, to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Law


Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

When Yuri Maldonado's 6-year-old son was diagnosed with autism four years ago, she learned that getting him the therapy he needed from California's Medicaid plan for low-income children was going to be tough.


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

Tue Aug 26, 2014


WEB News

With the union now authorized, the Service Employees International Union, which organized the election, can negotiate with the state for wages and benefits for the estimated 27,000 eligible workers.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Law