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1 hr ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida Medical Assoc. supports Medicaid expansion

The powerful Florida Medical Association now supports expanding Medicaid to roughly 1 million Floridians, a controversial political issue that has divided state lawmakers.

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Related Topix: Florida, Law, Medicaid, Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Last two defendants in $200M Medicare scam convicted

The healthcare fraud convictions of Roger Bergman , 65, a physician's assistant, and Rodolfo Santaya , 55, a patient recruiter, capped the Justice Department's sprawling investigation that sent about 40 South Florida defendants to prison - including Lawrence Duran , the former co-owner of the Miami-based American Therapeutic Corp, the Miami Herald ... (more)

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Related Topix: Law, Federal Prisons, Federal Detention Center, Miami, Prison, Miami Dade County, FL

8 hrs ago | News Observer

NC mayor walks to DC to protest hospital closure

"The story of Belhaven is bigger than the trials of a single small town," Mayor Adam O'Neal said at a news conference Monday in Washington, D.C. The 45-year-old registered Republican started his two-week march of more than 200 miles to protest the closing of Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven on July 1. Greenville-based Vidant agreed in April to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Belhaven, NC, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Right Wing News

Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court To Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law

True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, John G. Roberts, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Health Insurance, Health, Tax

Sunherald.com

Retiree health care agency proposes solvency plan

The Retiree Health Care Authority executive director Mark Tyndall said Monday the Legislature will be asked to phase in the increases in payroll contributions over three years starting in mid-2016.

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Related Topix: Law

Valley News Live

New Minnesota Laws Take Hold August 1

Some of the laws passed during the 2014 Minnesota legislative session take effect Friday.

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Related Topix: Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

News Observer

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicare, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, Retirement

The Washington Post

Belhaven mayor wraps march to DC to save hospital

A North Carolina mayor fighting to reopen a hospital in his rural North Carolina town is finishing his protest march to the nation's capital.

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Related Topix: Belhaven, NC, Law, US Politics, US News

WTOP-FM Washington

Analysis: Clinton drama hangs over GOP lawsuit

This July 22, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama as he departs the White House to board Marine One in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, History in the News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Law, Pete Sessions

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Journalgazette.net

Research turning drug dosage into exact science

Research scientists at Purdue University have developed what they're describing as a reliable and affordable way for pharmacies to dispense medicine in personalized amounts.

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Related Topix: Purdue University, Medicine, Oncology, Cancer, Health, Law, Printers

Bellingham Herald

Lawmakers: Dona t shortchange mental health

Seven million people live in Washington. That translates into 350,000 men, women and children who face schizophrenia, chronic depression, disruptive bipolar disorder and other potentially crippling illnesses of the brain.

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Related Topix: Law, Pacific University, Seattle Pacific University, Tacoma, WA

The Campbell Reporter

Obamacare: 'Health care sharing ministries' increase membership in wake of new law

Christian missionary Mike Garner, second from right, leads a training session for Christian counselors on Monday, July 21, 2014, in Pleasanton, Calif.

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Related Topix: Law, Pleasanton, CA, Health Insurance, Health

Bellingham Herald

US attorneys turn up heat on health care fraud

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to devote "significant time" to investigating medical fraud.

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Related Topix: Law, Criminal Defense Law, Sioux Falls, SD, Medicine, Medicare, Health

Bellingham Herald

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Law

Sunherald.com

GOP House bios for Michigan's 8th District

TOP ISSUE AND PLAN TO ADDRESS IT: Our top issue as a nation must be cutting the size and scope of government, including the repeal and replacement of Obamacare with patient-centered reforms.

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Bellingham Herald

Democrats, GOP seek edge in legislative primaries

That's especially so in races for the state House, where the two parties are competitive enough that a shift in the balance of power is a realistic possibility.

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Related Topix: US News, Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014

HeraldSun.com

Legislative leaders say they have budget framework

"Budget framework agreed upon between House & Senate conferees. Final details expected next week," House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenberg, and Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said in identical messages on Twitter late Saturday afternoon.

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Windsor Beacon

Surprise! New health plans' limitations anger enrollees

Nancy Pippenger and Marcia Perez live thousands of miles apart but have the same complaint: Doctors who treated them last year won't take their insurance now, even though they haven't changed insurers.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Law

The Washington Post

A privacy lawa s a oeunintendeda but remarkably convenient results

HIPAA is an arguably well-intentioned privacy law that seems to yield nothing but "unintended" consequences.

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Related Topix: Law, Privacy, Daytona Beach, FL, US Politics, US News

The Washington Post

Puma's Auerbach Gains on Pfizer Retreat From Breast Cancer Drug

Alan Auerbach specializes in testing drugs that Big Pharma doesn't want anymore, and that has made him a billionaire.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, Breast Cancer, Science / Technology, Law, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals

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