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3 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

AG candidates Olman, Healey differ on casino law repeal

A newly outspoken casino opponent, attorney general candidate Maura Healey has reveled in the pushback she has received from the industry - though not long ago Healey highlighted tough regulation, as opposed to repeal, when asked if she supported the casino gambling law.

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Related Topix: Law, Lexington, MA, Springfield, MA, Watertown, MA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Obamacare: California sign-ups exceed 3 million for private health care plans or Medi-Cal

Capping six months of open enrollment under the new federal health care law, more than 3 million Californians signed up for a private health insurance or Medi-Cal plan by final deadline Tuesday, state health exchange and Medi-Cal officials announced Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: California Government, California, Law

Norwalk Citizen News

Maine Democrats' final attempt to expand Medicaid

As Maine lawmakers near the end of their session, they are returning Thursday to a familiar debate: whether to accept federal dollars to provide health care coverage to about 70,000 low-income people under the Affordable Care Act or accept the governor's contention that expansion would be too costly for the state.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, Maine, US News, Health Insurance, US Governors, Paul LePage

KTIV-TV Sioux City

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WASHINGTON - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Law

The News Tribune

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WDTN-TV Dayton

Barack Obama, Joe Biden

Obama also says 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35. Enrolling substantial numbers of younger, healthier Americans is crucial for the law's success.

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Related Topix: Law

Bradenton.com

Bill Nelson seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year's legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is making a last-ditch effort to get it done.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Florida

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

SFGate

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.

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

WGBH

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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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