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US judge throws out suit over health subsidy cuts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in San Francisco has thrown out a lawsuit over the Trump administration's decision to cut Affordable Care Act subsidies.<p>The ruling by Judge Vince Chhabria on Wednesday came after California and other states that sued said a workaround was largely succeeding in …

Health Care

Kellyanne Defends Trump-Putin Summit: ‘At Least He Wasn’t Caught On Hot Mic’

1:35 PM 07/18/2018<p>White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin pointing out …

Donald Trump

Another sickening smear against Kavanaugh from the Left

Democrats are so desperate to torpedo Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the US Supreme Court that they’re resorting to scare tactics, telling …

Health Care

States attacking Obamacare's pre-existing conditions protections would be hurt the most, of course

"These states have been opposed to the ACA from the beginning," said Gerald Kominski, a senior fellow at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. …

Health Care

ER doctors claim health insurer violated Affordable Care Act

Emergency-room doctors in Georgia are suing Anthem over its policy of not paying for ER visits it deems unnecessary. They say the policy violates the …

Health Care

Having A Baby Is Costly And Confusing -- Even For A Health Policy Expert

It is hard to believe that it has been just over since five months since our second son, Lukas, was born. His mother, Hollyanne, is doing well, which …

Health Care

Health-Care Coverage Is Increasingly Determined by Where You Live - WSJ

Robert Kingsland will have to pay hundreds of dollars if he goes without insurance next year, even though Congress recently repealed the Affordable Care Act’s penalty for not having coverage. That is because his home state of New Jersey just imposed a fine of its own for letting insurance lapse.<p>In …

Health Care

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that pays for health care for 76 million poor or disabled Americans. It also pays for long-term care for …

Health Care

Why health insurers are paying to access personal data

Health insurance companies are paying for reams of personal data about us, their customers — where we live, whether we pay our bills on time, even …

News (U.S.)

Insurance premiums won't go up for State Health Plan participants in 2019

Health insurance premiums will not go up in 2019 for participants on the State Health Plan.<p>The plan's board of trustees said Wednesday it has agreed …

Health Care

Pro-ACA group: Kavanaugh refused to uphold key protections

A new ad from a group with strong Democratic ties aims to pressure three Democratic senators in North Dakota, West Virginia and Indiana to vote …

Health Care

No Big Changes For Doctors Participating In Medicaid Since Obamacare, Even With Less Pay

4:48 PM 07/18/2018<p>Despite being paid more for Medicaid services under Obamacare, there was no significant change in primary care doctors …

Health Care

HHS Secretary Tries to Reset Agenda Amid Family-Separations Furor

Alex Azar’s agenda includes fighting opioid epidemic, lowering drug prices and overhauling Affordable Care Act<p>By<p>Stephanie Armour<p>Stephanie Armour<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@stepharmour1<p>Stephanie.Armour@wsj.com<p>Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, whose department has recently become …

Health Care

More rehab doesn’t mean better outcomes after hip fracture

The study, conducted by researchers at Brown University's School of Public Health and published in PLOS Medicine, found that patients covered under …

Health Care

Confirming Kavanaugh Would be a Disaster for Workers and People in Poverty

By now, most of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s decisions and speeches have been pored over by both advocates and reporters. But …

Liberal View

The judiciary strikes a blow to Medicaid reform

At the end of June, a U.S. District Court judge blocked Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin from imposing work requirements on Medicaid recipients. According to …

Health Care

Ohio Medicaid's mental, addiction benefits achieve equality with physical care: state report

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Once Ohio Medicaid patients with mental health or addiction problems enter the health care system, they must be treated on par as …

Health Care

Armstrong recaps D.C. trip

(Washington) -- KMAland representatives participated in a special event at the White House last week.<p>Page County Supervisor Alan Armstrong was among …

Health Care

'Fierce warriors' rally against Trump plan undo to trans health rule

Transgender advocates rallied in opposition to a Trump administration plan to undo a transgender health care rule. (Washington Blade photo by Michael …

Health Care

‘It’s Obama’s Fault,’ In Rhyme

His narcissism renders it completely impossible for him to admit making errors in judgment and action. Instead, Trump places blame on others. A major …

Hillary Clinton

Over 100 Human Rights Groups Demand the Senate Reject Kavanaugh

More than 100 civil and human rights groups signed a letter sent to the United States Senate on Tuesday demanding that Congress reject new Supreme …

Rights & Freedoms

Can Trump convince Americans that the economy is the best it’s ever been?

Most presidents, even when the economy is doing well, try to hedge their bets at least a bit. Things are good, they’ll say, but there’s still more work to be done. But not President Trump:<p>On a purely factual basis, this is of course complete nonsense. (Kids, ask your grandparents what the economy …

Opinion

Reality Check: What a challenge to the Affordable Care Act could mean for you

A new effort to get rid of the Affordable Care Act is playing out in the courtroom. The legal challenge could jeopardize coverage for people with …

Health Care

Bogus POTUS SCOTUS Notice

Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, is far to the right of most Americans on just about every issue.<p><b>Bogus POTUS SCOTUS</b> …

Donald Trump

Connelly: Cantwell passes $11M in fundraising for 2018 campaign cycle

Sen. Maria Cantwell is one of the Democrats' safest bets for reelection but has continued her relentless fundraising, hauling in $1.23 million during …

Government

Obamacare insurers ask for 2 percent average premium increases in Nevada

Health insurance companies have asked to increase Obamacare premiums by an average of 1.9 percent in Nevada for 2019, according to rate filings.<p>“This …

Health Care

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Florida attorney general race pits establishment candidates against newcomers

TALLAHASSEE – In the race to replace Attorney General Pam Bondi, both the Republican and Democratic primaries feature an establishment-backed …

Florida

Reading Between the Lines: Q3 Policy Outlook | Investopedia

Trade: Trade continues to be the markets’ strongest potential headwind. We expect headline volatility to linger as markets attempt to decipher if …

Trucking

Senator Gillibrand Has a Plan to Block Trump's Nominee and Save Roe v. Wade

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says blocking the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh requires speaking to every one of her colleagues about the issues they care about.<p>Senator Kirsten Gillibrand isn't one to head into battle without a plan.<p>And as reproductive rights advocates like her head into one …

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