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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve Obamacare Health
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve Obamacare
2019-02-05 23:01:54
by Tom Ramstack

A decision last week by a federal judge in a Maryland lawsuit is expected to influence an appeal by other states that seek to protect their health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. The state of Maryland filed a... Read More

Judge Dismisses Maryland Suit to Preserve Affordable Care Act Health
Judge Dismisses Maryland Suit to Preserve Affordable Care Act

BALTIMORE — A federal judge on Friday dismissed Maryland’s attempt to protect the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” from any Trump administration efforts to dismantle it. Read More

The First Step Act Set to Unshackle Women in the Prison System Health
The First Step Act Set to Unshackle Women in the Prison System
2019-01-30 00:20:06
by Maria Volkova

A number of provisions in the First Step Act, signed into law by President Trump last month, are going to make the lives of federally incarcerated females a little less burdensome. The bill, which passed through the... Read More

Furloughed Federal Workers’ Health Coverage Intact Health
Furloughed Federal Workers’ Health Coverage Intact

Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little more than a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Oliver ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one ... Read More

Doctor Zero, How A Single Doctor Became His Own Opioid Crisis Spotlight
Doctor Zero, How A Single Doctor Became His Own Opioid Crisis
2019-01-16 01:23:07
by Bill Myers

Most epidemics start with a patient zero. Here in northwest Illinois, the opioid epidemic features a doctor zero. About 10 miles west of Dixon, up Route 2 and following the Rock River, under the shadow cast by the husk... Read More

Health Law Appeal Paused as Shutdown Affects Federal Courts Health
Health Law Appeal Paused as Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

The partial government shutdown halted a major challenge to the 2010 health care law among other civil litigation on Friday, as Justice Department lawyers sought the same in a challenge from three Senate Democrats... Read More

A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis Spotlight
A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis
2019-01-09 01:51:50
by Bill Myers

For a long time, the police of Ronald Reagan’s hometown did their best to arrest their way out of their drug problem. It became a war of attrition — and the opioids won. A few years ago, Lee County authorities ... Read More

The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs Spotlight
The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs
2019-01-02 00:11:38
by Bill Myers

Opioids have overwhelmed rural Illinois. Desperate, the cops in Ronald Reagan’s hometown have stopped arresting people and started getting them help. In an exclusive series, The Well News looks at “Safe Passage,” a... Read More

After Years of Assailing 'Obamacare,' Some Republicans Now Fear the Political Fallout Health
After Years of Assailing 'Obamacare,' Some Republicans Now Fear the Political Fallout

Republicans in Congress, fresh off an election that punished their party for opposing health care protections... Read More

After Years Underground, A Kentucky Coal Miner With Black Lung Faces the Future Health
After Years Underground, A Kentucky Coal Miner With Black Lung Faces the Future

When Danny Fouts was a young man, his daddy warned him about the dangers of working long hours in the mines. “You’ll end up killing yourself for nothing, just to make other men rich,” Vernon chided his son when ... Read More

AG Hawley Helped Strike Down Obamacare. Can Sen. Hawley Pick Up the Pieces? Health
AG Hawley Helped Strike Down Obamacare. Can Sen. Hawley Pick Up the Pieces?

Josh Hawley is in a bind as he enters the U.S. Senate and has to deal with fixing the nation’s health care system. The Missouri Republican was one of the state attorneys general to sign on to a ... Read More

CMS Breaks Down Key Drivers of Health Care Costs in the US Spotlight
CMS Breaks Down Key Drivers of Health Care Costs in the US
2018-12-18 22:40:11
by TWN Staff

Rx Drug Spending Slowest Growing Component of 2017 Health Care Expenses. Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 National Health Expenditure (NHE) data, detailing the official estimates of total health care spending in the United States... Read More

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