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New Jersey Governor Signs New Legislation and Temporarily Freezes Part of Budget State News
New Jersey Governor Signs New Legislation and Temporarily Freezes Part of Budget
2019-07-11 19:05:30
by Elin Johnson

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation this past week, including bills that expand patient access to medical marijuana, ensure the health benefits and compensation to 9/11 responders, and prohibit utilities from cutting the power off on... Read More

Trump Unveils Sweeping Goals on Kidney Disease Health
Trump Unveils Sweeping Goals on Kidney Disease

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump outlined an agenda to improve preventive treatment of kidney disease Wednesday, zeroing in on a condition that afflicts more than 30 million Americans and costs more than $100 billion in annual Medicare spending. The executive... Read More

California Extends Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants State News
California Extends Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants
2019-07-11 10:30:54
by Dan McCue

When California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget into law this week, he also extended health care coverage to low-income, undocumented young adults through the state's Medicaid program. Since 2016, California has allowed children under 18 to receive taxpayer-backed... Read More

Federal Appeals Court Appears Skeptical of Obamacare, Putting Future of Law in Doubt Health
Federal Appeals Court Appears Skeptical of Obamacare, Putting Future of Law in Doubt

NEW ORLEANS — A panel of federal judges in New Orleans sharply questioned attorneys defending the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, increasing the chances that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may throw out at least part of the... Read More

Meth in the Morning, Heroin at Night: Inside the Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction Health
Meth in the Morning, Heroin at Night: Inside the Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

SAN FRANCISCO — In the 25 years since she snorted her first line of meth at a club in San Francisco, Kim has redefined “normal” so many times. At first, she said, it seemed like meth brought her back to... Read More

Trump Officials Tell One Court Obamacare Is Failing and Another It’s Thriving Health
Trump Officials Tell One Court Obamacare Is Failing and Another It’s Thriving

WASHINGTON — As they push a federal court to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Trump administration lawyers are arguing the law is no longer workable because Congress eliminated a penalty on people who don’t have health insurance. But for months,... Read More

In Court, It’s Red Texas vs. Blue California in the Battle Over Obamacare Health
In Court, It’s Red Texas vs. Blue California in the Battle Over Obamacare

AUSTIN, Texas — A lawyer for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will be in a federal courtroom Tuesday asking three appellate judges to declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, and this time it will be with the full support of... Read More

Ruling That Threatened Funding for Planned Parenthood Will Be Reheard by Appeals Court Health
Ruling That Threatened Funding for Planned Parenthood Will Be Reheard by Appeals Court

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that it will reconsider last month’s ruling that allowed the Trump administration to withhold family planning money from clinics that make referrals for abortion. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Read More

Health Care Issues Pivotal in Kentucky Governor’s Race Health
Health Care Issues Pivotal in Kentucky Governor’s Race

WASHINGTON — Health care is emerging as a prime contrast between candidates in the Kentucky gubernatorial race this fall, where Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear are locked in a heated battle. A number... Read More

New Legislation Will Make It Easier For Veterans In Crisis To Get Help Veterans
New Legislation Will Make It Easier For Veterans In Crisis To Get Help
2019-07-02 20:12:16
by Sean Trambley

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 20 veterans and military members die by suicide every day across the United States, and suicide rates are nearly two times higher for veterans than for non-veteran adults.  These tragic statistics... Read More

House Democrats Oppose Trump Plan to Expand Uranium Mining Energy
House Democrats Oppose Trump Plan to Expand Uranium Mining
2019-07-02 19:23:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are trying to block a Trump administration effort to expand uranium mining in the United States. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources is considering a new bill that would severely restrict uranium mining. Democrats... Read More

Treasury Department Aims to Make it Easier to Buy Single-Serve Wine Economy
Treasury Department Aims to Make it Easier to Buy Single-Serve Wine
2019-07-01 20:49:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department, responding to an explosion in the sale of wine in cans and single-serve bottles, is seeking public comment of eliminating all but the minimum "stand of fill" for wine containers. In a Federal Register notice... Read More

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