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Health Oct 16Birth control loophole opens for employers under new federal regulation
The regulation creates a new exemption from the requirement that most employers offer contraceptive coverage. This one is for “non-religious organizations with sincerely held moral convictions inconsistent with providing coverage for some or all contraceptive services.”…
Health Oct 13Analysis: What you need to know about Trump’s changes to the health law
Apparently frustrated by Congress’ inability to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump this week decided to take matters into his own hands. Late Thursday evening, the White House announced it would cease key payments to insurers.
Politics Jun 15How lack of transparency became ‘regular order’ on Capitol Hill
Congressional history has repeated itself as Senate GOP leaders write their health care bill. How did secrecy and transparency become "regular order" on Capitol Hill?…
Health Jun 08If the individual health insurance market withers, who would revive it?
In his high-stakes strategy to overhaul the federal health law, President Donald Trump is threatening to upend the individual health insurance market with several key policies. But if the market actually breaks, could anyone put it back together again?…
Politics May 04Analysis: 5 issues that could derail the GOP health care bill in the Senate
After weeks of will-they-or-won’t-they tensions, the House passed its GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Thursday by a razor-thin margin. It now heads to the Senate, where it will face more internal strife and five big hurdles that…
Health Mar 17GOP’s 3-bucket strategy to repeal and replace health law is springing leaks
Republicans in Washington working to overhaul the Affordable Care Act say their strategy consists of “three buckets.” But it appears that all three may be leaking.
Health Mar 16Health exchange enrollment misses Obama administration’s goal, but stays steady
The administration had no immediate comment on the enrollment numbers.
Health Feb 105 quick ways HHS Secretary Tom Price could change health policy
He can interpret laws in different ways than his predecessors and rewrite regulations and guidance, which is how many important policies are carried out.
Health Jan 27At GOP retreat, still searching for ‘repeal and replace’ consensus
Republicans from the House, Senate and White House gathered in Philadelphia this week searching, among other things, for some agreement on how exactly to “repeal and replace” the federal health law. By the end of the second day of the…
Health Jan 26Aid-in-dying laws don’t guarantee patients can choose to die, advocates say
Across California — and in the five other states where medical aid-in-dying is now legal—many hospitals and doctors are not obligated to prescribe medication.