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Louisiana Rep. Patricia Smith is pushing for mandatory sexual education instruction in her state's public schools, pointing out that children aren't being adequately prepared to make healthy sexual choices.
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The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of the drug.
A man who handled billing duties at a South Florida medical clinic has been convicted in a $2.5 million health care fraud case.
President Obama, racing to aid his party up and down the ballot ahead of midterm elections, has held 45 political fundraisers since beginning his second term - nearly double the number that his predecessor George W. Bush headlined during the same time period in his presidency, an analysis provided to USA TODAY shows.
One of President Barack Obama's advisers said Sunday that, despite the president's low popularity numbers, he'll still be helpful for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.
Nebraska lawmakers are nearly three-fourths of the way through this year's 60-day session, with many of the most high-profile issues still awaiting a vote.
US House of Representatives -- In this week's Republican address, Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio criticizes President's health care law for interfering with "people's relationships between them and their doctors."
The deadline to sign up for insurance under the ACA is a little more than two weeks away, and so far, signups among the young - which the law needs to be a success - have been lagging.
Blame it on the 12-hour days, the stress of being away from home, or not enough play time.
The General Assembly's regular session ended a week ago without an agreement on expanding Medicaid, leaving the matter to be resolved with the rest of the state budget at a special session at the end of March.
Married gay couples will be eligible for a family health policy under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, beginning in 2015, the U.S. government said on Friday, encouraging insurers to begin offering coverage this year.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys are seeking documents from two federal agencies that they hope to use to attack the credibility of the government's expected star witness in his public... Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys are seeking documents from two federal agencies that they hope to use to attack the credibility of ... (more)
Addressing gay and lesbian concerns, the Obama administration Friday moved to expand health insurance access for same-sex couples and close a loophole that threatened to leave some HIV/AIDS patients without coverage.
The letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, dated March 10, states that the psychiatric hospital now meets the requirements to receive Medicare funding.
The policy, posted online by the Department of Health and Human Services, takes effect next year and applies to plans offered in the new health insurance exchanges, as well to many - but not all - individual and employer plans offered outside that marketplace.
The Republican-controlled House has voted for the 51st time in 26 months to neuter the nation's health care law.