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36 min ago | KDXY-FM Jonesboro

U.S. names Conn. official to lead Obamacare marketplace

The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut's state health exchange, Kevin Counihan, to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Law

4 hrs ago | WGBH

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

When Yuri Maldonado's 6-year-old son was diagnosed with autism four years ago, she learned that getting him the therapy he needed from California's Medicaid plan for low-income children was going to be tough.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Law, Medicaid, Medicare

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KIMT

WEB News

With the union now authorized, the Service Employees International Union, which organized the election, can negotiate with the state for wages and benefits for the estimated 27,000 eligible workers.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Law

Cybercast News Service

Ex-federal official convicted in child porn case

A federal jury in Omaha has convicted a former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of several child pornography counts.

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Related Topix: Law, Germantown, MD

NBC Chicago

Ex-HHS Official Guilty of Kid Porn

A former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services official was convicted Tuesday on child pornography charges, and could face up to life in prison when sentenced.

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Related Topix: Law, Germantown, MD

Home

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Law

720 The Voice

GOP Shies Away From Obamacare Repeal

Beverly Hires, a former nurse running for Congress here in one of the nation's rare competitive House races, ticks off her problems with the federal health care law: higher premiums, cancelled policies and employers cutting full-time jobs.

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Related Topix: Law, Representative Sean Patrick, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Murphy, Democrat

KHGI

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Circulation, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Law

KOLD-TV Tucson

Arizona high court to consider Medicaid suit

The Arizona Supreme Court is set to consider whether to take up Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a lower court decision allowing a lawsuit challenging her Medicaid expansion plan to proceed.

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Related Topix: Law, Arizona, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer

KOLD-TV Tucson

Arizona high court to consider Medicaid suit

The Arizona Supreme Court is set to consider whether to take up Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a lower court decision allowing a lawsuit challenging her Medicaid expansion plan to proceed.

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Related Topix: Law, Arizona, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Confectionery News

Ghirardelli shells out $5m to settle 'fake' white chocolate suit

Lindt & SprA1 4ngli's US subsidiary Ghirardelli Chocolate has settled a class action lawsuit over allegations its Premium Baking Chips - Classic White misled consumers by claiming to contain white chocolate.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

The foolish choice for Medicaid expansion

When you consider all the bad choices made by the General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory in the last two years - and there have been too many to mention - the one that may make the least sense was the decision not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and therefore provide health coverage for more than 400,000 low income adults who ... (more)

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Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, Pat McCrory, US Governors, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Opinion

Daily Kos

Someone finally gets an answer on Medicare from Paul Ryan, and it's all lies

Note to Paul Ryan: You might want to avoid Florida on your next book tour, seeing as how that's where a lot of seniors live with time on their hands to wait in line to talk to you.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

Washington Times

Republicans differ on keeping parts of health law

Republicans competing for a chance to take on U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen all want to repeal the federal health care overhaul law, though some would keep elements of it in place.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Health Insurance, Social Security, Personal Finance

The Washington Post

Obamacare Still - Red Meat' For GOP Candidates But Focus Of Attacks Shift

Beverly Hires, a former nurse running for Congress here in one of the nation's rare competitive House races, ticks off her problems with the federal health care law: higher premiums, cancelled policies and employers cutting full-time jobs.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Representative Sean Patrick, US Politics, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall

Pharmaceutical Processing

FDA Approves Iroko Pharmaceuticals' ZORVOLEX for Management of Osteoarthritis Pain

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, announced today the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved ZORVOLEX capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug , for the management of osteoarthritis pain.

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Related Topix: Arthritis, Health, Pain, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Diclofenac (generic), Voltaren, Cataflam

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Immigration shaping up as a leading election issue

Republican Congressman Scott Perry says immigration has become a top concern for voters in his southeast Pennsylvania district in light of the crisis of Central American children on the Texas border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Scott Perry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Law

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

In this April 23, 2014, file photo, an electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Circulation, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Law

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Drugging our kids: a Do benefits outweigh the risks?a

When federal regulators determine that a medication is safe and effective, they assure the public with the FDA stamp of approval on the bottle's label.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Law, Medicine, Food and Drug Administration

Albany Times Union

6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

The human body has the potential for amazing feats, but it also has built-in limitations - we can't hear certain tones, we see a limited range of colors, and we can't feel magnetic and electrical fields around us the way some animals do.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, RFID News, Computers, Computer Security, Law, Weird

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