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Government drafting birth-control accommodation
By Associated Press | July 23, 2014
The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious not-for-profits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.
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Justices to rule on authority to set scope of practice
By Joe Carlson | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
How much power should dentists and doctors wield over competitors who aren't doctors when the power to regulate also potentially could reduce competition that benefits consumers?
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Contraception coverage must be disclosed
By Joe Carlson | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If closely held companies choose not to provide contraceptive coverage for employees, they can't do so in secret.
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Reform Update: AHA takes political action committee funds straight to voters
By Paul Demko | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association's political action committee is spending large sums on TV commercials that back congressional Republican incumbents who have been friendly to the hospital industry, in hopes of fending off more-conservative challengers who take a harder line on government...
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N.Y. Medicaid covering post-birth contraceptives
By Associated Press | July 18, 2014
Emboldened and incensed by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision limiting certain contraceptive coverage in the private sector, New York health officials moved forward Thursday with a plan to provide contraceptive devices to low-income women who don't want to get pregnant soon after giving birth.
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Should state medical boards be allowed to set scope-of-practice? Supreme Court will decide
By Joe Carlson | July 15, 2014
A critical question in medicine will be before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall: How much power should doctors wield over their peers when the power to regulate also potentially could tamp down competition that benefits consumers?
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Utility of Democrats' efforts on Hobby Lobby more political than legislative
By Paul Demko | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Congressional Democrats' efforts to essentially negate the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling via new legislation are almost certainly dead on arrival in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Reform Update: Hobby Lobby bills fuel Dems stance that GOP wars against women
By Paul Demko | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Congressional Democrats' efforts to essentially negate the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling via new legislation are almost certainly dead on arrival in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled chamber has no interest in trying to restore the contraceptive coverage mandate...
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Hobby Lobby ruling is bad news for employer-based insurance
By Merrill Goozner | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Supreme Court inadvertently struck a blow against the employer-based health insurance system last week.
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High court issues emergency injunction in birth control mandate case, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. Supreme Court late July 3 granted a Chicago-area private college a rare emergency injunction in an ongoing contraception-mandate case, drawing a stern rebuke from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
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