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California: Insurers must cover elective abortions
By Associated Press | August 23, 2014
Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.
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Planned Parenthood loses Iowa telemedicine abortion suit
By Bloomberg | August 20, 2014
An Iowa law barring doctors from remotely dispensing pregnancy-ending drugs withstood Planned Parenthood’s claim that it would impose a hardship on women living far from abortion providers.
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Alabama abortion law unconstitutional, judge rules
By USA Today | August 04, 2014
A federal judge ruled Monday that a portion of a 2013 Alabama law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges was unconstitutional because it would unduly hamper a woman's ability to obtain the medical procedure. The decision came days after a federal appeals court blocked a...
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HealthSouth expects robust results, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HealthSouth Corp., a publicly traded operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, raised its financial projections for 2014 after announcing strong results in the first half of the year.
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U.S. appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law
By Associated Press | July 30, 2014
Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 Tuesday to block a 2012 Mississippi law that requires abortion...
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New leader says Komen has eye on future
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
The new leader of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization says it has moved on from the controversy that erupted 2 years ago over its decision, quickly reversed in an onslaught of criticism, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings.
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Wis. judge says docs need not be present when abortion pills taken
By Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | July 18, 2014
A Dane County, Wis., judge ruled that a 2012 state law requires doctors to be present when they dispense abortion pills to women, but not when the women take the pills. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin brought suit because the abortion provider feared the law could be interpreted to mean doctors...
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Abortion doctors fear successor shortage
By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | July 07, 2014
Abortion physician Dennis Christensen wants to retire. But he can't, the 71-year-old says, because no one wants to take over his Milwaukee clinic, a condition he set for himself for retirement. An ongoing lawsuit over a new state requirement for doctors who perform abortions could leave that...
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Video News | Woman's Hospital CEO Teri Fontenot
July 05, 2014
Teri Fontenot, president and CEO of Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., discusses the organization's new $350 million facility, the role of a maternal and neonatal hospital in managing population health and Louisiana's controversial new abortion law.
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Fee-for-service isn't to blame for healthcare's ills, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the June 30 editorial “Insuring against the future,” this article is another attempt to sell Americans on the notion that fee-for-service is the cause of our healthcare spending woes and must be abolished if we hope to get spending under control.
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