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Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

By Associated Press  |  October 02, 2014

Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds.

Reform Update: Obamacare not seen as flashpoint in midterm elections

Reform Update: Obamacare not seen as flashpoint in midterm elections

By Paul Demko  |  August 01, 2014

Congress is all but done for the summer. That means attention will now pivot toward the fall elections. Four years ago during the August recess, legislators encountered voters in their home districts angry about the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Who should lead care team? Not necessarily a doctor, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 26, 2014

Regarding the Q&A with Dr. Robert Wah, the new American Medical Association president, “Doctors should be captain of the ship,” I wish to offer a more contemporary view that patients and families want the provider who is best prepared to meet their needs and preferences to lead the...

N.Y. Medicaid covering post-birth contraceptives

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.

Reform Update: Hobby Lobby bills fuel Dems stance that GOP wars against women

Reform Update: Hobby Lobby bills fuel Dems stance that GOP wars against women

By Paul Demko  |  July 11, 2014

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...

Hobby Lobby ruling may impact employer coverage

Hobby Lobby ruling may impact employer coverage

By Joe Carlson  |  July 05, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court may have laid the groundwork for a shift away from employer-sponsored health plans by exempting closely held corporations from a federal regulation requiring insurance coverage for contraceptives, some experts say.

Home health workers win Supreme Court case on union fees

Home health workers win Supreme Court case on union fees

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 05, 2014

The Hobby Lobby case wasn't the only U.S. Supreme Court decision last week with healthcare implications. A separate judgment handed down last Monday struck a blow to unions' efforts to organize home health workers.

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