The Supreme Court's resounding rejection of a conservative attempt to gut President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul won't stop Republicans from attacking the law they detest. But now, their efforts will be chiefly about teeing up the issue for the 2016 presidential and congressional elections.
California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.
The 21st Century Cures Act, a fast-moving bill aimed at fueling medical innovation, would cost $106 billion to implement and its cost-saving provisions—including limiting Medicaid pay for durable medical equipment—would yield $12 billion over the next decade, according to the CBO.
The House was ready on Tuesday to kill a federal panel that is supposed to find ways to curb Medicare spending, as Republicans ignored a veto threat and readied their latest blow at President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.
Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue healthcare subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed Wednesday in the House and Senate.
During shared stories about the devastation of mental illness on families and the strides made in recent years, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) opposed a reference in a proposed law that appears in a different bill she has co-sponsored.
Two House bills address obstacles to sharing information of mentally ill patients with concerned relatives and caregivers. One proposes loosening restrictions on record sharing. The other suggests clarification of what kind of information can be shared.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) is aiming to have as many as 350 votes or 80% of the members of the House supporting the 21st Century Cures Act, also known as H.R. 6.
A divisive national debate over whether dying patients should have the power to end their own lives will sweep into Maine this week when the Republican-controlled state Senate begins to consider so-called "death-with-dignity" legislation.
Health information technology experts Wednesday told a U.S. Senate health committee that they need to use persuasion rather than legislation to fix problems with the multibillion-dollar federal health IT program.
Don't count on many states to quickly establish their own insurance exchanges to keep their residents covered if the U.S. Supreme Court this month strikes down premium subsidies in states using the federal exchange.
The healthcare industry added 46,800 jobs in May, nearly matching April's largest monthly increase this year, according to the seasonally adjusted figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.