Planned Parenthood spends federal money on politics: GOP

By Associated Press  |  September 29, 2015

Republicans accused Planned Parenthood on Tuesday of spending millions of dollars on political activities, travel and lavish salaries, as the GOP tried to build a case for terminating the group's federal money after a series of surreptitiously recorded videos.

McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

By Associated Press  |  September 25, 2015

The Senate's top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government shutdown in six days, pushing legislation that would keep agencies operating without a contentious fight over money for Planned Parenthood.

House bills on abortion aim to avert possible government shutdown

By Associated Press  |  September 19, 2015

Seeking to avert a government shutdown, Republican leaders are hoping to contain conservatives' demands for a politically risky showdown with President Barack Obama by striking a quick blow against abortion and Planned Parenthood.

House OKs GOP bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds

By Associated Press  |  September 18, 2015

A divided House voted Friday to block Planned Parenthood's federal funds for a year, as Republican leaders labored to keep GOP outrage over abortion from spiraling into an impasse with President Barack Obama that could shut down the government.

Michigan bill would 'level playing field' of health insurance

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  September 14, 2015

Long-awaited legislation to reform Michigan's insurance code is expected to be introduced within the next two weeks by Rep. Tom Leonard (R-Dewitt), chairman of the state insurance committee.

Cuts to Planned Parenthood have troubling impact on states

Cuts to Planned Parenthood have troubling impact on states

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 12, 2015

The political fight over the funding of Planned Parenthood could be felt in rural Scott County, Ind., where this year there was a rush to get HIV tests after 180 people tested positive. But there was no place to get testing services.

Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

By Associated Press  |  September 10, 2015

Fourteen years after the 9/11 attacks, a new round of uncertainty looms for people exposed to the million tons of toxic dust that fell on New York when hijacked jets toppled the World Trade Center. Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11...

California lawmakers approve right-to-die legislation

By Associated Press  |  September 09, 2015

The California Assembly approved legislation Wednesday that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives, sending the proposal to the state Senate that is expected to endorse it.

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