New plea to high court by ACA opponents unlikely to get hearing

By Associated Press  |  October 25, 2015

The conservative Pacific Legal Foundation plans to ask the Supreme Court on Monday to overturn the ACA based on the claim that the Constitution requires all tax-raising bills to originate in the House of Representatives. The lower courts have rejected the argument.

Fairview blames hep C drugs for drop in earnings

By Michael Sandler and Shannon Muchmore  |  October 24, 2015

Fairview Health Services is blaming its second-quarter drop in operating income on a drop in demand for pricey hepatitis C drugs. The surplus also was reduced by the continuing shift from inpatient to outpatient settings, the Minneapolis-based system said in its recent financial filing.

GOP bill would gut health law, halt Planned Parenthood money

By Associated Press  |  October 23, 2015

Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage on Friday that would erase key components of the Affordable Care Act, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood and face a certain veto from President Barack Obama—should it ever reach him.

California governor signs hard-won right-to-die legislation

By Associated Press  |  October 05, 2015

California will become the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.

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.

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