Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system

By Associated Press  |  March 02, 2015

A 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.

Health lawyers meet to mull antitrust ruling, data security

By Paul Demko  |  February 28, 2015

On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the blockbuster King v. Burwell case in Washington, healthcare lawyers will assemble in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to discuss other important and contentious legal topics at the American Bar Association's Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law...

Patient advocates oppose defunding N.Y. doc profile site

By Andis Robeznieks  |  February 28, 2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to save $1.2 million by defunding the state's website is coming under fire from a coalition of 16 patient- and consumer-advocacy groups who call the plan “a dangerous step backwards in the effort for greater transparency in...

Ruling warns states to boost health board supervision

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 28, 2015

State professional regulatory boards may seek more state supervision or change their membership makeup because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week involving a North Carolina dental board accused of illegally suppressing competition.

Governors: No clear plan if healthcare subsidies fall

By Associated Press  |  February 22, 2015

One thing was clear this weekend as the nation's governors gathered in Washington: If the U.S. Supreme Court sides with opponents of the president's healthcare overhaul, many states that could be affected are not prepared for the fallout.

Challengers avoid legal standing issue in King subsidies case

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 21, 2015

A new brief filed by those asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Obamacare premium subsidies focuses on what they fear are the government's strongest arguments for upholding the subsidies, experts say.

Feds probe Humana's Medicare Advantage practices

Feds probe Humana's Medicare Advantage practices

By Bob Herman  |  February 21, 2015

The Department of Justice has asked health insurer Humana for more information about its Medicare Advantage risk-adjustment practices, based on a whistle-blower lawsuit from several years ago, Humana said last week in a regulatory filing.

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