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States hedge their bets as they sue to end Obamacare

States hedge their bets as they sue to end Obamacare

By Susannah Luthi  |  February 27, 2018

While Wisconsin and other Republican-majority states have to work the political arena and appeal to conservatives to shore up their insurance exchanges, they're also using the courts to dismantle the law. But legal experts say the litigation's success is improbable.

20 states sue federal government to abolish Obamacare

20 states sue federal government to abolish Obamacare

By Erica Teichert  |  February 26, 2018

Twenty states sued the federal government to scrap the Affordable Care Act, claiming the repeal of the individual mandate's tax penalty rendered the law unconstitutional.

Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak gets 8 years in prison

Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak gets 8 years in prison

By Associated Press  |  January 31, 2018

A pharmacist has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and made nearly 800 seriously ill. The meningitis infection was traced to contaminated steroid injections given mostly to people with back pain.

Outcome Health, investors call a truce

Outcome Health, investors call a truce

By John Pletz  |  January 29, 2018

Outcome Health CEO Rishi Shah has struck a deal with his investors to end a monthslong, bitter and very public feud, allowing them both to focus on rebuilding a once high-flying medical advertising company that has been hurt by lawsuits, fraud allegations and customer and employee defections.

New York, Minnesota sue HHS over $1 billion in lost funds

New York, Minnesota sue HHS over $1 billion in lost funds

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 26, 2018

New York and Minnesota are suing HHS over its sudden decision to end federal funding for health programs in their states that cover low-income individuals who aren't eligible for Medicaid.

Allscripts sued over ransomware attack that downed system

Allscripts sued over ransomware attack that downed system

By Erica Teichert  |  January 26, 2018

A Florida-based provider accused Allscripts of failing to take necessary precautions to prevent a ransomware attack that shut down its cloud-based EHR and forced clients to cancel business.

Court greenlights CHS lawsuit against former Fort Wayne exec

Court greenlights CHS lawsuit against former Fort Wayne exec

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 26, 2018

A Tennessee judge on Friday declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Community Health Systems and its Fort Wayne, Ind., subsidiary Lutheran Health Network against Lutheran's former CEO Brian Bauer.

Insurers wait on Federal Circuit to determine fate of risk-corridor payments

Insurers wait on Federal Circuit to determine fate of risk-corridor payments

By Susannah Luthi  |  January 10, 2018

The Federal Circuit's ultimate decision on whether the federal government must fulfill risk-corridor payments could affect billions of dollars in unpaid claims. Insurers claim the government legally can't default on its obligation to make the payments when Congress takes away the money stream.

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