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N.C. mayor finishes walk to D.C. to protest hospital closure
July 28, 2014
A North Carolina mayor fighting for the hospital that closed in his rural town finished his two-week protest march to the nation's capital, where he told a crowd that his community's problems are part of a larger healthcare struggle.
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IOM will recommend reforms in residency physician training
By Andis Robeznieks | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Institute of Medicine is putting the $15 billion the federal government spends each year on physician training under its microscope. On July 28, it will release a report on how to reform graduate medical education financing, governance and accountability.
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House plan to sue Obama over employer-mandate delay moves forward
By Paul Demko | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A resolution authorizing the U.S. House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority by delaying the employer mandate in the federal healthcare law cleared the House Rules Committee Thursday.
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Reform Update: Hobby Lobby bills fuel Dems stance that GOP wars against women
By Paul Demko | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Congressional Democrats' efforts to essentially negate the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling via new legislation are almost certainly dead on arrival in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled chamber has no interest in trying to restore the contraceptive coverage mandate...
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House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama
By Associated Press | July 10, 2014
House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the healthcare law.
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Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA
By Associated Press | July 09, 2014
A federal investigative agency is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the Veterans Affairs Department against employees who filed whistle-blower complaints—including 25 complaints filed since June 1, after a growing healthcare scandal involving long patient waits and...
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Missouri governor vetoes health navigator limits
By Associated Press | July 08, 2014
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.
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Judge to mull senator's suit over health exchanges
By Associated Press | July 06, 2014
A federal judge will hear arguments this week on whether to toss a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging rules that force congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges.
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Timing, earlier set backs gave Obamacare a boost
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Chris Jennings has fought in the healthcare wars since serving as a congressional liaison for first lady Hillary Clinton during the Clinton administration's ill-fated effort to overhaul the healthcare system in the early 1990s.
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Vital Signs
Clancy: Without veterans' trust, quality care means nothing
By Bob Herman | July 02, 2014
Dr. Carolyn Clancy knows the Veterans Affairs Department needs wholesale changes in its healthcare delivery. And the agency is beginning to take drastic steps to right the ship, she said in an interview.
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