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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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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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Democrats scramble in wake of Hobby Lobby decision
By Joe Carlson | June 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Soon after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal rule compelling closely held companies to provide birth control coverage over their owners' religious objections, Democrats in Congress signaled they would craft legislation to make sure that women who get their health insurance from such...
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Obama to nominate former P&G chief McDonald as next VA secretary
By Associated Press | June 29, 2014
President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble CEO and West Point graduate Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in...
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'Significant and chronic system failures' at VA: White House report
By Associated Press | June 28, 2014
Citing "significant and chronic system failures" in the nation's health system for veterans, a review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust, lacking in resources and ill-prepared to deal with an...
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