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Low-Income Health Subsidy to Continue, White House Says

Low-Income Health Subsidy to Continue, White House Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay [...]
Ready to Protect Our Veterans?A season of patriotism reached its peak as Alabamians celebrated our country’s independence on July 4. A month earlier, we marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that changed the course of World War II. Every May, we honor the memory of all Americans who died in military service to their country. On these [...]
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Court: Contraceptive Requirement in Law Can be AvoidedWASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law. The justices’ 5-4 decision, splitting conservatives and liberals, means the [...]
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Illinois Teenagers Win Greater Access to Medical Care  Teenagers in Illinois – especially those who are homeless – have won a policy victory in accessing medical care at public schools, following state legislative approval giving them the power to consent to non-emergency injuries and illnesses.  House Bill 4501 cleared the Illinois state Senate on May 21 and it permits unaccompanied teenagers, ages [...]
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Medicaid Numbers Up in States That Nixed Health DollarsWASHINGTON (AP) — States that thus far have refused a federal offer to expand Medicaid are still seeing significant sign-ups for the safety-net program that serves the poor, according to a report Tuesday that raises political and budget implications.  The market analysis firm Avalare Health estimated that at least 550,300 more people signed up for [...]
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Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Soar to 7 MillionSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative. In Louisiana, wait times for callers lasted up to two hours. Blue Cross Blue Shield [...]
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HHS Grants More Time for Health Insurance ApplicantsWASHINGTON (AP) — People who’ve started applying for health insurance but aren’t able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. “We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the [...]
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Older Americans are Early Winners Under Health LawCHICAGO (AP) — For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They’re unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis. These luckless people, most in their 50s and 60s, have emerged in recent [...]
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Reminder: Deadline to Enroll for Health Care is March 31With the 2014 open enrollment deadline of March 31 fast approaching, community groups across the country are making a final push to boost health insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Outreach workers for community and health groups are making a concerted effort to reach people in underserved neighborhoods. “We’re trying to make sure as many [...]
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Not a Dentist: Is a ‘Dental Therapist’ the Solution?When it comes to health care access, New Mexicans might not think of their state as “The Land of Enchantment” because an estimated 40 percent of the state’s population – at least 834,000 people – live in what the U.S. government calls a primary care health professional shortage area. Among the professionals in short supply [...]
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