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A Few Bold Members Of Congress Join Fight Against Long-Standing Anti-Abortion Policy

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Lawmakers who support abortion rights have long fought against policies that restrict women’s access to the procedure, such as gestational limits, mandatory waiting periods and physical building requirements on clinics. But one federal anti-abortion policy has remained virtually untouchable for nearly four decades: the Hyde amendment. The amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used to pay for abortion, has been passed as an attachment to federal budget bills since…

House Authorizes Lawsuit Against President Obama

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WASHINGTON — A day before going on vacation and heading into the election season, Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to sue President Barack Obama for what they say has been inadequate enforcement of the health care law they oppose. The suit would seek to make Obama strictly enforce the Affordable Care Act that Boehner has held some 50 votes to undermine or…

Two Republican Judges Gut Obamacare, Threatening Health Care For Millions

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WASHINGTON — Two Republican judges on the D.C. Circuit Court have ruled that the equivalent of a typo is enough to strip health care subsidies from up to 5 million people, dealing what would be a death blow to the Affordable Care Act if the decision is allowed to stand. The one Democrat on the panel dissented. The three-judge panel ruled in Halbig v. Burwell that people in the 36 states that…

US Overspends On Health Care But Americans Still Unhealthy

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By Darron Smith For all the money the U.S. spends on health care expenditures, the nation has little to show for it in terms of the mortality and morbidity data with respect to patient outcomes with chronic disease. Americans, in general, suffer more from poorer health than nearly all other similar rich-market countries. According to the first comprehensive analysis of 17 rich democracies made up of experts sponsored by the…

Hospitals In Fear As Unpaid Bills Rise Beyond $41 Billion

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Some may say that the economy has steadily been recovering from the recession but hospitals are feeling the effects of a soft economy in a big way. While a bad economy can cause people to cut back in many different ways, it is impossible for people to cut back on their healthcare needs, whether they have the money or not. It could actually be argued that a bad economy will…

Supreme Court Decision Threatens Key Provision of Obamacare

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The  Supreme Court has ruled that the federal appeals court must reconsider a key provision in the health care reform law that it says may be a violation of religious freedom.  A lawsuit from Liberty University argues  that the law is going to require taxpayers to fund abortion and contraception.  The Obama Administration says that it does not. Back in June, the president’s health care overhaul was upheld by the…

Nearly 50% of Black Women Do Not Receive Necessary Psychological Treatment

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A California health report discovered that 1 in 13 women in the state of California experience sever psychological distress and 1/3 of those women do not receive the treatment. Younger low-income white, black and hispanic women are more likely to experience this kind of distress than asian women. Nearly half of the black women said that they did not receive the treatment that they need. Over 40 percent of low-income…