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Shutdown, Day 28: Health groups urge Congress, Trump to end shutdown

January 18, 2019


Hundreds of health care groups on Thursday sent letters to President Trump and Congress, warning that a "prolonged" government shutdown could have "long-lasting health consequences."

SCOTUS hears oral arguments in a $4B Medicare payment case

January 17, 2019


The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a case that challenges CMS' changes to Medicare's disproportionate-share hospital payment formula.

Advocacy groups are challenging Kentucky's Medicaid work requirements (again)

January 17, 2019


Three advocacy groups on Monday filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to block Kentucky from imposing work requirements on the state's Medicaid beneficiaries, after CMS again approved the state's request to implement such requirements.

Here's where Trump's nominee for attorney general stands on health care issues

January 16, 2019


William Barr, President Trump's nominee for U.S. attorney general, during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday discussed his positions on a number of health care issues, including the Affordable Care Act, illicit drugs, and more.

Judge blocks census change that states say could affect Medicaid funding

January 16, 2019


A federal judge in New York on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to suspend a plan to add a citizenship question to the census, which a group of states and cities argued would exacerbate undercounting of certain populations and jeopardize Medicaid and other population-based federal funding.

Why 'white coat marketing' is under legal fire

January 16, 2019


Drugmakers are facing a series of lawsuits alleging that their so-called "nurse educator" programs, which offer guidance to patients on how to use complicated medications, are inappropriate.

A judge just blocked the Trump admin's contraceptive rules nationwide, for now

January 15, 2019


A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Monday issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks a pair of federal rules that allow more employers to seek exemptions from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage rules based on moral or religious grounds.

The doctor with up to 11 pseudonyms, a fake Social Security card—and 'no verifiable evidence' he attended med school

January 15, 2019


Court documents list 11 potential pseudonyms for the man known as Charles Akoda, but it is believed he was born in Nigeria as Oluwafemi Charles Igberase, and his medical career was founded on a sham.

Judge blocks rules allowing moral, religious exemptions to contraceptive coverage requirements

January 14, 2019


A federal judge in California on Sunday issued a preliminary injunction blocking a pair of federal rules that allow more employers to seek exemptions from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage rules based on moral or religious grounds.

This man was sentenced to prison for a cyberattack on a children's hospital. Here's why he did it.

January 14, 2019


Martin Gottesfeld, a computer engineer, was sentenced for crimes related to the 2014 denial-of-service attack against Boston Children's Hospital that disrupted service at the hospital for several days—and Gottesfeld says his "only regret" is that he did not act sooner.

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