July 2, 2019
The Supreme Court will not hear a case seeking to revive an Alabama abortion law to ban the most common form of second-trimester abortion, called a dilation and evacuation procedure, meaning a lower court ruling that struck down the 2015 law will remain in place.
HHS in a court filing Saturday said it is delaying implementation of a rule intended to enforce protections for health care professionals who have moral or religious objections to providing certain medical care, including abortion care and medically assisted death.
July 1, 2019
The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision issued Thursday upheld Wisconsin's so-called "implied consent" law, which states that drivers automatically consent to a blood draw when they get behind the wheel, even if they are unconscious.
CMS last week signed off on Louisiana's plan to test a subscription-based payment model for hepatitis C drugs intended to increase medication access for its Medicaid and prison populations.
Sanford Health and UnityPoint Health on Friday announced their intent to merge into an $11 billion integrated health system that, pending regulatory approval, would form a "regional giant" in the Midwest, according to the Wall Street Journal.
June 28, 2019
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday asked parties in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) constitutionality to weigh in on whether Democratic attorneys general and House lawmakers, who are defending the ACA in the suit, have the standing to do so.
Drug-related overdose deaths in the United States appear to have declined by 4.4% to about 69,000 deaths for the 12-month period ending in November 2018, according to provisional data from CDC.
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a 5-4 ruling rejecting the Trump administration's reasoning for adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 census—a move some states and cities feared would threaten federal Medicaid funding.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
June 27, 2019
Oklahoma's Supreme Court last week validated the proposed text of a ballot initiative seeking to expand the state's Medicaid program, meaning expansion supporters can continue gathering signatures to add the measure to the state's 2020 ballot.
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