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Supreme Court Hearing on the Affordable Care Act

The fate of the Affordable Care Act will be decided by the Supreme Court during six hours of hearings from the 26-28 March. We preview the hearings and outline the key legal arguments on which the decision may rest on.


Doctors' Missteps Online Can Lead To Disciplinary Action

A majority of state medical boards, the groups that license and discipline doctors, have received reports of doctor behaving badly online, according to a nationwide survey. Most often the boards learn about the problems from patients or their families.

White House Preps For Court's Health Care Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act next week. The White House is gearing up to defend the policy across the country, but officials aren't talking publicly about what might happen if all or part of the law is struck down.

Justices Limit State Liability Under Medical Leave Act

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states cannot be sued for money damages for failing to give an employee time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act to recover from an illness. The vote was 5 to 4 with no legal theory commanding a clear majority.

Is Anesthesia A Luxury During Colonoscopy?

Anesthesia is being used more often for colonoscopies, even if people really don't need it. People in the Northeast are far more likely to be put to sleep, compared to the West Coast, where insurers are less likely to pay.
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Many millions of people suffer some negative consequences as a result of drinking alcohol: Personal perspectives on what works and what doesn't it the effort to quit drinking


Medicaid And A Tale Of Two Miami Hospitals

Even as Florida leads the Supreme Court challenge against the federal health law, a private and a public hospital both prepare for an influx of new patients if the law's Medicaid expansion survives.