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Housing First For The Homeless, Says Maryland Group

A community outreach is bucking conventional wisdom in addressing homelessness in Maryland by first placing people in housing before trying to remedy their more complicated issues.

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Catholic Groups Sue Obama Administration Over Birth Control Rule

More than 40 Catholic educational, charitable and other entities filed a dozen lawsuits in federal court around the nation Monday, charging that the Obama Administration's rule requiring coverage of birth control in most health insurance plans violates their religious freedom.
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Archdiocese Of Washington Challenges Contraception Mandate

The Archdiocese of Washington is suing the federal government to challenge the mandate that birth control be included in healthcare coverage for religious-affiliated institutions.

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Katie Beckett Defied The Odds, Helped Other Disabled Kids Live Longer

Katie Beckett, 34, died Friday morning in the same hospital where she once made history. Beckett spent most of the first three years of her life in an Iowa hospital because she needed to breathe on a ventilator much of the day. Medicaid would only pay for the expensive treatment if she stayed in the hospital. Her case led to a change in that rule.
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Health Think Tank Crunches Health Prices For The Masses

In 2010, health spending rose fastest people 18 and under, according to an analysis of data from private insurers. It's just one finding made possible by a new database drawn from the
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Your Stories Of Being Sick Inside The U.S. Health Care System

Our call-out on Facebook for people to share their experiences of the health care system yielded close to 1,000 responses. From Oregon to Florida, respondents told wrenching tales of bankruptcies, medical errors, and treatment delayed or foregone because of cost.

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