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Organ Harvesters Blur Line Between Life And Death

Backed by the federal government, doctors in Michigan are trying to expand the use of a controversial form of organ donation that raises disturbing ethical concerns, including questions about whether the donors are really dead. Defining dead turns out to be pretty complicated. There are two ways to declare someone dead.
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Supreme Court's Medicaid Decision Could Reach Far Beyond Health Care

The justices will hear arguments Wednesday over whether the health law's expansion of Medicaid for the poor unfairly forces the states to participate. And their decision could greatly affect the relationship between the federal government and the states.
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Texas, Feds Face Off Over Planned Parenthood

Texas and the Obama administration are battling over funding for women's health centers in the state. As a result, some Planned Parenthood facilities have closed, limiting access to health care for some women, particularly those on Medicaid.
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Court Looks At Whether Mandate Can Separate From Rest Of Health Law

If the Supreme Court decides that Congress exceeded its constitutional authority in enacting the part of the law that requires most Americans to either have health insurance starting in 2014 or pay a penalty, does that invalidate the rest of the law? And if not, how much, if any, of the rest of the law should it strike down?
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Health Care Mandate At Issue At Supreme Court

Supreme Court justices debated whether it's constitutional for the government to require nearly everyone to have health insurance. President Obama's signature accomplishment could live or die based on the outcome.

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