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  • Using new health law, HHS challenges Pa. insurer's rate increases

    Using new health law, HHS challenges Pa. insurer's rate increases
    The Obama administration Monday called on a health insurance company in Pennsylvania to reduce what it is charging small businesses, using a tool in the new healthcare law for the first time to pressure insurers to restrain rising premiums. Officials...
  • New cigarette warning labels unveiled

    New cigarette warning labels unveiled
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday unveiled a group of graphic images and messages that will cover the top half of every cigarette package in the United States starting in fall 2012. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An...
  • Sebelius in L.A. to announce $9.1 million in aid to med students

     
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited a clinic in downtown Los Angeles on Monday and announced more than $9 million in funding to help medical students repay school loans if they agree to work in underserved areas....
  • Tom Harkin: Investigate S.C. Gov. Haley about healthcare panel

     
    Harkin blasts Haley: Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is asking for a federal investigation of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, over allegations that she wasted federal dollars by convening a healthcare reform study panel while dictating a...
  • UCLA medical officials say patient information data stolen

     
    Officials said Friday that more than 16,000 patients of the UCLA Health System had their personal information stolen and are at risk of possible identity theft....
  • Healthcare reform: Mandate or incentive? [Most commented]

     
    In his Op-Ed on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, former professor of public policy William D. Leach dismisses the hype surrounding the measure: There is nothing novel or coercive about linking taxes to the purchase of specific types......
  • The Ames Republican debate transcript: Everything they said that you missed

     
    Full text of the Ames Republican Debate on Fox News Channel....
  • Medical marijuana: A science-free zone at the White House [Blowback]

     
    It defies not just science but common sense for the Obama administration to be so aggressively anti-marijuana, especially for medical use....
  • UCLA pays $865,500 to settle celebrity medical record snooping case

     
    UCLA Health System has agreed to pay $865,500 as part of a settlement with federal regulators Wednesday after two celebrity patients alleged hospital employees broke the law and reviewed their medical records without authorization. Federal and hospital...
  • Death panels version 2.1?

     
    The deficit-reduction plan that President Obama announced Wednesday seeks to increase Medicare savings in part through a new "Partnership for Patients" that tries to reduce the illnesses that patients contract while hospitalized or undergoing surgery....
  • Can I Recycle … receipts from stores?

     
    Plain paper receipts printed with ink are largely a thing of the past, having been replaced by a shinier, coated variety called thermal paper. The paper is embedded with chemicals that interact when heated in machines such as thermal printers......