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  • DEA makes Vicodin harder to obtain legally, but that's half the job

    The Drug Enforcement Administration has spent the last decade considering whether to make it harder to obtain the most popular type of narcotic painkiller: "hydrocodone combination" products, such as Vicodin and Lortab. And now it will. But the new...
  • Trying to save the contraception mandate by changing its address

    Trying to save the contraception mandate by changing its address
    Here's a prediction: The next legal battle over the Obama adminsitration's contraception mandate will be over who has to write what kind of letter to whom. The administration announced Friday the latest tweaks to the requirement that all new employer-...
  • State Presents An Unflattering Profile

    If Connecticut were a high school student, she might be considered an aloof teenager with a generous allowance and a drug problem. That's the image, anyway, that recent surveys are giving this state. A snapshot: Living well. A new federal report shows...
  • Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America

    Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America
    With just $40 in his pocket and the killing of two friends fresh in his mind, 13-year-old Leonardo Enrique Navas set off from El Salvador in July and traveled alone for 15 days on buses and taxis until he crossed the border into Texas. Every few days,...
  • Floridians to get health-care refund

    Floridians to get health-care refund
    Nearly 1 million Floridians enrolled in insurance through the Affordable Care Act can expect refunds averaging $65 because of a part of the law that requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of their money paying for health care, the U.S....
  • Immigrant shelters on bases in 3 states, including California, to shut

    Immigrant shelters on bases in 3 states, including California, to shut
    Three massive temporary shelters that have housed 7,700 unaccompanied immigrant youths at military bases in California, Oklahoma and Texas will close in the next eight weeks, government officials announced Monday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human...
  • Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says

    Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says
    Monthly premiums for the second year of Obamacare health insurance plans are expected to rise an average of 13 percent, Florida officials announced Monday. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has completed its analysis of recently submitted health...
  • Virginia receives more home visit funds

    Virginia receives more home visit funds
    The state's Home Visiting Program for pregnant women and those with children up to 5 years old received almost $2 million from Health and Human Services, the agency announced Monday. "It's a renewal. We applied for the competitive funding," said Linda...
  • Kirk seeks faith-based counseling for immigrant children

     Kirk seeks faith-based counseling for immigrant children
    Sen. Mark Kirk said his office launched an effort to connect young immigrants in the Chicago area with religious organizations and community groups on Monday, about a month after the Republican drew fire for demanding that children who've recently crossed...
  • Sincerely yours, the 21 references to religious sincerity in the Hobby Lobby ruling

     
    From Justice Sam Alito's majority opinion: We must decide in these cases whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), permits the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to demand that three closely held corporations...
  • Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds

    Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds
    TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law. "As you...