| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON Contrary rulings Tuesday on a key element of the Affordable Care Act by two separate federal appeals courts raise a variety of questions.
Q. What happened?
A. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided 2-1 that tax...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that the city would help shelter immigrant children who have been detained after crossing the border and has begun talks with a federal agency about doing so.
"Before you get partisan, before you tell me...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the “green ceiling” inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday.
The report found that while people of...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:16 PM
A federal appeals court has rejected a conservative challenge to President Obama's healthcare law, ruling that the legislation did not violate the U.S. Constitution's "origination clause."
Opponents of the health law have brought a series of...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Farmers Market Week begins Aug. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an independent public health organization wants consumers to remember a few things about food safety.
Uncooked produce is twice as likely to make you sick than...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:53 PM
State Sen. Leonard Fasano is asking for a summer meeting of Connecticut's health insurance exchange to address what he said are problems that have come to light in recent weeks.
Fasano, R-North Haven, sent a letter Tuesday to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:06 PM
State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe.
A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:52 PM
WASHINGTON — After Republican Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday that 429 unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border crisis were in Chicago and urged they undergo criminal background checks, he drew fire today from an immigrant-rights group and...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:01 PM
More than 8 million Americans bought private health insurance for 2014 through the state marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act at the urging of the Department of Health and Human Services. Now the federal agency is pushing to translate that...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:35 PM
The FDA has authorized use of an unapproved Ebola virus test under a special emergency-use provision, although efforts to develop a vaccine for the deadly illness are unlikely to bear fruit until 2015, officials say.
The test-tube diagnostic test was...