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  • Rep. Gutierrez responds to Sen. Kirk's remarks on immigrant children

    Rep. Gutierrez responds to Sen. Kirk's remarks on immigrant children
    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...
  • Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees

    Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees
    Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piƱatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
  • Peninsula group promotes 'Coverage to Care'

    Peninsula group promotes 'Coverage to Care'
    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...
  • What Doctors Know: Adequate sleep is critical to your health

    Source: National Institutes of Health whatdoctorsknow.com We have so many demands on our time--jobs, family, errands--not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep has profound effects on both our...
  • Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]

    Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]
    Shortly, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a highly-anticipated decision that could go a long way in determining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the religious liberty rights of conscientious family business owners who simply wish to continue...
  • Mandating preventive care without co-pays is good, but it's not 'free'

    Mandating preventive care without co-pays is good, but it's not 'free'
    The Department of Health and Human Services released a report Friday declaring that 76 million Americans with private insurance became eligible for more preventive services with no out-of-pocket fees as a result of the 2010 healthcare law, the Patient...
  • Federal audit faults California exchange for lax enrollment practices

    Federal auditors found that California's health insurance exchange was lax at times in verifying consumers' eligibility for Obamacare coverage. The report issued Tuesday by the Inspector General's Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
  • Hobby Lobby decision was legally sound [Letter]

    Hobby Lobby decision was legally sound [Letter]
    The Sun's editorial board really should read the Supreme Court decision, not just the dissent, before you write an editorial on it ("Corporations v. People," July 1). First, this decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate and should not be...
  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says
    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...
  • The real meaning of Hobby Lobby

    The real meaning of Hobby Lobby
    Organizations concerned with public policy have a habit of hyping developments that relate to their concerns. When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some corporations are exempt from paying for employees' contraceptive coverage under Obamacare, both sides...
  • U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children

    U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children
    Days after the federal government abandoned plans to house immigrant children in a Baltimore office building, the Obama administration has begun to explore other sites in Maryland, including one in Prince George's County, documents obtained by The...