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Federal judge in Texas strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas has issued a ruling declaring that Obamacare is unconstitutional, creating an not only uncertainty about health care coverage for millions of Americans, but also a likely battle in the U.S. Supreme Court. Friday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor on what’s known as the Affordable Care Act came a… Read More »

Federal judge says HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded legal authority in setting 340B drug payment rates

A federal court has sided with the American Hospital Association and others in ruling that the Department of Health and Human Services unlawfully cut payment rates for certain outpatient drugs. HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded his legal authority in setting new reimbursement rates in the outpatient prospective payment system rule for 2018, United States District… Read More »

Climate change will have dire consequences for US, federal report concludes

The federally mandated study was supposed to come out in December but was released by the Trump administration on Friday, at a time when many Americans are on a long holiday weekend, distracted by family and shopping. David Easterling, director of the Technical Support Unit at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, emphasized that… Read More »