News tagged with law

Consumer group sues Aetna, alleges discrimination

A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. saying a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy.

Dec 23, 2014
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Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

(AP)—Arkansas became the first southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. The state bought private insurance for low-income people instead of adding them ...

Dec 17, 2014
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Surge in health law sign-ups

Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the HealthCare.gov website was working well.

Dec 16, 2014
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Stronger start for Obama's health law this year

Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger start this year, even as Americans remain skeptical that the government's newest social program is right for the country.

Dec 16, 2014
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Judge halts Alzheimer's drug swap until July

A federal judge has ordered an Irish drug manufacturer to halt its plans to discontinue its widely used Alzheimer's medication, allegedly in an effort to drive patients to a newer patented drug.

Dec 16, 2014
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Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline

Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.

Dec 16, 2014
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Doctors face steep Medicaid cuts as fee boost ends

Primary care doctors caring for low-income patients will face steep fee cuts next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama's health care law expires. That could squeeze access just when millions ...

Dec 10, 2014
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Congressional deal upends pot legalization in DC

Elected officials and drug-policy advocates hoped to make the nation's capital the first place on the East Coast with legal pot. They wanted to use the District of Columbia as further encouragement for states ...

Dec 10, 2014
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