News tagged with law

Biden: Health care sign-ups may fall short of goal

Vice President Joe Biden says it will be a good start for the federal health care law if 5 million to 6 million people sign up by the end of March. That would be significantly short of the Obama administration's ...

Feb 20, 2014
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US drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley. In Morocco, one of the world's ...

Feb 15, 2014
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New blow for Obama health law

President Barack Obama's health care law suffered a new blow Monday, as his administration delayed a key component requiring small businesses to provide insurance to employees or face a fine.

Feb 10, 2014
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Smoking ban in cars with children difficult to enforce

More than 500 health care professionals have signed an open letter to MPs urging their support for a ban on smoking in vehicles with children in. The ban forms part of the Children and Families Bill, whic ...

Feb 10, 2014
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A scramble to sign up the young by health deadline

An army of workers and volunteers has fanned out around the country trying to enroll young and healthy people in health insurance now available through President Barack Obama's signature law.

Feb 07, 2014
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Path to supreme court runs through 'judicial monastery'

There was a time when awaiting a decision by the United States Supreme Court actually held some suspense. That ended in 2006, says Professor Garrison Nelson, the first year when all nine justices came from ...

Jan 23, 2014
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Poll finds drop in uninsured rate

A closely watched survey says the nation's uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as the major coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's health care law got underway.

Jan 23, 2014
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US judge: State abortion ultrasound law illegal

A North Carolina law requiring women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound and then have a medical provider describe the image to them is a violation of constitutional free-speech rights, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Jan 18, 2014
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