News tagged with law

Health care sign-ups hit 5M mark

The Obama administration says more than 5 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the new health care law.

Mar 17, 2014
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Reproductive rights in spain and around the world

On International Women's Day, March 8, there were women's rights demonstrations in Spain, where the government has announced a plan to outlaw nearly all abortions. Bayla Ostrach, a Ph.D. candidate in applied ...

Mar 12, 2014
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Survey: US uninsured rate drops; health law cited

The share of Americans without health insurance is dropping to the lowest levels since President Barack Obama took office, but sign-ups under his health care law lag among Hispanics—a big pool of potential ...

Mar 10, 2014
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3Qs: Access expands to opioid overdose antidote

Drug overdoses are reportedly on the rise both locally and nationally. The Massachusetts State Police has reported 185 fatalities since Nov. 1, which doesn't include the large cities of Boston, Springfield, and Worcester. ...

Mar 06, 2014
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Another delay to Obama health law

The White House on Wednesday unveiled another delay in implementing President Barack Obama's signature health law—apparently to shield vulnerable Democrats in mid-term elections.

Mar 06, 2014
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Two-year extension seen for canceled health plans

The Obama administration will allow a two-year extension for people whose individual health insurance policies don't comply with requirements of the new health care law. The decision will help defuse a politically difficult ...

Mar 05, 2014
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Lawmakers, US drug enforcers clash over marijuana rules

US lawmakers supportive of steadily relaxing state marijuana laws sparred Tuesday with Obama administration officials who continue to label pot in the same high-danger category as killer drugs like cocaine and heroin.

Mar 04, 2014
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Lower Medicaid signups seen in health law study

It's one of the most impressive statistics about the new health care law. The Obama administration says more than 8.9 million people have been, quote "determined eligible" for Medicaid from Oct. 1 through the end of January.

Mar 03, 2014
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