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Americans Souring on Obamacare, Shows Poll Americans Souring on Obamacare, Shows Poll
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Over one month on from its debut, the U.S. government’s healthcare.gov website is still suffering from technical problems. Though Americans largely blamed Republicans for shutting down the U.S. government in protest over the Affordable Care Act (colloquilly known as “Obamacare”) …

Oklahoma Ultrasound Case: Law Remains Struck Down Oklahoma Ultrasound Case: Law Remains Struck Down

NewsOK.com, along with Reuters and the AP, report that the U.S. Supreme Court declined any review of a 2012 Oklahoma Supreme Court decision to strike down the law that forced any woman who wanted to abort their fetus to be …

Obama Apologizes To Americans Losing Their Health Insurance Obama Apologizes To Americans Losing Their Health Insurance
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President Obama on Thursday apologized to all Americans who are now receiving cancellation notices from their health insurers. His apology comes after his assurances that no one would have to give up a health plan they like. President Obama told …

Suzanne Somers Displays “Expertise” on Obamacare Suzanne Somers Displays “Expertise” on Obamacare
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The Wall Street Journal, the largest paper in circulation in the United States today at 2.4 million copies, has created a new section of its paper entitled, “The Experts.” This section of the paper contains editorials from people who are …

Sean Hannity Gives Fired Obamacare Worker $25K Sean Hannity Gives Fired Obamacare Worker $25K
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After contributing to the firing of an Obamacare telephone operator, Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity has reached out to help the woman. Not only did he gift the operator, Earlene Davis, a year’s salary, he has offered to help her …

Obamacare Site Offers Voter Registration Obamacare Site Offers Voter Registration
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Republicans now have reason number 10,392 to hate Obamacare: the website offers the option to register to vote while enrolling. With an estimated one-third of applicants on the Healthcare Marketplace unregistered to vote, the inclusion of this option could be …

Birth on Lawn: Clinic Denies Woman, She Gives Birth on their Lawn [GRAPHIC] Birth on Lawn: Clinic Denies Woman, She Gives Birth on their Lawn [GRAPHIC]
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Women sometimes give birth in strange places. After labor begins, it can be a matter of minutes before the baby is delivered. And once that ball gets rolling, it usually isn’t going to slow down without medical help, which leads …

Obamacare Exemptions: Is Congress Exempt? Obamacare Exemptions: Is Congress Exempt?
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So far several rumors have been spread in an attempt to get citizens to take a stand against Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act) and ask their Congressmen to repeal the law. We’ve heard about the death panels …

FAQ Obamacare Health Plan: What You Need to Know FAQ Obamacare Health Plan: What You Need to Know

Despite Republican attempts to stop the Affordable Care Act, most commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” some of the major changes the new healthcare law brings about are almost here. The bill was signed by President Obama in March 2010 and …

Mitch McConnell & Ted Cruz: How Do We Defund Obamacare? Mitch McConnell & Ted Cruz: How Do We Defund Obamacare?
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The Washington Examiner reported on Monday that Kentucky Senator and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he would not support Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in their efforts to filibuster a resolution that would defund Obamacare. Consequently, because …

FDA Sounds-Off On Mobile Medical Apps FDA Sounds-Off On Mobile Medical Apps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week issued guidance on mobile medical apps, a group of increasingly popular mobile applications that take the place of more traditional medical devices. The agency will “exercise enforcement discretion” in its regulation, …

Healthcare Law, Is Everyone Ready For It? Healthcare Law, Is Everyone Ready For It?

It’s rapidly approaching. That time when laws within the United States force a change in the healthcare payment structure. Are we all ready for it? What were the steps that led to this change? President Obama shared his reasoning behind …

Healthcare Law: Republicans Threaten to Shut Down Gov if Obamacare Isn’t Defunded Healthcare Law: Republicans Threaten to Shut Down Gov if Obamacare Isn’t Defunded
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After the fiscal cliff crisis talks in late 2012 to early 2013, another budget crisis is the last thing anyone wants to hear about as we near the end of 2013. Unfortunately, House representatives are talking of a partial government …

U.S. Falling Behind on Health Outcomes, Shows Study U.S. Falling Behind on Health Outcomes, Shows Study

Though it hosts the best medical research in the world and spends more money on healthcare than any other country, a new study shows that the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to actual health outcomes. The …

Obamacare Starts Next Year, Opposed by Over Half of Americans Obamacare Starts Next Year, Opposed by Over Half of Americans
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Major segments of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – known colloquially as “Obamacare” – are set to go into effect by January 1, 2014. Programs such as health insurance exchanges; insurer prohibitions against pre-existing medical condition discrimination and …

Hip Implants Can Cause Tissue Damage, Says FDA Hip Implants Can Cause Tissue Damage, Says FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week issued a warning about certain types of hip implants. Metal-on-metal implants have been found to cause soft tissue damage, leading to pain or the failure of the device. The devices, made …

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Allows Contraceptive Mandate to Begin Next Week Justice Sonia Sotomayor Allows Contraceptive Mandate to Begin Next Week
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an in-chambers opinion denying Hobby Lobby Stores Inc an injunction it had requested to prevent a birth control mandate from beginning on January 1. The mandate is part of the 2010 Patient Protection …

Multiple Sclerosis Drug ‘Reboots’ the Immune System Multiple Sclerosis Drug ‘Reboots’ the Immune System
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New trials show that a cancer drug can be an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) by ‘rebooting’ patients’ immune systems. The results of two phase III clinical trials were published today in the journal The Lancet. The trials, sponsored …

Medicare Rule Could Increase Hospitalization, Shows Study Medicare Rule Could Increase Hospitalization, Shows Study
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A new study shows that a medicare rule that blocks some nursing home residents from receiving simultaneous reimbursement for hospice and skilled nursing facility (SNF, a medicare-certified nursing home) care may be responsible for those residents receiving “more aggressive” treatment …

Cholesterol Levels Dropping Among Americans, Study Says Cholesterol Levels Dropping Among Americans, Study Says

While Americans continue to grow obese, a new analysis of U.S. health data shows that between 1988 and 2010, average cholesterol levels for U.S. adults have been declining. The study, published this week in The Journal of the American Medical …

Medicare Open Enrollment Now Available Medicare Open Enrollment Now Available

Open enrollment for Medicare officially began this week, allowing those eligible to choose their medicare health and drug plan. The open enrollment period lasts until December 7, so there’s no rush for seniors to choose a prescription drug plan or …