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Hospitals can care for Medicare patients at home in pandemic

Nov. 25, 2020 4:31 PM EST

Hospitals will be allowed to care for Medicare patients in their own homes during the pandemic under a government program announced Wednesday to help hospitals deal with the latest surge. Some hospitals already offered patients with private insurance the choice of getting care at home instead of in the hospital....

Court: Texas, Louisiana can end Planned Parenthood funding

Nov. 23, 2020 8:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas and Louisiana can cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics — a move supported by opponents of legal abortion, but opposed by advocates who said it affects a variety of non-abortion health services for low-income women....

Report: Millions of full-time US workers get government aid

Nov. 19, 2020 7:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who are working full-time jobs still rely on federal health care and food assistance programs because of low wages, a bipartisan congressional watchdog says. A report from the Government Accountability Office found that about 70% of adult workers participating in...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, health care workers carry personal belongings of a patient who is evacuated to a waiting ambulance the Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riverside, Calif. A federal judge on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, blocked a Trump Administration rule that opponents said would have harmed the bargaining rights of more than 500,000 home health care workers in California and several hundred thousand additional workers across the nation. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

US judge blocks Trump Administration rule inhibiting unions

Nov. 17, 2020 5:01 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump Administration rule that opponents said would have harmed the bargaining rights of more than 500,000 home healthcare workers in California and several hundred thousand additional workers across the nation. San Francisco-based U.S....

A demonstrator holds a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as arguments are heard about the Affordable Care Act, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'Obamacare' likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

Nov. 10, 2020 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the Affordable Care Act, including its key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that affect tens of millions of Americans. Meeting remotely a...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The court prepares to hear arguments Tuesday in the third major legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Much at stake as Supreme Court weighs future of 'Obamacare'

Nov. 10, 2020 7:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court weighs the fate of “Obamacare,” arguments will revolve around arcane points of law like severability — whether the justices can surgically snip out part of the law and leave the rest. But what’s at stake has real-world consequences for...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The court prepares to hear arguments Tuesday in the third major legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Much at stake as Supreme Court weighs future of 'Obamacare'

Nov. 9, 2020 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court weighs the fate of “Obamacare” on Tuesday, arguments will revolve around arcane points of law like severability — whether the justices can surgically snip out part of the law and leave the rest. But what’s at stake has real-world...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies

Nov. 7, 2020 2:08 PM EST

Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. Joe Biden is promising to take the country on a very different path from what it has seen over the past four years under President Donald Trump, on issues ranging from the coronavirus and health care to the environment, education and more. The Democratic president-elect is...

The Supreme Court in Washington on the day after the election, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Without Ginsburg, high court support for health law in doubt

Nov. 7, 2020 7:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Until six weeks ago, defenders of the Affordable Care Act could take comfort in some simple math. Five Supreme Court justices who had twice preserved the Obama-era health care law remained on the bench and seemed unlikely votes to dismantle it. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death in...

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump immigration rule takes effect again during appeal

Nov. 4, 2020 4:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has allowed a Trump administration rule that would deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps to go back into effect while it considers the case. The Election Day development was the latest dizzying twist in a legal battle over the...