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Biden, Baltimore ask justices to dismiss Trump abortion appeal (access required)

The Biden administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to dismiss a Trump-era appeal of a Baltimore-supported decision that struck down a federal rule barring taxpayer-funded pregnancy clinics from referring women for abortions. The high court last month had ...

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California sues over US abortion rule; 20 states to follow (access required)

SAN FRANCISCO — California and 20 other Democratic-led states announced they were challenging the Trump administration’s effort to set up obstacles for women seeking abortions, including barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers. California Attorney General ...

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Md. cyber firm: Ransomware attacks on health care up 89 percent (access required)

Major data breaches attributable to ransomware at health care institutions increased significantly in 2017, according to analysis by Cryptonite LLC, a cyber firm based in Rockville. There were 140 data breaches characterized as hacking and reported to the U.S. Department of Health ...

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Feds: ACA producing positive results in Md. (access required)

A trio of recent reports show that the Affordable Care Act has slowed the growth of health insurance costs, expanded insurance coverage and helped keep patients from needing to use the hospital, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday. Nationwide, the average ...

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Health care signups pick up pace in November

WASHINGTON — Playing catch-up with a long way to go, President Barack Obama’s new health insurance markets last month picked up the dismal pace of signups, the administration reported Wednesday. Enrollment statistics from the Health and Human Services Department showed ...

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