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Tag Archives: Kathleen Sebelius

Group’s lawsuit seeks to void health care law

MILWAUKEE — A conservative group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to have the federal health care law declared unconstitutional, arguing that the government postponed its so-called employer mandate without the necessary congressional approval. The lawsuit came the same day ...

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CDC launching graphic anti-smoking ad campaign

ATLANTA — In a graphic new ad campaign announced Thursday, the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products. The new effort confronts a hard truth: Despite increased tobacco taxes ...

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States get say on health benefits in Obama’s law

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Friday rolled out a benefits framework for millions of people who will get private insurance through the health care overhaul, but states will decide the specifics. Under the new law, the federal government must set ...

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Obama to order FDA to help reduce drug shortages

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is directing the Food and Drug Administration to take steps to reduce drug shortages, an escalating problem that has endangered patients and raised the possibility of price gouging. Patient deaths have been blamed on the ...

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New measures planned to fight Medicare fraud

MIAMI — Federal health officials announced new security measures Monday to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. Authorities recovered $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year — a ...

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