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At the end of June, The Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn that the state of Illinois could not force private home healthcare workers to join a union the state foisted upon them using the basis of these private workers receiving government subsidies...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Katie Couric interviewed Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Yahoo News this week, and naturally, much of the interview covered Ginsburg's strongly dissenting opinion on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Couric noted that the justices who supported the decision—which allowed...
From: Double X | By: Amanda Marcotte | Friday, August 1, 2014
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There’s a well-known saying among lawyers that when the facts are against you, argue the law; when the law is against you, argue the facts; and when the facts and the law are both against you, pound on the table and yell like heck. The behavior of...
From: Red State | By: ( | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Just how much data is there about you online? MoreFacebook Isn’t the Only Website Running Experiments on Human BeingsFor a Few Hours, Uber Riders Could Learn Their Client RatingIsraeli Soldier Feared Kidnapped in Gaza as Cease-Fire Crumbles NBC NewsAt...
From: Time | By: Doug Aamoth | Friday, August 1, 2014
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A new accelerator called UnLtd USA has come to Austin, focused on on entrepreneurs focused on social and environmental problems. The accelerator is the latest, and the first American perch, of a program originally started in the United Kingdom. Accelerators...
From: Xconomy | By: Angela Shah | Friday, August 1, 2014
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MRS BPO, LLC, an industry leader in financial services, healthcare, cable, utilities and telecommunications debt recovery is happy to announce the addition of Chris Repholz as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Chris brings with him over 20...
From: Inside ARM | By: insideARM.com | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Special Report By Mudar Zahran, London and Tomer D. Tamarkin, California – A beacon of freedom and justice, America has always been an inspiration for the world’s citizens yearning for change and happiness. Today it appears as if the entire world...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Wolff Bachner | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Air rescue efforts were underway Friday to return two American health care workers infected with the Ebola virus to the United States.
From: WebMD | Friday, August 1, 2014
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President Barack Obama’s federal health care law may be headed to the Supreme Court – again.The High Court has been asked to review a July 22 ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that declared constitutional all federal subsidies granted...
From: Fox News | Friday, August 1, 2014
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The suit calls into focus one of the central issues at play: whether Mr. Ackman improperly built up his nearly 10 percent stake in Allergan as he prepared to make a bid with Valeant for Allergan.
From: New York Times | By: DAVID GELLES | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Suzy Khimm summarizes today’s numbers: The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.2%. It was the sixth straight month that the economy added more than 200,000 jobs, suggesting that the labor market is...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Republican California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari recently spent a week homeless on the streets of Fresno, CA, and he may have discovered why so many American workers oppose illegal immigration. His struggles to find a job--let alone food and...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 1, 2014
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A UK cardiologist speaks up for healthcare's last taboo...
From: Salon.com | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Here's a graph to make you feel better about the direction of the economy...
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Friday, August 1, 2014
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When Obama tweeted his epic birth control ad for Throwback Thursday a few weeks back, we imagine Joe Biden saying, "challenge accepted." Yesterday the vice president tweeted this studly photo of his younger self with the caption: "Short sleeve button-downs...
From: TresSugar | By: Tara-Block | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Targacept fails another clinical trial and suggests a possible change in course. Meanwhile, Causam Energy announces an acquisition and Merz completes one. Read about these and other headlines in this roundup of North Carolina technology and biotech news....
From: Xconomy | By: Frank Vinluan | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Once again, we are reminded that the fact that people feel strongly about an issue does not mean it's one that will cause them to get out and vote.
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Everyone in Warsaw stops and stands still on Aug. 1 to remember the Warsaw Uprising. This is what happened on that day this year. Stephen Colbert weighs in on the Orlando Bloom-Justin Bieber fight in Ibiza, Spain. Yes, he thinks it's as silly as you...
From: GeekSugar | By: Maria-Mercedes-Lara | Friday, August 1, 2014
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@PatriciaMazzei Ed MacDougall is not letting up on his efforts to portray Carlos Curbelo, the likely frontrunner in the 26th congressional district race, as too moderate for Republican voters. MacDougall's latest attack, in a new radio spot (in Spanish)...
From: Miami Herald | By: Patricia Mazzei | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Late Thursday, lawyers challenging a key part of Obamacare petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case. The Court is very likely to grant the petition, resulting in oral argument in January or February of 2015 and a decision next June as the...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Another Obamacare case is heading to the Supreme Court, but it's unclear if they'll agree to hear it, or when they'd hear it if they did.
From: Gone Hollywood | By: Doug Mataconis | Friday, August 1, 2014
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by Ellery WeilThe New York Times Editorial Board discusses a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board general counsel which found McDonald’s jointly responsible for the treatment of its workers at all of its franchises and argues that...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | By: ccox | Friday, August 1, 2014
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For the past several years, researchers have strived to create compelling games that improve behavior, reduce stress, or teach healthy responses to difficult life situations. Such healthy games tend to arise in research settings because of the need to...
From: O'Reilly Radar | By: Andy Oram | Friday, August 1, 2014
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A roundup of private equity-related news.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Thomas Dunford | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Health Affairs: Site-Neutral Payments Medicare uses more than a dozen different payment systems to set payment rates for the medical items and services the program...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Boutique investment bank R2F Investment Bankers has entered a strategic partnership with Envisage Equity and will operate under new name Envisage Advisors. Current management will retain a majority ownership interest and the firm will continue as a majority...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Today's headlines include more questions about how healthcare.gov will function during the next open enrollment period. Kaiser Health News: Florida's Largest Health Insurer Is Raising Exchange Rates An Average Of 17.6 Percent Kaiser Health News staff...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, August 1, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, Aug. 1: 1. -- U.S. stock futures continued their downward slump from Thursday, as investors looked eagerly to the nonfarm jobs report to be released today and to the conclusion of...
From: TheStreet | By: Nora Morrison | Friday, August 1, 2014
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday. The petition requests the U.S. high...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Friday, August 1, 2014
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A 91-3 vote in the Senate will send the landmark VA legislation, meant to address widespread problems in the VA health care system, to President Obama for his signature.
From: NPR | By: Steve Mullis | Friday, August 1, 2014
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A visit to a retirement residence conjures intimations of cultural senescence.
From: The New Criterion | By: David Solway | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Since the days of T.E. Lawrence, reporters have been providing the West with carefully-wrought (or overwrought) tales of the Middle East. A new book comments on the excesses--and maybe commits a few too.
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Greg Waldmann | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Nine days after two federal appeals courts reached opposite rulings on a major new threat to the federal health care law, challengers pursuing that threat rushed to the Supreme Court on Thursday with a plea to step in and settle the dispute as soon as...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Lyle Denniston | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Cancer. It's a word that makes people tremble. Even when a case is curable, the stress on patients is indescribable. We all know that. Everyone has been touched. Preying on people with cancer is one of the most despicable acts imaginable. Yet that's...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Friday, August 1, 2014
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A month ago, the Supreme Court struck down the 2007 Massachusetts Buffer Zone law as unconstitutional, leaving millions seething at the utter stupidity of our judicial system. Yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick signed a new bill, An Act to Promote Public...
From: Liberaland | By: Sarah Betancourt | Friday, August 1, 2014
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WASHINGTON—A group of individuals who challenged health insurance subsidies tied to the Affordable Care Act moved quickly Thursday to get an appeal in front of the Supreme Court. The challengers, Virginia residents who opposed the subsidies, filed...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Brent Kendall | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Lawyers challenging President Obama's healthcare law filed a quick appeal with the Supreme Court on Thursday, urging justices to take up the issue this fall and throw out insurance subsidies for nearly 5 million Americans....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: David G. Savage | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call August 1, 2014 10:00 AM ET Executives Jeff Miller – Executive Vice President- Operations & General Counsel Thomas J. DeRosa – Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Estes – Chief...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SA Transcripts | Saturday, August 2, 2014
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I'm pretty good at predictions, at least where the media is concerned. As this unfolds you will see how the US media accept America's "deep-seated beliefs and cultural practices" in the response to this crisis. They will both play up the fear for the...
From: Firedoglake | By: spocko | Saturday, August 2, 2014
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Frank A. Pasquale III (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted Private Certifiers and Deputies in American Health Care (North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 92, 2014, p. 1161) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: So-called “public......
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Friday, August 1, 2014
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By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday....
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Friday, August 1, 2014
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In 2010, trees removed more than 17 million metric tons of pollution from the air. In doing so, they saved more than $6.8 billion dollars in health care costs associated with pollution-related diseases, like bronchitis and asthma.Read more......
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@tbtia It was an issue that threatened the bottom lines of Florida's safety net hospitals, who are now breathing a sigh of relief. The federal government had accused them of receiving $267 million in Medicaid payments erroneously over the past...
From: Miami Herald | By: Tia Mitchell | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Last Saturday, Breitbart News uncovered three reports and analysis written by Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist and chief architect of Obamacare, stating that subsidies or tax credits will be provided to individuals “to purchase health insurance from...
From: Free Republic | By: Breitbart | Friday, August 1, 2014
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While no one seriously contends that the drafters of the Affordable Care Act intended to make premium tax subsidies only to those participating in state-run insurance exchanges, there's one authority...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Ed Kilgore | Friday, August 1, 2014
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July 28 marked World Hepatitis Day—a day to reflect on the impact viral hepatitis has on millions of lives around the world and celebrate the progress we’ve made in preventing and treating millions more. Viral hepatitis is among the top 10 infectious...
From: AIDS.gov Blog | By: Jimmy Kolker | Friday, August 1, 2014
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... To be clear: one of the “leading experts on health care policy” for the Left could not possibly imagine that 36 states would do exactly as 36 states have done. One of the “best health care writers out there” found it hard to believe that...
From: Free Republic | By: The Federalist | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Firefighters evacuated a healthcare center in Orange County due to a gas-like smell on Friday, Fire Rescue officials said....
From: Orlando Sentinel | By: By Jeff Weiner , Orlando Sentinel | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Death toll from virus up to more than 729The post Ebola moving faster than efforts to control disease in West Africa appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Friday, August 1, 2014
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