Health Issues

Justice Department says heart of health law unconstitutional

Jun 8, 2018

The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act

Iowa judge rules transgender women deserve surgery coverage

Jun 7, 2018

An Iowa judge has found that Iowa cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery declaring the state's policy denying their care violates the Iowa Constitution and the state's civil rights law

Arkansas court hears case over medical marijuana permits

Jun 7, 2018

An attorney for a company that unsuccessfully applied for a license to grow medical marijuana in Arkansas is calling the state's process for permitting such businesses "flawed and corrupt."

The Latest: Pot company accused of offering panelist a bribe

Jun 7, 2018

The Arkansas Supreme Court says a member of the commission that awards licenses to grow medical marijuana has accused an unsuccessful applicant of trying to bribe him

Transgender librarian files suit over Alaska health policy

Jun 5, 2018

A transgender woman is suing the state of Alaska, saying she has been denied coverage for medically necessary surgical treatment

The Latest: Alaska agency to review discrimination lawsuit

Jun 5, 2018

A spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Law says the department will review and respond accordingly to a discrimination complaint filed by a transgender state legislative librarian.

Florida judge lifts stay on smokable medical marijuana

Jun 5, 2018

A Florida judge has lifted a stay on smoking medical marijuana

Ohio won't hit Sept. 8 deadline for medical marijuana

Jun 5, 2018

Ohio said Tuesday that it will not have medical marijuana available by the Sept. 8 deadline. Department of Commerce policy adviser Mark Hamlin couldn't say exactly when sales will begin, other than as soon as possible.

The Latest: Ohio won't make Sept. 8 medical marijuana date

Jun 5, 2018

Ohio says medical marijuana won't be available for sale by the Sept. 8 deadline.

Feds: Skimping can't save seniors from rising med cost

Jun 4, 2018

Feds: Government report finds seniors scrimp on brand-name drugs but have to spend more anyway

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