Experts from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) voiced concern on Thursday about the lack of medical treatment to two political prisoners in Iran who are at risk of dying in detention. The experts have urged the Iranian government to provide medical care to the two ...[read more]
Judge Myron Thompson of the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama on Wednesday set a trial date of May 19 to determine the constitutionality of an Alabama law passed last year requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital admitting privileges. The Women's Health and ...[read more]
International medical aid group Doctors Without Borders on Tuesday condemned the unsanitary detention conditions of migrants found in Greece without correct paperwork. The report expressed concern over detention facilities where migrants are kept in large numbers in cramped, unsanitary conditions ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied review of two cases brought by Roman Catholic non-profit groups seeking an exemption from part of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception. Both cases, Roman Catholic Archbishop of ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether companies have a right to an exemption from the contraception provision of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for religious reasons. The plaintiffs in the combined cases of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc and ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Brian Harris, Willamette University College of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the many institutional problems faced by foster children with behavioral health issues...Approximately 35 percent of children and teens enter foster care with significant dental and oral health ...[read more]
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Obama, served as a major overhaul to the health insurance industry and established preventative services as a top priority. The PPACA requires certain preventative health services to be provided ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court on Friday issued an order enjoining the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) from requiring that the Little Sisters, a Roman Catholic order, fill out a formal government document in order to secure exemption from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ( ...[read more]
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on Friday ruled that a North Carolina state law requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment rights of physicians and patients. The ...[read more]
01/27/2014: Supreme Court asked granted contraception mandate exemption.
01/03/2014: US government asked Supreme Court to lift stay on contraception mandate.
12/31/2013: Supreme Court justice blocked contraception mandate in lawsuit.
10/24/2013: Federal appeals court upheld health care law ...[read more]