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Federal appeals court rules against Medicaid work requirement
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a district court ruling against an Arkansas plan for work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Residents of Kentucky and Arkansas had filed suit in district court, alleg (More)
Trump administration sued over abortion billing regulation
Planned Parenthood of Maryland and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block a Trump administration rule they claim is designed to make insurance companies stop covering abortions. According to the filing, the Separate-Bi (More)
Nepal to count third gender in population census expanding social benefits to LGBTQ+community
Nepalese officials announced Thursday that there will be a third gender option in the next population census, marking the first time the LGBTQ+ community has been included in the population statistics as a minority group. The Central Bureau of Sta (More)
FDA holds first hearing on asbestos in talc in 50 years
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a hearing on Tuesday about testing methods for finding asbestos in talc and cosmetic products containing talc. This is the first hearing about asbestos in talc since 1971. The meeting was convened to (More)
Tanzania denies health services to and cracks down on LGBT individuals: HRW report
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Monday documenting how Tanzania's health policies deny adequate services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and other people who are at risk of contracting HIV. The report details the (More)
Pilots union files lawsuit to suspend American Airlines US-China service in light of coronavirus
The Allied Pilots Association filed a lawsuit on Thursday, seeking to halt American Airlines US-China service as cabin crews worldwide voiced unease about exposure to coronavirus. This lawsuit was filed the same day that the coronavirus was declared (More)
Federal appeals court upholds $1.4 million fine for Arizona over prison health care settlement
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court's order that had required Arizona's Department of Corrections to pay a $1.4 million fine. The lower court issued the fine after the Department of Corrections failed to ab (More)
Supreme Court declines to expedite health care challenge
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied requests to expedite consideration of a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACT). The decision means that the court will not hear the challenge before the current term ends in June. The petition to fa (More)
Supreme Court to hear personal jurisdiction, contraceptive coverage, elector fine cases
The United States Supreme Court released orders on Friday that granted certiorari for six new cases, consolidating them into three hours of upcoming oral arguments. The first case, which consolidates Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth District Court (More)
HHS proposes new rule removing requirements on religious providers
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday issued a proposed rule allowing faith-based health and social service organizations to refrain from informing clients about services not offered due to religious reasons. In the acc (More)
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