December 14, 2010 More than 20 lawsuits have been filed against the new health law. Dozens have been dismissed, and judges in Virginia and Florida have said the individual mandate is Constitutional.
December 13, 2010 In finding part of the health law unconstitutional, U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson ruled the insurance mandate represents "an unchecked expansion of congressional power" that would "invite unbridled exercise of federal police powers."
December 10, 2010 While Republicans continue to plot ways to reverse the Affordable Care Act when they take over the House Jan. 5, Democrats are stepping up their attack on Republicans’ own health benefits.
December 3, 2010 In a surprise, a survey from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission finds doctors aren't following through on threats to stop seeing Medicare patients because of possible pay cuts.
December 2, 2010 Soon the president is expected to sign into law changes to the school lunch program that would upgrade the fare for federally subsidized meals and clamp down on junk in school vending machines. It would also make access easier for the poor.
December 2, 2010 Some companies have received government waivers to let them offer inexpensive and limited health coverage for workers. Some say the insurance is not worth even the small amount it costs.
December 2, 2010 A federal judge in Virginia dismissed a challenge to the law overhauling health care. In doing so, he upheld the insurance mandate and quashed arguments that the law required broad abortion coverage.
December 1, 2010 The Army says it's trying to train new soldiers more like athletes. That means healthier chow, physical training to prevent injuries and an emphasis on endurance.
December 1, 2010 A proposal to merge Medicare's annual deductibles for hospital care and doctor visits would shift more costs to seniors. More people would be on the hook for the combined deductible. And another proposal would limit help from Medigap coverage.
November 30, 2010 Nearly all of the top over-the-counter children's medications contained confusing dosing instructions, according to a new study. For example, the instructions on the bottle give teaspoon measurements, but the dosing cup marks milliliters.