Federal judge upholds Trump’s expansion of non-ObamaCare plans


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A federal judge on Friday upheld the Trump administration’s expansion of health insurance plans that don’t meet ObamaCare’s coverage requirements.U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled against the ins…

Trump administration begins formally enforcing new abortion restrictions


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A ban on abortion referrals at taxpayer-funded family planning clinics is taking effect immediately, the Trump administration said Monday.The Department of Health and Human Services told family planning providers i…

Appeals court denies demands to halt Trump abortion referral ‘gag rule’


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A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that the Trump administration can proceed with its overhaul of the Title X family planning program, setting aside demands to halt a recent decision allowing the administration to…

Trump issues executive order to bring transparency to health care prices


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The Trump administration is working on regulations that will require health care providers and insurers to tell patients how much a service will cost before they get it.President Trump, in an…

Biden reverses stance on Hyde Amendment after blowback


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Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he no longer supports the Hyde Amendment, just one day …

Biden infuriates abortion rights groups with Hyde stance


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Former Vice President Joe Biden infuriated abortion rights advocates Wednesday when his campaign confirmed he supports a policy that blocks Medicaid and other federal health programs from paying for abortions, making him…

Oregon judge says he will block Trump abortion measures


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A federal judge in Oregon said Tuesday he would block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on abortion referrals at federally-funded family planning clinics.U.S. District Judge Michael McShane, who was app…

Democratic proposals to overhaul health care: A 2020 primer


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About 20 million Americans have gained coverage under ObamaCare since it was passed in 2010, but nearly 9 percent – 30 million people – still don’t have health insurance.All Democrats running for president say they…

Trump administration awards $1.7 million family planning grant to anti-abortion clinics


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The Trump administration announced Friday it would award a $1.7 million family planning grant to a chain of crisis pregnancy centers that oppose abortion and don’t offer contraceptive…

Judge blocks Trump Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas, Kentucky


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A federal judge has blocked Medicaid work requirements approved by the Trump administration in Arkansas and Kentucky after more than 18,000 people have already lost coverage.Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. Distric…

Pompeo says US to expand ban on foreign aid to groups that provide or promote abortion


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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday announced an expansion of the so-called Mexico City policy that bans U.S. aid from going to foreign groups that promote or provide abortions.The expansion closes a loophole…

FDA chief Scott Gottlieb resigns


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Scott Gottlieb, the leader of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), is resigning.The Washington Post was first to report that Gottlieb, who commutes to Washington from Connecticut, is stepping down to spend mor…

Teen who got vaccinated despite parents blames Facebook for spreading misinformation


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A teenager who testified before Congress on Tuesday about his decision to get vaccinated against his mother’s wishes blamed Facebook and other websites for spreading misinformation about the risks of vaccines.Ethan…

Trump steps up attack on Planned Parenthood 


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Trump is intensifying his attack on federal funding for Planned Parenthood with the introduction of new rules that are widely seen as a way of gutting federal funding to the group.

Trump legal team reached out to Mueller’s office after BuzzFeed article: report


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President Trump’s legal team reached out to Robert Mueller’s office after a BuzzFeed News article claimed the president told his former attorney to lie to Congress.The special counsel’s office then released a rare…

Washington Post reporter: I didn’t know if call with Trump was a joke


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The Washington Post reporter who ended up on an unexpected phone call with President Trump while dining in Paris said he initially didn’t know if it was a joke.Dan Balz, a chief correspondent at the Post, said Mond…

Federal judge blocks Trump administration’s cuts to discount drug program


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A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s cuts to a Medicare drug discount program.Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled that the administration illegally reduced Medicare payments to hospitals through the 340…

CDC: Suicide rates increasing among American workers


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The suicide rate among Americans of working age increased 34 percent from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”Increasing suicide rates in the U.S…

MacArthur loses New Jersey House race to Democratic challenger Andy Kim


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Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) lost his seat to Democratic challenger Andy Kim on Wednesday, resulting in a near-wipeout for the GOP in the state, …

CDC confirms 90 cases of rare polio-like illness affecting children in 27 states


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday confirmed 90 cases of a polio-like illness in 27 states.The CDC is still trying to determine what triggers Acute Flaccid Myeliti…