Healthcare industry regulation

June 15, 2018 - 10:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay Friday putting the End of Life Option back into effect. The court also gave...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, White House Director of Legislative Affairs and Assistant Marc Short speaks in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington. Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer. Two White House officials said Short disclosed his plans on June 15. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 15, 2018 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer. Two White House officials said Short disclosed his plans Friday. He did not offer an exact date, but said he would leave sometime this summer. The officials were...
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President Donald Trump shows off the "VA Mission Act" during a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 06, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Wednesday that will give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the troubled Veterans Affairs system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving care by steering more patients to the private sector. At a Rose Garden...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters following a closed-door luncheon with President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington. McConnell warns that key Kentucky products including bourbon could wind up targets of retaliation if a trade war erupts. The growing trade dispute stems from the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada. McConnell said Kentucky-made bourbon, farm products and automobiles could be hurt from retaliatory moves.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 05, 2018 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he was canceling most of the Senate's time-honored August recess, an election-year move that could help lawmakers clear extra work while keeping vulnerable Democratic senators off the campaign trail. McConnell, R-Ky., said he...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, people stand on the steps of the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a protest against euthanasia. After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide Tuesday, May 29, 2018 on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this mostly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
May 29, 2018 - 1:57 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese lawmakers Tuesday narrowly rejected a proposal to make Portugal one of only a handful of countries in the world allowing euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. After a landmark debate, lawmakers voted to reject four broadly similar bills introduced by left-...
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May 29, 2018 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put in effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state. The justices on Tuesday rejected an appeal from the Planned Parenthood...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, people stand on the steps of the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a protest against euthanasia. After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide Tuesday, May 29, 2018 on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this mostly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
May 28, 2018 - 6:38 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this predominantly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. The...
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May 24, 2018 - 12:29 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday refused to block a court decision that said a California law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives was passed illegally. California's 4th District Court of Appeal refused to grant an immediate stay requested by state Attorney General...
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File - In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives. Becerra on Monday, May 21, 2018, requested an immediate stay and the reversal of a judge's ruling last week that the law was unconstitutionally approved by the state legislature. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 22, 2018 - 4:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday requested an immediate stay and the reversal of a judge's ruling...
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