Healthcare News December 27, 2012

  • Supreme Court won’t block Obama health law’s contraception mandate

    The court rejected a request for an injunction filed by a Catholic-owned arts-and-crafts business.

  • Report: Calif. officials fear drop in federal healthcare funds

    California officials are concerned that the federal government might scale back its share of the costs under President Obama’s healthcare law.

    According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, state officials fear that the Obama administration won’t cover as much of the law’s costs as initially planned.

    California is a leader in implementing the Affordable Care Act. It was among the first states to establish its own insurance exchange — a new marketplace where individuals and small businesses will be able to buy private insurance.

  • Baucus bill aims to reduce deaths of child abuse victims

    Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) introduced a bipartisan bill Friday before senators left for Christmas break that would establish a commission to develop a national strategy for reducing child abuse fatalities.

    The Protect Our Kids Act would create a special task force dedicated to reducing child abuse and neglect in America.

  • Illinois governor backs insurance ‘co-ops’ under healthcare law

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) is embracing a new type of insurance plan under President Obama’s signature healthcare law.

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