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    • Report Tallies Funds Committed To Federal Insurance Exchange

      The federal government has committed nearly $800 million to the project, according the Health and Human Services' inspector general. Also in the news, Washington state will have a special limited enrollment period for people who want to shop for coverage outside the marketplace as a result of continuing exchange problems. Meanwhile, Idaho is setting up its own marketplace.

      (Daily Report) Aug 26

    • Who Is Exempt From Health Law's Mandate To Have Insurance?

      The Miami Herald looks at the religious groups that pool their money to pay medical expenses and whose members are therefore exempt from the law's requirement to carry insurance. Other stories look at the "drafting error" that is the basis of a legal challenge to the law's subsidies and the administration's latest accommodation on the contraceptive mandate.

      (Daily Report) Aug 26

    • State Highlights: Minn. Vaccine Requirements; Sovaldi in Calif. Prisons; Ga. Rural ERs

      A selection of health policy stories from Minnesota, California, Georgia, Kansas, Arkansas and Maryland.

      (Daily Report) Aug 26

    • With Coverage Through Obamacare, Transgender Woman Opts For Surgery

      The nation’s health law opens the door for transgender people to gain coverage for gender reassignment surgeries they previously could not afford.

      (Daily Report) Aug 26

    • First Edition: August 26, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from major news organizations, including a report about how what some say is a health law "drafting error" and other's term a "political miscalculation" could become the measure's trouble spot.

      (Daily Report) Aug 26

    • Transgender Surgery Covered By Insurance

      After being uninsured, Palm Springs resident Devin Payne signed up for a Covered California plan under the health law. In May, the 43-year-old single parent underwent gender reassignment surgery and is looking forward to being reimbursed by her insurance company.

      (Video) Aug 25

    • With Coverage Through Obamacare, Transgender Woman Opts For Surgery

      The nation’s health law opens the door for transgender people to gain coverage for gender reassignment surgeries they previously could not afford.

      (Story) Aug 25

    • Blood Bank Industry Shrinks

      Changed medical practice has reduced the need for blood transfusions, spurring cutbacks and mergers in the blood industry. Meanwhile, Chicago and two counties in California are suing five companies for "aggressive marketing" of opioid painkillers, accusing them of fueling addiction.

      (Daily Report) Aug 25

    • State Highlights: Calif. Hospital Accused Of Patient Dumping; Wash. Mental Health Changes

      A selection of health policy stories from California, Washington state, Idaho, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, New York and Massachusetts.

      (Daily Report) Aug 25

    • At Home Or In Facilities, Care For Elderly Changing Rapidly

      News outlets cover the reliability of nursing home ratings, the growth of home health care aides and the return of the house call.

      (Daily Report) Aug 25