Women's Health

    • Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Block Texas Abortion Law

      In a 5-4 vote, the justices turned away an emergency application asking it to block a Texas law that opponents say prevents a third of the state's clinics from performing abortions. Meanwhile, Albuquerque voters defeated a proposal that would have outlawed most late-term abortions in New Mexico's largest city in the first municipal test of such a measure.

      (Daily Report) Nov 20, 2013

    • First Edition: November 20, 2013

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports that President Barack Obama places some of the blame for the health law's woes with Republicans, and details of comments by an Obama administration tech official that a large portion of the healthcare.gov 'back office' functions are yet to be built.

      (Daily Report) Nov 20, 2013

    • Contraception Coverage, Abortion Loom As Issues For High Court, Advocacy Groups

      Advocacy groups are wondering about a future boomerang effect of the "nuclear option," which could keep Senate Republicans from filibustering judicial nominations.

      (Daily Report) Nov 19, 2013

    • State Highlights: Dispute Over What Doctors Can Say At Catholic Hospital

      A dispute between a Colorado cardiologist and a Catholic hospital over what he says is a ban on discussing abortion with patients, even when a pregnancy threatens a woman's life, is part of today's health policy roundup from Colorado and California.

      (Daily Report) Nov 15, 2013

    • Viewpoints: Despite Website Woes, Administration Should Be Given More Time; Health Law Credibility 'Going Up In Smoke'

      A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Nov 14, 2013

    • Policy Developments: SCOTUS Won't Hear Appeal Of Ruling Striking Down Okla. Abortion Law

      The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a ruling striking down an Oklahoma abortion law that would have required pregnant women to have an ultrasound before having an abortion. In the meantime, The Washington Post fact-checks an insurance premium claim by HHS Secretary Sebelius.

      (Daily Report) Nov 13, 2013

    • In States Not Expanding Medicaid, Hospitals Face A Squeeze As Federal Funds Dry Up

      The New York Times examines the dilemma for some safety-net hospitals that will not see a drop in the uninsured but will lose federal money that used to help pay for those patients. Meanwhile on another issue affecting the health law, a federal appeals court blocked the administration's effort to require employers to provide contraception coverage.

      (Daily Report) Nov 11, 2013

    • First Edition: November 11, 2013

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about how Republicans are positioning themselves to capitalize on the health law's implementation difficulties in the upcoming election season.

      (Daily Report) Nov 11, 2013

    • First Edition: November 7, 2013

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about President Barack Obama's efforts to bolster support for the health law, as well as the tough questions faced by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in her appearance before the Senate Finance Committee.

      (Daily Report) Nov 07, 2013

    • SCOTUS Won't Hear Appeal Seeking To Reinstate Okla. Abortion Law

      The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal seeking to reinstate an Oklahoma law that would effectively ban abortion-inducing drugs. In Texas, opponents of an abortion law are appealing to the Supreme Court to reinstate their injunction against the law that requires those performing the procedure have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

      (Daily Report) Nov 05, 2013