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Government & Legal

An appeals court rules that Florida’s effort to bar gun discussions between physicians and patients is a “legitimate regulation” of medical practice.

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Child psychiatric hospitals were not included in a 1999 bill meant to fill a gap in federal funding for GME training at children’s hospitals.

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Opted-out physicians can still have referrals and prescriptions for privately contracted patients covered, but claims denials will be issued to those who haven’t submitted an opt-out affadavit.

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A new law responding to the VA’s well-publicized health care crisis includes provisions to enhance the agency’s general medical and mental health workforces.

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Urgent reform is needed to improve the state of mental health care for U.S. military veterans, say families who have lost loved ones to suicide and blame the VA for not providing adequate and timely care.

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The stakes involved in the cases are enormous, with millions of people enrolled in non-state-established health exchanges whose premiums are made more affordable because of federal subsidies.

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A new report details programs related to health care access, research, threat detection and response, and the health care workforce that are facing steep funding reductions as a consequence of sequestration of federal funds.

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With deaths related to drug overdose now surpassing the number of deaths associated with traffic crashes and homicides, the White House describes an updated drug-abuse strategy.

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The New York attorney general finds a higher rate of claims denials for mental health treatment by EmblemHealth than by other insurers.

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Key to success in a California case was participation of a cosponsor of the state law, who testified that the parity law was intended to be expansive.

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