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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Government seeks public input on ways to implement disputed HHS mandate


The Obama administration is seeking input on ways the government can comply with religious employers' refusal on moral grounds to cover contraceptives for employees and at the same time make sure those employees get such coverage.

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, published a five-page document in the Federal Register opening a period for public comment on the issue.

Lancet editorial: Americans should take pride in Affordable Care Act


A five-year review of the Affordable Care Act shows many success for which Americans should feel pride and which spur them on to  “strengthen efforts until all individuals in the USA have affordable, equitable, health insurance,” says an editorial in the current issue of the medical journal The Lancet.



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In This Issue

October 21-November 3, 2016

  • Reformation's anniversary brings commemorations, reconsiderations
  • Picks further diversify College of Cardinals
  • Editorial: One-issue obsession imperils credibility
  • Special Section [Print Only]: SAINTS