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Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law

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Federal Judge Tosses Medicaid Work Requirements

Requiring Medicaid enrollees to work in order to qualify for benefits violates the purpose of the health care program for low-income people, a federal judge ruled Wednesday as he struck down a major health care priority for President Donald Trump’s administration. Last January, the Trump administration invited states to impose these requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries for […]

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Chad Readler Fought Obamacare Protections. Now He's A Lifetime Federal Judge.

WASHINGTON ― The Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Chad Readler to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, despite strong opposition from Democrats over his leading role in the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. The Senate voted 52-47 to make Readler, […]

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Federal Plan To Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure Falls Short, Experts Say

Childhood lead experts across the country panned a federal action plan to reduce childhood lead exposure that the Trump administration unveiled on Wednesday, criticizing the strategy’s shortcomings, including its failure to commit to the elimination of lead poisoning, update federal standards and regulations with concrete timelines, and specify funding sources to implement its goals. Environmental […]

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Federal Prison In California Faces Multiple Investigations Over Dangerous Conditions

A federal prison complex home to roughly 880 inmates near Fresno, California, has endangered the health and safety of both inmates and staff through its neglect of basic facility services, triggering multiple federal investigations, whistleblowers told HuffPost. The Federal Correctional Institution Mendota is being investigated by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs […]