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Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz, 1/28/2015
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:44 P.M. EST MR. SCHULTZ:  Good afternoon.  Welcome to your White House press briefing.  Before we get started, I want to highlight some good health news this week.  As you saw, yesterday Indiana became the 28th state, plus the District of Columbia, to expand Medicaid.  This is great news for the estimated 350,000 Hoosiers, who will gain coverage.  And we ...
February 01 2015
U.S. Acknowledges Conviction of David Hicks, Guantanamo Detainee, Should Not Stand
District Of Columbia
by Raymond Bonner, Special to ProPublica, SYDNEY – The United States has acknowledged that the conviction of an Australian man held for nearly six years in Guantanamo Bay was not legally valid. The Australian, David Hicks, was one of the first people sent to Guantanamo, and he has already figured in a key U.S. court decision that expanded the rights of detainees held in the offshore prison ...
January 28 2015
Why firing squads and other execution methods remain constitutional
District Of Columbia
The Supreme Court’s move to rule on using lethal injections for capital punishment is the latest legal debate in a controversy that goes back to the Founding Fathers. But one Eighth Amendment issue rarely defined by the Court is the general method of executions.
January 27 2015
Chicago man's death ruled homicide decades after shooting
District Of Columbia
Tom Buchanan never really said what happened back in the 1940s when he was shot, but whatever it was, it finally killed him.
January 16 2015
Telepsychiatry: the New Frontier in Mental Health
Charleston, south carolina
When Hind Benjelloun, a District of Columbia-based crisis psychiatrist with InSight Telepsychiatry, works an overnight shift, there's never a dull moment. Like telemedicine, telepsychiatry relies on technology to bring clinical medicine to patients, rather than the other way around. Telepsychiatric services are growing, and the advantage is that such technology opens access to care, particularly ...
January 15 2015
Enroll for 2015 health insurance coverage now
According to Health and Human Services (HHS), Iowa was 51st among all states and the District of Columbia in terms of percentage of subsidy-eligible residents who claimed subsidies and enrolled in health insurance through the new Marketplaces in 2014.
January 09 2015
Cost growth in job-based health coverage slowed after health law passed
Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia saw slower growth in job-based health insurance premiums after the Affordable Care Act became law, according to a new report by the Commonwealth… Click to Continue »
January 08 2015
Prosecutors say Hinckley won’t face murder charges in death of James Brady
District Of Columbia
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Federal prosecutors say the man who shot President Ronald Reagan and three other people in 1981 won't face new charges in the death last summer of Reagan's former press secretary.
January 03 2015
Reagan shooter Hinckley spared murder charge in Brady death
District Of Columbia
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors said Friday that they won’t charge John Hinckley Jr. with murder in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary in ...
January 03 2015
Reagan's attempted assassin won't face murder charges for James Brady's death
Washington, District Of Columbia
The U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C. will not pursue criminal charges against John Hinckley, Jr., due to legal barriers
January 02 2015
Ronald Reagan's attempted assassin won't face murder charges for James Brady's death
District Of Columbia
John Hinckley, Jr. - the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 - won't be charged in the death of James Brady, the former White House press secretary who was left partially paralyzed and died last year due to injuries from the shooting.
January 02 2015
2 Phila. hospitals among Ebola treatment centers
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have been named Ebola treatment centers by state health officials, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The two hospitals are among 35 designated to treat Ebola in 12 states and the District of Columbia, and are the only two in Pennsylvania.
December 17 2014
Daycare Expense Breaks Budgets For Families
District Of Columbia
FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- A new report shows child daycare is one of the most expensive things a family pays for -- sometimes even more than housing or food. The report from "child care aware of america" says the annual cost of day care is higher than college tuition in 30 states and the District Of Columbia. In the south and Midwest -- an average family with two kids spends more money on full-time ...
December 10 2014
Correction: Health Overhaul-Exchange Solvency story - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
Albany, california
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - In a story Nov. 23 about the financial health of state-based insurance exchanges, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the status of a lawsuit filed by the American Council of Life Insurers over the funding of the District of Columbia's health exchange.
December 10 2014
Correction: Health Overhaul-Exchange Solvency story
Albany, california
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Nov. 23 about the financial health of state-based insurance exchanges, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the status of a lawsuit filed by the American Council of Life Insurers over the funding of the District of Columbia's health exchange. The suit isn't pending; it was dismissed earlier this month.
December 10 2014
HHS awards $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to reward and expand quality improvement in
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and seven U.S. Territories to recognize health center quality improvement achievements and invest in ongoing quality improvement activities. The health centers receiving awards today are proven leaders in areas such ...
December 10 2014
Newsmaker Q & A: Pete Castagna, CEO of Miller-Keystone Blood Center
Last year, Pete Castagna became president and CEO of Hospital Central Services Inc., the Allentown-based supplier of linen and clothing to area hospitals. Besides Pennsylvania, it services three states and the District of Columbia. He carries the same title with Miller-Keystone Blood Center,...
December 08 2014
Should Christians Embrace Gay Marriage?
The issue of gay marriage appears headed back to the U.S. Supreme Court where the justices may finally decide if states can bar gay couples from marrying or not. Currently, 33 states and the District of Columbia recognize gay marriage, including Alaska where Rev. Howard Bess lives.
November 25 2014
MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics open in four CVS pharmacy stores in Milwaukee area
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have opened in Wisconsin inside four CVS/pharmacy stores in Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls and Waukesha. MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health has locations in 31 states and the District of Columbia. MinuteClinic expects to open a fifth location in Whitefish Bay in December and clinics in Fox Point and Kenosha in early ...
November 17 2014
A fish tale: Supreme Court and the missing grouper
District Of Columbia
Did the federal government go overboard when it prosecuted a Florida fisherman for throwing undersized grouper off his boat?
November 05 2014
Thomas Jefferson Students Prepare for Mock Trial
District Of Columbia
Second graders in the ACE humanities classes at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and their teacher Beth Green welcomed Shilpa Satoskar, an attorney for the Appellate Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia earlier this week. Satoskar advised the second grade defense and prosecution teams as they […]
November 01 2014
40 states, District of Columbia reporting respiratory virus that targets kids
Forty states and the District of Columbia now have a total of 277 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illness that typically targets children, U.S. health officials are reporting.
October 30 2014
Legal questions loom in Blackwater convictions
District Of Columbia
Congress and courts alike could end up chasing after the high-profile convictions of four ex-Blackwater Worldwide guards now facing decades in prison. Click to Continue »
October 23 2014
DC man found guilty in murder on crowded block
District Of Columbia
A District of Columbia man has been found guilty in the 2012 murder of another man on a crowded block in the city's Southeast.
October 23 2014
Enterovirus Now in 40 States, Paralysis Investigated
Fleming, colorado
Enterovirus is now in 40 states and the District of Columbia. In Colorado, health officials are investigating cases of muscle weakness in children who have the virus.
October 23 2014
As News Breaks that Second Health Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola National Nurses Call on
The request, send in a letter to the President, came on a day in which NNU, the largest U.S. On the call, RNs from California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Texas described widespread concerns in their hospitals about inadequate preparedness at a time at least two nurses have been tested positive for the Ebola virus in a hospital where one ...
October 20 2014
Survey finds NC an expensive state to have a baby
District Of Columbia
A new survey shows North Carolina may not be the best state to give birth; although a director at Rex Hospital says that's not the case.
October 17 2014
Alleged leader of Benghazi attack faces 10 new death-penalty counts
District Of Columbia
A federal grand jury on Tuesday returned murder charges that strengthen prospects of a death penalty against an alleged Libyan terrorist leader accused of spearheading the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi… Click to Continue »
October 14 2014
State highlights: New Calif. health laws signed; Mass. judge considers partners deal
A selection of health policy stories from California, Massachusetts, New York, the District of Columbia, Minnesota and Kansas.
October 09 2014
In brief: Ruling rejects part of gay-marriage ban - Sat, 04 Oct 2014 PST
District Of Columbia
Kansas City, Mo. – A judge struck down part of Missouri’s gay marriage ban for the first time Friday by ordering the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states, saying state laws banning the unions single out gay couples “for no logical reason.” The order means such couples will be eligible to sign up for a wide range of tax, health insurance, veterans and other ...
October 04 2014
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