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STD? No Marriage License for You!

Oklahoma State Senator Anthony Sikes recently authored a bill that would not only require screening for sexually transmitted diseases (“STD”) as a prerequisite to obtaining a marriage license, it would deny the license altogether if one partner has been diagnosed with having an STD. 190 more words


HIPAA: The “Toothless Tiger”

When Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) in 1996, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) was charged with enforcing regulations intended to protect the privacy of health information.  169 more words


"Illegal, Immoral & Deplorable"

“Illegal, immoral, and deplorable” were the words used to describe a perverse experiment using HeLa cells. HeLa cells came from a woman named Henrietta Lacks. 493 more words

Health Law

One day left -- are you covered for January?

Every one of us benefits from the security that comes from having health insurance, but millions of Americans need to act right now, before tomorrow, December 15. 263 more words


Frosh reps push Ryan on medical device tax repeal

A bipartisan clutch of freshman representatives yesterday asked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the newly minted House Speaker, to schedule a vote on repealing the medical device tax by the end of the year. 74 more words

Medical Devices

UnitedHealth May Quit Obamacare in Blow to Health Law

The biggest U.S. health insurer is considering pulling out of Obamacare as it loses hundreds of millions of dollars on the program, casting a pall over President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. 65 more words