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DOJ, House, states tell appeals court it has authority to hear ACA case

Dive Brief: Ahead of oral argument on Tuesday in the case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, parties filed supplemental briefs requested by the appeals court. They all argued a “live case or controversy” warrants U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit review of the case.   If the appeals court finds it doesn’t… Read More »

Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance

As measles spread across the nation earlier this year, 71 residents of Vancouver, Wash., fell ill, most of them unvaccinated children. So state Rep. Paul Harris, a Republican representing the district, sponsored a measure to limit exemptions from immunization. Activists protesting the bill converged on his legislative office; the resulting chaos led security officers to… Read More »

CDC Probes Mystery E. Coli Outbreak in 5 States

By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials say they are investigating an outbreak of E. coli gastrointestinal illness that’s already affected 72 people across five Eastern states. The origin of the foodborne illnesses remains unknown, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Friday. “The… Read More »

US states sue to undo Trump rollback of healthy school lunch rules

Several U.S. states sued the Trump administration on Wednesday to undo its recent decision that allowed fewer whole grains and more sodium in school breakfasts and lunches. The states accused the U.S. Department of Agriculture of ignoring federal dietary guidelines and scientific research on children’s nutrition when it eased rules championed by former first lady… Read More »