Health & Human Services

Ways States Can (Try to) Tame Health Premiums

Much of what drives premium prices is beyond government control, but a case can be made for certain state policies that seem to help minimize premium spikes.

With Innovation Waivers, States Can Go Their Own Way on Obamacare

States can eventually drop major portions of the health law if they plan to maintain the same level of coverage at the same cost to the federal government.

Massachusetts Could Require Paid Sick Leave Next

Voters in Massachusetts will decide in November whether to make paid sick time a required benefit for most workers after California became only the second state to do so Wednesday.

Florida May Become First Southern State to Allow Medical Pot

Supporters say the measure would help combat the state's epidemic of painkiller abuse, but polls have fluctuated wildly, and opponents are seizing on a controversial video to question their true intentions.

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