SCOTUS Hampers States' Health Transparency Efforts
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow Tuesday to nascent efforts to track the quality and cost of health care, ruling that a 1974 law precludes states from requiring that every health care claim involving their residents be submitted to a massive database.
The Daily Life of Abortion Providers: Stalking, Hate Mail and Intimidating Protesters
Since 1993, 11 people have been killed in abortion-related attacks — doctors, clinic staff, and last week, a police officer and two visitors in the line of fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.
Tobacco Money May Be Hazardous to States' Fiscal Health
Politicians wanted upfront cash from a legal victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers happily obliged. The price? A handful of states promised to repay $64 billion on just $3 billion advanced.
What Happened to Andrew Cuomo's Transparency Pledge?
After pledging to be open about communications, New York gov. keeps emails in the shadows
Catholic Hospitals Are Growing. Is That a Good Thing?
Women and gays in Washington state are bracing for limits on care, and calling for public debate.
Is Your Neighbor a Democrat? A New App Can Tell You
The Obama campaign's new mobile app includes a Google map for canvassers that recognizes your current location and marks nearby Democratic households with small blue flags.
Dems Governors’ Gathering Gets Big Bucks Selling Prime Spot Next to Gov. Cuomo
The price for seats on a closed-door panel with New York Gov. — and noted campaign finance reformer — Andrew Cuomo? $50,000.