A federal judge Friday turned down a request by government lawyers to suspend his decision that the "morning after" contraceptive pill be available for the over-the counter purchase by girls of any age.
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told President Obama they would not cooperate in appointing members of ObamaCare's Independent Payment Advisory Board, which has the power to deny care to seniors.
A group of individuals and small businesses is suing the IRS for ruling that individuals in states that do not establish insurance exchanges are eligible for premium subsidies in direct contravention of the ObamaCare law.
On Tuesday, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would allow the Plan B One-Step contraceptive to be sold without prescription to females as young as 15. The announcement amends a December 2011 decision that prohibited the sale of emergency contraceptives to all females of reproductive age without restriction, which had been overturned by a U.S. District judge on April 5. According to the FDA, its latest announcement was not prompted by the judge’s ruling, but is based on a study released by the company that makes the Plan B drug.
Because ObamaCare will force it to cover many people with expensive conditions, Maryland's largest insurer is proposing a 25-percent rate increase for individuals in 2014.