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Gallup poll: Approval of Obamacare hits new low

WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- Obamacare's popularity has sunk to a new low with only 37 percent of U.S. adults saying they approve of the health care law, the Gallup poll reported Monday. The law has never been overwhelmingly popular with approval ratings gen ...

Surgeon with Ebola has died in Nebraska hospital

[caption id="attachment_36107" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Martin Salia[/caption]OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, th ...

Texas hospital pays off Ebola patient's family

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola there, have come to a settlement over his treatment. Attorneys for Duncan's family announced Wednesday that the hospital had agreed to pay an ...

Obamacare fines for businesses start in 2015

For businesses across Michigan and the country, the Obama administration's one-year reprieve from financial penalties under the national health care law is nearing an end, forcing some employers to chose between buying coverage for employees or payin ...

Ebola nurse, boyfriend to leave Maine

FORT KENT, Maine -- At the Moose Shack restaurant, there's about $250 in gift certificates waiting for nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, purchased for the couple from people in Ohio, Washington, Indiana and Missouri during the peak of ...

Boehner, McConnell vow to renew Obamacare fight

The new Republican majority has not yet been seated, but the party is already making its priorities for the next Congress clear, putting repeal of President Obama's signature healthcare law at the top of its to-do list. Presumed Majority Leader Mitch ...

Ebola kills 5th doctor in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A doctor in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola, the fifth local doctor to die of the disease there, authorities said Monday, as UNICEF announced it was doubling its staff in the three West African nations hard hit by the dea ...

The beginning of death panels?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's ...

Ebola nurse claims she had no option but to fight quarantine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who successfully fought a state quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients said she had no option but to challenge how medical professionals were being treated and is hopeful that others who ret ...

Many residents not happy judge lifted quarantine of Ebola nurse

FORT KENT, Maine -- On Friday afternoon Kaci Hickox, the nurse released from isolation after returning last week to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients, thanked the residents of Fort Kent for their support and assured them she ...


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