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What Were They Thinking?

The new HHS “conscience” rule is a prescription for health care chaos.

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Is This The End of Bush’s HHS Regulations?

The less than one-day old Obama administration is already cleaning up Bush’s mess – are the ill-intended HHS regulations included?

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HHS “Conscience” Rule: What About End-of-Life Pain Care?

Most reactions to the HHS conscience rule focus on impending damage to reproductive services. But the rule will surely obstruct and delay good care in many instances, increasing the suffering of dying patients and their loved ones.

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Democrats Eye Overturning Bush’s Provider Conscience Expansion

Democratic policymakers vowing to overturn a controversial new Bush administration rule that could limit women’s reproductive health options have several tools at their disposal to do so -– but party leaders aren’t revealing which they favor.

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OMB Approves HHS Refusal Clause, Last Stop Before Publication

OMB approves refusal clause rule, last stop before publication in the Federal Register. Sec. Michael Leavitt’s consolation prize to the far-right is just about done.

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The Weekly Pulse: Good and Bad News on Health Care

The HHS regulations are likely a done deal, but the movement for health care reform is gaining steam.

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The Trench Warfare of the HHS Rules

The Bush administration and the anti-choice movement have declared trench warfare against the women of America. The HHS rule change is nothing short of overriding the wishes and expectations of the larger population to cater to the fanatical religious right.

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The Last Hurrah? Final Stage for HHS Abortion Rule

The HHS “midnight” rules that would allow health care providers and any employees of institutions that provide health care to “opt out” of participating in care, in any way, with which they do not agree is in its final stage of review, as of yesterday. It’s the last hurrah for the Bush administration.

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Roundup: Abortion Has No Long-Term Effect on Mental Health; Allergic Reactions to Gardasil Uncommon

Abortion has no effect on long-term mental health; Clinton’s likely priorities as Secretary of State; allergic reactions to Gardasil uncommon; what effect would HHS conscience regulations have?

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Weekly Pulse: Pro-Choice Cabinet Picks Boon for Health At Home and Abroad

Each week, Lindsay Beyerstein brings us the best of progressive reporting on health care. This week, Lindsay examines Obama’s progressive, pro-choice cabinet picks, health care reform, a fun fact for your Thanksgiving meal and more!

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