Health

States Face Critical Health Reform Deadline

States Face Critical Health Reform Deadline

States must decide whether they will create their own insurance exchanges.

FDA Further Appeals Loss over Graphic Tobacco Packages Regulation

FDA Further Appeals Loss over Graphic Tobacco Packages Regulation

Agency seeks further review of lower court decision on graphic warnings rule.

States Waiting to Decide on Medicaid Expansion

States Waiting to Decide on Medicaid Expansion

Majority of states appear to be waiting until after next week’s election.

VP Candidates Clash Over Medicare Proposals

VP Candidates Clash Over Medicare Proposals

Candidates dispute impact of Obamacare and Romney-Ryan plan.

Report Highlights Difficulties with Regulating Federal Grants

Report Highlights Difficulties with Regulating Federal Grants

GAO identifies oversight challenges in administering federal grants to state and local governments.

FDA Finds Arsenic in Many Rice Products

FDA Finds Arsenic in Many Rice Products

Federal food safety agency says cutting rice consumption would be premature.

Proposition 37: Science, Law, and Consumer Protection

Proposition 37: Science, Law, and Consumer Protection

Californians will vote on whether to require the labeling of foods containing genetically modified products.

Expanding Child Protection Online

Expanding Child Protection Online

FTC proposes to “clarify” and “strengthen” online children’s privacy.

OSHA Warns Fracking Employees of Silica Inhalation Risk

OSHA Warns Fracking Employees of Silica Inhalation Risk

Hazard alert highlights a health-related concern about natural gas extraction.

The Need to Protect Health from Fine Particles

The Need to Protect Health from Fine Particles

EPA must articulate and justify how its ozone decisions protect the public health.

Justice Roberts’s Opinion on Health Care Reform

Justice Roberts’s Opinion on Health Care Reform

We excerpt key portions of Chief Justice Roberts’s opinion.

Obamacare and Federalism’s Tug of War Within

Obamacare and Federalism’s Tug of War Within

A theory of “balanced federalism” may advance the federalism debate over health care reform.