A Florida hospital has threatened to force a pregnant patient to undergo cesarean surgery against her will and to report her to child welfare authorities for exercising her right to medical decision-making.
The threat was made in a letter from the chief financial officer of Bayfront Health in Port Charlotte to Jennifer Goodall, a Cape Coral, Florida, mother of three who at the time was nearly 39 weeks pregnant.
Consumers saved $9 billion on their health insurance premiums since 2011 because of the Affordable Care Act, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.
The 80/20 rule, also known as the Medical Loss Ratio rule, requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on patient care and quality improvement activities.
A coalition of civil liberties groups has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a ban on an atheist booth in the atrium of city hall in Warren, Michigan. The city has allowed a prayer station in the atrium.
Attorneys for a gay couple in the Florida Keys filed a motion on July 21 asking Circuit Judge Luis Garcia to lift the automatic stay triggered by the appeal filed by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Garcia, on July 17, ruled that the state amendment against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and he ordered the Monroe County clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples but he placed a stay on the order until July 22.
Three children who witnessed the killing of their father in El Salvador left the violence seeking refuge in the United States. They now face deportation hearings, and expect to go to court without a lawyer.
In “Jaws,” the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore.
As sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, however, businesses in the Massachusetts town of Chatham are embracing the frenzy.
President Barack Obama on July 21 signed an executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by federal contractors. The order also prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in federal employment. The following is a transcript, provided by the White House, of the president's remarks from the East Room.…
THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House, everybody. I know I'm a little late. But that's okay because we've got some big business to do here.
“Our main story tonight, is income inequality. A good way to figure out which side of it you’re on, is whether you are currently paying for HBO, or stealing it.”
— JOHN OLIVER, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, addressing income inequality on his show. He went on to say that most Americans overwhelmingly believe that the system favors the rich, but they accept it because they think that they too will somehow be rich someday.
The winning streak continues: A federal judge in Denver has struck down Colorado's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional but issuing a temporary stay to give the state a chance to appeal.
Some two dozen courts have ruled against amendments barring gay and lesbian couples from marrying since last summer.
Baltimore City Police are investigating the killing of Mia Henderson, a transgender woman and sister of NBA player Reggie Bullock.
The slaying is the latest in a string of Baltimore area homicides this year in which transgender women of color have been killed.
An international AIDS conference opened in Australia on July 20 with a tribute to several delegates who were killed en route to the gathering when their plane was shot down over Ukraine.
Officials at the opening ceremony for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne held a moment of silence for the six AIDS researchers and activists killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.