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Texas and Louisiana abortion laws blocked, but are clinics disappearing?

Sunday, 31 August 2014 10:20
In a matter of three days, two judges might have kept as many as 19 abortion clinics in Texas and Louisiana open – at least temporarily. On Friday, a federal judge in Texas blocked implementation of a Texas law that would have required abortion clinics in the state to meet the standards of hospital-like ambulatory surgical centers. On Sunday, a federal judge in Louisiana blocked the state from closing down abortion clinics where doctors did…
Texas and Louisiana abortion laws blocked, but how many clinics remain?
Sunday, 31 August 2014 10:04
In a matter of three days, two judges might have kept as many as 19 abortion clinics in Texas and Louisiana open – at least temporarily. On Friday, a federal judge in Texas blocked implementation of a Texas law that would have required abortion clinics in the state to meet the standards of hospital-like ambulatory surgical centers. On Sunday, a federal judge in Louisiana blocked the state from closing down abortion clinics where doctors did…
Landrieu faces legal challenge to Louisiana residency
Sunday, 31 August 2014 05:04
FILE: Undated: Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., at a health care conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a tough re-election bid, is facing mounting legal challenges to her residency status, including a lawsuit filed this weekend by a former Republican challenger. The suit filed by GOP state Rep. Paul Hollis, who exited the Senate race in July, contends that Landrieu, a Democrat, cannot represent Louisiana because she lives full-time in…
In fight to keep Senate seat, Landrieu faces legal challenge to Louisiana residency
Sunday, 31 August 2014 05:04
FILE: Undated: Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., at a health care conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a tough re-election bid, is facing mounting legal challenges to her residency status, including a lawsuit filed this weekend by a former Republican challenger. The suit filed by GOP state Rep. Paul Hollis, who exited the Senate race in July, contends that Landrieu, a Democrat, cannot represent Louisiana because she lives full-time in…
Five Open Enrollment Tips To Cope With Obamacare, Employer Cost-Shifting
Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:56
As the Affordable Care Act and moves by employers and private insurers emphasize lower cost medical care and increased quality, consumers need to closely examine their open enrollment information this fall for myriad changes. Some of these changes will debut during open enrollment – the annual fall ritual when employers allow their workers to view and pick their health benefits for next year – almost always means higher co-payments, deductibles and more cost-sharing as companies…
Five Ways Obamacare And Employers Shift Costs This Open Enrollment Season
Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:56
As the Affordable Care Act and moves by employers and private insurers emphasize lower cost medical care and increased quality, consumers need to closely examine their open enrollment information this fall for myriad changes. Some of these changes will debut during open enrollment – the annual fall ritual when employers allow their workers to view and pick their health benefits for next year – almost always means higher co-payments, deductibles and more cost-sharing as companies…
Why federal judge blocked Louisiana law restricting abortions
Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:20
Baton Rouge, La. — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles wrote that authorities cannot enforce the law until he holds a hearing on whether an order to block it…
U.S. judge: Louisiana abortion law on hold
Saturday, 30 August 2014 20:08
BATON ROUGE, La. — A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking it while a challenge is heard. The law would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics.
Enforcement of new Louisiana abortion law blocked
Saturday, 30 August 2014 19:51
Last Updated Sep 1, 2014 3:11 AM EDT BATON ROUGE, La. -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure. U.S.
Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law Put on Hold by Judge
Saturday, 30 August 2014 19:04
A U.S. judge has temporarily delayedenforcement of a Louisiana law that would require abortionclinic doctors to obtain local hospital admission privileges bytoday. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles in Baton Rouge, thestate’s capital city, yesterday ordered the suing doctors tocontinue their application process. The temporary order enablesthe clinics to stay open until an injunction hearing is held,according to court papers. The doctors could have faced a $4,000fine per violation and potentially lose their medical licenses.
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