Tag Archives: Federal

Federal judge rules Pennsylvania governor’s coronavirus restrictions unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled that Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closures and gathering limits to decrease coronavirus transmission were unconstitutional. “Even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered,” District Court Judge William Stickman wrote in a decision Monday. “The liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weather — freedoms in place when times… Read More »

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »

Federal judge overturns part of Insys founder Kapoor’s racketeering conviction

When Insys founder John Kapoor was found guilty on federal racketeering charges in May, it marked the stiffest conviction yet for an opioid executive at the center of the nation’s addiction crisis. Now, a federal judge says prosecutors failed to present enough evidence to support some of those claims—likely lowering Kapoor’s sentence. Prosecutors failed to present evidence showing Kapoor and… Read More »

Federal requirements for sharing patient medical records pose challenges, opportunities

Most technology executives polled in the U.S. are relatively unfamiliar with a key federal law requiring greater patient access to healthcare records and the interoperability of such records across health networks, according to new research findings from Accenture. A centerpiece of the 21st Century Cures Act, which became law as H.R. 34 in 2016, are… Read More »

Federal Proposal Seeks to Allow Discrimination in Health Care

Once again, the Trump administration has attacked health care protections. And on cue, advocates for patients have launched a counterattack. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule change to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). This section prohibits discrimination in health care based on race,… Read More »

McConnell, Kaine introduce bipartisan Senate bill to raise the federal smoking age to 21

Teenage visitors smoking electronic cigarettes at a vape trade fair.  Sergei Konkov | TASS | Getty Images Sens. Mitch McConnell and Tim Kaine introduced a bill Monday that would raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 in hopes of curbing what regulators are calling an “epidemic” of teen vaping. The bill covers… Read More »

Federal Government Mandates Vaccine Reeducation Camps — The Dystopian Future Has Arrived

While parents claim their vaccine-injured children are being swept under the rug, federal and state authorities in the U.S. are cleaning up such “misinformation” by eliminating — with the hope of preventing from ever being seen — books, movies and websites touting harms of vaccines. As recently reported by The Washington Post:1 “YouTube said it… Read More »