The Affordable Care Act survived its second Supreme Court test in three years, raising odds for its survival but by no means ending the legal and political assaults on it five years after it became law

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The drone will carry enough medication for two or three women. But campaigners hope it will also deliver a message about inequality

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And there’s not much they can do about it. Brandon Coats, a 34-year-old quadriplegic whose doctor prescribed medical marijuana to stop his muscle spasms, recently lost his wrongful termination suit against Dish Network, which fired him in 2010 for testing positive for THC. Medical and recreational marijuana are both legal in Colorado, but it’s against Dish’s national company policy

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With the assistance of emergency Medicaid, Bernal de Villalta, 30, who came to Long Island in 2009 from El Salvador, has had dialysis three times a week for the past two years. But because Bernal de Villalta is an undocumented immigrant she does not qualify for health insurance that would help pay for a costly kidney transplant

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California Dying

June 2, 2015

Gerald Dworkin: I am finishing the six months a year that I live in California. While here I have been working on the campaign, led by an organization called Compassion and Choices, to get a bill passed by the California legislature–SB128. This is a bill to allow medically-assisted dying in the state of California

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Some hospitals require their workers to get flu shots, which is controversial among those who can’t or don’t want to get vaccines. Beyond that, there are questions about money. For example, is a big financial penalty for nonparticipation too coercive? What about incentives for completing health screenings?

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A state judge heard arguments on Wednesday on whether chimpanzees can be considered persons with some legal rights, as advocates seeking to free two chimps in captivity on Long Island asserted they were “autonomous beings” and compared their plight to that of human slaves

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Tom Mayo and Arthur Caplan: This week, the Texas Legislature considered restoring to pregnant women a right every other adult Texan already enjoys: the right to make health-care treatment decisions in an advance directive or through the next-of-kin who speaks for them

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