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Wall St. drops but S&P, Nasdaq register quarterly gains

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NEW YORK - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as energy and healthcare shares retreated, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their ninth straight quarterly advance. | Video

Spain to reinstate primary healthcare for illegal immigrants

MADRID - Illegal immigrants in Spain will once again be able to get free primary healthcare at doctors' surgeries, the government said on Tuesday, doing a U-turn on an unpopular policy in a busy election year.

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China aims to double doctor numbers as cure for healthcare woes

SHANGHAI - China will almost double the number of its general doctors by 2020, trim its public sector and improve technology as it seeks to fix a healthcare system plagued by snarling queues and poor rural services, its main administrative authority has said.

Health, China 1:32am EDT

Arizona governor signs bill blocking abortion coverage through Obamacare

PHOENIX - Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed a law on Monday that requires doctors to tell women that drug-induced abortions can be reversed and that blocks the purchase of insurance on the Obamacare health exchange that includes abortion coverage.

U.S., Health, Politics 30 Mar 2015

Ali Health pens tie-up for online health testing platform

SHANGHAI - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's healthcare subsidiary will tie-up with Zhejiang DiAn Diagnostics Co Ltd to help develop an online hospital platform, the diagnostics firm said in a filing late on Monday.

Tech, Health 30 Mar 2015

Wall St. rebounds from recent losses; deals help

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks climbed more than 1 percent on Monday, rebounding from a sharp decline last week, helped by deal activity in healthcare and a bounce in energy shares. | Video

30 Mar 2015

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Obamacare 'death panel' challenge

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs.

Politics, U.S. 30 Mar 2015

Obamacare foe Ted Cruz to sign up for coverage under the plan

WASHINGTON - Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who has vowed to repeal "every word" of Obamacare if elected president next year, will soon be signing up for coverage under the plan.

24 Mar 2015

Humana says previously disclosed DOJ query involves other companies

NEW YORK - Humana Inc, one of the largest U.S. providers of Medicare Advantage healthcare plans for older people, said on Tuesday that it believes a previously disclosed government query for information is part of a wider review involving many healthcare companies.

24 Mar 2015

Obamacare subsidies likely expanded insurance coverage: report

WASHINGTON - Early evidence suggests that the tax credit subsidies at the core of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law likely helped expand U.S. health insurance coverage last year, Congress's non-partisan research arm said on Monday.

U.S., Health, Politics 23 Mar 2015

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