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U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obama health care law

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WASHINGTON - Two federal judicial panels on Tuesday delivered conflicting rulings on how the government subsidizes premiums through President Barack Obama's healthcare law, creating more uncertainty over signature legislation that has been dogged by challenges from Republicans and other conservatives.

U.S. judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare subsidy for Congress

MILWAUKEE - A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator's legal challenge to a part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that grants health insurance subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs.

Health, U.S., Politics 7:45am EDT

Doctors can help human trafficking victims: reports

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Healthcare professionals can play a role in addressing human trafficking and sexual exploitation, according to two new reports.

21 Jul 2014

Roche CEO plans to steer clear of big acquisitions

ZURICH - Roche plans to steer clear of the wave of big takeovers sweeping through the healthcare industry and focus instead on small acquisitions and partnerships, the Swiss drugmaker's chief executive said in an interview published on Saturday.

19 Jul 2014

Gentiva gets $634 mln bid, rejects Kindred's stake offer

- Gentiva Health Services Inc rejected Kindred Healthcare Inc's offer to buy a stake in the home healthcare services provider in favor of a $634.2 million buyout offer from an unnamed party.

Science, Health 17 Jul 2014

Gentiva gets $634 million bid, rejects Kindred's stake offer

- Gentiva Health Services Inc rejected Kindred Healthcare Inc's offer to buy a stake in the home healthcare services provider in favor of a $634.2 million buyout offer from an unnamed party.

17 Jul 2014

Exclusive: Organizer of largest U.S. fashion trade show explores sale - sources

NEW YORK - Privately held U.S. event marketing company Advanstar, which puts on trade shows in industries such as fashion and healthcare, is exploring a sale that could fetch more than $900 million, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

17 Jul 2014

St. Jude not keen to join inversion deal craze

- Heart device maker St. Jude Medical Inc STJ.N said it has no plans to jump on the consolidation bandwagon that has swept the healthcare sector in recent months and is not seeking the type of "inversion" deal increasingly popular among U.S. companies seeking to lower taxes by re-basing abroad.

16 Jul 2014

Kindred Healthcare steps up hostile pursuit of Gentiva

- Kindred Healthcare Inc raised its hostile bid for a stake in Gentiva Health Services Inc, stepping up its pursuit of the home healthcare services provided by Gentiva to an aging U.S. population.

Deals, Health 14 Jul 2014

U.S. Medicaid enrollment nears 7 million since Obamacare rollout

WASHINGTON - New enrollments in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs for the poor have reached 6.7 million people since the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms last year, the administration said on Friday.

U.S., Health 11 Jul 2014

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