Friday, May 24, 2013
Today's Headlines is prepared daily to help keep you informed about news affecting women's health care and ob-gyn. This brief is derived from the four major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Please note that the WSJ requires a paid subscription to access articles. For more up-to-the-minute news articles in ob-gyn and women’s health, visit the ACOG News Room daily news feed at acog.org/newsroom!
ACOG will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Our offices will also be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week because of the building renovation project. Today's Headlines will resume on Thursday, May 30.
The New York Times, May 24, 2013
"Congress Stepping up Its Efforts Against Sexual Assault in Military"
Legislation would limit a commander's ability to dismiss a case...Read more.
"California Puts Tentative Price on Health Policies Under New Law"
California, widely seen as a model for how individuals will buy health insurance under the new health care law, announced Thursday that 13 insurers had been chosen to sell policies through the insurance marketplace—or exchange—being created under the law...Read more.
"Paths to Reliable Medical Justice"
Letters-to-the-editor in response to "Learning From Litigation" (May 17)...Read more.
The Washington Post, May 24, 2013
"California Prices for Health Insurance Come in Low"
California health officials on Thursday unveiled the likely rates that insurers will charge under President Obama’s health-care law—and they are lower than expected, rebutting warnings by critics that many people will experience “rate shock” once the law is fully implemented...Read more.
"No More Kermit Gosnells"
Op-Ed: Many Americans—including some who self-identify as pro-choice—were shocked and dismayed by the details that came to light in Gosnell’s recent trial...Read more.
USA Today, May 24, 2013
"Paging R2-D2 to the ER"
Examining patients, clad in white and sporting a stethoscope, the doctor is in. As always, questions and banter mix. Except this doctor is, well, a robot...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2013
"California Outlines Health Premiums"
California's new health-insurance exchange, the largest state-operated marketplace emerging under the federal health-care overhaul, will offer consumers premiums that vary widely but often avoid the steepest increases experts had predicted...Read more. (Subscription only)
"Republicans Are Losing the Great Abortion Civil War"
Letters-to-the-editor in response to "America's Second Civil War" (May 16)...Read more. (Subscription only)
*Disclaimer: ACOG does not endorse these articles, nor the views expressed in them.
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