Idaho health care providers can refer patients for abortions out of state, judge rules

Planned Parenthood and several medical providers sued the next month, arguing such a restriction would violate their First Amendment right to free speech. Health care providers are not restricted from referring patients out of state for prenatal care or other treatment, they noted. Medical professionals “will be forced to choose between facing criminal penalties themselves … Read more

Comity crumbles on Congress’ Covid committee

Republicans on the committee grumble that Democrats remain fixated on former President Donald Trump, with no interest in holding other officials accountable, while Democrats charge the GOP with pushing conspiracy theories and elevating untrustworthy witnesses with axes to grind. After nearly a dozen contentious hearings and a series of clashes that have played out in … Read more

Abortion fight erupts over pregnant workers’ protections

“These regulations completely disregard legislative intent and attempt to rewrite the law by regulation,” Cassidy, who helped lead the fight for the legislation with Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), said in a statement. “The decision to disregard the legislative process to inject a political abortion agenda is illegal and deeply concerning.” The law expands rights for … Read more

Biden administration warns states as millions lose Medicaid

The criteria don’t reflect all potential challenges with states’ unwinding processes, the letters are only based on data reported by states in May and some states are missing data. Still, CMS’ decision to make the letters available online represents a sharp about-face for an agency that has refused for months to single out any state … Read more

The Biden administration and Congress see psychedelic drugs as potential cures for mental illness

“The results that are coming out are just groundbreaking — earth-shattering,” said Rep. Morgan Luttrell (R-Texas), a former Navy SEAL who credits therapy and two psychedelics, ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT, with helping him overcome the trauma he suffered after his Black Hawk helicopter went down during a 2009 training mission. “D.C. actually is getting their head … Read more