Category Archive for: health

Medical marijuana: 1 year later, Oklahoma outpacing other states

One year after state voters surpassed expectations with 57-percent in support of State Question 788, the number of people taking advantage continues to surprise many. “Oklahoma’s been ready. I think they’ve been waiting for the medical marijuana to pass,” said Straiin medical marijuana dispensary co-owner Anthony Lemos. Adrienne Rollins, director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana…Read More

Maine advances assisted suicide law

A bill legalizing assisted suicide in Maine moved to the governor’s desk on Tuesday after both houses of the state’s legislature narrowly passed the legislation. The so-called “Dignity With Dying” bill passed the state House of Representatives by a single vote on June 3, before making it through the senate Tuesday by a 19-16 margin.…Read More

White House Unveils Rules to Protect Health Workers’ Religious Beliefs

The Trump administration will require hospitals and health organizations to do more to shield medical workers with moral or religious objections to medical procedures such as abortion, assisted suicide or sterilization. A rule released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services significantly broadens the agency’s enforcement ability and strengthens protections for health care…Read More

Texas Judge Strikes Down Obamacare As Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas said last week that the Affordable Care Act’s individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore cannot stand. Legal experts say the ruling won’t immediately affect Americans’ health coverage, and a group of states led by California is already vowing to appeal. But the invalidation…Read More