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Insurance company's action could mean big things for Hepatitis C sufferers

By JoAnn Seltzer | Jan 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — More patients will have access to a life-saving medicine after a decision was made recently by a large insurer.

Supreme Court to determine pension laws for religious-affiliated hospitals

By JoAnn Seltzer | Dec 20, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court will determine if hospitals with a church affiliation qualify for a church pension plan or if they must follow federal laws for pension benefits, a decision that would have a grave financial impact on hospitals.

The government can request information about virtual currency users

By JoAnn Seltzer | Dec 18, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service claims people are using virtual money to avoid paying taxes and wants it to stop, and a court ruling has moved the IRS one step closer to doing just that.

Court case says tampon tax is discriminatory

By JoAnn Seltzer | Oct 24, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – California has been taxing tampons and sanitary napkins for years, classifying them as “luxury” items, while labeling items like Viagra and Lubriderm lotion as” medical necessities. Now the court is being asked to change that classification.

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