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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal of case striking down Wisconsin abortion restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a case that struck down a state law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where they operate,according to an order released Tuesday morning. (WHN, 6/28)
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Health Insurers Feel Heat in California

Just 72 hours into his new job, the state’s insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, started challenging insurance companies that are raising prices on individual policies. On Jan. 6, he called on Blue Shield of California to delay premium increases of up to 59%. This week, he asked Aetna Inc. and units of WellPoint Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. to postpone their price jumps as he reviews them, the Wall Street Journal reports. (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1/14)

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