Saturday, January 17, 2009
Seven States Join Lawsuits Challenging Bush Health Care Denial Rule
Wash. Post: Lawsuits Filed Over Rule That Lets Health Workers Deny Care, by Rob Stein:
Seven states and two family-planning groups yesterday asked a federal court to block a controversial new federal regulation that protects health workers who refuse to provide care that they find objectionable.
In three lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut, the states and groups sought an immediate court order preventing the regulation from going into effect Tuesday and a permanent decision voiding the rule.