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Obama Administration Reassures Courts

Obama Administration Reassures Courts

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Politics: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. declared that "the power of the courts to review the constitutionality of legislation is beyond dispute," to mollify a federal appeals court judge. The judge had demanded that the president to clarify his assertion that a Supreme Court ruling against the Affordable Care Act would be a "would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step," reports John H. Cushman, Jr. for the New York Times.

Reform: A report from the Commonwealth Fund found that people paying premiums would have received nearly $2 billion in rebates from insurance companies last year if the Affordable Care Act had gone into effect in 2010.

Industry growth: By 2020 almost one in nine American jobs will be in health care, reports Jay Hancock for Kaiser Health News.

Stress: Researchers in Sweden found that a patient's risk for heart attack and suicide increase significantly in the week after they learn they have cancer, reports Nancy Shute for NPR.

Appendicitis: Surgery has been the standard treatment for appendicitis since the 1889, but a meta analysis of existing data showed that 60 percent of uncomplicated appendicitis cases were resolved with antibiotics alone, Steven Reinberg reports for Health Day.

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