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Public asked to use emergency rooms only in true emergencies

In an effort to reduce congestion at local hospital emergency rooms, regional health care leaders urged the public on Friday to use emergency rooms only in actual medical emergencies and provided recommendations for individuals on managing their health care to avoid ER overuse.

Health care for the uninsured

Dr. Snook reviews options for healthcare for those who lack insurance coverage.

HHS affirms health care discrimination law protects LGBT people

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that it views a 2010 law prohibiting sex discrimination in health care services as protecting transgender and other LGBT people from discrimination based on gender identity and gender stereotyping.

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court upholds health insurance law

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning upheld President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, saying that the insurance mandate is unconstitutional but can survive under the taxing authority granted to Congress.