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2015/07/31 18:09
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At the end of its 2014-15 term the Supreme Court decided that the key component of the Affordable Care Act — the tax subsidies available to help people buy health insurance —would continue in all...
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2015/07/30 20:49
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Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, has come a long way since its creation in 1965 when nearly half of all seniors were uninsured. Now the program covers 55...
2015/07/28 12:05
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Racism mars the history of health care in America. For years, black patients were relegated to separate -- and appallingly unequal -- hospitals and wards. Many were simply denied medical attention,...
2015/07/27 17:25
2015/07/27 17:25
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A $57 million experiment to provide better, more efficient care at federally funded health centers struggled to meet its goals and is unlikely to save money, says a government report on the...
2015/07/23 19:25
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Photo by akindo iStockphoto There's a battle brewing behind the scenes to keep health plans affordable for consumers. The Obama administration weighed in this week, sending letters to insurance...
2015/07/23 10:34
2015/07/23 10:34
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... if we can have a conversation rather than a scare campaign, our country will be so much better off,’ said Prime Minister Tony Abbott as the 40th Council of Australian Governments (COAG)...
2015/07/22 22:16
2015/07/22 22:16
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Gay Keating explains why the Trade Minister's assurances on Pharmac don't go far enough. Countries vary widely on data exclusivity for medicines. Photo / Getty Images Countries negotiating the...
2015/07/20 20:39
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More Health Plan Choices At Work. What's The Catch? Until recently, John Henry Foster, an equipment distribution firm based in Eagan, Minn., offered its employees only a couple of health plans to...
2015/07/17 11:17
2015/07/17 11:17
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Lord Prior, the Government’s minister for NHS Productivity, is moving to set up an independent inquiry into whether the current free-at-the-point-of-use service is sustainable. “At heart, our ability...
2015/07/14 22:48
2015/07/14 22:48
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It’s hard to find a federal law that’s polarized the American public as much as the Affordable Care Act(ACA), better known as Obamacare. Well over a year after its implementation, the debate remains...
2015/07/09 20:17
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We use mobile devices in many aspects of our lives. With the recent rise of wearable devices and health apps, we can now expect to manage our health in the digital world, as well. In fact, a 2015...
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2015/07/05 13:46
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Displaying unanimous views and questionable political judgment, Republican presidential candidates greeted the Supreme Court’s latest ruling upholding Obamacare with yet another vow to “repeal and...
2015/07/05 13:42
2015/07/05 13:42
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Let me start by saying this is not a political screed against Obamacare; I’m thrilled that some 18 million Americans now have health insurance who didn’t before the law took effect, lowering the...
2015/06/29 22:49
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You’ve seen the headlines about the United States having the highest healthcare costs in the world. Keeping Americans healthy is a $3 trillion dollar industry that eats up nearly 18% of the country’s...
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2015/06/29 22:49
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The Got a pain in your back? A lot of people do -- at any given point in time, a quarter of American adults. But what becomes of that pain – and how a doctor handles it -- varies widely across the...
2015/06/26 23:09
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Not long ago my husband showed up with a sandwich for lunch that he bought at a local supermarket. I thought it was going to be our usual: turkey and provolone with lettuce on a hard roll, always...
2015/06/26 05:56
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Moving overseas can be a daunting process. There are the immigration and employment regulations to navigate. Then there are the logistics of moving your family, pets and possessions to another country...
2015/06/25 21:50
2015/06/25 21:50
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Hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans and millions of Americans will continue their health insurance coverage as the Supreme Court Thursday upheld the legality of subsidies under the Affordable Care...
2015/06/25 19:46
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One of the more positive sounding admonitions from health care reform opponents was that the United States had "the best health care in the world," so why would you mess with it? Well, it's true that...
2015/07/31 18:09
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