Health care

  • Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors

    News of doctor and nurse drug overdoses hit the press this week, highlighting an ongoing (and growing) problem.

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        • Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

          Allyson Schwartz is flanked by Katie McGinty, former state environmental protection secretary, and Tom Wolf, a businessman, at a forum for Pennsylvania Democratic candidates for governor. Jacqueline Larma/AP Rep. Allyson Schwartz is flanked by Katie McGinty, former state environmental protection…

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          • How to Make Doctors Irrelevant

            After a simple, modified Paleo diet reversed her multiple sclerosis, one doctor is exposing health care and big pharma’s dirty secret: Prescriptions don’t make you well.

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            • Medical bills will eat your Social Security

              For Gen X workers, out-of-pocket medical costs are on pace to exceed Social Security income over a lifetime.

              • How Obamacare Will Help Americans Retire Sooner

                "How Obamacare Will Help Americans Retire Sooner" The health reform law will likely help lead to earlier retirements, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Health Economics. The reason for that is pretty simple: Once Americans don’t have to worry about losing their employer-sponsored…

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                • Feds: Amedisys paying $150 million settlement

                  Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge-based home health company, will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it inflated Medicare billings and had improper financial relationships with referring physicians, ...

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                  • UC OKs paying surgeon $10 million in whistleblower-retaliation case

                    The settlement ends a case brought by the ex-head of UCLA's orthopedic surgery department, who says the medical school allowed doctors to take industry payments that may have compromised patient care.

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                      • Should doctors care what treatments cost?

                        Expensive drugs like Gilead's Sovaldi are leading physician groups to consider costs as they care for older patients.

                        • [video] One Medical reinvents the doctor visit

                          We know the health care system is broken systematically, says Dr. Tom Lee, One Medical Group CEO explaining how his disruptive primary care practice aims to fix patient care.

                          • Syria's War on Medicine

                            In late March, United Nations relief workers in Syria received a long-sought green light to deliver aid to tens of thousands of desperate residents of Douma, one of several villages outside Damascus that have been besieged by the government of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad for nearly two years,…

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                            • WSJ: Obamacare Agencies Seek to Fix Prices, Limit Costs

                              Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation are bureaucracies that hinder medical care innovation and need to be eliminated, according to a commentary in The Wall Street Journal. "What we don't need is more bureaucratic micromanagement cloaked…

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                              • A Statement on My Legal Name Change

                                A judge in the state of Kansas has officially ordered my name to be changed from "Bradley Edward Manning" to "Chelsea Elizabeth Manning." I've been working for months for this change, and waiting for years. It's worth noting that both in mail and in person, I've often been asked, "Why are you…

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                                • Panel: It makes sense to extend health coverage to undocumented immigrants - Sacramento Business Journal

                                  ​The good news is that 3.3 million more Californians have insurance today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. A panel discussion on California's remaining uninsured emphasized the need to get coverage for undocumented immigrants. State officials say 3.3 million more Californians have insurance…

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                                    • Southerners Don’t Like Obamacare. They Also Don’t Want to Repeal It.

                                      They Also Don’t Want to Repeal It. The poll also found that a majority of Kentucky residents – and a plurality in a fourth state, Arkansas — said they thought the health care marketplace in their state was working well, even as they expressed strong disapproval of the health care law.

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                                      • World Bank Review Team To Recommend Approving Loan To Uganda Despite Anti-Homosexuality Act

                                        WASHINGTON — A $90 million loan from the World Bank to Uganda should be allowed to proceed so long as the government issues guidelines protecting LGBT patients and healthcare workers, recommends a team of consultants hired by the bank according to a source familiar with their report. The World Bank…

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                                        • New Hepatitis-C drug raises hope at a hefty price

                                          A new drug has a 90 to 100 percent chance of curing the Hepatitis-C virus, but costs tens of thousands of dollars for a course of treatment.

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                                          • Study: Obamacare didn't necessarily lead to health plan cancellations

                                            President Obama took some serious heat last year when insurers started dropping millions of Americans from health plans that were no longer Obamacare-compliant, seemingly breaking his promise, "If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance." A new study, however,…

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                                            • A Woman's Health Care Decisions Should Be in Her Own Hands, Not Her Boss's

                                              Ensuring the full freedom of women as health care consumers to access essential preventative health services is a vital component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And nowhere are health decisions more personal or essential to keep in their hands, than those regarding reproductive health. The ACA…

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                                              • Stronger incentives for medical innovators can reduce health care spending, say researchers

                                                To help rein in massive health care spending, a new RAND study concludes that U.S. policy makers should urgently find ways to incentivize pharmaceutical companies and device makers to develop products that produce more value. Instead of examining existing medical technologies and their use, a new…

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