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The budget deal announced by Gov. Jerry Brown last month grants Medicaid coverage to young Californian immigrants who are in the state without legal permission. Now comes the push for coverage of their parents and other adults....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Anna Gorman | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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With the Supreme Court decision, it appears the Affordable Care Act will stand, but that doesn't mean the law's troubles are over. NPR's Renee Montagne talks to KHN's Julie Rovner....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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Supporters said they will continue to work with Assembly members to build support for the bill, which would allow doctors to write lethal prescriptions for some terminally ill patients with less than six months to live....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Lisa Aliferis, KQED | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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The health law requires insurers to cover most prescription contraceptives with no additional out-of-pocket costs, which may spur some women to use more effective methods....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Julie Rovner | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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The new codes, known as ICD-10, are seen by some as overly bureaucratic, but are slated to begin Oct. 1. The Obama administration says it won't deny most claims during a 12-month transition. Elsewhere, the lack of federal data on industry payments to...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Some of the outbreaks have been noted in foods that in the past rarely caused problems. Other public health issues in the news include articles on FDA consideration of new rules for vape shops, the increasing use of antipsychotic drugs among teens and...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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The nonprofit groups generally say milk distribution should be altruistic, while for-profit companies argue mothers deserve to be compensated, The Associated Press reports. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette examines why paying cash for prescription...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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News outlets report on health care issues in California, Colorado, Iowa, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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The research in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that the number of breast cancer diagnoses rose with more aggressive screenings, but the number of deaths remained the same. Also highlighted by a JAMA editorial is the controversy over whether the FDA should...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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The medical research agency's popularity, fears that the U.S. is losing ground to foreign competitors and congressional efforts to show bipartisanship are contributing to political support for the proposed funding increase....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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As the legislation heads toward a crucial vote in an Assembly committee Tuesday, analysts say it looks unlikely that California will become the fourth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide this year. Some point to a split among Democrats from...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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The state is also scheduled to hold more public hearings on a transition to Medicaid managed care. Elsewhere, after securing Medicaid for some children in California illegally, advocates mull coverage for the rest of the family, and Illinois and Maryland...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Dr. Farid Fata, who pleaded guilty to Medicare fraud in September, overtreated hundreds of patients, a government witness testified Monday....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Doctors often opt to forego aggressive care for terminal illnesses but fail to talk to their patients about their preferences....
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A provision like this in early drafts of the health law spurred concerns about "death panels" among the law's critics, but advocates say such conversations would help patients and reduce costs. Other Medicare news looks at telemedicine reimbursement....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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Media outlets cover health care developments in California, Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Hampshire, Kansas, Virginia and Washington....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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A program meant to provide private health care to help expedite treatment for veterans who were suffering long delays inside the VA health system is suffering from the same delays, the VA's watchdog says. And a veterans hotline meant to help those returning...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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GOP leaders released an updated version of the medical cures bill just before the long weekend that slightly reduces a funding increase for the National Institutes of Health. Meanwhile, the implications of FDA approval of a costly cystic fibrosis treatment...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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Bloomberg, in an analysis of federal data, says that is the highest payment to providers for any drug last year. The Baltimore Sun also reviewed that data to look at what payments Maryland providers received....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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The report from the Guttmacher Institute, which supports abortion rights, said lawmakers have enacted more restrictions so far this year than all of last year. Elsewhere, a federal lawsuit over the safety of a laparoscopic power morcellator, used in...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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The move by a handful of states comes as increasing numbers of expensive specialty drugs arrive on the market, according to Stateline. In other news, The Washington Post examines navigators who help cancer patients and the changes in lifestyle that some...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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The disease killed a Washington state woman who had other health conditions and was taking medications that suppressed her immune system. Officials think the woman was exposed in a health facility....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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The deal will allow Centene to expand its Medicaid managed care business and also move into the Medicare Advantage market....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, July 6, 2015
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When officers in Los Angeles encounter people who may be mentally ill, they call in a specialized unit that offers help on the spot....
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More states are stepping in to cushion the financial pain for patients who need medicine that can cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Michael Ollove, Stateline | Monday, July 6, 2015
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