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When she was eight weeks old, Ashlyn Whitney suffered a severe respiratory-tract infection that put her in an intensive care unit for 12 days. Nicole Whitney with her 1-year-old daughter, Ashlyn, whose 12-day hospital stay when she was eight weeks old...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Nick Madigan, Miami Herald | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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The Miami Herald looks at the religious groups that pool their money to pay medical expenses and whose members are therefore exempt from the law's requirement to carry insurance. Other stories look at the "drafting error" that is the basis of a legal...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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The New York Times: When Five-Star Care Is Substandard Medicare has devised a rating system for nursing homes that portrays many of them as much better than they really are. Consumers should be aware that a top five-star rating from Medicare, achieved...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Imagine you're at home. Maybe that's in Florida, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, wherever. You have cancer. You just had another round of chemo, and the phone rings. From her cubicle at Vital Decisions in Cherry Hill, N.J., Kate Schleicher counsels people with...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Elana Gordon, WHYY | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace, will be the new CEO of healthcare.gov, the website that 36 states use to sell Affordable Care Act insurance, the administration announced at noon today. Department of Health and...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jeff Cohen, WNPR, Diane Webber | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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The federal government has committed nearly $800 million to the project, according the Health and Human Services' inspector general. Also in the news, Washington state will have a special limited enrollment period for people who want to shop for coverage...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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The criticism of Gov. Peter Shumlin's push for a publicly funded health care system came during a debate on the eve of the primary. Also, in Virginia, Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie unveils a tax plan that would repeal taxes in the health law....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from Minnesota, California, Georgia, Kansas, Arkansas and Maryland. Minneapolis Star-Tribune: New Minnesota Vaccine Requirement Inspires Pro-Vaccination Effort For the first time in a decade, Minnesota schoolchildren...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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In a speech to the American Legion today, the president will announce new steps to improve veterans' access to mental health care and the transition in getting care from the Department of Defense to VA systems. The Associated Press: Obama Addresses...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Those who favor women being guaranteed no-cost birth control coverage under their health insurance say the new rules for nonprofit religious organizations issued by the Obama administration simply put into force what the Supreme Court suggested last...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Julie Rovner | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Los Angeles Times: L.A. Accuses Glendale Adventist Of Patient Dumping On Skid Row  Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer has filed a lawsuit accusing Glendale Adventist Medical Center of dumping mentally ill and disabled homeless patients on L.A.'s skid...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Catholic bishops and other conservative groups suggest the accommodations do not satisfy their concerns. The Associated Press: New Obama Birth Control Fixes For Religious Groups Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations include reports on Medicare ratings of nursing homes, the growing demand for home-health aides and accounts of the Obama administration's new contraception coverage rules. Kaiser Health...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Roughly 27,000 poor Georgians, most of them children, still don't know whether they'll get health coverage months after applying for Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace. Earlier this year, HealthCare.gov determined...
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A selection of health policy stories from California, Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Colorado. San Jose Mercury News: Hospital Bidder Sues Union, Alleging Extortion In a surprising move, an anti-union Southern California hospital chain hoping to...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Federal officials tap Kevin Counihan, who helped launch Connecticut's successful online health insurance marketplace, to oversee the federal exchange, which is used by residents of three dozen states, and to prevent the problems that plagued it last...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Also, one insurer and one business have end-of-life conversations with patients by phone. WBUR: When Medical Care Is Futile, Other Patients Pay The Hidden Price Every day in intensive care units across the country, patients get aggressive, expensive...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Kaiser Health News provides a fresh take on health policy developments with "The Check Up Is In The Mail?" by Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker. COUNIHAN TAKES CHARGE OF HEALTHCARE.GOV Impossible job? Or not? His track record's good in Connecticut. -Anonymous ...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The head of Noridian Healthcare Solutions says the HHS inspector general's office sought documents related to the company's work on Maryland's online health insurance marketplace. The Washington Post: Federal Auditors Sought Documents Related To Troubled...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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In a report released Tuesday, the VA's Office of Inspector General criticized a Phoenix VA hospital for "troubling lapses in follow-up, coordination, quality and continuity of care." Investigators said that numerous veterans died after receiving substandard...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Income for these hospitals declines as the government and insurers change the way they are paid. The New York Times: Nonprofit Hospitals' 2013 Revenue Lowest Since Recession, Report Says Nonprofit hospitals last year had their worst financial performance...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Media outlets cover exchange and Medicaid developments in Oregon, Georgia and Florida. Oregonian: Cover Oregon: At Least 2,000 Oregonians Need To Change Coverage Due To Health Exchange Errors Cover Oregon will hold a special open enrollment period for...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Addressing the American Legion’s national convention, the president announced steps to expand access to mental health care and an initiative to lower home loan costs for military families. He also promised a new "culture of accountability' at the Department...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Doug Ducey defeated Scott Smith, who had the backing of Gov. Jan Brewer after supporting her Medicaid expansion proposal. Also, other Arizona Republicans who backed the Medicaid expansion there withstand challenges from more conservative candidates. Elsewhere,...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The Service Employees International Union will represent about 27,000 home health care workers -- many of whom care for relatives -- who are paid through Medicaid. The Wall Street Journal: Minnesota Home-Care Workers Say Yes To Union The Service Employees...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The site, which is supposed to make transparent payments between drugmakers and physicians, is slated to be made public by Sept. 30. But as the deadline nears, the pharmaceutical industry is pressing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Today's headlines include reports about Kevin Counihan, the person who take on the challenge of running healthcare.gov. Kaiser Health News: New Head Of Healthcare.gov Is Connecticut's Counihan Reporting for Kaiser Health News, in partnership with NPR,...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Kaiser Health News provides a fresh take on health policy developments with "Game Of Groans?" by Darrin Bell. A KEY PART OF THE CASE House health law challenge plus high-priced lawyers equal billable hours. -Anonymous  If you have a health policy...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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House Republicans revealed they will pay law firm Baker & Hostetler LLP to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly overstepping his legal authority in implementing the Affordable Care Act by giving large employers a one-year extension to offer coverage....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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brightcove.createExperiences(); Devin Payne had gone years without health insurance – having little need and not much money to pay for it. Then Payne, who had a wife and four children, realized she could no longer live as a man. In her early 40s,...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Anna Gorman | Monday, August 25, 2014
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On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced the enforcement of a 1975 state law. San Jose Mercury News: California Reverses Position On Health Insurance Abortion Coverage Spurred by faculty and staff outrage over the refusal by two Catholic universities to...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Todd Park, who helped oversee the launch of healthcare.gov, will return to Silicon Valley as part of White House team trying to recruit top technology talent into government service and channel ideas from the tech community. Reuters: Tech Chief Behind...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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The Associated Press examines the tax credit issue. Other outlets look at issues surrounding the state insurance marketplaces in California, Maryland, Illinois, Connecticut and Minnesota. The Associated Press: Tax Refunds May Get Hit Due To Health Law...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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News outlets cover the reliability of nursing home ratings, the growth of home health care aides and the return of the house call. The New York Times: Medicare Star Ratings Allow Nursing Homes To Game The System What really sets Rosewood apart, however,...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Changed medical practice has reduced the need for blood transfusions, spurring cutbacks and mergers in the blood industry. Meanwhile, Chicago and two counties in California are suing five companies for "aggressive marketing" of opioid painkillers, accusing...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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As part of the court fight to overturn the ban on gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana, couples are pointing to problems they have in medical emergencies when their partners are not recognized. Associated Press:  Health Care Fears Loom Large In Gay...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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While the Affordable Care Act is still 'red meat' for conservative voters, Republicans are trying to be more nuanced in how they talk about the issue this campaign season. Meanwhile in Arkansas, Democratic candidates are stressing the importance of keeping...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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The New York Times: New Thinking About Ebola Treatments A radical but promising proposal to help treat victims of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be gaining support among knowledgeable experts. There are currently no approved drugs to treat...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Oregon filed its long-anticipated lawsuit against Oracle America and the company's top executives, blaming them for the state's non-functioning health insurance exchange and saying they lied, breached contracts and engaged in "a pattern of racketeering...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 25, 2014
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JUPITER, Fla. – Beverly Hires, a former nurse running for Congress here in one of the nation’s rare competitive House races, ticks off her problems with the federal health care law: higher premiums, cancelled policies and employers cutting full-time...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Phil Galewitz | Monday, August 25, 2014
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