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In the country’s unhealthiest state, the failure of Obamacare is a group effort.
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Sarah Varney | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A recent poll points out that while three-quarters of Americans say they are confident about understanding their health coverage options, only 20 percent could calculate what they owed for a routine doctor’s appointment....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Michelle Andrews | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A young outreach worker for Obamacare is delighted to be eligible for coverage but worries about family members with no such luck....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Heidi de Marco | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, opposes the program’s expansion and signed a law giving final say to the Republican-controlled Legislature. But Democratic challenger Jason Carter, a state senator, says that if he were elected governor, he would seek...
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On Wednesday, Medicare officials agreed to pay for Glenda Jimmo’s home health care, reversing an earlier denial that said she didn’t qualify for coverage because she was not improving....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Susan Jaffe | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Voters could impose a penny per ounce tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley and a two-cent per ounce tax in San Francisco. Research shows that when soda prices go up, people drink less....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Sarah Varney | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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ACA insurance plans may not be cheaper — or even affordable — for those with HIV and AIDS because of high medication costs, according to patient advocates....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Nicholas Nehamas, Miami Herald | Friday, October 31, 2014
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California’s public health department has failed to adequately manage investigations of nursing homes statewide, resulting in a backlog of more than 11,000 complaints, according to an audit released Thursday....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Anna Gorman | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Also, in other Medicare news, officials cut $60 million from Medicare spending on home health services....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Elsewhere, a "health care compact" to give states more control over their health care, and less power to the federal health law, becomes a campaign issue in Kansas....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal looks at how Democratic messaging on health care and other social and safety-net issues is playing during this election season. Also, the Sacramento Bee and CBS News parse the veracity of campaign ads....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Medicaid lawsuits and settlements also make news in Kansas and Louisiana. In the meantime, a proposal in Alaska to limit Medicaid payments for physical, occupational and speech therapy draws protests....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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NPR reports that legal experts contend that certain states may be going too far. In addition, The Associated Press examines how the Ebola protocols for returning military and civilian workers are different....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from Georgia, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Montana, West Virginia and Louisiana....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are building companies to address the needs of baby boomers as they age, Meanwhile, health insurers Cigna, Aetna and Humana continue to report revenue increases as the financial losses from the Affordable Care Act...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Earlier in the week, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who hopes the mid-terms will not only result in his re-election but also GOP control of the Senate and his own rise to majority leader, made comments that repeal of the health law might not be in the...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The administration gave states leeway to define the benefits that must be covered by health plans sold through government exchanges, and Pennsylvania’s are a lot ‘stingier’ than those in some other states....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Robert Calandra, Philadelphia Inquirer | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Obamacare has been a buzz word in ads in many key Senate elections and, in anticipation of an expected run-off, groups are making media buys in Louisiana, that will, among other things, hit Demcratic Sen. Mary Landrieu hard for her support of the health...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Lawyers for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit, arguing that a company can ask employees to undergo voluntary testing, but can't impose a penalty on those who decline to submit to health screening tests....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Every week KHN reporter Shefali Luthra selects interesting reading from around the Web.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from Arkansas, California, Tennessee, Michigan, North Carolina and Maryland....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Last fall, the nation's biggest health insurers were cautious about the overhaul's coverage expansion and prohibitions against denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. But a year later, many have raised earnings expectations and investors...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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News outlets offer a variety of opinions on the strategy to fight Ebola and on the issue of quarantining health care workers....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The nurse opts to go for a bike ride Thursday morning against orders from the governor. Meanwhile, California also announces it is setting up a 21-day home quarantine policy for any health care workers returning from West Africa....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell met with 12 industry leaders in advance of the Nov. 15 kick-off of the health law's second sign-up period. Also in the news, Burwell taps a top Treasury aide, Alastair Fitzpayne, to be the next...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Although there's uncertainty about what would be included on a Republican-controlled Senate's to-do list, The Washington Post notes that the outcome of this election will have a significant impact on the health law's future direction....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Thirteen years ago, Oregon passed a bill requiring trained translators be available in health care settings for patients who speak little English. But there are still fewer than 100 qualified interpreters in the state....
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The order follows a Kaiser Health News report detailing three fatal cases in which sources say recommended nursing home citations were downgraded....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Anna Gorman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Elsewhere, a whistleblower lawsuit alleges some false diagnoses were created to bilk the government of $1 billion or more....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In addition, Modern Healthcare reports that, although electronic health records can lead to reduced costs and greater efficiency, if used incorrectly they become a liability issue for health care providers....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Elsewhere, Colorado Health News reports on why some consumers will get less tax help in purchasing their coverage through the state's online insurance marketplace, and a small business exchange is launched in Illinois....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Modern Healthcare reports that the rules are intended to address beneficiaries' access to care, among other things. Additionally, CQ Healthbeat reports on news related to the federal matching rate for Medicaid technology upgrades to enrollment and eligibility...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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There is a downside for Aetna. Even as the insurer posted higher membership and revenue, its medical costs also increased. Meanwhile, HCA's third-quarter earnings rose as the hospital operator continued to experience a rebound in admissions and other...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Also in the news, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who is locked in a tight challenge for her Senate seat, is sticking to her support for the health law despite attack ads....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from California, Kansas, Minnesota, South Carolina and Florida....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The president says quarantines like that imposed by New Jersey could undermine efforts to get health care workers to volunteer to help in Africa....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In an eight-page letter to key congressional leaders, state Medicaid directors said the high-cost of pharmaceuticals like the Hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi and other new drugs require "an immediate federal solution." Meanwhile, Sanofi and Gilead Sciences...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The same Atlanta hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient in August discharged its fourth patient Tuesday. All survived. Patients in isolation need extra emotional support, the team says....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jim Burress, WABE | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Patient advocates say that, because of an official coverage reminder “the door is closing” for ALS patients who depend on Medicare to get speech-generation devices....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Shefali Luthra | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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