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A surge in Medicaid enrollment drove down the uninsured rate in Colorado from 15.8 percent to 6.7 percent....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Katie Kerwin McCrimmon, Health News Colorado | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Valerie Davidson, an advocate who became Alaska's top health official, still loves spending her time fishing for salmon and cooking for her Yup’ik family....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Annie Feidt, Alaska Public Media | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The new physician-led network will allow pediatricians to improve care for Georgia children by sharing best practice standards and expand their billing options for insurance, advocates say....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Andy Miller, Georgia Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Since the Roe v. Wade decision, Ohio has been a trendsetter in passing laws that restrict abortion. That’s why it is especially unusual that in a small Ohio town just south of Cleveland, a new clinic that performs abortions opened its doors....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Sarah Jane Tribble, WCPN | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The excise tax will be levied on health insurance plans costing more than $10,200 for an individual or $27,500 for a family. Any value over those thresholds will taxed at 40 percent, and that's likely to affect consumers' benefits, share of health...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Massachusetts' health spending was $632 million more last year than it was supposed to be and increased at a rate much higher than that of inflation, according to a new report. Much of the boost was attributed to Medicaid costs....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The Senate majority leader noted that critics of the organization don't have the votes for defunding and that the effort may have to wait for a supportive president. Meanwhile, a Congressional Research Service report concludes that a government shutdown...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Health care stories are reported from California, Delaware, Illinois, Connecticut, Arizona and Maryland....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The legal actions are being taken by clinics, located in Cincinnati and Dayton, alleging that changes in state laws undermine a woman's right to pursue an abortion and the clinics' rights to due process under the 14th Amendment....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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In other developments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a pilot program will test value-based insurance under Medicare Advantage while the Chicago Tribune reports on the impact of the agency's obscure "hold-harmless rule" on Medicare...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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News outlets also report state-level Medicaid news from Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the heart of an average American man is 7.8 years “older” than his chronological age and 5.4 years higher for a woman. The report is part of an effort to get people to pay attention to heart...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The controversial measure, which would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication to terminal patients, failed in the legislature two months ago amid Catholic Church opposition. Its next step is consideration by the state assembly's finance...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Genetic testing can still only say so much about how you will react to certain drugs, one writer finds. Elsewhere, a digital stethoscope shows promise, and Pfizer's bid to get a Medicaid overcharging complaint tossed out runs into a roadblock....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A federal judge ruled that employers, such as the organization March for LIfe, can claim an exemption to this requirement based on moral or ethical grounds, as well as religious ones....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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In other news, a government report finds that fewer Americans are going without health care because of cost concerns and the number of people in Colorado who have health insurance reaches a historic high....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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News outlets from Florida, Pennsylvania and Kansas report on other hospital news.
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Lawyers filed documents on behalf of the Louisiana health secretary in advance of a Wednesday court hearing in which Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is seeking to keep the Jindal administration from removing its clinics as Medicaid providers....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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In other state legislative news, Florida's house forms a panel to advance health proposals. Meanwhile, medical marijuana proposals also are getting retooled and re-examined in these states....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Meanwhile, Medicaid billing and bidding fraud is a hot topic in Pennsylvania and Iowa. And news outlets in New Jersey and Florida offer additional coverage of Medicaid developments. ....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The state's supreme court did not grant a temporary restraining order to opponents of the expansion plan, which will now begin today....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Meanwhile, as the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs grab attention from lawmakers and government officials, Politico reports that disease advocacy groups have been conspicuously quiet in the debate....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Health care stories are reported from Florida, Connecticut, California, Ohio and Georgia.
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Health care stories are reported from Louisiana, Minnesota, Florida, Ohio, California, Washington and Illinois....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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As the women's health organization has been holding rallies, commissioning polls and running ads, Republican congressional leaders debate the legislative options for holding a vote to try to defund Planned Parenthood....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The tax on high-cost health insurance plans, set to begin in 2018, is also of concern for the writers union, which is seeking an exemption. In other health law news, Connecticut pushes back on insurers' premium hike requests while recent changes to the...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Meanwhile, Maine ups its focus on drug enforcement as the heroin epidemic worsens.
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Meanwhile, Modern Healthcare and NBC report on surprise out-of-network charges and balance billing while The Fiscal Times writes about 2016 Medicare premium jumps....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The decision was a rebuke to Republican state legislators, who had asked for a temporary injunction to stop enrollment while the court heard their lawsuit against Gov. Bill Walker's decision to expand the health program for low-income residents. The...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Planned Parenthood Southeast joined with the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, alleging that his recent decision to to cancel Medicaid contracts with the reproductive health organization is in violation...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in Georgia, California, New Jersey and Iowa.
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The ruling states that staffing agency workers are jointly employed by both the agency and the organization -- such as hospitals -- where they are working. That means the health care employers may become involved in collective bargaining with the temporary...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Study finds patients who suffered heart attacks in California were more likely to die within a year if their ambulances were diverted from the closest emergency room....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Barbara Feder Ostrov | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The pediatric academy suggests that decisions on whether to resuscitate extremely premature infants be based on the particular child’s chance of survival and the family’s goals – not simply gestational age....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jenny Gold | Monday, August 31, 2015
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