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Is knowing what you’re talking about an automatic disqualification from writing about health policy at Forbes Magazine? Josh Archambault at Forbes last June was advocating that Gov. Corbett (R-PA) pull the application for a waiver for Healthy PA because...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Richard Mayhew | Friday, August 29, 2014
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I said a while back that Apple has the money so if any tech company could kick the data sellers out, they could and it sounds like that’s the plan.  I did read to where they had talked with insurance companies if that’s the case then folks will...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Actress Scarlett Johansson is receiving some backlash after designing t-shirts for Planned Parenthood. Johansson is unique in that she is one of the celebrities who decided to design t-shirts for the charity. The t-shirts that Johansson designed are...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Niki Cruz | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The rugged lifestyle has its appeal, just not for physicians....
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The comedian-turned-senator is running an unusually low-key reelection campaign, trying to avoid scrutiny. Will Republicans get the last laugh?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Josh Kraushaar | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The rugged lifestyle has its appeal, just not for physicians....
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Planned Parenthood is appealing a ban from the Iowa Board of Medicine over their telehealth medication abortion system for rural women...
From: Time | By: Alexandra Sifferlin | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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by Dish Staff Julie Beck explains how TV medical dramas have warped our perception of health care and illness: Treatments for patients with seizures are sometimes downright dangerous, with doctors trying to hold patients down, or put things in their...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Each week KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web. Pacific Standard: A Tale Of Two Abortion Wars While pro-life activists fight to rescue IVF embryos from the freezer, pregnant women in their third trimester with catastrophic...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Suzanne Koven talks to Roz Chast about comics, the burdens of elder care, her new graphic memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
From: The Rumpus | By: Suzanne Koven | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Eli Lilly could be a solid investment. The drug maker boasts a generous dividend yield, a substantial share buyback program, a new cancer drug and several promising drugs in development. >>Read More:aWarren Buffett’s Top...
From: TheStreet | By: Lior Cohen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from Colorado, Minnesota, Georgia, Virginia, California, New York, Michigan and Tennessee. The New York Times: Heroin's Death Toll Rising In New York, Amid A Shift In Who Uses It A heroin crisis gripping communities...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Cleaned-up transcript: **Mitch McConnell:** At the Koch Brothers Donor Summit: "Is this working?... >...I know it’s been a long day, but also a very inspiring day. And I want to start by thanking you, Charles and David, for the important work you’re...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Apple plants as stake in the ground in the increasingly worrisome discussion over the privacy of our health data....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mark Sullivan | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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When you're making plans to become a famous author, just remember that you're going to want health care — especially when 40 rolls around and your body is no longer made of rubber.
From: NPR | By: Domingo Martinez | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Washington's exchange will ask the state Legislature to lift its cap on allocations from the general fund, hoping for a budget that avoids cutting allocations for in-person assisters and advertising.
From: Seattle Times | Friday, August 29, 2014
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This is part of a four-part series on affordable online colleges and degree programs. The other articles cover affordable online colleges, affordable online master’s degree programs, and affordable online MBA programs. Our goal with this series is...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Mike Jelinek | Friday, August 29, 2014
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by Dish Staff Virginia Postrel suggests some improvements for hospital-room decor: When the University Medical Center of Princeton tested a mock-up room with nice views, a sofa for guests and no roommates, it found that patients asked for 30 percent...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Jason with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Tuesday...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Overweight adults with diabetes who lost weight and kept it off lowered their average annual health care costs by more than $500, suggests a new study....
From: Reuters | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a press statement Thursday announcing that CMS and Pennsylvania officials. have agreed to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Inquirer: Feds Approve Corbett's Pa. Medicaid Expansion...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Pennsylvania won federal approval to expand its Medicaid program to nearly 500,000 low-income adults on Thursday, becoming the ninth state led by a Republican governor to join the expansion under the president's health-care law. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Without changes in the law, health care, Social Security, and interest on the debt will eat up 85 percent of all new federal government spending over the next 10 years, according to the latest estimates by the Congressional Budget Office. By contrast,...
From: TaxVox | By: Howard Gleckman | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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From: BlissTree | By: Blisstree Staff | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Extell Development plans to build a large condominium tower in partnership with Megalith Capital Management a half a block from Central Park West on land each firm will contribute to the project, recent court records show. For its part, Extell is paying...
From: The Real Deal | By: Adam Pincus/TRD | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Imagine if scientists could recreate you---or at least part of you---on a chip. That might help doctors identify drugs that would help you heal faster, bypassing the sometimes painful trial-and-error process and hefty health care costs that accompany...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Daniela Hernandez | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The Illinois Family Planning Action Plan would increase the amount of money set aside for health care organizations providing reproductive health care. Related posts: Supreme Court Decision On Wheaton College Further Threatens Contraceptive Access Bill...
From: Ms. Magazine | By: Feminist Newswire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (Fabian Capital Management) -- Recently I had a conversation with a client that related to implementing dividend ETFs in her portfolio. She is an avid reader of investment content and came across a unique fund that has several alluring qualities...
From: TheStreet | By: David Fabian | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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With a part-time job that pays about $10,000 a year and no health benefits, Jacqueline Samuel of Miami has relied on Jackson Health System, the county's public hospital network, to manage her chronic kidney disease at reduced rates since last year. Through...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Daniel Chang, Miami Herald | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Recently, Goldman Sachs released their quarterly Hedge Fund Trend Monitor report. To compile the report, Goldman analyzed 775 hedge funds with $1.9 trillion of gross equity positions ($1.4 trillion long and $666 billion short)...
From: TheStreet | By: J.R. deBart | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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By Brian Palmer What if I offered you an investment that would make us all healthier, save thousands of lives, and pay for itself? It would be hard to turn down a deal like that. According to a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Brian Palmer | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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by Caroline CoxThe Editorial Board of the Los Angeles Times argues that Arizona and Kansas should not be allowed to institute proposed and potentially discriminatory voter registration rules.Charles M. Blow of The New York Times discusses the reality...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | By: ccox | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A new report for the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls attention to health care discrimination against black women and Latinas--and its dire impact.
From: ColorLines | By: Miriam Zoila Pérez | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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But the state offered few details about where the negotiations with the federal government are heading. Also in news about changes from the health law in the states, the Arizona Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of a case that could unravel that...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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When a data breach happens at a retail store, you may have to sort out your credit card purchases. When a data breach happens in healthcare, you may have to sort out your life.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Richard Taite | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Today's headlines include reports about the Congressional Budget Office's latest projections regarding Medicare and Medicaid spending. Kaiser Health News: Health Law Spurs Focus On Faster Drug Development Kaiser Health News staff writer Daniela Hernandez...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Boston Scientific continues to frustrate its shareholders. The shares peaked in January at $14.08 and have grossly underperformed its peers ever since. Yet, the stock at around $12, is up 3% on the year to date. While that 3%...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Municipal broadband boosts business, but often stops at city limits thanks to lobbying muscle of telecom giants
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Allan Holmes | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Implementing policies to curb carbon emissions dramatically cuts health care costs associated with poor air quality — in some cases, by more than 10 times the cost of policy implementation, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change....
From: Clean Techies | By: Yale Environment 360 | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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  (AP Photo/Molly Riley) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal delivers the keynote address during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Saturday, June 21, 2014. In 1973, abortion became a constitutionally protected right in the...
From: The American Prospect | By: Nathalie Baptiste | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Early Retirement, Financial Education Getty ImagesTaking calculated risks that are likely to pay off could improve your financial security. By David Ning Let's say someone made you an offer that goes something like this:...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The surprising cost of starting a familyGettyWhat expectant moms and dads to-be need to know about the cost of raising a child -- from delivery to first steps. Essential causing sticker shockMore in financeMarket Basket CEO reinstatedValuable grocery...
From: Good News Now | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Hello New Orleans! I mean, hello Orlando! That geographic confusion reminiscent of Spinal Tap happened at day two of the Internal Revenue Service Nationwide Tax Forum in, you got it, the House of Mouse land. Yep, everyone, including presenters are finding...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Georgia Regents Medical Center and Cerner Corp. are working together to use technology to lower health care costs.
From: Miami Herald | Friday, August 29, 2014
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By Equity Watch:I reiterate my bullish stance on CVS Caremark Pharmacy (NYSE:CVS); the company reported healthy results for 2Q14, beating analyst revenue and EPS expectations. Despite the generic drug cost inflation, CVS' venture with Cardinal Health...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Equity Watch | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The Public Health Ministry will regrade 7,547 temporary employees nationwide as civil servants, with benefits, and will recruit another 1,300 people to fill vacant positions.
From: Bangkok Post | Friday, August 29, 2014
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India recently earned the dubious distinction of being the worst country in terms of antibiotic overuse in the world. Experts warn that unchecked growth in use combined with poverty, limited healthcare facilities and a doctor-patient ratio of one doctor...
From: Asia Times Online | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Whether the issue is climate change, healthcare or gun control, libertarians are on a permanent collision course with evidenceThe observation that science and politics make uneasy and often treacherous bedfellows is hardly revelatory. In science, all...
From: The Guardian | By: David Robert Grimes | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Criticism is mounting against the $1-a-day threshold, a legacy of industrial-age thinking that equated penury with calorie deficiency. That’s too narrow. Being unable to afford education, medication or old-age security counts as deprivation. So does...
From: Reuters | By: Andy Mukherjee | Friday, August 29, 2014
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