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Trump Administration Moves To Make Health Care Costs More Transparent

July 31, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

Shopping around for the best deal on a medical X-ray or a new knee? The Trump administration has a plan for that. On Monday, it proposed new rules that would provide consumers far more detail about the actual prices hospitals […]


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Employers Urged To Find New Ways To Address Workers’ Mental Health

July 19, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

In the middle of a work project at a global corporate consulting firm, Katherine Switz was gripped with a debilitating bout of anxiety. Her body froze, her heart raced, her chest tightened, and her mind went blank, which made it […]


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The Strange Political Silence On Elder Care

July 11, 2019

Via: The Caregiver Space

Baden-Mayer, a freckled forty-five-year-old, put her house on Airbnb three years ago and moved with her husband and two kids into her parents’ home in Alexandria, Virginia. Her mom, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was no longer able to take care […]


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Virginia Marks State Medicaid Program’s 50th Anniversary With Promises To Improve Maternal Mortality Rates

July 2, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

The state’s Medicaid agency will help by using new technology to ensure qualifying low-income women don’t experience a gap in health insurance coverage; working with the Department of Social Services to streamline enrollment; and launching an outreach campaign this fall […]


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What Closing Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Will Mean For Neighboring States

May 28, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

ST. LOUIS — As the last abortion clinic in Missouri warned that it will have to stop providing the procedure as soon as Friday, abortion providers in surrounding states said they are anticipating an uptick of even more Missouri patients. […]


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The Flu Season That Just Won’t End: Second Viral Wave Is Pushing Otherwise Mild Year Into The Record Books

April 22, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

The current season began the week of Thanksgiving, a typical start time, but in mid-February, a nastier strain started causing more illnesses and driving up hospitalizations. In other public health news: over-treatment, suicide, exercise, depression, cholesterol, autism, abuse, and more. […]


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With Health Care Costs As A Top Concern Among Voters, State Legislatures Eye Ways To Make Care More Affordable

April 8, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

State lawmakers across the country are trying to find ways to make health care cheaper, from expanding Medicaid programs to creating a public option to addressing high drug prices. Sacramento Bee: Cheaper And More Accessible Health Care Sought By CA […]


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FDA sets first public hearing on legalizing CBD to add to food and drinks

April 2, 2019

Via: CNBC Healthcare

The Food and Drug Administration has set its first public hearing looking to legalize CBD in food and drinks for May 31. The agency wants data on CBD’s safety in food products and feedback on how it might regulate manufacturing, […]


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Trump Administration Changes Course, Asks Court To Strike Down ACA

March 26, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

In a dramatic move that will have implications for the coming 2020 election, the Trump administration Monday night reversed its previous position and asked a federal appeals court to strike down the entire the Affordable Care Act. The Justice Department […]


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This Year’s Flu Season Wasn’t As Extreme As The Last One, But It’s The Longest Lasting In Decades

March 25, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

Usually, flulike symptoms drop quickly after the peak of the season, which usually occurs mid- to late-February, but this season those symptoms have plateaued. “It looks like we still have a ways to go,” said Lynnette Brammer, the head of […]