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Affordable Care Act Gains Majority Approval for First Time | Gallup

Affordable Care Act Gains Majority Approval for First Time | Gallup

Fifty-five percent of Americans now support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a major turnaround from five months ago when 42% approved and 53% disapproved. This is the first time a majority of Americans have approved of the healthcare law, also known as Obamacare, since Gallup first asked about it in this format in November 2012. […]

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Want to live past 100? Centenarians share secrets of knee bends and nips of scotch

Want to live past 100? Centenarians share secrets of knee bends and nips of scotch

By Sharon Jayson Kaiser Health News Gertrude Siegel is 101 and hears it all the time. “Everyone says ‘I want to be just like you.’ I tell them to get in line,” she said. John and Charlotte Henderson, 104 and 102, often field questions from wannabes eager to learn their secrets. “Living in moderation,” he […]

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
States cut some red tape in prescriptions

States cut some red tape in prescriptions

  By Michael Ollove Kaiser Health News Cameron Credle was barely more than a toddler when he was diagnosed with abnormally high cholesterol. And over the years, despite being an avid runner and bicyclist and a careful eater, Credle has seen his numbers climb high into the 400s. Even the cholesterol medications he was taking […]

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ryan Pulls GOP Bill To Replace Obamacare

Ryan Pulls GOP Bill To Replace Obamacare

By Mary Agnes Carey Kaiser Health News Despite days of intense negotiations and last-minute concessions to win over wavering GOP conservatives and moderates, House Republican leaders Friday failed to win enough support to pass their plan to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan made the announcement at the Capitol […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Insurers may notch bigger profits from fewer customers in ‘Trumpcare’

Insurers may notch bigger profits from fewer customers in ‘Trumpcare’

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News The House GOP’s embattled health care bill has plenty of detractors: Democrats, hospitals, the American Medical Association and the House Freedom Caucus all oppose it. But the insurance industry is not on that list — even though it stands to lose millions of customers. One reason the industry has […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Voters oppose GOP health plan 3-1, poll

Voters oppose GOP health plan 3-1, poll

Poll finds big opposition to cuts to Medicaid and Planned Parenthood From Quinnipiac University: American voters disapprove of the Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, 56 – 17 percent — with 26 percent undecided, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Support among Republicans is a lackluster 41 – […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Two measles cases in King County, possible exposures in Seattle

Two measles cases in King County, possible exposures in Seattle

By Meredith Li-Vollmer Kaiser Health News Public Health – Seattle & King County has confirmed measles infection in a 6-month-old infant and the infant’s father, both King County residents who had recently traveled to Asia. The infant and the adult were both unimmunized. Before they were diagnosed, they may have exposed others to the measles at a […]

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Childbirth for women in their 30s at a 50-year high

Childbirth for women in their 30s at a 50-year high

By Tim Henderson Stateline Women in their 30s are having babies at the highest rate since the 1960s, providing a rare bright spot in what’s an otherwise stagnating U.S. population. For women in their early 30s, the birthrate in 2015 was the highest it’s been since 1964, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report this […]

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Poll: Voters wary of GOP health care bill – POLITICO

Poll: Voters wary of GOP health care bill – POLITICO

“Asked whether the bill, which GOP leaders call the American Health Care Act, will make the health care system better or worse, 34 percent say it will make it better, while 33 percent think it will make it worse. “The rest either say it won’t have an impact (11 percent) or don’t have an opinion […]

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
U.S. Attorney’s Office launches investigation of Swedish neurosurgery unit | The Seattle Times

U.S. Attorney’s Office launches investigation of Swedish neurosurgery unit | The Seattle Times

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation of Swedish Health’s neurosurgery unit, officials said Wednesday. The Seattle Times published an investigation of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute last month, exposing turmoil and a range of internal concerns about patient care. The Times documented how some surgeons ran multiple operating rooms at the same time. And […]

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