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Ask Emily: Can I afford to keep my doctor?

August 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ask Emily: Can I afford to keep my doctor?

By Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News For most of my adult life, I’ve picked my health insurance based on one simple standard: Does my beloved primary care physician participate in the plan? I’m lucky. My generous job-based coverage has allowed me to make that choice without straining my finances. But that luck isn’t universal. Like […]

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After Louisiana flooding, the Red Cross draws a deluge of complaints

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
After Louisiana flooding, the Red Cross draws a deluge of complaints

By Sarah Smith ProPublica Three months after record floods swept through Louisiana in March, the government officials in charge of disaster response set up a post-mortem with area Red Cross staffers. The meeting’s purpose: Airing officials’ many complaints with the charity’s performance. “Basically, during the Miss. River flooding and the recent severe weather events, most […]

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The costs of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
The costs of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando

By Abe Aboraya Kaiser Health News Mario Perez lives in Miami, but he was in Orlando for a housewarming party Saturday, June 11. After the party, the 34-year-old went to the Pulse nightclub for Latin night. At 2 a.m., he heard gunshots. Loud. He knew it was real. “And the minute he started shooting, I […]

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Newly swamp deluge rural health clinics

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Newly swamp deluge rural health clinics

A patient visits the Shasta Community Health Center for an exam. (Delcie Strahan for Shasta Community Health Center) Obamacare expansion: a bumpy ride for rural health clinics By Pauline Bartolone Kaiser Health News A network of clinics that serves low-income patients in rural Northern California is finally finding balance after being deluged with newly insured […]

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US begins Zika vaccine testing

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
US begins Zika vaccine testing

From the National Institutes of Health NIH begins testing investigational Zika vaccine in humans The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a clinical trial of a vaccine candidate intended to prevent Zika virus infection. The early-stage study will evaluate the experimental vaccine’s safety and […]

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Third Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Snohomish County

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Third Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Snohomish County

Teenager Exposed to Virus During Travel to Nicaragua A Snohomish County resident in her teens has tested positive for the Zika virus,  Snohomish Health District officials said Tuesday. She had recently traveled to Nicaragua, one of the areas known to have mosquitos infected with the Zika virus. The patient is not pregnant, officials said, and the […]

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SHOP can help you find insurance for your employees

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
SHOP can help you find insurance for your employees

If you run a small business, whether you have only one employee or 50, the SHOP Marketplace has coverage options that can work for your bottom line. Provide your employees with health and dental coverage in a way that makes sense for your business.  You can offer SHOP Marketplace coverage to your employees any time of year. The SHOP Marketplace […]

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Gun violence and mental health laws, 50 years after Texas tower sniper

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gun violence and mental health laws, 50 years after Texas tower sniper

By Lauren Silverman, KERA Kaiser Health News For some people, the attack on police officers by a gunman in Dallas this summer brought to mind another attack by a sniper in Austin 50 years ago — on Aug. 1, 1966. That’s when student Charles Whitman stuck his rifle over the edge of the clock tower […]

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Amid psychiatric bed shortage, mentally ill face long waits

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Amid psychiatric bed shortage, mentally ill face long waits

By Michael Ollove Stateline Across the country, a critical shortage of state psychiatric beds is forcing mentally ill patients with severe symptoms to be held in emergency rooms, hospitals and jails while they wait for a bed, sometimes for weeks. Mental health advocates, attorneys and judges say the practice, known as psychiatric boarding, prevents patients […]

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Top Ten Washington hospitals – US News & World Report

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Top Ten Washington hospitals – US News & World Report

US News & World Report released its national hospital rankings. The magazine ranked University of Washington Medical Center as top hospital in the state. Top ranked: University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Nationally ranked in 11 adult specialties High Performing in 8 procedures/conditions 2. Providence Sacred Hearth Medical Center And Children’s Hospital, Spokane 3. Providence […]

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