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Drowning in a ‘high-risk’ insurance poll — At $18,000 a year.

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Drowning in a ‘high-risk’ insurance poll — At $18,000 a year.

By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio Kaiser Health News Some Republicans looking to scrap the Affordable Care Act say monthly health insurance premiums need to be lower for the individuals who have to buy insurance on their own. One way to do that, GOP leaders say, would be to return to the use of what […]

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Diabetic eye damage common among young with diabetes, study

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Diabetic eye damage common among young with diabetes, study

Shantell M. Kirkendoll University of Michigan Health System A study including more than 4,000 people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes — all under age 21 — revealed a troubling eye health trend. Blindness and eye problems may seem far in the future for children and teenagers with diabetes. But a new study […]

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A safety-net medical center wrestles with specter of ‘repeal’

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
A safety-net medical center wrestles with specter of ‘repeal’

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News SAN MATEO — Little surprises Lynda Sutherland, who has been a licensed vocational nurse for 35 years at San Mateo Medical Center. But in the past few years, Sutherland said, she’s been surprised by what’s missing: the patients who used to return again and again to the public hospital […]

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Recent Warmth Toward Affordable Care Act Persists, WSJ/NBC Poll Shows – WSJ

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Recent Warmth Toward Affordable Care Act Persists, WSJ/NBC Poll Shows – WSJ

In the new poll, 43% of respondents thought the Affordable Care Act was a good idea, compared with 45% expressing similar sentiments in January. The new poll suggests Republicans are struggling to garner confidence in their ability to craft a better law. Some 31% of respondents said they had a great deal or some confidence […]

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Threat of Obamacare repeal leaves community health centers in limbo

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Threat of Obamacare repeal leaves community health centers in limbo

From Kaiser Health News in partnership with KPCC, WXXI, KJZZ, Colorado Public Radio, and NPR  Treating people for free or for very little money has been the role of community health centers across the U.S. for decades. In 2015, 1 in 12 Americans sought care at one of these clinics; nearly 6 in 10 were women, […]

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Support for health law grows, leaving Republicans in a bind

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Support for health law grows, leaving Republicans in a bind

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Republican members of Congress are at home this week, with many of them getting an earful from anxious constituents about their plans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. A poll out Friday gives those lawmakers something to be anxious about, too. The monthly tracking poll from the […]

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Two Polls Show Highest Support Of Affordable Care Act Since 2010 | TalkingPointsMemo

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Two Polls Show Highest Support Of Affordable Care Act Since 2010 | TalkingPointsMemo

A tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, released Friday, said 48 percent of respondents felt favorably toward the health care law, as opposed to 42 percent who felt unfavorably. A poll from the Pew Research Center, released Thursday, found that 54 percent of respondents approved of the law, and 43 percent disapproved, the highest […]

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Big pharma quietly enlists leading professors to justify $1,000 per day drugs

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Big pharma quietly enlists leading professors to justify $1,000 per day drugs

By Annie Waldman ProPublica Over the last three years, pharmaceutical companies have mounted a public relations blitz to tout new cures for the hepatitis C virus and persuade insurers, including government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, to cover the costs. That isn’t an easy sell, because the price of the treatments ranges from $40,000 […]

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What is “Community Checkup” – Washington Health Alliance explains

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
What is “Community Checkup” – Washington Health Alliance explains

There is a lot of variation in health care. Variation is a sign that some people are receiving the care they should, but others are not. The Community Checkup measures the quality of health care across our state and is your resource for understanding health care value in Washington state. To learn more go to […]

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Depression now leading cause of disability worldwide – WHO

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Depression now leading cause of disability worldwide – WHO

From the World Health Organization: Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, the United Nations health agency today reported, estimating that it affects more than 300 million people worldwide – the majority of them women, young people and the elderly.

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