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GOP has no choice but to keep pushing the health care rock up the hill

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
GOP has no choice but to keep pushing the health care rock up the hill

By Julie Rovner CaliforniaHealthline This week’s effort to resurrect the GOP bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act has apparently met the same end as the first try in March — not even a vote on the floor of the House. Apparently the roadblock was the same, too. Efforts to gain votes from holdout conservatives repelled […]

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While Washington fiddles, California leaders forge ideas for universal health care

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While Washington fiddles, California leaders forge ideas for universal health care

By Pauline Bartolone CaliforniaHealthline As the nation’s Republican leaders huddle to reconsider their plans to “repeal and replace” the nation’s health law, advocates for universal health coverage press on in California, armed with renewed political will and a new set of proposals. Organized labor and two lawmakers are leading the charge for a single, government-financed […]

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In pain? Many doctors say opioids are not the answer

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In pain? Many doctors say opioids are not the answer

By Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News Those of you who have experienced pain, especially gnawing, chronic pain, know that it affects your happiness, outlook and ability to function. In the past couple of years, the treatment of chronic pain has undergone an earthshaking transformation as opioid addiction continues to claim — and ruin — lives. Many […]

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Allen Institute’s web portal allows you to explore stem cells in 3-D online

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Allen Institute’s web portal allows you to explore stem cells in 3-D online

The Allen Institute for Cell Science today launched a website were anyone can explore the 3-D structure of human stem cells online. The site, called the Allen Cell Explorer, will provide scientists a new way to study how diverse human stem cells are structured and organized, which should provide insight into what makes human cells healthy and what […]

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States seek Medicaid dollars for addiction treatment beds

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States seek Medicaid dollars for addiction treatment beds

By Christine Vestal Stateline BALTIMORE — Anthony Green says he woke up one morning in January and decided to quit drinking. “I said to myself, ‘If I want something better, I’ve got to do better.’ ” That’s what landed him at Gaudenzia, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center here in North Baltimore. Green, 38, […]

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Women and Zika: Key questions and a few solid answers

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Women and Zika: Key questions and a few solid answers

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News This story was first published June 13, 2016; it was most recently updated April 5. The Zika virus caused birth defects in about 10 percent of the 250 pregnant women confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have contracted the virus, according to figures published April […]

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If there’s a will, there’s a way for Congress and Trump to fix health law

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If there’s a will, there’s a way for Congress and Trump to fix health law

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Now that the GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is in limbo, is there a way to make it work better? Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much when it comes to the controversial federal health law, but some party leaders from each side of […]

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Three quarters of the public, including a majority of Trump supporters, want President Trump to try to make the Affordable Care Act work, poll finds

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Three quarters of the public, including a majority of Trump supporters, want President Trump to try to make the Affordable Care Act work, poll finds

Most Say President Trump and Republicans Are Responsible for the ACA Now, Not President Obama and Democrats Americans See Many Factors Behind AHCA’s Failure, But Few Republicans Blame President Trump From the Kaiser Family Foundation Despite divided views about the Affordable Care Act, three-fourths of the public (75%) say President Trump and his administration should […]

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Mark ups can fatten hospital budgets, even if few patients foot the full bill

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Mark ups can fatten hospital budgets, even if few patients foot the full bill

By Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Few patients pay a hospital’s full price for a procedure or test. But a new study shows why those charges still matter. Economists at the Federal Reserve Board and the American Enterprise Institute found that list prices, often dismissed as meaningless by the hospital industry, are a critical gauge […]

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Affordable Care Act Gains Majority Approval for First Time | Gallup

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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. […]

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