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Nursing home workers still posting nude and vulgar photos of residents on Snapchat

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nursing home workers still posting nude and vulgar photos of residents on Snapchat

In the last year alone, employees of at least 18 nursing homes and assisted living facilities have posted unauthorized — and in some cases, vulgar and stomach-turning — photos and videos of residents on Snapchat and other social media platforms

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Analysis: Mitch McConnell plans to hide Trumpcare’s pain until after midterms

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Analysis: Mitch McConnell plans to hide Trumpcare’s pain until after midterms

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is well aware of the political peril of taking health benefits away from millions of voters. But McConnell’s bill offers a solution: go ahead and repeal Obamacare, but hide the pain for as long as possible.

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CBO deals blow to Senate health bill with estimate of 22 million more uninsured

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
CBO deals blow to Senate health bill with estimate of 22 million more uninsured

Senate Republicans’ legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would leave an additional 22 million people without health care coverage over the next decade and cut the federal deficit by $321 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysisreleased late Monday.

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Precision Medicine: The promise vs. the reality

June 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Precision Medicine: The promise vs. the reality

Scientists find great potential in using genetic sequencing to help direct targeted cancer therapy, but practicing oncologists see some important limitations.

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Patients with mental disorders get half of all opioid prescriptions

June 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Patients with mental disorders get half of all opioid prescriptions

Adults with a mental illness receive more than 50 percent of the 115 million opioid prescriptions in the United States annually, according to a new study. The results prompted researchers to suggest that improving pain management for people with mental health problems “is critical to reduce national dependency on opioids.”

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What’s the best way for children to lose weight? Here’s what the research says

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
What’s the best way for children to lose weight? Here’s what the research says

An increasing number of children and adolescents across the world are too heavy for their age, height and sex. Fortunately, new evidence reveals that there are proven, effective ways to tackle overweight and obesity in the young.

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‘Coverage gap’ for poor may end – but many will still have trouble affording plans

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Coverage gap’ for poor may end – but many will still have trouble affording plans

Republicans claim their bill includes a fix for the so-called coverage gap left more than 2.5 million people living below the poverty line of $11,880 for an individual ineligible for Medicaid or financial assistance to buy insurance — even as higher earners got subsidy checks to buy theirs. But experts say the fix, which looks fine on paper, is a mirage.

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Senate bill would revamp Medicaid, alter ACA guarantees, cut premium support

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Senate bill would revamp Medicaid, alter ACA guarantees, cut premium support

The bill would dramatically transform the nation’s Medicaid program, make significant changes to the federal health law’s tax credits that help lower-income people buy insurance and allow states to water down changes to some of the law’s coverage guarantees.

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Winners and Losers: 40 is old in Senate GOP health plan’s subsidy structure

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Winners and Losers: 40 is old in Senate GOP health plan’s subsidy structure

About 85% of the nearly 10 million consumers who enrolled in coverage last year through federal and state marketplaces received financial assistance. Under the Senate plan, some could pay less in premium costs, but many, particularly older Americans, could see their share of payments go up. And let’s be clear — you’re old at about 40.

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Promises made to protect preexisting conditions prove hollow in Senate bill

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Promises made to protect preexisting conditions prove hollow in Senate bill

Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage for people with cancer, mental illness and other chronic illness. But the legislation may do no such thing, according to health law experts who have read it closely.

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