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Beware the hype – springy soles won’t make you run much faster

May 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beware the hype – springy soles won’t make you run much faster

Most runners believe a good pair of running shoes is worth the investment. But advances in running shoe technology have sparked debate about whether shoes help you run faster. Can newer shoes really help you improve your personal best?

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How pre-existing conditions became front and center in health care vote | Viewpoint

May 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
How pre-existing conditions became front and center in health care vote | Viewpoint

Individual insurers have developed lists of pre-existing conditions they used to deny coverage (such as substance abuse, acne and sleep apnea), medications (such as heparin, Zyrexa and Interferon) or occupations (such as miners, pilots and air traffic controllers). A congressional report found that 425 medical diagnoses have been used to decline coverage.

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Help the homeless with the rent to cut Medicaid costs, advocates say

May 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Help the homeless with the rent to cut Medicaid costs, advocates say

Helping homeless Medicaid patients in California pay for rent could curb their frequent emergency room visits and save the state’s Medi-Cal program millions of dollars a year, state housing and health care advocates say.

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How did health insurance get so complicated?

May 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
How did health insurance get so complicated?

One of the biggest underlying problems is confusion over what we are buying here and what incentives are necessary to get everyone to behave.

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Some GOP congressmen could pay politically for ACA repeal vote

May 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Some GOP congressmen could pay politically for ACA repeal vote

GOP representatives seen as most at risk represent districts where a large number of people have coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, or districts that have trended blue recently.

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Political Theater: How a bill that nearly all opposed managed to pass the House

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Political Theater: How a bill that nearly all opposed managed to pass the House

Despite vocal opposition from nearly every major constituency affected, the US House of Representatives approved on the Republican Obamacare ‘repeal and replace’ bill.

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Three ways the GOP health bill might change health care – Washington Post video

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Three ways the GOP health bill might change health care – Washington Post video

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One map shows how the Affordable Care Act affected King County

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
One map shows how the Affordable Care Act affected King County

The number of uninsured residents of King County has fallen by more than 50% since embracing the ACA, benefitting every neighborhood of the county.

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Squeaker in the House becomes headache for the Senate: 5 things to watch

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Squeaker in the House becomes headache for the Senate: 5 things to watch

After weeks of will-they-or-won’t-they tensions, the House managed to pass its GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, 217-213, by a razor-thin margin. Democrats who lost the battle are still convinced they may win the political war.

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Reichert will not support GOP ‘repeal and replace’ bill

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reichert will not support GOP ‘repeal and replace’ bill

Congressman Dave Reichert, a Republican representing Washington state’s 8th congressional district, said today he could not support the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s bill to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act that is slated to be voted on in the House of Representatives today.

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