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Poll: Voters wary of GOP health care bill – POLITICO

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Poll: Voters wary of GOP health care bill – POLITICO

“Asked whether the bill, which GOP leaders call the American Health Care Act, will make the health care system better or worse, 34 percent say it will make it better, while 33 percent think it will make it worse. “The rest either say it won’t have an impact (11 percent) or don’t have an opinion […]

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Republican health care bill causes uninsured rate in Washington to spike to highest levels in a decade, state officials say

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Republican health care bill causes uninsured rate in Washington to spike to highest levels in a decade, state officials say

Less coverage, higher cost From the Office of the Governor: Under the proposed Republican American Health Act, there will be more uninsured Washingtonians than before the Affordable Care Act was implemented with working families in rural communities and low-income seniors hardest hit, a new state analysis finds. Gov. Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler highlighted […]

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U.S. Attorney’s Office launches investigation of Swedish neurosurgery unit | The Seattle Times

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U.S. Attorney’s Office launches investigation of Swedish neurosurgery unit | The Seattle Times

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation of Swedish Health’s neurosurgery unit, officials said Wednesday. The Seattle Times published an investigation of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute last month, exposing turmoil and a range of internal concerns about patient care. The Times documented how some surgeons ran multiple operating rooms at the same time. And […]

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Americans not sold on cost and coverage claims in GOP’s health bill

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Americans not sold on cost and coverage claims in GOP’s health bill

More say the GOP’s replacement plan will make things worse than better By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News A majority of the public is skeptical the Republican health plan would be an improvement over the Affordable Care Act, with widespread concerns that insurance costs would increase while people lost coverage, according to a poll released […]

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Only 24% of voters support GOP health care plan, poll

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Only 24% of voters support GOP health care plan, poll

Only 24% of voters support the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, compared to 49% who are opposed, according to a new survey by the Public Policy Polling (PPP). “Even among Republican voters only 37% are in favor of the proposal to 22% who are against it, and 41% who aren’t sure […]

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Two words can soothe patients who have been harmed: We’re sorry

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Two words can soothe patients who have been harmed: We’re sorry

By Sandra G. Boodman Kaiser Health News When Donna Helen Crisp, a 59-year-old nursing professor, entered a North Carolina teaching hospital for a routine hysterectomy in 2007, she expected to come home the next day. Instead, Crisp spent weeks in a coma and underwent five surgeries to correct a near-fatal cascade of medical errors that […]

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Sticker shock forces thousands of cancer patients to skip drugs, skimp on treatment

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Sticker shock forces thousands of cancer patients to skip drugs, skimp on treatment

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News John Krahne received alarming news from his doctor last December. His brain tumors were stable, but his lung tumors had grown noticeably larger. The doctor recommended a drug called Alecensa, which sells for more than $159,000 a year. Medicare would charge Krahne a $3,200 copay in December, then another […]

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Expedited Partner Therapy: An Important STD Prevention Tool

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Expedited Partner Therapy: An Important STD Prevention Tool

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Families to pay price if maternity care coverage is cut by GOP

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Families to pay price if maternity care coverage is cut by GOP

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Christie Popp, who is pregnant with her third child, is hoping hard that the maternity coverage she has through the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go away. That coverage is written into the health law as a requirement for every plan sold on the individual market. But that could change […]

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Deciphering the CBO’s analysis of the GOP health bill

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Deciphering the CBO’s analysis of the GOP health bill

Analysis concludes legislation would lead to 24 million more people without insurance in a decade By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News The Congressional Budget Office is out with its estimate of what effects the Republican health bill, “The American Health Care Act,” would have on the nation’s health care system and how much it would cost the […]

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