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Next health reform battleground: subsidies for out-of-pocket costs

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Next health reform battleground: subsidies for out-of-pocket  costs

By Ana B. Ibarra Kaiser Health News When Republicans pulled their Affordable Care Act replacement bill last Friday, Lauren Lake’s primary reaction was relief. But like a lot of people who depend on state exchanges for coverage, the 51-year-old consultant also was wary. That’s because she knows the Trump administration could still undo an important […]

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Workers who give care to the homebound often can’t afford to get their own health care

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Workers who give care to the homebound often can’t afford to get their own health care

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News For more than two decades, Celeste Thompson, 57, a home care worker in Missoula, Mont., had not had regular contact with a doctor — no annual physicals and limited sick visits. She also needed new glasses. Like many others who work in the lower rungs of the health care system, […]

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Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Not Delay Filing Taxes

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Not Delay Filing Taxes

Failing to file on time using info from the 1095-A puts customers at risk of losing tax credits next year The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today is reminding Washington Healthplanfinder customers who have not yet filed a federal tax return to do so by the Tax Day deadline or risk losing access to future tax credits. Customers […]

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Seattle Children’s offering free child car seat safety checks starting this weekend

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seattle Children’s offering free child car seat safety checks starting this weekend

Child passenger safety experts at Seattle Children’s will check your child in a car seat, booster seat or seat belt and answer any questions you may have. New and expecting parents are welcome. For more information, see the flyer (PDF) or call Seattle Children’s Car Seat Program at 206-987-5999. You’ll learn: What type of safety seat or seat […]

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Lead poisoning’s lifelong toll includes lowering social mobility, study

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lead poisoning’s lifelong toll includes lowering social mobility, study

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Cynthia Brownfield was lucky. When her daughter, then 2 years old, tested for high levels of lead in her blood, she could do something. Brownfield, a pediatrician in St. Joseph, Miss., got her home inspected and found lead in the windows. She got them replaced and had her pipes […]

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‘Food poisoning’ outbreak linked to raw oysters

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Food poisoning’ outbreak linked to raw oysters

Love oysters? Pay attention to this warning Public Health Insider Public Health – Seattle & King County Public Health officials are tracking multiple reports of norovirus-like illness (nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea) after eating raw oysters. Since January, Public Health – Seattle & King County has received multiple reports involving as many as 39 people whose illnesses […]

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New vaccine recommendation cuts number of HPV shots children need

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
New vaccine recommendation cuts number of HPV shots children need

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News You’d think that a vaccine that protects people against more than a half-dozen types of cancer would have people lining up to get it. But the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can prevent roughly 90 percent of all cervical cancers as well as other cancers and sexually transmitted infections […]

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Want to live past 100? Centenarians share secrets of knee bends and nips of scotch

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Want to live past 100? Centenarians share secrets of knee bends and nips of scotch

By Sharon Jayson Kaiser Health News Gertrude Siegel is 101 and hears it all the time. “Everyone says ‘I want to be just like you.’ I tell them to get in line,” she said. John and Charlotte Henderson, 104 and 102, often field questions from wannabes eager to learn their secrets. “Living in moderation,” he […]

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CDC infographic: Be ready for floods!

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
CDC infographic: Be ready for floods!

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States cut some red tape in prescriptions

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
States cut some red tape in prescriptions

  By Michael Ollove Kaiser Health News Cameron Credle was barely more than a toddler when he was diagnosed with abnormally high cholesterol. And over the years, despite being an avid runner and bicyclist and a careful eater, Credle has seen his numbers climb high into the 400s. Even the cholesterol medications he was taking […]

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