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Many caregivers spend $7K annually out of pocket, study

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Many caregivers spend $7K annually out of pocket, study

By Rachel Bluth Kaiser Health News Denise Sleeper has sold her home, spent most of her retirement savings and quit her job to care for her husband since his Alzheimer’s disease struck two years ago. “It’s been like a tsunami in my life,” said Sleeper, of Gilford, N.H. She’s drained $168,000 from the couple’s retirement […]

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Despite anger at individual mandate, GOP plan could also have penalties

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Despite anger at individual mandate, GOP plan could also have penalties

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine is one of the least popular provisions of the law, and one that Republicans have pledged to eliminate when they repeal and replace Obamacare. But take a look at some of the conservative replacement proposals that […]

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Shopping tips for enrolling in a health insurance plan

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Shopping tips for enrolling in a health insurance plan

From Washington Healthplanfinder Open enrollment has begun! This year, customers have over 90 plans to choose from on Washington Healthplanfinder, including new dental plans. With so many options, shopping for coverage can be tough. Here are some tips to make your choices easier.

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Why repealing Obamacare may not be as easy as Trump thinks – Viewpoint

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Why repealing Obamacare may not be as easy as Trump thinks – Viewpoint

By Bill Custer Georgia State University Candidate Trump repeatedly called for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act during the campaign, but it is unclear what President Trump will actually do about the ACA. It is not clear even with President Trump, and Republican majorities in the House and Senate, whether full repeal is possible and […]

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Abortion by mail delivers promise for better access but political questions remain

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Abortion by mail delivers promise for better access but political questions remain

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News When the abortion pills arrived in her mailbox this summer, she felt anxious but also in control, knowing she could end her pregnancy entirely in the privacy of her own home. “I was happy that I was going to be able to do it myself and I did not […]

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What happens when golf carts hit the streets?

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
What happens when golf carts hit the streets?

By Jenni Bergal Stateline At retirement communities from California to Florida, golf carts have become a way of life. They’re energy-efficient, cheaper to buy and maintain than regular cars, and, seniors say, fun to drive. For many, they’re the main way to get from doctor’s appointments and dance classes to restaurants and shopping centers. But […]

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Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Millions of low-income Americans on Medicaid could lose their health coverage if President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress follow through on GOP proposals to cut spending in the state-federal insurance program. The biggest risk for Medicaid beneficiaries comes from pledges by Trump and other Republicans to repeal the […]

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In opioid epidemic, prejudice persists against methadone

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
In opioid epidemic, prejudice persists against methadone

By Christine Vestal Stateline When Rebecca Schmaltz found out she was pregnant with her second child, she tried to quit heroin cold turkey. She stopped injecting for a day or two, became sick with withdrawal symptoms, and relapsed. She kept trying, though, to kick the habit on her own. Finally in her fourth month of […]

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Cancer and tobacco use

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cancer and tobacco use

From the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. It can cause not only lung cancer — but also cancers of the mouth and throat, voice box, esophagus, stomach, kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder, cervix, colon and rectum, and a type of leukemia. Each […]

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Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Millions of low-income Americans on Medicaid could lose their health coverage if President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress follow through on GOP proposals to cut spending in the state-federal insurance program. The biggest risk for Medicaid beneficiaries comes from pledges by Trump and other Republicans to repeal the […]

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