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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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Obamacare ‘replacement’ might look familiar

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Obamacare ‘replacement’ might look familiar

By Jay Hancock and Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News The Affordable Care Act transformed the medical system, expanding coverage to millions, injecting billions in tax revenue, changing insurance rules and launching ambitious experiments in quality and efficiency. Less of that might disappear under President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to “repeal and replace Obamacare” than many believe, […]

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Concerned about losing your Obamacare marketplace plan? Repeal may take a while.

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Concerned about losing your Obamacare marketplace plan? Repeal may take a while.

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News President-elect Donald Trump has promised that he’ll ask Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Day One of his administration. If you’re shopping for coverage on the health insurance marketplace, should you even bother signing up? If everything’s going to change shortly after your new coverage starts in […]

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Ballot initiatives: Voters reject California drug pricing measure; Colorado’s single payer system

November 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ballot initiatives: Voters reject California drug pricing measure; Colorado’s single payer system

Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News It’s been a tumultuous presidential campaign, with the outcome billed as a “change” election and health care high on the to-do list. On the state level, voters’ decisions on a slew of state ballot initiatives add this focus with action on a range of hot-button health care issues — from efforts […]

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Republicans could use ‘must-pass’ bills to bring changes to health reform law

November 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Republicans could use ‘must-pass’ bills to bring changes to health reform law

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Throughout the campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump’s entire health message consisted of promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That remains difficult with Democrats still commanding enough power in the Senate to block the 60 votes needed for a full repeal. Republicans could use fast-track budget authority to make some […]

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Did gender bias derail a potential birth control option for men?

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Did gender bias derail a potential birth control option for men?

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Who’s in charge of preventing pregnancy? For years, available contraception methods have generally made this a woman’s responsibility. But researchers report they may be getting closer to changing the calculation, according to findings published last week in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. They offered evidence that a new hormonal […]

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