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Health Insurance Coverage Discrimination: Mental Illness - U.S. News & World Report

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Health Insurance Coverage Discrimination: Mental Illness
U.S. News & World Report
Under President Barack Obama's health care law, which aimed to end health insurance discrimination for mental health services, an estimated 62 million patients now have better coverage. But a new report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness ...
Improving mental health should be a priority in this electionThe Guardian
Calls for action against mental health discriminationMarketplace.org
Mental Health Care: NAMI Report Finds Insurance Discrimination, Lack of ...PR Newswire (press release)

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Tobacco Firm Seeks Softer Warning For Cigarette Alternative - NPR (blog)

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Tobacco Firm Seeks Softer Warning For Cigarette Alternative
NPR (blog)
Swedish Match wants the FDA to let the company remove most of the health warnings on its tins of snus (including a warning that the product increases a user's risk for mouth cancer or other tooth and gum problems), and change the label to say that snus ...

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Barack Obama says health care law has led to 50000 fewer preventable hospital ... - PolitiFact

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Barack Obama says health care law has led to 50000 fewer preventable hospital ...
PolitiFact
The agency is a part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, and its report takes a preliminary look at a program called Partnership for Patients that was created by the health care law. The program aims to get 3,700 hospitals -- along ...


What The UnitedHealth-Catamaran Deal Means For CVS Health And The ... - Forbes

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What The UnitedHealth-Catamaran Deal Means For CVS Health And The ...
Forbes
Earlier this month, we wrote a piece on how the pharmacy benefit management market in the U.S. has transformed over the past few years and its effect on CVS Health. As firms resorted to aggressive acquisition strategies to achieve scale, it resulted in ...

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Vital Signs Show Market for Health-Care Deals In the Pink - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Vital Signs Show Market for Health-Care Deals In the Pink
Wall Street Journal
Deal making among health-care companies continues to improve the well-being of the mergers-and-acquisitions market. Driven by takeovers like AbbVie Inc.'s March agreement to buy cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion, merger activity ...

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Income inequality is bad for your health - Delmarva Daily Times

Delmarva Daily Times

Income inequality is bad for your health
Delmarva Daily Times
The connection between inequality and health isn't merely theoretical, said Roman Pabayo, a University of Nevada-Reno researcher and fellow with the Harvard School of Public Health. When wealth is distributed too unevenly, the situation provides a ...
Income inequality linked to poor health, study findsNOLA.com

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Income Inequality: It's Also Bad for Your Health - New York Times

New York Times

Income Inequality: It's Also Bad for Your Health
New York Times
A study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute examined a series of risk factors that help explain the health (or sickness) of counties in the United States. In addition to the suspects you might expect — a high ...
Cenla's health ranking changes littleAlexandria Town Talk
Top health ranking 'exciting' for leadersThisWeekNews
County at bottom of health rankings: Officials say 'take with grain of salt'Shelby Star
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In filing, Universal Health Services says it's under criminal investigation - Philly.com

Philly.com

In filing, Universal Health Services says it's under criminal investigation
Philly.com
Individual hospitals in the behavioral health unit of Universal Health Services Inc. have long been dogged by federal investigations into their billing practices, but the King of Prussia company disclosed Tuesday in a regulatory filing that it was ...

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Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies - NPR (blog)

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Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies
NPR (blog)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs. The 5-to-4 decision is a blow to many doctors and health care companies and their ...

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Pay for Performance Extends to Health Care in New York State Experiment - New York Times

Pay for Performance Extends to Health Care in New York State Experiment
New York Times
Now these doctors are in the vanguard of an experiment to transform New York State's health care services for the poor from a disorganized hodgepodge into coordinated networks of doctors, hospitals and other practitioners. Medicaid officials hope to ...