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Vermont's giving up on single-payer health care over ballooning costs - Fox News

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Vermont's giving up on single-payer health care over ballooning costs
Fox News
“I am not going to undermine the hope of achieving critically important health care reforms for this state by pushing prematurely for single payer when it is not the right time for Vermont,” Shumlin said in a statement Wednesday. “In my judgment, now ...
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he won't seek single payer health care in 2015Minneapolis Star Tribune
Single Payer Health System Dies in VermontThe Fiscal Times
Vermont ends push for single-payer health careWashington Post (blog)
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Cuomo on fracking ban: Health risks outweighed jobs - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Cuomo on fracking ban: Health risks outweighed jobs
USA TODAY
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday defended the state's decision Wednesday to ban hydraulic fracturing, saying the state can't jeopardize the public's health for the jobs the drilling could create. He said New York's Southern Tier, several ...
Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York StateNew York Times
Cuomo: Health risks outweighed fracking jobsThe Journal News | LoHud.com
Cuomo on fracking ban: "I am not going to put the health at risk for jobs"Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)
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Why Getting Mental-Health Coverage Can Be So Tough - TIME

TIME

Why Getting Mental-Health Coverage Can Be So Tough
TIME
A new report concludes that despite the 2008 mental health parity law, some state exchange health plans may still have a way to go to even the playing field between mental and physical benefits. The report, released by the advocacy group Mental Health ...
New book examines shortcomings in US mental health systemMedical Xpress

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New surgeon general needs to build a culture of health - The Hill (blog)

New surgeon general needs to build a culture of health
The Hill (blog)
This week's long delayed confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next surgeon general fills a void in our nation's health leadership and creates an opportunity to refocus the often wayward efforts to help Americans live long, healthy lives. Murthy is ...

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How Your First Period Affects Your Heart Health - Shape Magazine

How Your First Period Affects Your Heart Health
Shape Magazine
Your environment, lifestyle, and endocrine disruptors (compounds that can mimic certain hormones and potentially impact your health) all factor in to what age you first ride the crimson wave—all of which can also affect your long-term health. Canoy ...


Preserving health coverage for kids will require more than saving CHIP - The Hill (blog)

Government Technology

Preserving health coverage for kids will require more than saving CHIP
The Hill (blog)
In the coming weeks, Congress will determine the fate of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was initially created in 1997 to bridge gaps in insurance for low-income children ineligible for Medicaid. Over the course of a given year ...
State awarded health innovation grantTonawanda News
New York Awarded Health Innovation GrantGovernment Technology
Do Americans think their health care costs are affordable?CBS News
Duncan Banner -Albany Times Union
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Electronic cigarettes and health - The Economist

The Economist

Electronic cigarettes and health
The Economist
THERE are few more reliable routes to an early grave than cigarette smoking. But despite the dangers, nicotine addicts find it almost impossible to kick the habit. Half of those who try to stop “cold turkey” will fail within a week. Fewer than 5 ...

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Sharonville to join Hamilton County Public Health - Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.com

Sharonville to join Hamilton County Public Health
Cincinnati.com
About 75 residents, staff and public officials attend the Dec. 16 Sharonville City Council meeting, where elected officials voted, 5-2, to contract with Hamilton County Public Health, ending a 50-year tradition of local service to the city. (Photo ...


Study finds Minnesota's priciest health providers - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Study finds Minnesota's priciest health providers
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
31, Minneapolis-based Allina Health was the dominant care provider in the Twin Cities market, with about 33 percent of the market. Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services ranked second, with about 20 percent, and HealthPartners Inc. third, with 17 ...
What does health care cost? Study finds huge gaps among Minnesota clinicsMinneapolis Star Tribune

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Montana foundation to give out health care grants - Great Falls Tribune

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Montana foundation to give out health care grants
Great Falls Tribune
BOZEMAN (AP) – The Montana Healthcare Foundation says it will make $1.3 million in grants to health departments throughout the state beginning next March. Foundation CEO Aaron Wernham says the foundation's goal is to improve health and strengthen ...
Fledgling public health foundation to offer first grantsThe Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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