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When Health Coverage Expansion Means Longer Waits for a Doctor - New York Times

When Health Coverage Expansion Means Longer Waits for a Doctor
New York Times
A longstanding finding in the research literature is that uninsured people avoid and delay care more than insured people do, and that this can harm health. According to Gallup, uninsured Americans are about twice as likely as insured Americans to delay ...

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Health Care Delays Lead to Ouster of Veterans Hospital Director in Phoenix - New York Times

Health Care Delays Lead to Ouster of Veterans Hospital Director in Phoenix
New York Times
A version of this article appears in print on November 25, 2014, on page A17 of the New York edition with the headline: Hidden Delays for Veterans' Health Care Lead to Ouster of Hospital Director in Phoenix. Order Reprints| Today's Paper|Subscribe ...
VA removes Sharon Helman, manager at center of Phoenix health-care scandalWashington Post (blog)

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Hookah, as Health Risk, Still Qualifies as Smoking - New York Times

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Hookah, as Health Risk, Still Qualifies as Smoking
New York Times
Smoking through a hookah is not harmless, according to a new study. In addition to the usual tobacco carcinogens, dangerous levels of benzene are inhaled from the lump of smoldering charcoal that ignites the moist tobacco mixture. Benzene is known to ...

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Africa Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New York - NPR (blog)

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Africa Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New York
NPR (blog)
There's a project in the neighborhood of Harlem in New York that has a through-the-looking-glass quality. An organization called City Health Works is trying to bring an African model of health care delivery to the United States. Usually it works the ...

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Digital Health IPOs Continue To Disappoint - Forbes

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Digital Health IPOs Continue To Disappoint
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Venture funding continues to pour into digital health start-ups, surpassing last year's record to reach $2.3 billion by mid-year 2014, according to Rock Health. IPOs of companies that operate at the intersection of health care and technology have not ...


1 in 10 hit snag on Mass. Health Connector site - Boston Globe

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1 in 10 hit snag on Mass. Health Connector site
Boston Globe
About 5,000 people applying for health insurance have been temporarily locked out of the Massachusetts Health Connector's website because of difficulties proving their identities online — an issue that Connector officials call inevitable and similar ...
Officials: Health care website working as hopedBoston Herald

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Democrats Erred by Acting on Health Care in 2010, Schumer Says - Bloomberg

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Democrats Erred by Acting on Health Care in 2010, Schumer Says
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25 (Bloomberg) -- Democrats made a mistake by passing President Barack Obama's health-care law in 2010 instead of first focusing more directly on helping the middle class, third-ranking U.S. Senate Democrat Charles Schumer said today. “Unfortunately ...
Schumer: Dems Should Have Pushed Jobs Over Health Care in 2009NBCNews.com
Schumer: Democrats wrong to focus on health careCBS News
Chuck Schumer says Democrats shouldn't have bothered to reform health careWashington Post (blog)
Roll Call (blog) -Los Angeles Times -Buffalo News
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How to Arrive at the Best Health Policies - New York Times

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How to Arrive at the Best Health Policies
New York Times
His experience confirms common assumptions about how health care works. If we can just invest in preventive care, we can reduce the use of the emergency room and lower health care costs, the thinking goes. But it turns out that his experience wasn't ...
Free clinics put bandage on health care gapsLancaster Eagle Gazette

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In Partisan Washington, Health Law Faces Grave Legal Technicalities - New York Times

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In Partisan Washington, Health Law Faces Grave Legal Technicalities
New York Times
Burwell, the case that the court recently accepted, rests on a part of the law creating taxpayer subsidies for the purchase of health insurance through marketplaces “established by the state.” That phrase, the plaintiffs argue, prohibits subsidies for ...


Health-care maze remains for the undocumented - CNBC

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Health-care maze remains for the undocumented
CNBC
President Obama's executive order preventing the deportation of up to 5 million undocumented immigrants won't preclude all of them from getting affordable health coverage. But it remains to be seen just how many will be presented with that option. Even ...
What's Wrong With Our Health Care Safety Net?Forbes

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