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Health Care Spending's Recent Surge Stirs Unease - New York Times

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Health Care Spending's Recent Surge Stirs Unease
New York Times
For years, because of structural changes in the health care delivery system and the deep economic downturn, the health care “cost curve” — as economists and policy makers call it — had bent. Health spending was growing no faster than spending on ...
Missed the Obamacare deadline? Short-term health plan may be better than ...San Jose Mercury News
Obama on health care law: 'This thing is working'USA TODAY
Obama: 8 million have signed up for health careWashington Post (blog)
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Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law - New York Times

Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law
New York Times
But President Obama's Affordable Care Act, the $1.4 trillion effort to extend health insurance to all Americans, is challenging the traditional calculus about government benefits and political impact. Even as Mr. Obama announced that eight million ...

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Health Law Fund-Raising Is Detailed - New York Times

Health Law Fund-Raising Is Detailed
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office provided new details on Sunday of how the Obama administration raised money from outside organizations to promote enrollment in health insurance under the health care law. Republicans said such ...

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Wilmington VA medical center shortens wait for mental health help - The News Journal

Wilmington VA medical center shortens wait for mental health help
The News Journal
Two years ago, veterans seeking mental health care at the Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center were waiting far longer than the agency's two-week standard to be assessed, and as many as two months before beginning therapy. Those delays have ...

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Somerset County looks to join statewide mental health commitment effort - The Star-Ledger

Somerset County looks to join statewide mental health commitment effort
The Star-Ledger
The county plans to seek state approval for setting up an involuntary outpatient commitment program based out of the Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center in Bridgewater. The program, which would start later this year, could help an estimated 30 ...


HEAT rises on health care fraud - The Tennessean

HEAT rises on health care fraud
The Tennessean
Health care lawyer Matthew Curley is in a room on top of the Nashville skyline, his hand resting on a glossy book chronicling dozens of stories of health care fraud. He and Anna Grizzle, both soft-spoken and cerulean blue-eyed, work on Bass Berry ...


Sweet dreams may be key to better health - Press of Atlantic City

Sweet dreams may be key to better health
Press of Atlantic City
What came first, the chicken or the egg? A good night's sleep is often the barometer of good physical and mental health. In other words, when you are happy and healthy, you sleep well. It's as simple as that, right? Well, partly. Now there is a growing ...


Dems want government health care for all — no matter the cost - New York Post

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Dems want government health care for all — no matter the cost
New York Post
With little fanfare, Vermont is preparing to become the first state to implement a single-payer, government-run health-care system. The Vermont plan, if implemented, would abolish private health insurance in the state and replace it with a taxpayer ...
Next step in health reform: Ease cost crunch for small businessesBoston Globe

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Thin film electronics may hold the key to human size health care - GigaOM

Thin film electronics may hold the key to human size health care
GigaOM
Health care's integration with information technology remains inconsistent as of today. Supercomputers helped fuel the genomics revolution, which was a critical success for the health care space. On the other hand, the transition to electronic medical ...

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How to Run on Health Reform - New York Times

How to Run on Health Reform
New York Times
The Republican attack machine, fueled by millions of dollars from the Koch brothers, has Democrats so rattled about the health reform law that many don't want to talk about it. They're happy to run on equal pay for women, or a higher minimum wage, ...