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Obama administration prepares to take over Oregon's broken health insurance ... - Washington Post

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Obama administration prepares to take over Oregon's broken health insurance ...
Washington Post
In public, the board overseeing Cover Oregon is scheduled to vote Friday whether to join the federal insurance marketplace that already sells health plans in most of the country under the Affordable Care Act. Behind the scenes, the officials say ...
Oregon may dump health exchange for HealthCare.govUSA TODAY
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish on Health Care ReformBlueOregon
Oregon Panel Recommends State Drop Troubled Health Exchange, Move To ...Huffington Post
Wall Street Journal -The Oregonian
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What Big Data Can't Tell Us About Health Care - New Yorker (blog)

New Yorker (blog)

What Big Data Can't Tell Us About Health Care
New Yorker (blog)
In the march toward greater price transparency in health care, the data release represents a milestone, though perhaps one more symbolic than substantive. For those who believe that greater price transparency is the key to reining in exorbitant costs ...
First Edition: April 23, 2014Kaiser Health News

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A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list - CNN

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A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list
CNN
(CNN) -- At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs ...
Veterans Are Dying While They're Waiting Months To Get Health Care From The ...ThinkProgress
Lawmakers vow hearings on Phoenix VA health care issuesAirForceTimes.com

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FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes - NPR (blog)

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FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes
NPR (blog)
"We will have the authority as a science-based regulatory agency to take critical actions to promote and protect the health of the public." The proposal will be subject to public comment and further review by the agency before becoming final. But once ...
Health groups say FDA 'vaping' rules fail to protect childrenLos Angeles Times
Are Electronic Cigarettes A Public Good Or A Health Hazard?Forbes
FDA Proposes First Regulations for E-CigarettesWSIL TV
Huffington Post -The Consumerist
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Health promotion efforts in schools really do improve health - University of Florida

Health promotion efforts in schools really do improve health
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Can school efforts really persuade kids not to smoke, spur teens to exercise and get little ones to eat more fruits and veggies? Yes, if these efforts are part of a schoolwide program that promotes healthy behaviors on multiple ...

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America's Broken Health Care System: The Role of Drug, Device Manufacturers - Forbes

Forbes

America's Broken Health Care System: The Role of Drug, Device Manufacturers
Forbes
Health care costs are dramatically higher in the U.S. than in the rest of the world. Yet our health care outcomes – from life expectancy to infant mortality – are average at best. There is little dispute over these facts. The real debate comes when we ...
Aetna Raises Earnings OutlookKaiser Health News

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Acceleration Is Forecast for Spending on Health - New York Times

Acceleration Is Forecast for Spending on Health
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Standing before a roomful of economists, policy makers and health care experts earlier this month, Amitabh Chandra, director of Health Policy Research at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, closed a presentation about the ...

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Forecast Cut on Spending for Health - New York Times

Forecast Cut on Spending for Health
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office has reduced by one-third its estimate of how much more states will spend on Medicaid in the coming decade because of the Affordable Care Act. In early February, the budget office estimated that state ...
CBO Lowers Spending Forecast For States That Expand Medicaid CoverageKaiser Health News

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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home
NPR (blog)
This week in Seattle, Bill and Melinda Gates are attending a meeting of the minds. Five hundred of the world's top innovators in global health have gathered for the Global Health Product Development Forum, an annual event in which scientists, engineers ...
TIME 100: The People in Health You Need to KnowTIME
Gates Foundation seeks to merge science and delivery of global healthHumanosphere

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Looking at Costs and Risks, Many Skip Health Insurance - New York Times

NPR (blog)

Looking at Costs and Risks, Many Skip Health Insurance
New York Times
Steve Huber, an affable salesman who is still paying off an unexpected medical bill, was not among the millions of Americans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the enrollment period that ended March 31. After seeing ...
Change Your Income, Change Your Health Insurance PlanNPR (blog)
'But What Are the True Numbers?!': Cancelled Health Care Plans EditionThe Wire
Study: Obamacare didn't necessarily lead to health plan cancellationsCBS News
TheBlaze.com (blog) -MarketWatch -Washington Post (blog)
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