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Cost of Care: U.S. health system is bleeding green - Dallas Morning News

New York Times

Cost of Care: U.S. health system is bleeding green
Dallas Morning News
We spent $2.919 trillion for health care in 2013, or $9,255 per American. Sure, the spending increase from 2012 to 2013 — 3.6 percent — was the lowest since the government started counting up all this spending in 1960. But is that good news? Well ...
White House Seeks to Limit Health Law's Tax TroublesNew York Times
Deadline to sign up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act nearingAlabama's News Leader
Business Insurance webinar addresses health care reform complianceBusiness Insurance

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Idahoans voice concerns with state health services - KTVB

Idahoans voice concerns with state health services
KTVB
The Health and Welfare committees from the House and Senate held their annual listening session. It was opportunity for anyone to testify about what changes they'd like to see in the state's Health and Welfare services. There were two main concerns for ...
Testimony from Health & Welfare session in BoiseCoeur d'Alene Press

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Onward, Christian Health Care? - New York Times

New York Times

Onward, Christian Health Care?
New York Times
Christian Healthcare Ministries is not an insurance company. It is a nonprofit “health care sharing ministry” based in Barberton, Ohio. The cost of membership is far lower than the rates of traditional insurance policies — $45 a month for the cheapest ...


280000 Sutter Health members spared from loss of their doctors - SFGate

Sacramento Business Journal

280000 Sutter Health members spared from loss of their doctors
SFGate
The public battle between Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health came to an end Friday, with the two sides announcing they'd reached a two-year contract agreement that keeps more than 280,000 Northern and Central California consumers from having ...
Sutter Health, Blue Shield reach two-year agreementSan Jose Mercury News
Sutter Health, Blue Shield contract conflict endsSacramento Bee
Sutter Health, Blue Shield end fight, sign two-year contractSacramento Business Journal
The State
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Mental Health Dept. seeks millions more - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Mental Health Dept. seeks millions more
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The Department of Mental Health is seeking a $7.7 million general fund budget increase and a $21.8 million special fund budget increase. Executive Director Diana Mikula said part of the increase needed is to continue with expanding community-based ...

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State Health Dept. Urges Measles Vaccinations - CBS Local

WTSP 10 News

State Health Dept. Urges Measles Vaccinations
CBS Local
“It's important all Floridians make sure they have received the measles vaccination because those who are fully immunized have very little risk of developing the disease,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “Out of ...
Health officials warn about measles cases found in FLWTSP 10 News
Health officials on high alert as Disneyland measles outbreak spreadsMashable
The Daily Fix: Health Officials on High Alert for Measles Before the Super BowlTakePart
KSAT San Antonio -Wall Street Journal
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For VA Hospitals (and Patients), a Major Health Victory - New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)

For VA Hospitals (and Patients), a Major Health Victory
New York Times (blog)
None are healthy young women giving birth, a large patient group in most hospitals.) They are twice as likely to come to the hospital already testing positive for MRSA. The greater the percentage of people who have the bacteria, the harder it is to ...


Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care
NPR (blog)
"Ultimately this has the possibility of not only helping us find new cures, but it also helps us create a genuine health care system as opposed to just a disease-care system," Obama said at a White House ceremony Friday. "Part of what we want to do is ...

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Congress Moves to Bolster VA's Mental-Health Services - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Congress Moves to Bolster VA's Mental-Health Services
Wall Street Journal
After coming home to the U.S., eventually settling in Houston, he showed symptoms of depression and other mental-health troubles. The VA finally approved Sgt. Hunt's request and upgraded him to 100% disability coverage in 2011. But it was too late: The ...

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Mat-Su behavioral health report highlights lack of services - Alaska Dispatch News

Mat-Su behavioral health report highlights lack of services
Alaska Dispatch News
As a result of the deficiency, many borough residents experiencing behavioral health problems, including mental illness or substance abuse, found themselves admitted to the emergency department at the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. There care can be ...

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