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Southerners in Poll Oppose Health Law, and Its Repeal - New York Times

Southerners in Poll Oppose Health Law, and Its Repeal
New York Times
Despite strong dislike of President Obama's handling of health care, a majority of people in three Southern states – Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina – would rather that Congress improve his signature health care law than repeal and replace it, ...

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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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Change Your Income, Change Your Health Insurance Plan - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Change Your Income, Change Your Health Insurance Plan
NPR (blog)
Here's our response to the latest reader questions on coverage through the health exchanges. Do you have any idea how the exchanges will administer changes throughout the year? Our current income is about $38,000 per year, which qualifies us for an ...
Is Your Health Insurance Unaffordable Under Obamacare? Common Sense ...TheBlaze.com (blog)
Looking at Costs and Risks, Many Skip Health InsuranceNew York Times
Can I change my Obamacare health plan?MarketWatch
Sacramento Business Journal -Fox Business
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A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list - CNN

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 ...

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Another top official resigns from Cover Oregon health insurance exchange - The Oregonian

Another top official resigns from Cover Oregon health insurance exchange
The Oregonian
Triz delaRosa, the chief operating officer for the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange, has submitted her resignation, one month after Gov. John Kitzhaber called for her removal. DelaRosa, who'd worked for the exchange since June 2011, is just the ...
Oregon Has A Problem - People Switching On And Off The Oregon Health PlanOPB News
Four Insurers Enroll Nearly 95% Of California Sign-UpsKaiser Health News
Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's futureMerced Sun-Star
Salem-News.Com
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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 ...
The Health-Care Job That Really MattersBloomberg View

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Accretive Health CEO to step down - Chicago Tribune

Accretive Health CEO to step down
Chicago Tribune
Accretive Health Inc. CEO Stephen Schuckenbrock will step down later this year after less than two years on the job, the Chicago-based hospital billings and revenue management company said Wednesday. Schuckenbrock, who landed the top job at ...
Steve Schuckenbrock to Step Down as Accretive Health President & CEOBusiness Wire (press release)

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Why your health insurance is about to change - The Tennessean

Why your health insurance is about to change
The Tennessean
More employers are dropping their group health plans and transitioning employees to individual coverage. Your employer is probably considering it, too. In fact, BlueCross recently announced a new "private exchange" package that allows employers to ...


Are Electronic Cigarettes A Public Good Or A Health Hazard? - Forbes

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Are Electronic Cigarettes A Public Good Or A Health Hazard?
Forbes
When electronic cigarettes first appeared a little over a decade ago, they were hailed by public health advocates-as well as some smokers-as a godsend: a tool to help smokers quit while mitigating the most harmful effects of tobacco. “The [e-cigarette ...
FDA releases proposed e-cigarette regulationsWCVB Boston

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Southerners Don't Like Obamacare. They Also Don't Want to Repeal It. - New York Times

Southerners Don't Like Obamacare. They Also Don't Want to Repeal It.
New York Times
Despite strong dislike of President Obama's handling of health care, a majority of people in three Southern states – Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina – would rather that Congress improve his signature health care law than repeal and replace it, ...