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Lawmakers Reach Deal on a Fix for VA's Health Care System - New York Times

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Lawmakers Reach Deal on a Fix for VA's Health Care System
New York Times
House and Senate negotiators reached agreement during the weekend on a legislative package intended to stabilize the Department of Veterans Affairs' sprawling and embattled health care system, according to people briefed on the deal. The leaders in the ...
With Deadline Looming, Lawmakers Reach Deal On VA Health CareNPR
Tentative deal reached to fund fixes to VA health systemCNN

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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care - NPR (blog)

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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care
NPR (blog)
This past December, the outgoing New York State Commissioner of Health argued in an article in The New England Journal of Medicine that housing is health care. Providing housing to the chronically homeless saves health care money, he argues, ...

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New health plans' limitations anger enrollees - USA TODAY

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New health plans' limitations anger enrollees
USA TODAY
Such plans existed before the health law, but with its expansion of insurance, they are covering more people — and some are shrinking enrollees' options further than before. The policies' limitations have come as a surprise to some enrollees used to ...

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Health products like wristband monitors prompt privacy worries - Los Angeles Times

Health products like wristband monitors prompt privacy worries
Los Angeles Times
Deven McGraw, a Washington, D.C., health privacy expert and lawyer, says consumers may be surprised to learn that all the information they upload is most likely not covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. HIPAA is the ...


Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health - NPR (blog)

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Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health
NPR (blog)
Medical tests are rarely a pleasant experience, especially if you're worried that something could be seriously wrong. That's true even though we know that regular screenings and tests often help doctors catch issues early. But of course, humans don't ...

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Google Seeks Human Guinea Pigs for Health Project - TIME

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Google Seeks Human Guinea Pigs for Health Project
TIME
Google's newest project aims to create a crowd-sourced picture of human health by collecting anonymous genetic and molecular information from users. The project, called Baseline Study, will start off by collecting data from 175 people, but Google hopes ...
Google calls for guinea pigs for ambitious 'Baseline' health studyThe Guardian

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Health renewal plan may backfire - Hattiesburg American

Health renewal plan may backfire
Hattiesburg American
WASHINGTON – If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers ...

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PG special report: Access to specialty health care out of reach for many in region - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG special report: Access to specialty health care out of reach for many in region
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Physician Jeannette South-Paul speaks with Myrtis Henderson, 47, of the South Side during a regular checkup at the Matilda Theiss Health Center in the Hill District. Dr. South-Paul, a professor of family medicine, helped expand the clinic in 2002.


Employer Health Insurance: A Bargain Compared to Government-Sponsored ... - Forbes

Employer Health Insurance: A Bargain Compared to Government-Sponsored ...
Forbes
After years of slowing growth, employer health costs are forecast to climb at a faster pace next year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Even with that projected growth, employers are spending much less per person than is the government — about 60 ...


Obamacare: 'Health care sharing ministries' increase membership in wake of ... - San Jose Mercury News

Obamacare: 'Health care sharing ministries' increase membership in wake of ...
San Jose Mercury News
Go to church, be faithful to your spouse and shun tobacco, booze and drugs. Promising to adhere to that "biblical lifestyle," more than 300,000 Americans are taking advantage of a little-known provision in the nation's health care law that allows them ...

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