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What Big Data Can't Tell Us About Health Care - New Yorker (blog)

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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
The Health-Care Job That Really MattersBloomberg View

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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

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

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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)
Is Your Health Insurance Unaffordable Under Obamacare? Common Sense ...TheBlaze.com (blog)
White, older and self-employed people want to keep their health plansWashington Post (blog)
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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home - NPR (blog)

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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

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Health departments in Lee and Collier without directors - Lehigh Acres News Star

Health departments in Lee and Collier without directors
Lehigh Acres News Star
The director of the Florida Department of Health in Collier County is stepping down from her post today, a decision that now leaves the department's offices in Lee and Collier without permanent top administrators. Dr. Joan Colfer, who has led the ...


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 ...
Are Electronic Cigarettes A Public Good Or A Health Hazard?Forbes
FDA Proposes First Regulations for E-CigarettesWSIL TV
Proposed Regulations On E-Cigarettes Include Health Warning Label, Age ...The Consumerist
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