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When Health Coverage Expansion Means Longer Waits for a Doctor - New York Times

When Health Coverage Expansion Means Longer Waits for a Doctor
New York Times
A longstanding finding in the research literature is that uninsured people avoid and delay care more than insured people do, and that this can harm health. According to Gallup, uninsured Americans are about twice as likely as insured Americans to delay ...

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Chuck Schumer says Democrats shouldn't have bothered to reform health care - Washington Post (blog)

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Chuck Schumer says Democrats shouldn't have bothered to reform health care
Washington Post (blog)
Schumer says that rather than move to reform health care, Democrats should have spent more energy lifting up the middle class. But, you might ask, didn't they pass a $787 billion stimulus program just a month after Obama took office, something that ...
Democrats Erred by Acting on Health Care in 2010, Schumer SaysBloomberg
Schumer Says Focus on Health Law Was a Political Mistake for DemocratsWall Street Journal
Sen. Chuck Schumer says focus on health care reform was mistakeSFGate
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Health Care Delays Lead to Ouster of Veterans Hospital Director in Phoenix - New York Times

Health Care Delays Lead to Ouster of Veterans Hospital Director in Phoenix
New York Times
The inspector general found that similar manipulations to hide waiting times were a problem throughout the V.A. health care administration. Addressing the most explosive allegation — that the deaths of as many as 40 veterans in Phoenix were linked to ...
VA removes Sharon Helman, manager at center of Phoenix health-care scandalWashington Post (blog)

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Hookah, as Health Risk, Still Qualifies as Smoking - New York Times

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Hookah, as Health Risk, Still Qualifies as Smoking
New York Times
Smoking through a hookah is not harmless, according to a new study. In addition to the usual tobacco carcinogens, dangerous levels of benzene are inhaled from the lump of smoldering charcoal that ignites the moist tobacco mixture. Benzene is known to ...
Hookah smokers are inhaling benzeneReuters

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Great Entrepreneurs, Questionable Health -- 4 Steps to Founder Fitness - Entrepreneur

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Great Entrepreneurs, Questionable Health -- 4 Steps to Founder Fitness
Entrepreneur
Likewise managing major health issues promptly is wise. Blood pressure or cholesterol tests can produce scary results but they don't cause problems only uncover them. It's critical to know where you stand before developing a course of action to improve ...

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Africa Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New York - NPR (blog)

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Africa Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New York
NPR (blog)
There's a project in the neighborhood of Harlem in New York that has a through-the-looking-glass quality. An organization called City Health Works is trying to bring an African model of health care delivery to the United States. Usually it works the ...

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Column: Better health takes the whole team - The Sheboygan Press

Column: Better health takes the whole team
The Sheboygan Press
That very morning a crowd of persons interested in the health of Sheboygan County met at LTC. The crowd gathered to develop a “new game plan” designed to improve the health of Sheboygan County residents. That meeting served as a “kick-off” to create a ...


Schumer: Democrats 'blew' opportunity by focusing on 'wrong problem' — health ... - Washington Post (blog)

Schumer: Democrats 'blew' opportunity by focusing on 'wrong problem' — health ...
Washington Post (blog)
Updated at 7:02 p.m.. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), the Senate's third-ranking Democrat, slammed his party Tuesday for pursuing health-care reform in 2009 and 2010, arguing that Democrats hurt themselves politically by not focusing instead on ...


Cultural Activities Help Seniors Retain Health Literacy - Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard

Cultural Activities Help Seniors Retain Health Literacy
Pacific Standard
A new British study of people age 50 and older finds a link between health literacy—defined as “the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information”—and two specific behaviors: Regular use of the Internet, and participation in ...
Web-savvy older adults who regularly indulge in culture may better retain ...Medical Xpress
Internet usage boosts health of the elderlyExpress.co.uk

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Administration Warns Employers: Don't Dump Sick Workers From Plans - NPR (blog)

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Administration Warns Employers: Don't Dump Sick Workers From Plans
NPR (blog)
Brokers and consultants have been offering to save large employers money by shifting workers with expensive conditions such as hepatitis or hemophilia into insurance marketplace exchanges established by the health law, Kaiser Health News reported in ...
Health-care maze remains for the undocumentedCNBC
Wesley Medical to help with health care enrollmentHattiesburg American
Top Federal Health Official Again Visits DallasCBS Local
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