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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
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(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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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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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 ...
First Edition: April 23, 2014Kaiser Health News
The Health-Care Job That Really MattersBloomberg View

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

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 Plan - NPR (blog)

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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)
Can I change my Obamacare health plan?MarketWatch
Panel: It makes sense to extend health coverage to undocumented immigrantsSacramento Business Journal
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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 ...


Strengthening health care systems a top priority for African finance ministers - HSPH News

Strengthening health care systems a top priority for African finance ministers
HSPH News
April 22, 2014 — Improving health outcomes in African nations requires not just boosting investment in health, but strengthening the capacity of national health care delivery systems, according to speakers at a recent gathering of African finance ...