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Colorado Weighs Replacing Obama's Health Policy With Universal Coverage - New York Times

New York Times

Colorado Weighs Replacing Obama's Health Policy With Universal Coverage
New York Times
But now they are flirting with a radical transformation: whether to abandon President Obama's health care policy and instead create a new, taxpayer-financed public health system that guarantees coverage for everyone. The estimated $38-billion-a-year ...

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GAO: Health Care Access Hard to Measure for Native Americans - ABC News

GAO: Health Care Access Hard to Measure for Native Americans
ABC News
Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found. Long wait times are a known problem at hospitals and health ...

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Health Care Companies See Scale as the Only Way to Compete - New York Times

New York Times

Health Care Companies See Scale as the Only Way to Compete
New York Times
A spate of deals on Thursday showed that health care companies are convinced, regardless of tax benefits, that bigger is not only better, it is necessary. The whole industry seems to be reading from the same playbook: Pair up with a company that makes ...
Pfizer Who? Health-Care Deals Bounce Back From Inversion ScareBloomberg

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State chides Monroe over health commissioner deal - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

State chides Monroe over health commissioner deal
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The state Department of Health has chided Monroe County for its failure to hire a full-time public health commissioner as required by New York state law. County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo recently announced that Dr. Michael D. Mendoza would serve as ...


Is good health good for business? - HSPH News

HSPH News

Is good health good for business?
HSPH News
April 28, 2016 — Every company has a “public health footprint,” according to John Quelch, a professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Business School (HBS). It can be seen in the ways that companies help—or hurt—the health ...

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Child mental health crisis 'worse than suspected' - The Guardian

The Guardian

Child mental health crisis 'worse than suspected'
The Guardian
The crisis in children's mental health is far worse than most people suspect and we are in danger of “medicalising childhood” by focussing on symptoms rather than causes, the government's mental health champion for schools has warned. Natasha Devon ...

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State Options To Control Health Care Costs And Improve Quality - Health Affairs (blog)

Health Affairs (blog)

State Options To Control Health Care Costs And Improve Quality
Health Affairs (blog)
The recent debate on health care reform has occurred mostly at the national level. The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, was a momentous change for the American health care system. So far, 20 million people have gained health insurance coverage due to the ...
More Americans Disapprove Than Approve of Health Care LawPew Research Center for the People and the Press
Democrats Increasingly Want Expansion Of Health Law, Poll FindsKaiser Health News

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Smartphone Health: Apple Releases Software for Medical Apps - NBCNews.com

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Smartphone Health: Apple Releases Software for Medical Apps
NBCNews.com
While there are hundreds of health-related apps on the market, Apple wants to put its stamp on a new ecosystem of treatment programs. Rather than build the apps itself, the tech giant developed a set of software tools and templates, called "CareKit ...
Apple dives straight into health care with release of first CareKit appsThe Verge
Apple open-sources CareKit to help us better understand our healthEngadget
Apple starts deploying Carekit for health appsTechCrunch
Mac Rumors -Gizmodo
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Mental health, access to care, transportation among health... - WJXT Jacksonville

WJXT Jacksonville

Mental health, access to care, transportation among health...
WJXT Jacksonville
Representatives from area hospitals -- all part of a group called the Jacksonville Metropolitan Community Benefit Partnership -- came together downtown to talk about the Community Health Needs Assessment study. It was done in 2015 to identify critical ...

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Health Insurance Companies Set to Hike Obamacare Premiums - NBCNews.com

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Health Insurance Companies Set to Hike Obamacare Premiums
NBCNews.com
Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer. Insurers say the law's coverage has been ...
Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health lawMinneapolis Star Tribune

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