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White House Seeks to Limit Health Law's Tax Troubles - New York Times

New York Times

White House Seeks to Limit Health Law's Tax Troubles
New York Times
But Christine Speidel, a tax lawyer at Vermont Legal Aid, said: “A lot of people do not feel that health insurance plans in the marketplace were affordable to them, even with subsidies. Some went without coverage and will therefore be subject to ...
Cost of Care: U.S. health system is bleeding greenDallas Morning News
Deadline to sign up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act nearingAlabama's News Leader
Obamacare not the only pressure driving change in health industryInsurance News Net
Business Insurance
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280000 Sutter Health members spared from loss of their doctors - SFGate

Sacramento Business Journal

280000 Sutter Health members spared from loss of their doctors
SFGate
The public battle between Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health came to an end Friday, with the two sides announcing they'd reached a two-year contract agreement that keeps more than 280,000 Northern and Central California consumers from having ...
Sutter Health, Blue Shield reach two-year agreementSan Jose Mercury News
Sutter Health, Blue Shield contract conflict endsSacramento Bee
California health care contract fight resolvedThe Idaho Statesman
Sacramento Business Journal -Patch.com
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Mental Health Dept. seeks millions more - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Mental Health Dept. seeks millions more
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The Department of Mental Health is seeking a $7.7 million general fund budget increase and a $21.8 million special fund budget increase. Executive Director Diana Mikula said part of the increase needed is to continue with expanding community-based ...

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Idahoans voice concerns with state health services - KTVB

Idahoans voice concerns with state health services
KTVB
The Health and Welfare committees from the House and Senate held their annual listening session. It was opportunity for anyone to testify about what changes they'd like to see in the state's Health and Welfare services. There were two main concerns for ...
Testimony from Health & Welfare session in BoiseCoeur d'Alene Press

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Congress Moves to Bolster VA's Mental-Health Services - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Congress Moves to Bolster VA's Mental-Health Services
Wall Street Journal
After coming home to the U.S., eventually settling in Houston, he showed symptoms of depression and other mental-health troubles. The VA finally approved Sgt. Hunt's request and upgraded him to 100% disability coverage in 2011. But it was too late: The ...

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Experts call on community to help veterans improve health - The Desert Sun

The Desert Sun

Experts call on community to help veterans improve health
The Desert Sun
The troubling state of the health of our country's veterans was the topic of discussion last week at the Veterans Health and Wellness Town Hall, held in conjunction with the Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Activation Summit at Renaissance Indian ...


Mat-Su behavioral health report highlights lack of services - Alaska Dispatch News

Mat-Su behavioral health report highlights lack of services
Alaska Dispatch News
As a result of the deficiency, many borough residents experiencing behavioral health problems, including mental illness or substance abuse, found themselves admitted to the emergency department at the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. There care can be ...

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Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care
NPR (blog)
"Ultimately this has the possibility of not only helping us find new cures, but it also helps us create a genuine health care system as opposed to just a disease-care system," Obama said at a White House ceremony Friday. "Part of what we want to do is ...
FACT SHEET: President Obama's Precision Medicine InitiativeWhitehouse.gov (press release)

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For VA Hospitals (and Patients), a Major Health Victory - New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)

For VA Hospitals (and Patients), a Major Health Victory
New York Times (blog)
None are healthy young women giving birth, a large patient group in most hospitals.) They are twice as likely to come to the hospital already testing positive for MRSA. The greater the percentage of people who have the bacteria, the harder it is to ...


Palo Alto's priorities: land use, health and infrastructure - Palo Alto Online

Palo Alto Online

Palo Alto's priorities: land use, health and infrastructure
Palo Alto Online
Mayor Karen Holman and Councilwoman Liz Kniss both lobbied hard for the "healthy city" priority, for which Holman has also argued in prior years. This time, the suggestion carried by a 6-3 vote, with Councilmen Filseth, Greg Scharff and Pat Burt ...

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