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After Katrina, Here’s How New Orleans Improved Education, Low-Income Housing, Health Care

7 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

A decade ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, claiming 1,800 lives and causing unspeakable destruction. But, parenthetically, experts say, the storm gave the reeling city no choice but to hit the restart button on some of its broken systems that were long overdue for repair, including education, low-income housing and health care. Show More Summary

Children in Ohio's Appalachian Counties Face Similar Health Care Challenges to Metropolitan Areas, Study Finds

Despite the fact that previous research shows the Appalachian region of the United States as limited in access to health care services, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that children with special health care needs in Appalachian areas face similar levels of health status as their metropolitan counterparts.

Virginia shootings revive gun myths

Bernie Sanders' record skews way to the left on one issue after another: health care, taxes, campaign finance, international trade, abortion and the Iraq war. Gun control? Not so much.

On Health Care, Walker and Rubio Offer ObamaCare-Lite

In today’s Manchester Union-Leader, I explain the eerie resemblance that the health care plans advanced by presidential candidates Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) bear to ObamaCare: The centerpiece of both “replace” plans is a refundable tax credit for health insurance. Show More Summary

VT Researchers Approved for $18.5 Million Study on Integration of Behavioral Health & Primary Care

A five-year Vermont-led study of 30 practices and up to 2000 patients nationwide will examine whether outcomes improve when behavioral care is integrated into primary care.

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment. Now this idea, believe it or not, is quite new. Of course, prevention is always the ideal,...Show More Summary

Walgreens Steps Up Retail Clinic Expansion As Demand For Convenient Care Grows

Most of the top pharmacy chains in the U.S. are, therefore, increasing focus on selling beauty products and also remodeling stores in the process. Drug retailers have found another source of growth in retail health clinics, which have been proliferating across the U.S. Show More Summary

This Simple Video Explains How Easy (And Cheap!) It Is To Install Bike Lanes--Without Slowing Traffic

Care for the "3-to-2" road diet? Or how about try an old "4-2" instead? This video shows all the innovative ways you can make room for bikes on the road. Bike lanes encourage people to cycle more (which is good for their health), boost revenue at stores along the route, and even cut traffic congestion. So, how do we get more bike lanes? Read Full Story

81% Of Healthcare Orgs Have Been Compromised By Cyber-Attacks In Past 2 Years

81 percent of health care executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet, or other cyber-attack during the past two years, according to the 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey. InShow More Summary

50 Percent of Healthcare Subsidies Had to be Returned in 2014

Approximately 50 percent of those who received subsidies in 2014 to purchase health care under the Affordable Care Act had to pay the money back. Those who had to pay back the money found out that they had to do... The post 50 Percent of Healthcare Subsidies Had to be Returned in 2014 appeared first on.

How Bobby Jindal could take health care away from 5,200 people in a week

Funding for Planned Parenthood's Gulf Coast affiliate in Lousiana could be cut off on September 2 if the organization does not prevail in the suit it filed earlier this week. The lawsuit spells out what is at stake for the women, men,...Show More Summary

Trump: I will be ‘far better’ for women’s health than Hillary Clinton

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Donald Trump pledged Thursday that supporting women’s health will be “a very major thing” in his presidential campaign. “I will take care of women’s health and women’s health issues better than anybody and far better than Hillary Clinton, who doesn’t have a clue,” he told reporters after an afternoon rally here. The Republican, campaigning […]

Nevada's ObamaCare Co-Op Will Close in 2017

Nevada Health CO-OP, a nonprofit insurer created by the Affordable Care Act and federally funded to offer health coverage through the Nevada Health Link marketplace, said Wednesday that it cannot make enough money to stay in business after Jan. Show More Summary

WGA East Calls for Union Exemption To Obamacare’s ‘Cadillac Tax’

The WGA East today called for all union health plans to be exempted from the Affordable Care Act's so-called "Cadillac Tax," a 40% nondeductible excise tax that is scheduled to go into effect in 2018 on employers who provide high-end health benefits to their workers. In comments filed today with the IRS and the U.S. Show More Summary

CBO Sees A Big Increase In Individual Income Tax Revenues Over The Next Decade

In its semi-annual fiscal update, released this week, the Congressional Budget Office projects that federal revenues will remain flat over the next decade, while spending—mostly for health care and Social Security—will rise. The result: Budget deficits, which have been declining in recent years as the economy has grown, will once [...]

Investors Are Worrying About Puerto Rico's Debts While Puerto Rican-American Citizens Are Dying Due to Lack of Decent Health Care

Puerto Rico is imploding. Every major media outlet in the world has written about our government's failure to repay billions in loans to the United States and private investors who put their money into government bonds. Politicians are...Show More Summary

Can We Tame The Wild West of Health Care Pricing?

By TORBEN NIELSEN Health care pricing is like the Wild West and it is only a matter of time before it catches up with us. In July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) confirmed what many consumers, employers and health plans already knew: there is no cost and quality standard in the American

John Kasich's Stance on Home Health Care as Bill to Ban Abortions for Down Syndrome Looms

Darren McCollester/Getty Images Recently, anti-abortion activists in Ohio have rallied around a bill endorsed by the National Right to Life Committee. These activists want to bar women from getting abortions solely because they do not wish to have a baby with Down syndrome. Show More Summary

The benefits of health insurance through the Marketplace

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care – like a doctor visit, a prescription drug, a lab test, physical therapy, or counseling – at some point. These services can be expensive. And if something happens that requires surgery or emergency medical care, it’s really important to have coverage....

Random health care bleg

A friend of mine, while on leave from work, accidentally forgot to pay his monthly premiums (or premia, as Megan McArdle would say) and had his workplace-based insurance cancelled. Apparently, there’s no way to reinstate it til January. Also the 60 day grace period for COBRA has already elapsed. Does anyone have any advice on [Read more...]

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