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Hazards of Nasal Flu Vaccine as Program is Rolled Out in British Schools

By John Stone This is an update of my article ‘UK Department of Health Deliberately Exposes Vulnerable Population to Flu Infection’ of May last year as the British government rolls out the program to entire school population this autumn (a...

Commentary: It's Time to Address the Health of Men Around the World

All over the world, men die younger than women and do worse on a host of health indicators, yet policy makers rarely focus on this "men's health gap" or adopt programs aimed at addressing it, according to an international group of researchers and health charity workers.

America's Real Deficits: Jobs and Infrastructure

Congress is fixated on the federal budget deficit. This year, the House of Representatives passed a budget to slash funding for infrastructure, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, nutrition programs, K-12 education, and science research in the name of deficit reduction. Show More Summary

House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who unable to access VA services to see private doctors.

Poor Management of HealthCare.gov Wasted Millions, Investigation Reveals

WASHINGTON — A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama's health care program website last fall,...Show More Summary

A Lack of Prevention and a Startling Statistic

In the United States, there is a prescription drug monitoring program that helps health care providers determine which patients are "doctor shopping" and which doctors they are seeing to do so. The prescription drug monitoring program...Show More Summary

Protecting the Lasting Achievement of Medicaid

Forty-nine years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson ushered in a new American era, creating a social compact that would withstand generations when he signed two hallmark health care programs, Medicare and Medicaid, into law. On that day, Mr. Show More Summary

Loyola Named to Becker's List of '100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs'

Becker's Hospital Review has named Loyola University Medical Center to its 2014 edition of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs," a compilation of organizations that are leading the way in quality patient care, cancer outcomes and research.

The Fight for Women's Health Post-Hobby Lobby

When I joined the National Health Law Program as its new executive director, I knew to expect challenges. After all, our mission -- securing health care rights for those in need -- is a challenging one, perhaps never more so than now. Show More Summary

Medicare Fund to Last Longer Than Previously Thought

If you’ve been nervously eyeing your Social Security and Medicare updates, wondering if there will be anything left or whether a viable health program will exist by the time you punch your final timecard, Uncle Sam has (some) good news: Benefits funds for Medicare are expected to last for four...

Here's Why Medicare Isn't Actually Going To 'Run Out Of Money' In 2030

The general slow down in health spending means Medicare, the federal insurance program for Americans 65 and older, is doing better financially, but is still expected to run out of money in 2030. This marks a four-year increase from last year, when the Medicare Board of Trustees predicted the program would remain solvent through 2026. Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

The latest Medicare trustees’ report has been released, and the results are striking: Medicare’s financial health is improving, according to a new official forecast that says that the program will remain solvent until 2030 — four years later than anticipated a year ago — because of the Affordable Care Act and lower-than-expected spending on […]

VA reform deal costs $17B

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17B to fix the program.

VA reform deal costs $17B

Deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17B to fix the program.

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday.

Medicare finances improve partly due to ACA, hospital expenses. Social Security stays the same, trustee report says

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Medicare’s financial health is improving, according to a new official forecast that says that the program will remain solvent until 2030 — four years later than anticipated a year ago -- because of the Affordable Care Act and lower-than-expected spending on hospital stays. Read full article >>

Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

Veterans Health Care Compromise Reached, Rockets Launched From Russia, 'The Sarah Palin Channel' Lives: A.M. Links

3 days agoNews : Reason

House and Senate lawmakers have agreed on a compromise plan to fix the problem-plagued veterans health care program, which they will unveil at a press conference Monday.  The Pentagon says satellite images show rockets were fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine between July 21-26. Show More Summary

Congress Has Finally Reached A Deal To Improve Veterans’ Health Care

Just a few days before lawmakers break for a five week recess, they've tentatively agreed on legislation to reform an embattled veterans health program. The post Congress Has Finally Reached A Deal To Improve Veterans’ Health Care appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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