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State officials crank up pressure to protect MinnesotaCare

Minnesota officials are pressing President Donald Trump's administration to reverse massive planned cuts to a critical state health care program for low-income residents. The funding cuts for MinnesotaCare were revealed … Click to Continue »

Space radiation is risky business for the human body

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from radiation in space. Space radiation is dangerous and one of the primary health risks for astronauts. Virtually any cell in the body is susceptible to radiation damage.

How first 'vouchers' in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A new UCLA-led study published in the September issue of the peer-reviewed journal Transplantation traces how the first three 'kidney voucher' cases led to 25 lifesaving kidney transplants across the United States.

APNewsBreak: Reinsurance approval costly for Minnesota

Minnesota should get federal approval for a new program to control health insurance premiums but may lose hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. That's according to a letter … Click to Continue »

One Of These Four Ideas Is Going To Win $100 Million From The MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundations 100&Change contest has narrowed its focus to four organizations, from children’s programming for refugees to neonatal health in the developing world. In June 2016, the MacArthur Foundation launched a sort of XPRIZE for philanthropy. Show More Summary

NCI awards $12.4 million lymphoma research grant to University of Iowa and Mayo Clinic

(University of Iowa Health Care) University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic have received a five-year, $12.4 million grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute to continue the Specialized Program of Research Excellence for lymphoma research. Show More Summary

Wireless food stamp transactions tied to healthier shopping

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes.

CHIP provides health insurance to nearly 9 million kids. Its funding expires on Sept. 30.

Earlier this week, members of the Senate Finance Committee announced an agreement to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The announcement had been anxiously awaited by families and advocates across the nation, as the program’s federal funding expires in about two weeks. Show More Summary

For Democrats, expanding Medicare is the new normal

Campaign Action The default healthcare reform position for Democrats is now expanding public health programs like Medicare or Medicaid until, eventually, we've transitioned to a full single payer health system in the United States. Sen. Show More Summary

Hatch, Wyden reach agreement on long-term authorization for children's health program

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has long been pushing for a long-term authorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program, the federal-state partnership that covers nearly 9 million of the country's children. He and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, have gotten there, with an agreement for a five-year authorization. Show More Summary

Study shows electronic health information exchanges could cut billions in Medicare spending

Spending on entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid consumes some two-thirds of all federal spending, but new research from the University of Notre Dame shows that information technology investments in health care lead to significant spending reductions -- potentially in the billions of dollars.

NIH's All of Us Journey Comes to Chicago

Chicago hospitals will host the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program.

Mount Sinai and City Health Works Partner on New Pilot Program: Medicaid Patients with Congestive Heart Failure Coached at Home on Self-Care

City Health Works and Mount Sinai St. Luke's (MSSL) are collaborating on a one-year pilot, launched in mid-July, to reduce hospital readmissions for patients with congestive heart failure.

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Health Plans Busting Out All Over

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In a busy health week for Congress, Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee agreed on a proposal to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five more years, while Republican...

Will Senate bargainers' deal on children's health pass?

Senate bargainers have reached agreement to extend financing for the children's health insurance program for five years, and approval of the deal would avert an end-of-month cash crunch for the … Click to Continue »

Deal Struck to Extend Financing for Children’s Health Program

The chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee announced agreement to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program but lower the federal share of funds.

Key U.S. senators reach deal on funding children's health program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday they reached an agreement to finance a federal insurance program for millions of lower-income children and pregnant women that was due to expire at the end of the month.

Senate bargainers say deal reached on children's health

Republican and Democratic Senate negotiators say they've reached a deal to extend financing for the popular children's health insurance program for five years. In a concession to Republicans, the agreement … Click to Continue »

Senate bargainers reach deal to finance children's health insurance program for 5 years, avert money crunch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers reach deal to finance children's health insurance program for 5 years, avert money crunch.

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