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We met at 'cancer camp.' Saturday, we're getting married 20.9.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

I can't help but think that cancer — this horrible disease — is what brought us together.

Millions of Americans' medical images, data are available on the internet. Anyone can take a peek. 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years.
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Which was worse: This Colorado man’s bachelor party hangover or the hangover from his $12,460 ER bill? 20.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Cameron Fischer’s case is a sobering illustration of America’s health care system. With few constraints on how emergency rooms set prices, hospital systems have jacked up rates and coded patient visits as being more complex than previously, which increases the payments they receive from insurance plans.
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The real bachelor party hangover: A $12,460 ER bill 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The high ER charge for treating one Colorado groom's hangover the day before his wedding illustrates how emergency room bills have become major headaches for many Americans.
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Column: Court reinstates lawsuit against Catholic hospital for refusing transgender man's surgery 18.9.2019 LA Times: Business

An appeals court reinstates a lawsuit against Dignity Health for denying surgery to a transgender patient.

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It's not just insulin: diabetes patients struggle to get crucial supplies 18.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Type 1 diabetes can be well managed with insulin if blood sugar is consistently monitored. But insurance rules can make it hard for patients to get the medical supplies their doctors say they need.
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'FACT' teams aim to keep people with mental illness out of jail 18.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Cities and counties around the country want alternatives to jail and emergency rooms for people in a mental health crisis. Some, including Ramsey and Hennepin counties, are turning to Forensic Assertive Community Treatment, or FACT, teams which help people find the services they need.
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Presidential hopeful Michael Bennet drops $1 million-plus on Iowa ads 17.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Michael Bennet’s campaign for the Democratic nomination is spending at least $1 million to broadcast two ads in Iowa as Colorado's senior senator tries to overcome lagging poll numbers in the Midwestern state.
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Our kids are dying: Gun violence killing increasing number of teens in Denver and across Colorado 15.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
In 2018 and the first eight months of 2019, 14 teenagers and children have been shot and killed in Denver -- more than in the previous three years combined.
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Castro and Biden Spar Over Semantics, Health Care 13.9.2019 Mother Jones
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro sparred with former Vice President Joe Biden in a contentious moment at Thursday’s third Democratic presidential debate, arguing that Biden couldn’t keep the facts straight about his own health care plan. But Castro seems to have misheard Biden’s own words. Castro said that Biden’s plan would leave […]
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Democratic debate: Fiery exchanges over costs of health care 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The first meeting of the Democratic Party's top-tier presidential contenders has begun. The debate, held on the campus of historically black Texas Southern University, includes women, people of color and a gay man, a striking contrast to the Republicans. It will unfold in a rapidly changing state that Democrats hope to eventually bring into their column.
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New St. Thomas dean ready to take on region's diverse health care needs 12.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MayKao Hang’s life experiences were vital to her as CEO of the Wilder Foundation. They’ll be equally important as she prepares to take over as founding dean of the University of St. Thomas College of Health.
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Americans' struggles with medical bills are a foreign concept in other countries 12.9.2019 LA Times: Business

People in other wealthy countries find Americans' health insurance deductibles hard to understand.

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Centura Health seeks dismissal of lawsuit by Colorado doctor fired in aid-in-dying dispute 12.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Centura Health asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former doctor and patient for the latter's right to medical aid-in-dying services.
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Debate over medically assisted suicide returns to State Capitol 11.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minnesota House committee takes up legislation legalizing medically assisted suicide under certain conditions.
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Health care: See where the 2020 Democratic candidates stand 10.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Policies related to public vs. private health insurance coverage have divided the presidential field, but there is more agreement on drug pricing.
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Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade 10.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The data suggest that the economic expansion, now the longest on record at more than 10 years, is still struggling to provide widespread benefits to the U.S. population.
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'Pregnant' Woman Told Her Baby Is in Fact Cancerous Tumor: "I Just Wanted the Horrible Mass Out of Me Immediately." 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"From planning this exciting new future as a family to suddenly no baby and my health at risk was awful," Grace Baker-Padden said.
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Kaiser Permanente Colorado, now 50, facing mid-life struggles 8.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Kaiser Permanente Colorado has made its mark in the state as both the lowest-cost and largest provider of healthcare coverage.
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Finding the joy in black motherhood 8.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Tucked somewhere in the cluttered corner of a stranger's iPhone is evidence of my joy. It's a 30-second video of me Milly Rocking, two-stepping in three-inch heels and a black spandex dress chosen specifically for this moment.
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