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Colorado must ensure competition when it rolls out public health care option, agencies recommend 16.11.2019 Denver Post: Business
Colorado's insurance commissioner should be given the authority to require at least two companies offer the state's new public health insurance option in counties where there's only a single insurer, two state agencies recommend in a final report outlining the plan.
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Trump wants insurers and hospitals to show real prices to patients 16.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Two regulations announced Friday take aim at health care prices. One, to affect patients by 2021, addresses hospital rates. The second, a proposal, would require more upfront clarity from insurers.
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Opinion: 'Medicare for all' won't fix soaring healthcare costs 15.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Any meaningful discussion to cut healthcare costs has been thrown aside by a political debate over a totally unrealistic plan.

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Tents, stench, smoke: Health risks are gripping migrant camp 15.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A humanitarian crisis is worsening each day at the camp across the border from Brownsville, Texas, where a large American flag flapping in the wind is visible from more than 700 tents. As many as 2,000 immigrants are waiting for U.S. court hearings amid deteriorating medical and sanitary conditions.
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Navigating MNsure — in Somali, Spanish and English 14.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A group that helps Minnesotans sign up for health plans has found that cultural competency among its staff is a must.
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A warmer world is an unhealthier place for children, doctors warn 14.11.2019 LA Times: Science

Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, doctors say.

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Stress over mass shootings, health care access high among Latinos, survey finds 12.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A national survey by psychologists shows a significant rise in U.S. stress in 2019. Mass shootings, the election campaign and concerns about health care costs and access top the list of stressors.
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Commission struggles in early going to find health and human services savings 11.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Amid the backdrop of ongoing problems at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, a commission has been trying to find $100 million in state health spending. The effort has gotten off to a slow start.
How one Minnesota clinic slashed its number of opioid prescriptions 11.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
At the height of the crisis, some of the highest numbers of opioids were prescribed in Douglas County. One clinic there has revolutionized its approach to treating pain and addiction, resulting in far fewer pills prescribed.
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High-ranking dog provides key training for military's medical students 8.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Service dogs are a common sight at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, near Washington, D.C. But this special canine trains would-be healers how to pick the right dog for a wounded veteran.
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As Kaiser Permanente faces another labor battle, critics question its mission 8.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Labor battles at Kaiser Permanente are exposing it to scrutiny from lawmakers and healthcare advocates.

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Editorial: Health insurance reform is real in California, not in Washington, D.C. 8.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump officials say Obamacare exchange premium reductions vindicate their approach to healthcare. But it's California's approach that deserves credit.

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Cost of care increases for Minnesotans with commercial health insurance 7.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The research organization Minnesota Community Measurement says the total cost of health care for commercially insured Minnesotans increased by nearly 6 percent from 2017 to 2018.
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Denver’s Porter Adventist Hospital lays off employees 7.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Porter Adventist Hospital on Wednesday laid off employees at the Denver hospital. The reason for the layoffs is unclear.
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Judge rejects moral-objection rule for abortion providers 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The decision came after 19 states, the District of Columbia, three local governments, health organizations and others sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The rule let clinicians object to providing abortions and other services that conflict with their moral and religious beliefs.
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Doctors use CRISPR gene editing in cancer patients, a first in the U.S. 6.11.2019 LA Times: Science

The first attempt in the U.S. to use CRISPR against cancer seems safe in three patients who have had it so far, but it's too soon to know whether it will help.

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Chaska chief talks guns, cancer and life behind the badge 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scott Knight is retiring after more than 40 years on the job. In an interview, he offered MPR News a deep look into the suburb’s evolving diversity, the changing nature of policing — and his own near-death experience.
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Uprooted: The 1950's plan to erase Indian Country 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal sovereignty, but its impact is still felt today.
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Diagnostic gaps: Skin comes in many shades and so do rashes 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Google "rash" online, and you'll mostly turn up photos of inflamed bumps on white skin. That's not so helpful for people of color, says a mom who's pushing for a more realistic diversity of images.
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Judge blocks Trump administration's health insurance rule for immigrants 3.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A federal judge in Oregon, on Saturday put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas.
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