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Rising health insurance deductibles fuel middle-class anger and resentment 17.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Middle-class Americans are bearing the brunt of the rise in health insurance deductibles and medical bills. That's helped widen the country's political divisions.

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Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule 17.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"We are not going to comply with a regulation that would require health care providers to not give full information to their patients," Jacqueline Ayers, the group's top lobbyist, said in an interview Tuesday.
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Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule 17.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Federally-funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration's ban on referring women for abortions.
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By Targeting Each Patient's Unique Tumor, Precision Medicine Is Crushing Once-Untreatable Cancers. But Only a Fraction of Patients Currently Benefit. Can Medicine Close the Gap? 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Running story by Dave Freedman on how a combo of AI, genomics and immunology have brought us to the threshold of being able to solve just about any form of cancer; the catch is that each one will be expensive.
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Doctors Are Turning to Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Cancer Patients 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Precision medicine is changing how cancer is diagnosed.
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Trump Administration Will Enforce New Abortion Restrictions—Here's Everything You Need to Know 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The hypocrisy is stunning," Kelly Robinson, the executive director of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement.
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Trump taps health care expert as acting top White House economist 16.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Trump has been expected to nominate Tomas Philipson as permanent chair of his Council of Economic Advisers. Philipson, an expert on health economics, succeeds Kevin Hassett.
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Records show Medicare Advantage plans overbill taxpayers by billions annually 16.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The federal government wants to deploy several new tools for catching insurers that have overcharged Medicare $30 billion in last three years alone. But the insurance industry is balking.
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Joe Biden unveils his alternative to ‘Medicare for all’ 15.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Joe Biden unveiled a robust plan to expand Obamacare by adding a public program that all Americans could choose, as the former vice president argued Monday that medical insurance can be made universally accessible without scrapping the nation’s current model of delivering healthcare.

The Biden...

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Caregiving for a loved one? How to get the help you need 14.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Your friends want to help you out when there's a family health crisis. But it can be overwhelming to manage the offers of support. Here's advice to help friends help you.
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Has your doctor talked with you about climate change? 13.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Some physicians say connecting environmental effects of climate change -- heat waves, more pollen and longer allergy seasons -- to the health consequences helps them better care for patients.
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One Simple Fix Could Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies and Save Millions of Dollars 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
A new study finds that providing women with a yearlong supply of oral contraceptive birth control—rather than the typical three-month supply—could be the key to millions of dollars in health care savings and fewer unintended pregnancies. Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Pittsburgh found that supplying women in the VA […]
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Plaintiffs demand UnitedHealth beef up mental health coverage 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Attorneys for the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group have filed their rebuttal to the big insurer's arguments against the remedies they're seeking. A federal judge has sided with the plaintiffs, finding that UnitedHealth's coverage for behavioral health care is substandard.
The US Has Some of the Worst Gun Violence in the World. Amnesty International Wants the Government to Give Reparations to Victims. 11.7.2019 Mother Jones
Gun violence is an epidemic in the US. At the first debates for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, the candidates spent a significant amount of time talking about the problem of gun violence in the country. But according to a new report by Amnesty International, which highlights research into the often hellish experience gunshot survivors […]
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UCLA knew of doctor sex abuse allegation in 2014 but didn’t fire him for four years 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

UCLA Medical Center learned in 2014 that a breast cancer patient had made abuse allegations against gynecologist Dr. James Mason Heaps, but officials did not move to fire him until four years later, after more accusations came to light, university records obtained by The Times and interviews show.

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Frederick murder victim, husband, were nurses with Boulder Community Health 10.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Frederick woman found shot on Friday and her husband, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound later that night, were both nurses with Boulder Community Health.
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California legislation would fight surprise hospital bills 10.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Jiggy Athilingam was riding a bicycle in San Francisco five years ago when the next thing she knew she was in a bed in the hallway of a hospital.

"What happened?" she asked.

A cracked helmet told the story of her memory loss: She had been hit from behind by a car. She spent 22 hours in the emergency...

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Obamacare Court Case Could Impact Almost Every American and Throw Entire Health Care System Into 'Chaos': Experts 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Virtually everyone in the United States would be impacted by this decision," said Tim Jost, a professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
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With Obamacare in peril, California reins in rising health insurance premiums 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Premiums on California’s health insurance exchange will rise by an average of 0.8% next year, the lowest increase in the agency’s history, state officials announced Tuesday.

Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee credited two new statewide initiatives for keeping the proposed rate hikes...

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The Affordable Care Act is back in court: 5 facts you need to know 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The ACA is again being put to the test, after a lower court judge ruled the massive health law unconstitutional. The case might yet ricochet back to the Supreme Court ahead of the 2020 election.
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