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ACA premium rates down in Pa., but some people may owe more 19.10.2018 Philly.com News
Premium rates for health insurance plans sold through the Affordable Care Act marketplace are going down in 2019, but Philadelphia-area residents who bought plans with a tax subsidy last year may be in store for sticker shock when they receive their renewal notices.
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary 18.10.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) Mary Mayhew on May 5, 2018, in Augusta, Maine There’s no better way to drive a stake through the heart of anti-poverty programs than to appoint a new administrator with documented success in heaving low-income adults and children off of social welfare systems. America, meet Mary Mayhew, aka “Mary Mayhem,” as she is sometimes known in her home state of Maine. The former secretary of Maine’s Department of Health and Health Human Services (DHHS) is now the number two at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and director of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program. Could Mayhew be any worse than any other official appointed by President Trump to strangle an agency from within? Yes, she could. The announcement of her appointment prompted a collective gasp from the Pine Tree State.   It should take very little time for Mary Mayhew to become know as the “Scott Pruitt” of #Medicaid . #p2 #resist #UniteBlue #mepolitics https://t.co/thQvO04vFl — Bruce ...
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the 6th District candidates stand on the issues 17.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer is campaigning for re-election in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, with Democrat Ian Todd aiming to flip the district for the DFL. Here are the candidates' positions on major issues.
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Heard about herd immunity? Get a flu shot 17.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Last year over 6,400 Minnesotans wound up hospitalized because of the flu. Health officials stress the importance of getting vaccinated &mdash to protect yourself and the people around you.
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Survey finds widespread 'moral distress' among veterinarians 17.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Most of the 800 veterinarians surveyed feel ethical qualms when pet owners ask them to euthanize animals that could be treated, or when owners ask to keep pets alive who will suffer needlessly.
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Women fight to win attention for PCOS, a major cause of infertility and other serious health issues 17.10.2018 Philly.com News
Why does PCOS matter? It has a serious health consequences for an estimated 14 million women.
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CVS-Aetna merger a big deal in Minn., or not? 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the CVS pharmacy chain prepares to close on its buyout of health insurer Aetna, neither has a huge presence in Minnesota. But Aetna has a partnership with the big health system, Allina Health, and the effect on that effort remains unclear.
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DHS Kicks the Ladder from Under Immigrants Seeking Green Cards 16.10.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a huearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on October 10, 2018 Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. Immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance or Medicare prescription drug subsidies could be barred from obtaining green cards or visa extensions under a proposed rule the Department of Homeland Security published in the Federal Register on October 10. Currently only those who use cash assistance or who require long-term institutional care at government expense are barred on public charge grounds. Immigrant-rights advocates, health-care providers, and local governments predict devastating results, especially in California and other states with large immigrant populations: Millions of people would go hungry or forego medical treatment for fear they ...
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Depression often goes undiagnosed. Researchers are turning to Facebook to change that. 16.10.2018 Philly.com News
Depression affects more than 16 million Americans a year, but less than half get treatment. New research suggests Facebook data might be able to shrink that gap by giving doctors another way to find those at risk.
Who'll replace Franken? Minn. special Senate race voter guide 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democrat Sen. Tina Smith, appointed to fill Al Franken's vacated seat, is facing a challenge from Republican Karin Housley and two minor party candidates.
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Lou Barletta, citing grandson with cancer, lashes out at Bob Casey over healthcare campaign ad 15.10.2018 Philly.com News
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta assails U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. for criticizing him on healthcare policy in a new ad while Barletta's 18-month-old grandson undergoes chemotherapy for cancer.
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What to know about health care and insurance for the 2018 midterm elections 14.10.2018 Philly.com News
Health care is top of mind for Republicans and Democrats alike leading into midterm elections.
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Voter guide: Minnesota attorney general candidates on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Three candidates are running in Minnesota's open attorney general race: Democrat Keith Ellison, Republican Doug Wardlow and Noah Johnson of the Grassroots-Legal Cannabis Now party.
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Can 'Nova' showing us what brains really look like on drugs change the way we see addiction? 13.10.2018 Philly.com News
PBS series tries to fight stigma with science with a hard but hopeful look at addiction and how to treat it.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the U.S. Senate candidates stand on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election against state Rep. Jim Newberger, the Republican-endorsed candidate, Green Party candidate Paula Overby and Dennis Schuller of the Legal Marijuana Now Party. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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Fact check: Who's right about protections for pre-existing conditions? 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Consumers favor safeguards that help people with a history of health problems still get insurance. In the heat of the midterm campaigns, politicians' arguments don't always add up.
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Fact check: Trump's false claims on 'Medicare for All' 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Trump packed a lot of disinformation into his op-ed column for USA Today attacking a Democratic health care proposal. Here are five points to know.
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Mysterious obituary of cancer patient at Philly hospital goes viral 11.10.2018 Philly.com News
Rick Stein's daughter told The Delaware News Journal that the obituary reflects his great humor.
Minnesota voter guide: 8th District congressional candidates on the issues 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota's 8th District is one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the country. Here's where the candidates stand on the issues.
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Health care a critical issue in contested Minnesota House races 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Voters in several competitive House districts are being bombarded with competing messages about how best to keep health care affordable. It's a high stakes issue that could help decide which party controls the House next year.
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