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ACA sign-ups have lagged for 2019. But what does that mean? 14.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people are getting insurance via their work.
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In northern Wisconsin, fighting addiction started with recruiting the right doctor 9.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
While opioids get all the attention, rural communities struggle with substances like meth and alcohol, too. One clinic in northern Wisconsin is building up capacity to treat all of them, using both medicine and counseling.
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Poll: Young people more likely to defer health care because of cost 8.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A third of people under 35 said cost led them to put off some form of health care, compared with only 8 percent of people 65 and older, a poll by NPR and IBM Watson Health found.
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Seniors dumped off Medicare Cost plans frustrated, angry 7.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A change in federal law intended to reduce Medicare spending is causing confusion and anger among seniors and could leave some with huge, uncovered medical expenses next year.
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Projected surplus sets up fight over gas tax, health care 7.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The stage is set for another partisan battle over taxes and spending during the 2019 legislative session that begins next month.
UnitedHealthcare customers are unhappy about cuts to SilverSneakers fitness program 4.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Health insurer UnitedHealthcare plans to cut SilverSneakers, a popular fitness benefit, for 2.5 million people with the company's Medigap and Medicare Advantage coverage.
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Twin Cities mom's full-time job: Finding help for son with rare neurological illness 4.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"It's tiring. You have to fight everyone just to get your child the care that he needs," Elaine Young said. "He's a little boy with a paralyzed arm -- he needs help, and it shouldn't be that hard, it shouldn't be this difficult to get care for your kids."
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Medicare to cut payments to nursing homes whose patients end up back in the hospital 1.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Medicare's incentive program to discourage nursing homes from discharging patients too quickly will also give bonuses to facilities that have fewer rehospitalizations.
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Another drug crisis: Methamphetamine use by pregnant women 30.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
As illegal meth use has made a comeback across the U.S., pregnant women have not been spared, doctors say. New research shows rural areas in the South, Midwest and West have been hit hardest.
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The MinnesotaCare buy-in, explained 30.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota lawmakers will explore a public health care option next year, but it's not single-payer, and it could face tough odds in a divided legislature.
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Number of U.S. kids who don't have health insurance is on the rise 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Economic growth usually means more kids get health insurance, but that's not been the case during the Trump years, a study shows. For the first time in a decade, the uninsured rate for children is up.
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Obamacare sign-ups lag as Trump slashes funds for enrollment help 28.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The Trump administration is spending $10 million this year on health care navigators -- down from $63 million in 2016. Nationwide, workers are scrambling to apprise people of insurance options.
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An old Minnesota jail is now a leader for inmate mental health 28.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Clay County's jail was, not long ago, the oldest in Minnesota. Now, it's home to what officials are calling the state's most unique approach to mental health care of inmates.
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Breast implants reveal problems in tracking device safety 28.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Thousands of problems with breast implants flooded the FDA's system. More than 4,000 injury reports filed in the last half of 2017. Another 8,000 in the first six months of 2018.
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Chronically ill, traumatically billed: $123,019 for 2 multiple sclerosis treatments 28.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Shereese Hickson's doctor wanted her to try a drug called Ocrevus for her multiple sclerosis. Trained as a medical billing coder, Hickson was shocked by the six-figure bill and the share she owed.
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U.S. goal to be 'first' on devices worries former regulators 28.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Under Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, annual new device approvals have more than tripled, while warnings letters to device manufacturers about product safety and quality issues have fallen roughly 80 percent, an Associated Press investigation found.
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The health care system is tough, especially for black women 27.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Women of color in the U.S. are more likely to develop diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimers. But they're also more likely to face discrimination when trying to get care for their health. How does racism influence our health care systems?
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Study: Young adults with diabetes struggle with high blood sugar more often 27.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New research from the Minnesota Department of Health finds that younger adults with diabetes are more likely to have high blood sugar levels and end up in the hospital than older adults with the disease.
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Health cost inflation slowed in Minn. last year 27.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new analysis indicates the total cost of health care for Minnesotans with private health insurance rose slower last year than the previous two years.
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Minnesota faces challenge in halting deadly colon infection's spread 27.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cases of C. diff acquired outside the hospital made up a majority of cases in five Minnesota counties where it was tracked in 2016 and 2017, according to data from the state Department of Health.
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