health care

Democrats head into 2019 split on everything but Trump
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December 31, 2018 - 6:39 pm
By Gregory Krieg and Lydia DePillis (CNN) — Democrats are coming into control of the House and entering the 2020 presidential primary unified in their opposition to President Donald Trump — but split on almost everything else. Expanding access to health care is a clear priority, but there is no...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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December 31, 2018 - 2:20 pm
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Some states will be considering anew...
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health care
Dreamstime
December 18, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Diversity is being recognized as a major issue in health care. Many medical schools, nursing schools and other training programs are considering diversity as they...
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Nancy Buchholz holds her husband Jeff's picture, who died six weeks after being diagnosed with cancer this spring.
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December 17, 2018 - 1:54 pm
By Tom Murphy, AP Health Writer People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It's a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers buy some of their coverage only if and when they need it, similar to how TV viewers might rent a new...
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This Oct. 23, 2018 file photo shows HealthCare.gov website on a computer screen in New York.
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December 17, 2018 - 7:45 am
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including...
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affordable care act
December 14, 2018 - 10:09 pm
By Ariane de Vogue and Tami Luhby (CNN) -- A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore cannot stand. Legal experts say the ruling won't immediately affect Americans' health coverage,...
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HealthCare.gov website
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December 13, 2018 - 7:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With just days left to enroll, fewer people are signing up for the Affordable Care Act , even though premiums are stable, more plans are available and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. Barring an enrollment surge, the nation's uninsured rate could edge up...
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Dreamstime
December 05, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the major concerns in public health is the cost of care. Certain conditions cost a great deal to treat — heart disease or cancer come to mind, but in...
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Obamacare
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December 04, 2018 - 12:25 pm
By Katie Lobosco and Tami Luhby (CNN) — It will cost a little less to buy Obamacare coverage in 2019. The average premium for the benchmark silver plan will decline by 1.5 percent, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday. It's the first time average premiums have fallen since...
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A doctor checks a baby with a stethoscope
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November 29, 2018 - 11:13 am
By Tami Luhby, CNN (CNN) -- For the first time in nearly a decade, the number of uninsured children in America has grown. The reversal is unprecedented, particularly given a strong economy in which more people are landing jobs and gaining access to employer health coverage. It also comes at a time...
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