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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Farewell, Individual Mandate

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December 15, 2017 at 10:45 am

The compromise tax bill emerging from Republican efforts in Congress appears to have jettisoned a number of contentious health-related changes. Still, it seems likely lawmakers will repeal the penalt...

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Medicare Fails To Recover Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Lab Overcharges

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December 15, 2017 at 5:00 am | Five years ago, Companion DX Reference Lab hoped to cash in on cutting-edge genetic tests paid for by Medicare. The Houston lab marketed a test to assess how a person’s genes affect tolerance for...

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Good Deals For Some, Sticker Shock For Others As ACA Enrollment Winds Down

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December 15, 2017 at 5:00 am | In most states, Friday night is the last chance to sign up for Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2018. The enrollment period is half as long as last year’s, and it got just a fraction of the m...

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Adjusting to a ‘new normal’ during the holidays after a heart attack, stroke

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December 14, 2017 at 7:10 am | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS On the first Christmas after she suffered a major stroke, Chris Richards was determined to craft her traditional family celebration at their home in Laramie...

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Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy

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December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am | When President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, it came with a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care. The declaration allows for doct...

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Good Friends Might Be Your Best Brain Booster As You Age

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December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am | Navigating Aging Navigating Aging  focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their fam...

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Fine upheld for ‘faithless elector’

December 13, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OLYMPIA — Three so-called “faithless electors,” one of whom is a Warden native, had their $1,000 fines upheld by a judge on Friday after they previously decided not to vote for the Democratic Party’s...

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DEFAULT 2017: Morning Briefing Newsletter Registration Slab, Inline for Posts

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December 13, 2017 at 8:10 am | Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before. Ramirez said he and his wife, Luz Cadeo, who is also ...

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Fear Compromises The Health, Well-Being Of Immigrant Families, Report Finds

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December 13, 2017 at 8:10 am | Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before. Ramirez said he and his wife, Luz Cadeo, who is also ...

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