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UVA Will Cut Back On Lawsuits Against Patients In Wake Of KHN Investigation

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September 13, 2019 at 8:53 am

UVA Health System, which sues thousands of patients each year, seizing wages and home equity to collect on overdue medical bills, said Friday it would increase financial assistance, give bigger disco...

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Do 50 Million People Really Lose Health Coverage Each Year Because Of Their Jobs?

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September 13, 2019 at 5:38 am | [khn_slabs slabs="996846" view="inline" /] The moderators kicked off the third Democratic debate with the topic of health care, teeing up another round of the ongoing “Medicare for All” debate.[partn...

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Vapers Seek Relief From Nicotine Addiction In — Wait For It — Cigarettes

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September 13, 2019 at 10:50 am | [UPDATED at 9:15 a.m. ET] Lucas McClain started smoking cigarettes in high school but switched to vaping after he heard e-cigarettes were a safer alternative. His vape of choice became the Ju...

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Women with heart failure less likely to get heart pump device

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September 13, 2019 at 6:21 am | Women are less likely than men to receive a mechanical heart pump that is becoming the norm for people with advanced heart failure, according to new research. The study, published Friday in the A...

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Despite Repeated Calls For Unity, Democrats Throw Debate Punches On Health Plans

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September 13, 2019 at 6:50 am | Unity was in the air on Thursday, as a trimmed-down cast of 10 Democratic presidential candidates met on the debate stage again and nodded to the stakes: the possibility of another four years of Pres...

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A Dubious Product: A Rape Kit For Home Use

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September 13, 2019 at 5:00 am | Alongside other “essential” household supplies for sale on Amazon, there’s now a product offered that might give consumers pause: an at-home rape kit. The “PRESERVEkit,” listed for $29.95, is int...

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A guide to a custom-tailored era of heart failure treatment

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September 12, 2019 at 7:47 am | The future of heart failure treatment lies in what's known as precision medicine, according to a new report that seeks to guide doctors along this medical frontier. Heart failure is a chronic, pr...

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UVA Suspends Medical Lawsuits In Wake Of KHN Investigation

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September 12, 2019 at 3:33 pm | CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Under pressure after Kaiser Health News reported Monday that it sues thousands of patients a year and sends many into bankruptcy, University of Virginia Health System suspended...

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Despite Booming Economy, Uninsured Rate Ticks Up

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September 12, 2019 at 11:40 am | Can’t see the audio player?  Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The annual report from the Census Bureau, released this week, found that 27.5 million Americans were without health insurance last...

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