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53 min ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: Hypocritical lawmakers have health insurance

While driving home recently, I listened to a report describing the recent testimony before members of the Utah Legislature concerning the possible expansion of Medicaid to help cover uninsured Utahans.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Orem, UT, Opinion

4 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Study shows shocking rates of undiagnosed malnutrition in older adults

A new study investigating seniors' ER visits and corresponding nutrition levels reveals that physician care in the US is out of touch with reality, that there are gaping holes in the nutritional quality of the American food supply and that modern day health insurance plans are an illusion of healthcare.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Chapel Hill, NC

8 hrs ago | American Reporter

MomentumLIKE Arguing with a Table

Like many Americans, I had hopes that President Barack Obama would live up to the high rhetoric of his campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Kent Conrad, US Senate, Democrat

12 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Krugman on the 'Medicare miracle'

Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times about good news on the health insurance and federal budget front.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

15 hrs ago | Denver Post

Fitness-tracking devices: Will a little Big Brother slim health costs?

To fight rising medical costs, oil company BP last year offered Cory Slagle - a 260-pound former football lineman - an unusual way to trim $1,200 from his annual insurance bill.

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Related Topix: Fitbit, iPhone and iPad App

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Motley Fool

The Next Obamacare Domino to Fall

Initially intended for all states, Medicaid expansion became a state-by-state choice after the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that including expansion in the Affordable Care Act was coercive because states didn't have enough time to voluntarily consent to the change, and states failing to enact it could lose their federal funding.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Social Security, Personal Finance

Natural Holistic Health

Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil

Health care is a major news story these days. Turn on the television and someone is talking about it.

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Related Topix: Evening Primrose Oil, Supplement, GLA, Medicine, Eczema

The Advocate

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But many state employees, retirees and their dependents say the changes they'll be asked to start making next month translates to increases in out-of-pocket expenses for their health care.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare

NewsBusters.org

Restricting 'Choice': California Dictates That its...

Seven robed men decided in 1973 that a woman has a "privacy" right to "choose" to take the life of a pre-born baby she is carrying, the God-given right to life of the baby be damned.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Health, Abortion, Healthcare Law, Law

Medical News Today

Women with hot flashes suffering in silence: millions in lost wages preventable

The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.

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Related Topix: Menopause, Medicine, Health

Examiner.com

New Obamacare income verification form could delay tax refunds

Find out who qualifies for the ACA Premium Tax Credit, how you can claim the tax... Felue Chang who is newly insured under an insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act receives a checkup from Dr. Peria Del Pino-White at the South Broward Community Health Services clinic on April 15, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida.

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Related Topix: Health, Hollywood, FL, Tax

Post-gazette.com

Michelle Singletary's The Color of Money: Tax alert on health premiums

Having gone through tax season not that long ago, you may not want to face any issues related to your tax situation until next year.

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Related Topix: Tax, Health

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Raw Story

Florida's $900K Obamacare alternative draws 30 subscribers, considers selling pet insurance

Six months after the launch of a $900,000 alternative to the Affordable Care Act, Florida's Health Choices program has only signed up 30 subscribers and administrators say they are considering offering pet insurance if it will help draw more customers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Florida, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Daily Herald

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax, Health

Detroit Free Press

3 ways insurers discourage sick from enrolling

The latest iPhone is on the way and consumers have a long laundry list of what they'd like to see... An infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. / Gerry Broome/Associated Press Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

Stuff.co.nz

Health policy missing in action

The book Dirty Politics has overshadowed this election, pushing health policy to the fringes - and that's upset the health insurance industry.

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Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, Personal Finance, Retirement

Windsor Beacon

Maine's health care model: Go smaller

By the time Laura Tasheiko discovered the lump in her left breast, it was larger than a grape.

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Related Topix: Maine, Maine Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, US Governors, Paul LePage

Greenwich Citizen

Utah's alternative to Medicaid expansion stalled

There's a persistent snag preventing federal health officials from agreeing, in concept, to Gov. Gary Herbert 's Healthy Utah plan: the work requirement.

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Related Topix: Utah, Utah Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Gary Herbert

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Did the Health Law Raise or Lower Wages?

Before many of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect earlier this year, pundits and economists on both sides lined up their predictions of how the new health insurance law would affect wages.

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Related Topix: Health

Detroit Free Press

Michigan State graduate teaching assistants protest health care hikes

Dozens of Michigan State University graduate teaching assistants and their supporters staged a demonstration this morning to protest changes to the health insurance plan offered to graduate employees.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, Health, Aetna, Insurance

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