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$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Health Insurance

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Evans hospital leaders weigh future

They had heard rumors and concerns the hospital will close. Some spoke of personal experiences where the local emergency room had saved their life or a loved one.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health

Circulation

Impact of State Medicaid Coverage on Utilization of Inpatient...

From the Stroke Program and Departments of Neurology , Epidemiology , and Emergency Medicine , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Related Topix: Health, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI

The Intelligencer

McKinley Signs on To Avert Home ...

Rep. David McKinley is one of 16 House Republicans signing on to co-sponsor a bill that would reverse cuts in Medicare payments to home health care providers announced last year by the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David McKinley, Medicare, Health, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

The Miami Herald

Florida Medical Association endorses Medicaid expansion

For the first time, members of the Florida Medical Association have approved a resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion, a politically contentious issue that the group's leaders have generally avoided over the last two legislative sessions.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Florida, Florida Government, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicare

Deseret News

In our opinion: Long-term outlook for Social Security isn't good; start fixing it

The Congressional Budget Office released its "2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook" this month, projecting Social Security and health-care spending to result in "unsustainable" federal deficits through the next quarter-century.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Medicare, Health, Opinion

NWAonline

States talk Medicaid growth

Debbie Wilkinson , wife of Georgia state Sen. John Wilkinson, and Amy M. Bailey pack meals while volunteering with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance on Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center during the Southern Legislative Conference.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Arkansas

New Hampshire Public Radio -

New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

Standing outside her sixth-floor apartment in the Bronx, Lissette Encarnacion says she sometimes forgets the place belongs to her.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Fox News

North Carolina mayor walks to Washington to bring focus to ObamaCare's effect on rural hospitals

July 17, 2014: Bellhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal in Virginia with unidentified companion during his 273-mile trek to Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Price, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, North Carolina, Belhaven, NC, Healthcare Law, Law, Health

The Star Press

Perspectives: Republican alternative to ACA mostly a rollback

In past columns, I have criticized Republicans for opposing the Affordable Care Act but not presenting a coherent alternative proposal.

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Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Hatch, UT, Richard Burr, Medicare, Health

Switched

Paul Ryan is the Biggest and Latest Threat to American Women and Their Kids

So, the man who pretended to feed the poor at a soup kitchen has released his plan for welfare reform.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Health

The News-Star

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tax, Health

Daily Kos

Video: GOP Mayor Walks from NC to DC for Rural Healthcare, Medicaid Expansion

I attended a rally yesterday in Woodbridge, Virginia, as Mayor Adam O'Neal nears the end of his 273-mile walk for health care, rural hospitals, and Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: Health, African-American, Belhaven, NC, Hyde County, NC, US News, Liberal Political News

Burlington Times News

N.C. Medicaid deadline looming

County social services departments across the state continue to process a backlog of Medicaid applications ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline to get the job done.

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Related Topix: Health, Alamance County, NC, Wake County, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC, Cumberland County, NC, Guilford County, NC

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Despite Affordable Care Act, McKeesport free clinic still in demand

It's a Thursday afternoon in May, and there are 24 people waiting in the lobby at the former McKeesport YWCA when the 9th Street Free Clinic opens.

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Related Topix: McKeesport, PA, Health Insurance, Health, Medicine, Nursing, Monongahela, PA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Examiner.com

How Tennessee sabotaged its own Medicaid program

Tennessee is not the only state that has refused to expand Medicaid, but it is the only state that has virtually shut down its existing Medicaid program.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Health, McLean, VA

Myrtle Beach Online

Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

Because Central Peninsula Hospital won't enter a transfer agreement with the Surgery Center of Kenai, it cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients, the Peninsula Clarion reported .

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Business News

News Observer

McCrory meets with House Republicans; no budget deal yet

Gov. Pat McCrory met with House Republicans on Friday after House budget negotiators worked late the night before on the $21 billion revised spending plan for this year.

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Related Topix: US News, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Medical News

HealthInsight to lead health care quality improvement activities for Medicare program

HealthInsight has been named to lead health care quality improvement activities for the Medicare Program for a four-state region serving Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah under a five-year contract awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services .

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Nursing, Medicine

Washington Policy Center

Centralia School District Defrauds Medicaid

It was recently reported that the Centralia School District submitted false financial claims to the Medicaid program at least 200 times.

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Related Topix: Health, Education Etc.

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