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38 min ago | St. Augustine Record

Uninsured rate remains unchanged in Florida

The rate of Floridians without health insurance stayed the same in 2013 from the previous year, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Twenty percent of Floridians lacked health insurance last year, down slightly from a rate of 20.1 percent in 2012.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Health Insurance, Health, US News, Law, Rick Scott, US Governors

4 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Vt. Health Connect website is shut down

The state has temporarily shut down the Vermont Health Connect website so it can be fixed before the start of the next open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 15, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday. The management of the system will also be changed, giving Lawrence Miller, the state's overall director of health care reform, full oversight of Vermont Health Connect, Shumlin said at a news conference in Winooski.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Winooski, VT, Law

Tue Sep 16, 2014

SFGate

Snyder touts expanded Medicaid in re-election bid

In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seen after signing legislation to provide state funding for Detroit municipal pensions as part of city's bankruptcy process during a ceremony in Detroit. Snyder has been fond of calling Michigan the "comeback state" for at least 2 A1 2 years.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Representative Mark Schauer, Rick Snyder, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Democrat

USA Today

Concerns raised about dangers of powdered caffeine

As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine. Concerns raised about dangers of powdered caffeine As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Food and Drug Administration, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Drink, Coffee, University of Toledo

TwinCities

Cancer doc pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

A Detroit-area cancer specialist has pleaded guilty to 16 federal charges and admits he gave patients unneeded treatments before billing Medicare and other insurers. Dr. Farid Fata pleaded guilty Tuesday to 13 counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy and two counts of money laundering.

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Medical Daily

U.S. Lawmakers Want To Curb Antibiotic Use On Farms

Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, , said she plans to introduce new legislation authorizing the Food and Drug Administration to collect data on "farm-level antibiotic use."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Law, Food and Drug Administration

WNDU-TV South Bend

Gov. Snyder touts expanded Medicaid in re-election bid

The governor said Tuesday that at least 385,000 low-income adults have signed up since the program was expanded in April. That's ahead of the 322,000 his administration projected to enroll the entire year.

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Related Topix: Law, US Governors, Rick Snyder

Science Daily

Combining Epilepsy Drug, Morphine Can Result in Less Pain, Lower Opioid Doses

Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control, fewer side effects and reduced morphine dosage, according to research. The result could bring significant relief to many patients with neuropathic pain, a difficult-to-treat condition often felt in the arms and legs and associated with nerve tissue damage.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Epilepsy, Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Pharmacology, Law

SFGate

Arkansas requests changes to 'private option'

Arkansas is asking the federal government to allow changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that would require some participants to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and would impose new limits on transportation for non-emergency services. The state Department of Human Services on Monday submitted its proposal to change the "private option" program.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Law, Medicaid, Health, Science / Technology

SFGate

Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees' bills.

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Related Topix: Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Science / Technology

SFGate

Governor, lawmakers announce Va. budget cuts

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are planning to fill a $882 million budget shortfall by tapping the state government's rainy day fund and making cuts to various agencies, universities, and local governments. The plan won't affect K-12 school spending and will not include any increase in fees or taxes, they said.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Reuters

Connecticut ex-governor opens defense in campaign law trial

The first defense witness in the trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland testified on Monday that Rowland performed legitimate consulting services for a nursing home company, countering prosecutors who say he worked under a phony contract in violation of federal campaign laws. Rowland attended numerous meetings with top executives of Apple Healthcare in 2011 and 2012, and offered "helpful advice" to the company, its chief operating officer Brian Bedard said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Law, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama 's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday. The Health and Human Services Department said some people who got coverage have reported incomes that don't square with what the government has on record.

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WLBT-TV Jackson

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

SFGate

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

In this July 2013 file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding look the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Law, Mitch McConnell, Pat Roberts

SFGate

How To Hack Your Home Printer So It Will 3D Print Any Lipstick, Nail...

Grace Choi is the founder of Mink , a 3D makeup printing company that wants to teach the world how to stop buying cosmetics and start printing their own in any color. Choi created a how-to video and provided Business Insider with step-by-step instructions on how to 3D print lipsticks, eye shadows and nail polishes.

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Related Topix: Printers, Law

Daily Kos

Elections Poll Explorer: Pat Quinn returns from the dead

Since we've unveiled the Daily Kos Elections Poll Explorer, we've always led off the discussion by talking about the Senate races. That makes sense, since it's very unusual to have an election where it's so totally unclear at this late a date which party will have control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, US News, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Customer Interaction Solutions

MEDIPOST America clears Phase 1/2 IND for the U.S. clinical trial on stem cell drug for lung

MEDIPOST America Inc. today announced the US FDA approval of Phase 1/2 clinical trial for PNEUMOSTEM. The Phase 1/2 trial will assess the safety and efficacy of PNEUMOSTEM on prematurely born infants who will be at high-risk of developing Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia .

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Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Health law has caveat on renewal of care coverage

Millions of consumers will soon receive notices from health insurance companies stating that their coverage is being automatically renewed for 2015, along with the financial assistance they received this year from the federal government. But consumer advocates and insurers say they see a significant potential for confusion because some of the information will be out of date and misleading on costs and other aspects of coverage.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicare, Medicaid, Health

News Max

Dissolving Heart Stent Leads to Less Angina

Abbott's Absorb dissolving heart stent proved as safe and effective one year after being placed in a diseased artery as the company's market-leading Xience drug coated metal stent with a significantly lower rate of chest pain, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Sunday. Absorb works in the same way as traditional heart stents, propping open arteries that have been cleared of blockages to restore normal blood flow.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicine

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