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  1. The administration could be missing a major chance to boost Obamacare enrollmentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    A little more than a month into Obamacare's second-ever open enrollment period, at least 6.4 million people have already signed up for 2015 health plans, the Obama administration announced earlier this week. That number includes 1.9 million people who are first-time customers on, the federal enrollment portal serving 37 states.


  2. Global epidemiology of mental disorders: what are we missing?Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | CiteULike

    Population-based studies provide the understanding of health-need required for effective public health policy and service-planning. Mental disorders are an important but, until recently, neglected agenda in global health.


  3. A case for treating both mind and bodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    New research from Rutgers University lends more support to the idea that integrating treatment of mind and body could lead to better - and cheaper - medical care. Sujoy Chakravarty, a health economist with the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, found that people who were often hospitalized or whose hospitalizations probably could have been prevented with good primary care were disproportionately likely to have mental-health or substance-abuse problems.


  4. Special needs survey finds fixable issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Kingman Daily Miner

    For more information about the Special Needs Advocacy Coalition in Mohave County or to view the 2014 survey, visit The coalition offers parent support groups the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Kingman Regional Medical Center's Cholla Conference Room, 3269 Stockton Hill Road, SNAC is seeking volunteers interested in improving the education system for children and youth with special health care needs.


  5. Report: Not expanding Medicaid coul...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anson Record

    If North Carolina continues not to expand Medicaid, it could cost Anson County 49 jobs and $21 million less in county business activity by 2020, according to a study released Dec. 18 by the Cone Health Foundation and Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University conducted the study.


  6. On Native GroundHEALTH Care in America: Still the Worst in the WorldRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2014 | American Reporter

    While the Affordable Care Act made a bit of difference in giving more Americans access to health care, the reality remains that the United States has the worst health care system in the developed world. This conclusion is that of the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that's done health care policy research for decades.


  7. Startling benefit of cardiology meetings: Outcomes better when cardiologists away?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Science Daily

    ... that exist to treat these conditions," said study senior author Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy at HMS, internist at Massachusetts General Hospital and faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. There ...


  8. Alzheimer's Drug Namzaric (Memantine/Donepezil) Wins FDA NodRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 24 | P&T Community

    The FDA has approved the new drug application for Namzaric , a fixed-dose combination of extended-release memantine hydrochloride, an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist, and donepezil hydrochloride, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Namzaric was approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type in patients stabilized on memantine hydrochloride and donepezil hydrochloride.


  9. Easy access may boost kids' water consumptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Fox News

    Kids in New York City public schools drank water nearly three times more often after dispensers of cool, fresh tap water were conveniently placed near their lunch lines, researchers found. "The water jets definitely made it easier to get water," said Brian Elbel, lead author of the study, in an e-mail to Reuters Health.


  10. Pregnant women exposed to pollution face higher risk of congenital defectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 |

    Researchers have found a connection between mothers being exposed to toxic air pollution and their babies being born with compromised neurological development. Air pollution is associated with a higher risk of pregnant women giving birth to offspring with congenital malformations, says the American Friends of Tel Aviv University .


  11. Express Scripts Says - No Thanks' to Gilead Hepatitis C Drugs, Goes for Cheaper AbbVie RivalRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 23 | P&T Community

    According to a report from Reuters, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the U.S. -- Express Scripts -- has negotiated a cheaper price for AbbVie Inc.'s newly approved hepatitis C treatment Viekira Pak and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc.'s treatments after trying for nearly a year to win a deeper discount. Exress Scripts opposed the $84,000 price tag for Gilead's Sovaldi since the drug was approved a year ago.


  12. ACA predicted to have positive impact on insurance disparities;...Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 23 | ScienceBlogs

    With the second round of open enrollment now underway, a new report finds that the Affordable Care Act will, indeed, help narrow racial and ethnic disparities in insurance coverage. However, not all communities are predicted to benefit equally.


  13. Full-time employment with no health benefits was a trend for workers in 2012Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Almost half of the 6.9 million Californians who lacked insurance in 2012 were in a family with a full-time worker, according to a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The State of Health Insurance in California report also found that the number of adult workers with job-based health insurance declined between 2009 and 2012.


  14. All Gov Bill Haslam Wants For Christmas is Obamacare Expansion -- And Your MoneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 |

    ... policy for National Review. The other contributors to The Apothecary are: Josh Archambault, Director of Health Care Policy at the Pioneer Institute in Boston; Robert Book of the American Action Forum; Chris Conover, Research Scholar in the Center ...


  15. Medicaid is a very good investment even if it does not lower cholesterol or blood pressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Medical News Today

    Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health analyzed the results of the Oregon Health Experiment, where eligible uninsured individuals were randomly assigned Medicaid or to stay with their current care. Considered controversial because the experiment found no measurable gains for physical health it did reveal benefits for mental health , financial wellbeing, and preventive screening.


  16. What Is A Life Worth? Part IIRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 |

    John C. Goodman is one of the nation's leading thinkers on health policy. He is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the widely acclaimed book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis.


  17. High Court Sets March Hearing in Obamacare LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | News Max

    High noon for Obamacare is scheduled for March 4, when the Supreme Court has announced that it will hear verbal arguments in a lawsuit that could mean the end for the controversial Affordable Care Act. The high court announced in November that it will hear the case, which will settle a disagreement between two lower courts.


  18. Smoke signals: New evidence links air pollution to congenital defectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Science Daily

    The health effects of air pollution are a major concern for urban populations all over the world. A new study provides new evidence linking high exposure to air pollution to an increased risk of congenital malformations.


  19. Heartland Daily Podcast - " Chris Jacobs: America Next's plan to replace ObamacareRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | The Heartland Institute

    Chris Jacobs, policy director of America Next, discusses the think tank's market-based proposal for what Congress should pass to replace Obamacare. The key elements of the America Next plan are simplified tax credits that can be used to purchase coverage, and elimination of federal mandated benefits that drive up health insurance premiums.


  20. Ziegler Announces Successful Lowell General Hospital Affiliation With...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | PRWeb

    Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of Lowell General Hospital's affiliation with well-regarded Tufts Medical Center. The affiliation with Tufts Medical Center enhances Lowell General Hospital's compelling value proposition to its community.