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  1. Obamacare and the Supreme Court: What's at StakeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | HON

    The latest legal showdown over the Affordable Care Act could make health insurance unaffordable for millions of Americans, some health policy experts say. But opponents of the health-care law say the matter is cut-and-dried -- and a clear violation of the controversial legislation.

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  2. Brain tumor patients fare better with private insurance, new study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... where they were treated, Rahman said. Hooten and Rahman hope that the findings will be used to affect health care policy and improve disparities in medical care. "This type of research is important from a global standpoint to understand what goes ...

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  3. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Names Georgia Health Policy Center...Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Newswise

    With a grant of more than $4.5 million, Georgia State University's Georgia Health Policy Center has been named a national coordinating center by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing initiative aimed at helping regions, states and communities improve health and reduce disparities through innovations in collaboration and financing. The grant will support the work of the center and up to10 communities over the next three years.

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  4. One million patients could lose primary care if residency training in ...Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Science Daily

    The shortage of primary care doctors could worsen if funding for the Teaching Health Centers, a program to train medical residents in underserved areas, is eliminated in the United States, says a new report. The shortage of primary care doctors could worsen if funding for the Teaching Health Centers , a program to train medical residents in underserved areas, is eliminated.

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  5. Loss of funding for THC program could disrupt training of medical residents in underserved areasRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Medical News

    The shortage of primary care doctors could worsen if funding for the Teaching Health Centers , a program to train medical residents in underserved areas, is eliminated. Loss of funding - which has already been drastically reduced - could disrupt the training of 550 current medical residents and cut off the pipeline of future primary care residents, says a new report conducted by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University .

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  6. Survey: Only 53% of primary care physicians use state's prescription drug monitoring programsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Medical News

    In a new survey, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that physicians report relatively high awareness of state databases that track drug prescriptions but more than one-fifth indicated they were not aware of their state's program at all. In a survey of 420 primary care physicians published in the March issue of the journal Health Affairs , the researchers found that 72 percent indicated they were aware of their state's program, and 53 percent reported they'd used their state's program.

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  7. Some health plans violate federal law requiring equal benefits for mental health careRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Medical News

    One-quarter of the health plans being sold on health insurance exchanges set up through the Affordable Care Act offer benefits that appear to violate a federal law requiring equal benefits for general medical and mental health care, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The law - known as mental health parity - was designed to eliminate discrimination in insurance coverage offered for people with mental illness and addiction problems.

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  8. Despite federal law, some insurance exchange plans offer unequal coverage for mental healthRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    One-quarter of the health plans being sold on health insurance exchanges set up through the Affordable Care Act offer benefits that appear to violate a federal law requiring equal benefits for general medical and mental health care, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The law - known as mental health parity - was designed to eliminate discrimination in insurance coverage offered for people with mental illness and addiction problems.

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  9. Prostate cancer topic of upcoming lecture at Cooley Dickinson HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | MassLive.com

    Dr. Richard J. Lee of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center will discuss prostate cancer screening and contemporary management approaches; Dr. Sean Mullally, medical director of the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson , will introduce Dr. Lee and facilitate the lecture. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the number-two cause of cancer-related death in American men, according to the American Cancer Society.

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  10. Medicare and Patients with Schizophrenia Could Save $150 Million on Part D PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | PRWeb

    New analysis by the University of Pittsburgh uncovers millions in savings for Medicare and schizophrenia patients with intelligent assignment to Part D plans. Using an "intelligent," rather than random, method for assigning people with schizophrenia to Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans could save Medicare and patients a combined $150 million annually, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered.

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  11. Ryan, Kline, And Upton Unveil More Specifics About Obamacare Supreme Court Contingency PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    ... 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 ...

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  12. GP co-payment fee is 'dead, buried and cremated': Tony AbbottRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    Tony Abbott has declared the GP co-payment as "dead, buried and cremated" after it was finally dumped on Tuesday. The Prime Minister's office emphatically rejected a claim, first reported by Fairfax Media, that Mr Abbott had chided his former health minister Peter Dutton in cabinet on Monday over the bungled co-payment "barnacle"..

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  13. GP co-payment policy scrapped againRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | ABC News

    ELEANOR HALL: The Federal Government today dumped its troubled plan to charge patients a co-payment for GP services. But another change of direction on health policy has opened up more questions about health funding and the future of Medicare.

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  14. Employees not benefiting from slower growth in healthcare costsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    While employees' insurance premiums and out-of pocket medical expenses shot up 21% from 2007 to 2013 to an average of $3,273 a year, employers' total healthcare costs rose only 14.5%. While employees' insurance premiums and out-of pocket medical expenses shot up 21% from 2007 to 2013 to an average of $3,273 a year, employers' total healthcare costs rose only 14.5%.

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  15. Stakes High for Obamacare in King v. Burwell Supreme Court CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    President Barack Obama pauses while Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell looks on during a meeting about the Affordable Care Act at the White House in February. Burwell is the named defendant in a Supreme Court case over the law's issuance of subsidies.

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  16. Utah holds lessons for Colorado in improving vaccination ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Fort Morgan Times

    When it comes to giving parents the choice whether or not to have their children vaccinated, Colorado and Utah look very much alike. Both allow parents to opt out for medical, religious or philosophical reasons, and between 4 percent and 5 percent of parents in each state do.

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  17. Abbott declares GP co-payment 'dead, buried and cremated'Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | ABC News

    The Government announced the death of the GP fee earlier today, with Health Minister Sussan Ley conceding that it "does not have broad support and will not proceed". Federal Cabinet discussed the move to dump the contentious measure last night and the decision was taken to the joint party room this morning.

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  18. Australian research shows TPPA would harm healthRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Scoop

    A careful assessment of what could happen to the health of New Zealanders under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement is needed, say New Zealand doctors. An Australian report Negotiating Healthy Trade in Australia: Health Impact Assessment of the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement released today examined the impact of the TPPA on four health issues - medicines, tobacco, alcohol and food.

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  19. Canada is sending a terrible message to the rest of the world.- Kathleen Ruff editorial on asbestosRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    But when it comes to taking action to promote responsible trade that is exactly what the Harper government does: sit on the sidelines brandishing an absentee card. Or, worse, it vetoes international action in an ugly and arrogant style.

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  20. Major Concepts of Health Care EconomicsRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Annals of Internal Medicine

    Requests for Single Reprints: Victor R. Fuchs, PhD, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6015; e-mail, vfuchs@stanford.edu . This article applies major economic concepts, such as supply, demand, monopoly, monopsony, adverse selection, and moral hazard, to central features of U.S. health care.

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