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  • California regulator assails Obamacare cancellations

    California regulator assails Obamacare cancellations
    California's health exchange is violating the law by canceling private coverage for up to 95,000 people because they might qualify for Medi-Cal, the state's insurance commissioner says. At issue is health insurance for some of the poorest Californians...
  • Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern

    Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern
    Antipsychotic medications and the risks associated with their use in nursing homes to treat dementia is an issue of growing concern in the U.S. An interprofessional approach, enlisting pharmacists to work closely with other providers, is key to addressing...
  • Allen C. Minor: Congress can save the Affordable Care Act

    Allen C. Minor: Congress can save the Affordable Care Act
    What does the future hold for the controversial Affordable Care Act now that the Republican Party will control Congress? Prior to it becoming law, 50 million people in the United States did not have health insurance, and health care costs were...
  • A case for treating both mind and body

    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...
  • Virginia health care safety net breaking, leaders say

    Virginia health care safety net breaking, leaders say
    RICHMOND — Virginia's health care safety net is groaning under increased demand, and a simple cash infusion won't solve the problem for free clinics and community hospitals around the state, industry leaders told legislators Thursday. More cash...
  • In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

    In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact
    Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis. Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
  • Children attacked, abused at taxpayer-funded living centers

    Children attacked, abused at taxpayer-funded living centers
    In residential treatment centers across Illinois, children are assaulted, sexually abused and running away by the thousands — yet state officials fail to act on reports of harm and continue sending waves of youths to the most troubled and violent...
  • Strategies to protect assets from nursing home costs

    Q. My husband and I recently retired. He is 72 and I am 65. With increasing health issues and no long-term care insurance, we worry about what will happen financially when one of us goes to a nursing home. Can the healthy spouse keep the jointly owned...
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion

     Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion
    The key to providing access to quality health care for those with a mental illness lies in the expansion of Medicaid, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday to a crowd of 500 at the 25th annual Thanksgiving banquet of Hampton-Newport News Community Services...
  • Reader feedback Nov. 25: The Virginia Way, Medicaid and CNU sports

    The Virginia Way •Mary, Urbanna: I have been interested in the Daily Press series last week on ethics in Virginia politics and especially seeing how many politicians end up with plum jobs and even judgeships after serving time in the General...
  • One week remains for 2015 health insurance coverage

    Consumers have until Dec.15 to sign up for health insurance coverage effective Jan. 1, 2015, through the state's federally facilitated state marketplace. Open enrollment through the Affordable Care Act's state marketplaces opened in mid-November....