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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...
  • McAuliffe calls for background checks on nurses

    McAuliffe calls for background checks on nurses
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe will call for criminal background checks as part of the licensing process for nurses, and he included funding for the new program in his budget proposal this week. The system now is based on self disclosure, with nursing...
  • Los costes del tabaquismo son muy altos para el sistema de salud

    Los costes del tabaquismo son muy altos para el sistema de salud
    Casi 90 centavos de cada 10 dólares que gasta el sistema de salud de Estados Unidos corresponde a los efectos del tabaquismo, según un equipo. Los investigadores calcularon que el 8,7 por ciento del gasto total en salud, que es de 170.000 millones de...
  • Time to expand health coverage in Florida

    Time to expand health coverage in Florida
    By turning down more than $50 billion from Washington over the next decade to expand health care coverage, Florida's Republican legislative leaders have been stubborn, not smart. They've let their aversion to the Affordable Care Act, where the funding...
  • Immigrants in state illegally to get state-funded kidney transplants

     Immigrants in state illegally to get state-funded kidney transplants
    When he was diagnosed with renal disease almost two years ago, Gustavo Galvez had never heard of dialysis. Doctors told Galvez, who had been working in the United States 17 years without legal residency, that it would help his failing kidneys function and...
  • Finding the right nursing home takes time, effort and a keen eye

    Until last year, Norm Guivens didn't have the most favorable impression of nursing homes. Having visited various friends and relatives in these facilities, the Braintree, Mass., bridge teacher was struck mostly by the odor of soiled linens and drab...
  • Holy Cross group added to Medicare savings program

    Holy Cross group added to Medicare savings program
    The Holy Cross Physician Partners Accountable Care Organization has been selected as one of 89 groups added in an expanding nationwide Medicare Shared Savings Program that now provides 7.2 million Medicare beneficiaries with access to coordinated care,...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer dealt legal blow over Medicaid expansion plan

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer dealt legal blow over Medicaid expansion plan
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was dealt a significant legal defeat Wednesday when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit challenging her controversial Medicaid expansion plan could move forward. The Republican governor, who leaves office in January,...
  • Affordable Care Act health enrollment in Virginia 'on track'

    Affordable Care Act health enrollment in Virginia 'on track'
    The government released the first state-by-state numbers for health-insurance enrollment through the federally run state marketplace Tuesday. In the first month, by Dec. 15, the deadline for Jan. 1 coverage through Affordable Care Act plans, Virginia...