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  • Employed white southerners most likely to lose coverage in Supreme Court case

    If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down tax credits for people buying health insurance on the federal exchange, about 8.2 million Americans in 34 states could lose their coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Most of the people likely to be affected are white, employed, and low- to middle-class. They also are concentrated in a single region of the country: the South.
  • Keeping people out of hospitals makes system healthier

    Keeping people out of hospitals makes system healthier
    For all its flaws, the federal Affordable Care Act is beginning to fulfill one of its missions: to change a health-care system that could only be described as sick itself. While much of Obamacare focused controversially around health insurance, other...

    Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    ABU RIZVI has recently been appointed the provost at Lafayette College in Easton. Rizvi was a professor of economics and the former dean of the Honors College at the University of Vermont prior to his position that he will assume in January. His...

    Report: U.S. obesity crisis may be stabilizing, especially in kids

    Report: U.S. obesity crisis may be stabilizing, especially in kids
    Congratulations, America! You've stopped getting fatter! Well, most Americans have. Obesity rates crept up in six states last year but held steady in the other 44 plus the District of Columbia, according to a new report. That showing was good enough...

    Florida ranks in top 10 of states with high diabetes rates

    Florida ranks in top 10 of states with high diabetes rates
    One in 10 Floridians has diabetes, a "disturbing" trend revealed in the nation's fat report last week. Though Florida ranks as the 29th-most-obese state in the country, the Sunshine State is No. 10 for diabetes. It's a distinction that comes with a...