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Could One Big Lawsuit Dismantle Obamacare In Its Entirety In 2014?

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 19:16

One case, Halbig v. Sebelius, could potentially be a major obstacle for the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014.

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Don't Expect Slower Rise In Health Spending To Last

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:44

A study found that neither the financial crisis nor the Affordable Care Act are behind the decade-long decline in the growth rate of health care costs.

Patient Outcomes Fail To Match Pace Of Healthcare Spending

America's $2.7 Trillion Healthcare System Grows Robustly, As Patient Outcomes Fail To Keep Pace

By | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:57

A national conversation about America's healthcare expectations, versus rising costs, should include better data.

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Multiple Births Up To 20 Times More Expensive Than Single-Births

By | Mon, 11/11/2013 - 12:55

Medical costs are disproportionately high for moms carrying twins or triplets during pregnancy and after delivery.

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Kathleen Sebelius Apologizes For Healthcare.gov Bugs

By | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 19:23

Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, was forced to deflect accusations and criticism following her apology for the sluggish Obamacare rollout.

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Patients Buried In Bills From Medical Credit Cards, Loans With High Interest Rates

By | Sat, 10/19/2013 - 15:00

When insurance doesn't cover dental costs, patients rely on care credit cards and loans offered by doctors and health providers, which could leave them drowning in debt.

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Cleveland Clinic Does Budget Cuts, Slashes Jobs In Preparation For Obamacare

By | Thu, 09/19/2013 - 19:23

The world-renowned Cleveland Clinic has announced it will be cutting its budget in the upcoming year in preparation for Obamacare.

Illinois Trains 'Obamacare' Call Center Workers

'Obamacare' Call Center Workers Paid Minimum Wage

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 14:09

Federal grants are providing a bit of an economic stimulus to low-wage workers in Illinois — nine dollars at a time.

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China's Xi Jinping Meets With African Leaders On Healthcare: China To Continue Medical Help

By | Fri, 08/16/2013 - 18:01

The Chinese-African medical relationship has been in place since the mid 20th century, and Chinese President Xi plans to strengthen it in the coming years.

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Hospital Admissions And The 'July Effect': Do Newly Trained Doctors Cause More Deaths?

By | Fri, 07/12/2013 - 12:56

Researchers hypothesize that medical care plummets when newly graduated interns, residents, nurses, and other medical workers first report to work in July — also known as the "July Effect."

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Supreme Court Repeals DOMA: Ruling Could Mean Big Changes In Same-Sex Couples’ Access To Health Care

By | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 14:38

The Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act is important for same-sex couples and their children who will now receive the same health care benefits as families of heterosexual couples.

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'Evergreen' Drugs Extend Pharma Patents, May Have Cost Swiss Consumers 30M Euros

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 17:04

A new study estimates 'evergreen' policies that extend the life of drug patents substantially increased health care costs in Geneva.

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Above And Beyond: 97% Of California Hospitals Offer Free Care For Uninsured Poor

By | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:00

A new study finds California hospitals provided more health care than was required by a 2006 Fair Pricing law.

9 Ways to Cut Health Care Costs

Nine Ways To Cut Your Health Care Costs

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:23

From mobile apps to generics, discover nine ways to save on your medical expenses.

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Time Is Money: Patient Involvement In Medical Decisions More Costly Than Letting Doctors Call The Shots

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 13:41

If patients want to participate in making the decisions affecting their health, they may have to be prepared for longer hospital stays and higher costs, a new study finds.

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