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Louisiana Residents Are In Danger

(Nola) – Louisiana is the least prepared state in the country for handling public health emergencies, according to the 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index. The index, developed by the

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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

    People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

( NPR ) – When you ask people what impacts health you’ll get a lot of different answers: Access to good health care and preventative services, personal behavior, exposure to

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Extra funding sought to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    Extra funding sought to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

( Washington Post ) – The Obama administration wants to double the amount of federal funding dedicated to combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a mounting problem that causes an estimated 2 million

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US needs better end-of-life care, which might cut costs, study says

    US needs better end-of-life care, which might cut costs, study says

(Fox News) – The United States needs to improve its medical care for people nearing death, a move that might cut rising healthcare costs, an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study

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Top retirement financial concern: Health-care bills

    Top retirement financial concern: Health-care bills

(CNBC) – People over 50 say their top retirement financial worry is health-care costs, a survey, out Friday, shows. But

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Meet Kevin Counihan, The New 'Obamacare CEO'

    Meet Kevin Counihan, The New 'Obamacare CEO'

(Forbes) – Kevin Counihan, who had served as the head of Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, on Tuesday was named the

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Ban lifted on Medicare coverage for sex change surgery

    Ban lifted on Medicare coverage for sex change surgery

(Washington Post) – The Obama administration on Friday ended a 33-year ban on Medicare coverage for gender reassignment surgery —

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Obama picks a new face of health care

    Obama picks a new face of health care

(USA Today) – President Obama picked Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be the new face of health care because she has

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Obamacare enrollment reaches 7.5 million

    Obamacare enrollment reaches 7.5 million

(Washington Post) – About 7.5 million people have signed up for health insurance through the new state and federal marketplaces,

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Top Medicare doctor paid $21M in 2012, new data shows

    Top Medicare doctor paid $21M in 2012, new data shows

(Newsday) – A doctor who treats a degenerative eye disease in seniors was paid $21 million by Medicare in 2012,

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