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Medicare Plans Offer More Health And Wellness Benefits for 2019

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Medicare Plans Offer More Health And Wellness Benefits for 2019 ( NewsUSA ) – Beginning next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to cover a broader array of health-related services that may help people with Medicare improve their health.Starting in January 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded th...
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Playing On Fear And Fun, Hospitals Follow Pharma In Direct-To-Consumer Advertising

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Playing On Fear And Fun, Hospitals Follow Pharma In Direct-To-Consumer Advertising Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News The scene is shadowy, and the background music foreboding. On the TV screen, a stream of beleaguered humans stand in an unending line. “If you’re waiting patiently for a liver transplant, it could cost you your life,&rdq...
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In Throes Of Turkey Salmonella Outbreak, Don’t Invite Illness To Your Table

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In Throes Of Turkey Salmonella Outbreak, Don’t Invite Illness To Your Table JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News As Americans prepare to cook and consume nearly 50 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day, an ongoing outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to the poultry means food safety at home is more critical than ever.  Federal health offic...
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Women Applaud Michelle Obama’s Decision To Share Her Trauma Of Miscarriage

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Women Applaud Michelle Obama’s Decision To Share Her Trauma Of Miscarriage Emmarie Huetteman Miscarriage is “lonely, painful, and demoralizing,” Michelle Obama writes in her new memoirs. Yet, by some estimates, it ends as many as 1 in 5 pregnancies before the 20-week mark. The former first lady’s disclosure that she and form...
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Childbirth In The Age Of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Sobriety

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Childbirth In The Age Of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Sobriety April Dembosky, KQED When she was in her early 20s, Nicole Veum says, she made a lot of mistakes. “I was really sad and I didn’t want to feel my feelings,” she said. “I turned to the most natural way I could find to cover that all up and I started...
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With Hospitalization Losing Favor, Judges Order Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

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With Hospitalization Losing Favor, Judges Order Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News When mental illness hijacks Margaret Rodgers’ mind, she acts out. Rodgers, 35, lives with depression and bipolar disorder. When left unchecked, the conditions drive the Alabama woman to excessive spending, crying and...
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An Underused Strategy For Surge In STDs: Treat Patients’ Partners Without A Doctor Visit

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An Underused Strategy For Surge In STDs: Treat Patients’ Partners Without A Doctor Visit Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the reason: Their partners have re-infected them. “While you tell people not to have sex unti...
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High Stakes, Entrenched Interests And The Trump Rollback Of Environmental Regs

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High Stakes, Entrenched Interests And The Trump Rollback Of Environmental Regs Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Since his days on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump has promised to roll back environmental regulations, boost the use of coal and pull out of the Paris climate agreement — and he’s moving toward doing all those thin...
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Deadly Shootings Are Rising In U.S. After Steady Declines

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Deadly Shootings Are Rising In U.S. After Steady Declines Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News After steadily declining for more than two decades, deadly shootings are rising across the country, according to a new government report. The researchers also said that the number of suicides involving a firearm grew 21 percent between 2006 and 20...
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New Contractor For Food Stamps Upsets Cart For Farmers Markets

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New Contractor For Food Stamps Upsets Cart For Farmers Markets Michelle Andrews When the woman stopped by Phil Munson’s stall at a Rochester, N.Y., farmers market recently, he noticed a change. A regular customer, she browsed his Fisher Hill Farm vegetables as usual and selected a few to buy. But this time, instead of offering cash for her pr...
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Midterm Election Boosts Medicaid Expansion, But Challenges Remain

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Midterm Election Boosts Medicaid Expansion, But Challenges Remain Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Medicaid — which has been a political football between Washington and state capitols during the past decade — scored big in Tuesday’s election. Following the vote, nearly 500,000 uninsured adults in five states are poised to gain Me...
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Hello? It’s I, Robot, And Have I Got An Insurance Plan For You!

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Hello? It’s I, Robot, And Have I Got An Insurance Plan For You! Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News “Anna” will not stop calling. She really, really wants to sell you health insurance. What a lot of consumers really, really want is to smack Anna upside her robocalling head. As health insurance open-enrollment season gets unde...
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What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All and Single-Payer?

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Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All and Single-Payer? Samantha Young MODESTO, Calif. — Betsy Foster and Doug Dillon are devotees of Josh Harder. The Democratic upstart is attempting to topple Republican incumbent Jeff Denham in this conflicted, semi-rural district that is home to conservative agricultural interests, a ...
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Five Things to Know ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT IN GEORGIA

ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT IN GEORGIA: Five Things to Know Open enrollment is under way in Georgia for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Ac... https://politics.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/aca-open-enrollment-georgia-five-things-know/LcAmAwoVIVC61IBEtEIxJM/ ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT IN GEORGIA: Five Things to Know  ACA ...
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Nov. 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment for people buying their own coverage for 2019 in most states

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Open Enrollment And A Midterm Preview Nov. 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment for people buying their own coverage for 2019 in most states. Despite the turmoil surrounding the Affordable Care Act, most consumers will have more choices and mostly flat — and in some cases lower — premi...
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In Search Of Insurance Savings, Consumers Can Get Unwittingly Wedged Into Narrow-Network Plans

In Search Of Insurance Savings, Consumers Can Get Unwittingly Wedged Into Narrow-Network Plans Steven Findlay As a breast cancer survivor, Donna Catanuchi said she knows she can’t go without health insurance. But her monthly premium of $855 was too high to afford. “It was my biggest expense and killing me,” said Catanuchi, 58, of ...
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Obamacare 2019 plans posted online for window shopping

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Obamacare 2019 plans posted online for window shopping Healthcare.gov, the ACA website homepage for 2019 enrollment. Before plans go on the market Thursday, people can browse plans and prices available to them. The federal website to enroll in 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act is now open for browsing. The website is. The pl...
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October 31, 2018 Mulberry Market

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Courtesy of "Lacey at the Mulberry Market" Volume 6, Issue 43 Happy Halloween week! I'm sad to be missing the market this week, we're on vacation on Ocracoke Island, and boy is it a beautiful place. Paige and Sarah will be running the market, and I know Paige has some fun things planned for the kiddos, so please join us! We are welcoming Bars ...
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Medicare Eases Readmission Penalties Against Safety-Net Hospitals

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Medicare Eases Readmission Penalties Against Safety-Net Hospitals Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News On orders from Congress, Medicare is easing up on its annual readmission penalties on hundreds of hospitals serving the most low-income residents, records released last week show. Since 2012, Medicare has punished hospitals for having too many patients ...
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In Days Of Data Galore, Patients Have Trouble Getting Own Medical Records

In Days Of Data Galore, Patients Have Trouble Getting Own Medical Records Judith Graham Medical records can be hard for patients to get, even in this digital information age. But they shouldn’t be: Federal law guarantees that people have a right to see and obtain a copy of their medical records. New evidence of barriers to exercising this rig...
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