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Friday |

Kansas Moves to Protect Seniors from Obamacare Cuts to Medicare

Kathleen Sebelius' home state of Kansas has become the front line in the battle over Obamacare, with conservatives fighting to preserve Medicare and local control over health care policy while Democrats try to end both.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Kansas Government, Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, AARP

Friday | Journal of Medical Internet Research

Can an Internet-Based Health Risk Assessment Highlight Problems of...

The use of such instruments to improve adults' risk factor awareness and concordance with clinically measured risk factor values could be an opportunity to advance public health knowledge and build effective interventions.


Related Topix: Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, Temple, TX, University of Georgia, Health

Friday | The Wichita Eagle

Vox editor to discuss whata s next for the Affordable Care Act

Sarah Kliff, a senior editor at media startup Vox , will speak as part of the Sunflower Foundation's Advocacy in Health series at 3:30 p.m. May 14 at the Hotel at Old Town Conference Center, according to a news release.


Related Topix: Journalism, Health

Friday | PhysOrg Weblog

Oft-assumed reasons for racial obesity disparities may not be only cause, study says

Racial disparities in obesity rates among the third of U.S. adults considered obese are often blamed on socioeconomic status because of its influence on diet and physical activity, but new findings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in Obesity suggest otherwise-particularly for women.


Related Topix: University of Alabama, Medicine, Health, African-American, Genetics

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Obamacare sign-ups beat projections in U.S., California

Good news on two fronts for President Barack Obama's health care law surfaced Thursday after health plan enrollment numbers reported by California and the White House wildly exceeded expectations.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health


Marshall Chin, MD, New President-Elect of Society of General Internal Medicine

Marshall Chin , MD, MPH, the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine, is the new president-elect of the Society of General Internal Medicine for the 2014-2015 year.


Related Topix: Medicine, Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Health Insurance, Health


Outrageous Pharma/Medical Conflicts of Interest

Walid Gellad, MD, MPH is both assistant professor of medicine and assistant professor of health policy at the University of Pittsburgh and a physician in the US Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System.


Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, Health, Milwaukee, WI, US News, Liberal Political News


Researcher looks at public perceptions around newborn testing

Public perception should be considered when deciding extent of newborn genetic testing, according to a new paper by Dr. Yvonne Bombard, a genomics and health services researcher in the Li Ka... TORONTO, April 17, 2014-While 94 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they would participate in public health programs that screen newborns for a specific ... (more)


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid (generic), Armour Thyroid, Health

Santa Barbara Independent

UCSB Hosting Affordable Care Act Symposium

Santa Barbara's History Department is hosting a discussion of the Affordable Care Act this Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Resource Building.


Related Topix: Health, Santa Barbara County, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Business Journal

Survey shows who gained health insurance from first open enrollment period

A new survey by the Urban Institute Health Policy Center has revealed more about the demographics of the estimated 5.4 million individuals estimated to be newly insured during the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Medicaid, Hawaii Government, Hawaii

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WIVB-TV Buffalo

New York says 960,000 enrolled in health exchange

About 94,000 of those finished applying in the two weeks after the original March 31 deadline, according to figures released by the exchange's executive director, Donna Frescatore.


Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Health, New York University

Jerusalem Post

Health panel favors reform for additional insurance

A subcommitee of the German Committee to Improve the Public Health System recommended on Wednesday night to create a uniform supplementary health policy for the country's four health funds that would cover surgery and second opinions regarding operations.


Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance

Science Daily

Percent of uninsured Texans declined since September 2013

The percentage of uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 in Texas declined from 24.8 to 23.5 between September 2013 and March 2014, according to a report.


Related Topix: Texas, Health Insurance, Rice University

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of eHealth Interventions in...

However, a review of systematic reviews published in 2010 concluded that high-quality evidence on the benefits of eHealth interventions was still lacking.


Related Topix: eHealth, Netherlands, World News, Norway, Health

KXAN-TV Austin


All three headlines underscore the mental health debate swelling in Texas, and the motivation behind a new push to craft better mental health policy.


Related Topix: Health, Austin, TX

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

After months of focusing on how many people have or haven't signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, we now have a rough total and everyone's keen to get to the bigger questions: How well is the law working? How many of those who signed up have paid their premiums and are actually getting coverage? How many were uninsured ... (more)


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Tue Apr 15, 2014


FAIR Health Elects Christopher F. Koller to Board of Directors

FAIR Health, Inc. announced today that it has elected Christopher F. Koller to its Board of Directors.


Related Topix: Health, Brown University, Health Insurance

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson to debate marriage equality

Two leading minds from opposite sides of the globe, Australian Freedom Commissioner from the Human Rights Commission Tim Wilson and UK lawyer Helen Dale will come together to debate the subject 'Marriage Equality is Not All Gay Times'.


Related Topix: Health

John Locke Foundation

Being uninsured might not be as risky as you think

The federal Affordable Care Act address American health care challenges largely by aiming to boost the number of people with health insurance.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

Kevin, M.D.

Why more health insurance isn't necessarily better

Whenever a discussion of health care policy is initiated, the importance of health insurance, of extending coverage, takes center stage.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health