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4 hrs ago | News Max

US Appeals Court Throws Out IRS Rule on Obamacare Subsidies

President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul suffered a potentially crippling blow as a U.S. appeals court ruled the government cannot give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage on the insurance marketplace run by federal authorities.


Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law, Washington DC, Health Insurance, Health

13 hrs ago | Medical News

Obama administration, state regulators focus efforts on insurer networks

The New York Times reports that standards are being developed to protect consumers' choices of doctors and hospitals under the health law's new insurance plans.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance

Mon Jul 21, 2014


The use of citizens' juries in health policy decision-making: a systematic review.

Deliberative inclusive approaches, such as citizen juries, have been used to engage citizens on a range of issues in health care and public health.


Related Topix: Health

Insight News

Straight-up talk about testosterone

It's almost impossible to turn on the TV or open a newspaper without hearing about testosterone deficiency in men.


Related Topix: Health

WNYC-AM New York

Does the Affordable Care Act Mean the End of NJ's Health Centers?

Six months into its first year, the Affordable Care Act is dramatically reshaping the country's health care sector.


Related Topix: Medicine, Perth Amboy, NJ, Health, Medicaid

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Online doctor visits popular with insurers

To cut medical costs and diagnose minor ailments, WellPoint and Aetna, among other health insurers, are letting millions of patients get seen online first.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Surveys Show Shrinking Ranks of Uninsured

The new Affordable Care Act and the recovering economy may have helped as many as nine million Americans obtain health insurance in the past year.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Medicare

Fri Jul 18, 2014

News Max

Web Clicks Replace Stethoscopes as Internet Healthcare Grows

To cut medical costs and diagnose minor ailments, WellPoint Inc. and Aetna Inc., among other health insurers, are letting millions of patients get seen online first.


Related Topix: Wellpoint Health Networks, Aetna, Insurance, Medicine, UC San Francisco, Health


ConforMIS Customized iTotalA Knee Replacement Shown to Significantly ...

ConforMIS, Inc. , a medical device company providing the only truly customized total knee implant, today announced results from a clinical study evaluating hospital outcomes and costs in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty using either ConforMIS iTotal customized, individually made knee implants or standard off-the-shelf implants.


Related Topix: Startups, ConforMIS, Knee Replacement, Medicine, Health, Emory University

National Center for Public Policy Res...

More on Angela Tagtow and the USDA...

USDA's Switch From Science-Based Nutrition Advice to Green Agenda Harms Americans Health Policy Expert Warns Against Politicization of Diet Advice Issues Such as Climate Change Don't Belong in Government Policymaking About Healthy Eating, Says Health Policy Expert Jeff Stier New York, NY / Washington, D.C. - The naming of an "environmental ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Nutrition, Medicine, Health, Dieting, Iowa

Medical News Today

Australian smoking rates at record lows

New data showing a record fall in smoking rates confirms that Australia is on track to achieve major reductions in smoking-related diseases, Cancer Council Australia said today .


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Thu Jul 17, 2014

BrothersJudd Blog

in Fact, it's Entirely a Function of Public Policy, w's:

First, the decline started in the middle of the last decade, and there's no plausible policy mechanism that would have caused cost growth to moderate just then.


Related Topix: The w's, Pop/Rock

Bellingham Herald

Coakley seeking delay of hearing on Partners deal

The deal would let the state's largest hospital and physicians' network acquire South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health Systems.


Related Topix: Health

Roll Call

Today's Spotlight: Pentagon Health Spending

Health care policy mavens are likely to congregate at a House hearing this morning on medical technology innovation.


Limerick Today

Neville 'disappointed' with mental health services

LIMERICK TD Dan Neville has raised concerns over the implementation of changes in mental health services recommended by an expert report carried out in 2006.


Related Topix: Health

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Dr. Alvarez speaking to the gathering at TAIMA TB night, March 22, 2014. Attendees were treated to a country food feast to express the gratitute to all who participated in the TAIMA TB program and for the community support received.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Health


Syntel Elects New Members to Board of Directors

Syntel, Inc., a global provider of digital transformation, information technology and knowledge process services to Global 2000 companies, today announced that two new members were elected to the Company's Board of Directors on July 13, 2014.


Related Topix: Syntel, Computers, IT Services, Northeastern University, Health, Harvard University

Harvard Business School

Marketing Obamacare

It's safe to say that the rollout of the Affordable Care Act was not pretty. Plagued by technical problems on, and stymied by a lack of political support in around half of the 50 states, the federal healthcare exchange set up by the ACA - commonly nicknamed "Obamacare" - enjoyed a decidedly lackluster launch.


Related Topix: Marketing, Medicaid, Health Insurance, Business News

European Public Health Alliance

EPHA Consultation response on ISDS in TTIP

The risks for public health policy from ISDS are greater than potential benefits.


Related Topix: Health

Tue Jul 15, 2014

How to pick best lower-cost health policy for your family

INTENSE competition among the four health insurers to keep families with children on their books has prompted the launch of a range of lower-priced plans.


Related Topix: Health