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  1. Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania: While not perfect, it is effectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Lebanon Daily News

    For Pennsylvanians, 2015 will go down as a significant year in the healthcare history books. This year, the state expanded Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income individuals, to an estimated 700,000 Pennsylvanians living below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

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  2. Fenway Health Researcher: Legal Protections in Public Settings are a...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | PRWeb

    ... in-depth assessments of the social, economic, historical, legal, and ethical dimensions of health and health care policy. The Milbank Quarterly is published in March, June, September, and December on behalf of the Milbank Memorial Fund by John Wiley ...

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  3. Small Businesses Face New ObamaCare ThreatRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    I'm president of the Galen Institute, a non-profit research organization that focuses on market-driven health policy, and a co-author of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America Small businesses are in the cross-hairs of ObamaCare, particularly the growing small businesses the economy needs to create much-needed jobs. Starting in 2016, businesses with 51 to 100 employees will face fines of $2,000 to $3,000 a year per employee if they don't provide ObamaCare-compliant health insurance for their workers.

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  4. RAND analysis shows more work needed to engage consumers after enrolling in health insurance plansRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

    Enrolling in an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act is only the first step for consumers to be actively engaged in their health care, according to a new analysis from RAND Corporation researchers. To understand the issues facing consumers as well as the payers, providers and support organizations who work directly with them, RAND researchers conducted phone-based interviews with insurance companies, physician groups and community support nonprofit organizations.

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  5. Health care spending to accelerate, US report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | DigitalBURG

    It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

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  6. Healthcare Spending Projected to Outpace Economic GrowthRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Surgical Products

    It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. healthcare costs seems to be winding down.

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  7. More Work Needed to Engage Consumers After Enrolling in Health Insurance PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Health News Digest

    Enrolling in an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act is only the first step for consumers to be actively engaged in their health care, according to a new analysis from RAND Corporation researchers. To understand the issues facing consumers as well as the payers, providers and support organizations who work directly with them, RAND researchers conducted phone-based interviews with insurance companies, physician groups and community support nonprofit organizations.

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  8. The impact of nutrients before and during pregnancy on the health of mothers and their babiesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Researchers in the United Kingdom , Singapore and New Zealand from the EpiGen Global Research Consortium are to trial the use of a combination of nutrients and probiotics before and during pregnancy in a bid to improve the health of mothers and their babies. Researchers at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit , University of Southampton, National University of Singapore and National University Health System , Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research , and the Liggins Institute and Auckland UniServices at the University of Auckland have developed the trial in collaboration with researchers at the NestlA Research Center.

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  9. Why Health Insurance Mergers Could Mean Higher PremiumsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    Anthem announced last week it will buy insurance giant Cigna for over $54 billion, acquiring more than 53 million new patients. And Aetna, earlier this month, announced its agreement to buy Humana, the nation's fifth-largest health insurer.

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  10. Your health information: our secretRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

    Missing information is a serious barrier to citizen participation in health care and many health care problems would be solved if patients had timely electronic access to their own information. It is hard to believe that in 2015 most Nova Scotians are not able to communicate with their doctors by email or telephone or that you cannot have online access to your own health record.

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  11. One of the biggest fiscal developments of the past 3 decades is about to reverse itselfRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

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  12. Report: Gov't Health Care Spending Expected to Rise, Giving the...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com

    It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

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  13. Evidence in Action -- Uses of Real World Evidence Throughout the Drug ...Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | Freshnews

    Join featured speaker, Dr. Tommy Bramley, Senior Vice President of Scientific Consulting at Xcenda, for a complimentary webinar focusing on successful uses of real world evidence throughout the development process. This session will explore the impact of data in proving product value and its strategic use to help guide future development plans.

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  14. Is Unethical Behavior Influenced by Hormones?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | PsychCentral

    Cheating is costly to business concerns and academic institutions costing more than $3.7 trillion annually. Fraud harms individuals and constituents by often instigating a downward cascade of actions.

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  15. Federal grants aim to expand health information exchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare

    ... One of the most interesting initiatives the grants will fund is AcademyHealth a Washington, D.C.,-based health care policy shop that will work with 15 communities working to identify best practices and inform national strategy around population ...

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  16. Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. SeniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MedlinePlus

    In a rare piece of good news about the U.S. health care system, a new study finds that deaths, hospital stays and spending are all falling among older Americans. Between 1999 and 2013, yearly rates of death and hospitalization steadily declined among Americans in the traditional fee-for-service Medicare program.

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  17. New WFSJ initiative to help journalists report on staggering toll of HCVRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Medical News

    The World Federation of Science Journalists is launching a new initiative to help journalists report on the staggering toll of Hepatitis C as well as the scientific and political barriers to treating the disease. To be launched on World Hepatitis Day , the new website presents resources written by journalists for journalists to expose the complex issues preventing effective prevention and treatment of the disease as well as a database of HCV experts from around the world who can be interviewed on a range of issues- from physician/scientists and patient groups, to public policy experts.

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  18. Expert: Cigna-Anthem merger likely bad for consumersRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WTNH

    A health policy expert says the insurance merger between Anthem and Bloomfield-based Cigna, which still needs federal approval, could be bad news for consumers. Zack Cooper from the Yale School of Public Health says that since hospitals all over the country are starting to merge and grow larger, healthcare providers are trying to increase their leverage by growing in size as well.

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  19. US Report: Health Care Spending To AccelerateRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | CBS Local

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  20. Healthcare spending rises due to Obamacare, better economyRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    Healthcare spending grew faster in 2014 than the previous five years partly because of a strengthening economy and coverage expansions through Obamacare. New estimates released Tuesday show that estimated healthcare spending grew by 5.5 percent in 2014, well above the historic low of 4 percent from 2008 to 2013.

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