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WHO seeks humanitarian corridor to evacuate Gaza wounded 25.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Friday for a humanitarian corridor to be set up in Gaza to allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded and bring in life-saving ...
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Accused hospital shooter had history of mental illness, arrests, records show 25.7.2014 Philly.com News
The patient who allegedly opened fire on a caseworker and psychiatrist in a small office at a unit of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Delaware County had a long history of mental illness and several previous encounters with law-enforcement, according to police and court records.
CDC: Doctors Need to do More to Encourage HPV Vaccine for Teens 25.7.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
The percentage of teens receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine remains ‘‘unacceptably low’’ and doctors’ failure to recommend it as strongly as other vaccines may be partly to blame, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said ...
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Frantic search for 32-year-old Ebola patient zero 25.7.2014 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial
By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease. Radio stations in Freetown, a city of around 1 million inhabitants, broadcast the appeal on Friday to locate a woman who tested positive for the disease that has killed 660 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak was first identified in February. "Saudatu Koroma of 25 Old Railway Line, Brima Lane, Wellington," the announcement said. We need the public to help us locate her." Koroma, 32, a resident of the densely populated Wellington neighborhood, had been admitted to an isolation ward while blood samples were tested for the virus, Health ministry spokesman Sidi Yahya ...
Lifepoint Hospitals Profit Boosted by Health-Care Reform 25.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Lifepoint Hospitals said its second-quarter earnings jumped, leading the rural hospital operator to boost its outlook for the year amid benefits from the health-care reform law.
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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance 25.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The figures are important because the White House has only provided theoretical caps in the past. Conservative lawmakers and groups that are critical of the Affordable Care Act encouraged consumers to skip buying insurance.
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McQueary: Illinois Supreme Court's health care ruling hurts pension reform 25.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The most alarming sentence in the recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling on retiree health care was not the one cited most often by tea-leaf readers that pension benefits must be "liberally ...
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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance 25.7.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The figures are important because the White House has only provided theoretical caps in the past. Conservative lawmakers and groups that are critical of the Affordable Care Act encouraged consumers to skip buying insurance.
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The drug that’s forcing America’s most important – and uncomfortable – health-care debate 25.7.2014 Ezra Klein
Months before Gilead Sciences’ breakthrough hepatitis C treatment hit the market, Oregon Medicaid official Tom Burns started worrying about how the state could afford to cover every enrollee infected with the disease. He figured the cost might even reach $36,000 per patient. Then the price for the drug was released last December: $84,000 for a ...
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Doctor battling Ebola in Sierra Leone contracts the deadly virus 25.7.2014 L.A. Times - World News
Dr. Sheik Umar Khan knew he was putting his life at risk by working closely with the victims of the Ebola virus outbreak in Sierra Leone. Still, he kept at it.
Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance 25.7.2014 Yahoo: US National
MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law.
Courts Disagree Over Obamacare Subsidies 25.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Two separate federal appellate courts issued contradicting decisions this week that could potentially impact how millions of people pay for health insurance. Details on the Decisions While the Affordable Care Act originally envisioned the states establishing and operating their own health insurance exchanges, it gave each state the option to allow the federal government to run the exchange in its place. As a result, the federally facilitated marketplace - a.k.a. HealthCare.gov - functioned as the online insurance exchange for 36 states that did not create their own, when open enrollment launched last October. Tuesday morning, a panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on the legality of issuing tax subsidies through the federal marketplace, as opposed to subsidies issued for plans purchased through a state-based marketplace like Covered California. According to the court's majority opinion, insurance plans procured through HealthCare.gov are ...
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The Koch Brothers Want To Creep You Out 25.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- A conservative advocacy group terrified young children and millennials on the National Mall with a hospital of horrors and knife-throwers Wednesday evening, an effort to scare them away from Obamacare. Under a tent in the sweltering heat, the event featured games, junk food, a haunted hospital and a playlist that blared slightly dated songs such as Ke$ha's "Die Young." The catch was that all of the games were intentionally rigged against young people -- a metaphor for how Obamacare, some say, will disproportionately push costs onto younger generations. The carnival was organized by Generation Opportunity, an advocacy organization that targets young conservatives and libertarians and is funded by the Koch brothers. According to spokeswoman Corie Stephens, the group has made health care a signature issue; last fall, it launched a campaign to persuade young people to opt out of health care, sending ambassadors to tailgating parties on college campuses. There they set up beer pong tables and ...
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Feds cap maximum fine this year for not buying health insurance at $2,448 per person 25.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Varying Obamacare subsidy quotes worry consumers 25.7.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
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This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It? 25.7.2014 NPR News
The head-to-toe protective gear is designed to prevent Ebola from infecting health care workers. Yet some do contract the disease. It's not the suit's fault. It's likely a case of human error.
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U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV 25.7.2014 NPR News
Eight years after the FDA approved the first vaccine against HPV, only 57 percent of female teens and 35 percent of male teens have been inoculated, the CDC says. Are doctors partly to blame?
Colorado health insurance exchange CEO Patty Fontneau leaves for Cigna 25.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
The state health insurance exchange's chief executive, Patty Fontneau, announced Thursday she will leave Connect for Health Colorado to take a job as president of Private Exchange Business for ...
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For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions 25.7.2014 NPR: Healthcare
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to help patients better understand their chances of suffering heart attacks and surgical complications.
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Why it's spinning out of control 25.7.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Laurie Garrett says the epidemic in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia worst ever, should be controllable, but poor governance, ignorance, hysteria have inflamed opposition to health care
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