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Obamacare enrollment starts Nov. 1. Here's what you need to know 20.10.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Choosing the right health insurance plan can be a cumbersome process, and this year’s political back-and-forth over Obamacare has made it seem even more confusing. For months, executive orders and congressional debates have swirled around the law, officially called the Affordable Care Act. ...
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Dayton, critics pan Medica's fund transfer out of non-profit HMO 20.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Medica is transferring $90 million out of the reserves of its non-profit HMO, and Gov. Dayton says that money should go to holding down premiums.
Racist patients often leave doctors at a loss 20.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Caring for them is about more than treating their wounds.
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Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support 20.10.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear as some Republicans sought changes that could threaten Democratic backing....
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FDA approves second gene-altering treatment for cancer 20.10.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer. The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was approved for adults with aggressive forms of a blood cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, who have undergone two regimens of chemotherapy that failed. The treatment, considered a form of gene therapy, transforms the patient’s cells into what researchers call a “living drug” that attacks cancer cells. It is part of the rapidly growing field of immunotherapy, which uses drugs or genetic tinkering to turbocharge the immune system to fight disease.
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Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiums 20.10.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over "Obamacare." For consumers, it offers a potential respite from the spiral of rising premiums and dwindling choice....
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With Obamacare, fewer Americans were uninsured when they were told they had cancer 20.10.2017 LA Times: Science

As President Trump and his allies in Congress keep pushing to get rid of Obamacare, new research shows that the contentious law has succeeded in expanding health insurance coverage for Americans with cancer.

But not everywhere. This upside of Obamacare — known formally as the Patient Protection...

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Sure, There's A Health Care Deal. That Doesn't Mean It Can Pass 20.10.2017 NPR News
Opposition from conservatives and waffling support from President Trump remain serious hurdles for the first-ever bipartisan legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act.
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Health insurance premiums likely to soar after subsidy cut 19.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
We got a bit of a preview today about what's going to happen now that President Trump has ordered a halt to subsidy payments to insurance companies for health insurance copayments and deductibles.
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WhatsApp Use by Argentina Ambulances Associated with Faster Heart Attack Treatment 19.10.2017 Environmental News Network
WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free messaging application was used to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to hospital catheterisation (cath) laboratories, enabling patients to bypass the emergency department.
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Amid doctors’ hunger strike, Poland may boost health budget 19.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Poland announced plans Thursday to significantly increase spending on health care as a hunger strike by young doctors demanding more funding entered its third week.
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Administration sends mixed signals on state health insurance waivers 19.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
When states applied for waivers from Obamacare rules to reduce premiums and strengthen their insurance markets, they didn't get the answers they wanted, prompting some to suggest a conspiracy.
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The Health 202: Obamacare's 2018 rates are already baked 19.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Insurers were never certain they were going to receive the ACA subsidies Trump halted.
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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance 19.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
It's because another of the health law's subsidies would go up for people with low-to-moderate incomes, offsetting President Trump's move.
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Morning News Brief: 19.10.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
A bipartisan health bill in the Senate to help stabilize Affordable Care Act marketplaces is officially released on Thursday. President Trump welcomes the governor of Puerto Rico to the White House Thursday. And Florida's governor has declared a state of emergency ahead of a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer.
Health Care Bill Appears To Address Trump's 'Bailout' Concerns 19.10.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
NPR has obtained a draft of the measure. One key part of the bill has to do with payments to insurance companies that are supposed to go to subsidizing coverage for low income customers.
Administration Sends Mixed Signals On State Health Insurance Waivers 19.10.2017 NPR News
When states applied for waivers from Obamacare rules to reduce premiums and strengthen their insurance markets, they didn't get the answers they wanted, prompting some to suggest a conspiracy.
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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance 19.10.2017 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable....
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President Trump’s false claim that insurance companies ‘have made a fortune’ from Obamacare 19.10.2017 Washington Post
Contrary to the president’s claims, insurance companies are not reaping billions off the Obamacare exchanges — they are losing billions, according to company filings and industry analysts.
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Maryland to offer online shopping tool for common medical procedures 19.10.2017 Washington Post
Maryland to offer online shopping tool for common medical procedures
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