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Longmont United Hospital president resigns as part of Centura Health transition 18.8.2017 Denver Post: Business
The president and CEO of Longmont United Hospital is resigning, having completed a two-year management transition following the hospital's purchase by Centura Health.
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All of these health-care plans are so 20th century 18.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Lawmakers are looking at only half the picture — demand. But what about supply?
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Portland, Ore., hospital gave away recalled eclipse glasses 18.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

PORTLAND, Ore. — Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon, says some of the glasses it gave away at public events for viewing the upcoming total solar eclipse may be among those recalled by Amazon. The hospital said Thursday that people who got solar glasses from Legacy Health at public events should discard them and buy new […]
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Fearing Trump changes, Covered California is 1st in U.S. to promise insurers help 18.8.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Covered California, the health insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act, will take the unprecedented step of offering insurance companies financial incentives, and guardrails, to encourage them to continue selling health plans through its program. The agency’s board on Thursday approved a proposal to allow insurers to raise premiums more than normal between 2019 and 2021 if they lose more money than expected in 2018 due to federal policy changes, such as a lack of federal enforcement of the health law’s individual mandate. This will allow insurers, in future years, to recoup losses they may see in 2018.
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Many nurses lack knowledge of health risks to mothers after childbirth 17.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications following childbirth, mainly because they need more education themselves.
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Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth 17.8.2017 NPR News
A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications following childbirth, mainly because they need more education themselves.
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Insurer fined for discriminating against transgender patients 17.8.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
State regulators have issued $200,000 in penalties against the health insurer Health Net for violating antidiscrimination laws by denying coverage to several patients who sought gender reassignment surgery. It is the first time the California Department of Managed Health Care, which regulates HMO plans in the state, has issued an enforcement action against an insurer for violating the Insurance Gender Nondiscrimination Act, a department spokesman said. The state law, which took effect in 2012, prohibits health plans from discriminating against people based on gender identity or expression.
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White House: Gov’t to make health law payments this month 17.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will make this month’s payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday. Trump has repeatedly threatened to end the payments, which help reduce health insurance copays and deductibles for people with modest incomes, […]
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White House: Gov't to make health law payments this month 17.8.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government will make this month's payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday....
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New Tool Aims to Make Surgery Safer by Helping Doctors See Nerves 16.8.2017 Environmental News Network
During operations, it can be difficult for surgeons to avoid severing crucial nerves because they look so much like other tissue. A new noninvasive approach that uses polarized light to make nerves stand out from other tissue could help surgeons avoid accidentally injuring nerves or assist them in identifying nerves in need of repair.
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Often Missing From The Current Health Care Debate: Women's Voices 16.8.2017 NPR: Healthcare
When leaders in Washington discuss the future of American health care, women are not always in the room. Here, eight women from around the country share their personal stories, fears and hopes.
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The Role of Nurses Is Critical in the Fight for Health Care 16.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The republicans may have lost the battle to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but their war on our access to medical care will certainly continue. Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are determined to dismantle the social safety net, and health care funding is their central focus. Trump openly states that he wants the ACA to collapse, and there are some key aspects of "Obamacare" that need to be defended, such as the expansion of coverage via Medicaid and children up to age 26 and the ban on denying insurance based on pre-existing medical conditions. But the reality is that the ACA is a completely inadequate solution to our broken health care system. It mandates severe cuts to Medicare and funding to hospitals for the uninsured, and it shovels money to insurance companies while  still leaving 28 million people without health insurance . Now many insurance companies have pulled out of the ACA, making even a "high cost/bad coverage" insurance plan more difficult to get. In response to the bleak debate between ...
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Gains for health care and retail sectors send stocks higher 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Wednesday morning as retailers including Urban Outfitters and Target climb. That’s helping retailers recover some of the sharp losses they took a day earlier. Health care companies and banks are also trading higher. Energy companies are lagging the rest of the market. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & […]
Health Insurance CEO On New CBO Report 16.8.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel Hilferty talks with Ailsa Chang about the Congressional Budget Office's latest report on payments the federal government makes to insurance companies.
Deficit would jump, premiums would rise if Trump ends Obamacare subsidies, Congressional Budget Office says 16.8.2017 LA Times: Business
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Deficit would balloon and premiums would jump if Trump ends healthcare subsidies, budget office says 16.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The federal deficit would swell and premiums for some health plans would rise sharply if the Trump administration makes good on a threat to cut off subsidies for low- and medium-income buyers of health insurance, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

The report from the nonpartisan budget...

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Survey says: More doctors now favor single-payer health care 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Fifty-six percent of the 1,033 physicians who responded to the Aug. 3 Merritt Hawkins survey said they either strongly supported or somewhat supported a single-payer system.
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CBO Predicts Rise In Deficit If Trump Cuts Payments To Insurance Companies 16.8.2017 NPR News
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that ending what's known as cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers will raise the deficit $194 billion over 10 years.
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Edward-Elmhurst hospital system plans $50 million in cuts, including layoffs 16.8.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
West suburban hospital system Edward-Elmhurst Health plans to slash $50 million in costs, including through layoffs, in response to many of the same financial pressures afflicting hospitals across Illinois and the country. Edward-Elmhurst CEO Mary Lou Mastro said during a call with reporters ...
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Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts ‘Obamacare’ subsidies 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The Congressional Budget Office report also estimates that cutting off Obamacare "cost-sharing" payments would add $194 billion to federal deficits over a decade. That's because other subsidies would automatically increase with rising premiums, wiping out any savings.
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