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Why are so many mentally ill people imprisoned in Pa.? 1.8.2015 News
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - There's a grim joke among correctional officers across Pennsylvania: Prisons are no longer lock-ups for America's worst offenders; they're asylums for the mentally ill.
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No Shame, No Euphemism: Suicide Isn't A Natural Cause Of Death 1.8.2015 NPR News
A doctor's mother loved medicines and their potential for miracles, but she always sought to ditch them the moment she felt better. Her mental health problems eventually overwhelmed her.
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Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday 1.8.2015 News
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition" - two facts that emerged Friday in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day.
Hospital closes after Medicare payments stop 1.8.2015 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Residents of two rural communities in the Southwest face limited options to obtain convenient medical care after services were completely or partially shuttered. The Cochise Regional Hospital, the only one serving the Arizona border city of Douglas, closed Friday after losing Medicare funding weeks ago.
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How Single-Payer Health Care Failed in Progressive Paradise 1.8.2015 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Bernie Sanders wants to bring Vermont’s model to all of America. Voters may want to look at the results first.
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The tipping point on Planned Parenthood 1.8.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It took three videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors and executives discussing the culling and retailing of aborted baby parts, but Hillary Clinton finally managed to say that she found the videos “disturbing.” Read full article ...
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Providence and St. Joseph hospital chains are in talks to merge 1.8.2015 LA Times: Business
Two major Catholic hospital systems with a big presence across the Southland - Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health - want to join forces amid an industrywide consolidation drive.
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Reflections on the Anniversary of Medicare 1.8.2015 Politics on
The 50th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid on July 30 celebrates programs that have made an incredible difference in the lives of millions, particularly women. While the programs share a birthday, they are different in important ways that make Medicare far more stable and secure than Medicaid. Both deserve our hearty birthday wishes, but Medicaid needs our help too, if the millions who need it are to get the health care all Americans deserve. A special priority is the adoption by all states of the expanded coverage available under the Affordable Care Act. Medicaid expansion was designed to cover millions of low-income individuals who were previously excluded from benefits. The expansion is almost entirely covered by new federal funds, but due to a Supreme Court ruling, states are free to turn the money down. At least 20 states chose not to accept the new federal money, leaving millions uninsured. Those still excluded will continue to suffer the dire consequences of not having ...
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Wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies 1.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Roddy Piper, arguably professional wrestling's all-time top bad guy, has died at the age of 61, his agent Jay Schachter told CNN Friday.
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'Rose Garden' singer dies 1.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Lynn Anderson, whose version of the song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" was one of the biggest country hits of the 1970s, has died. She was 67.
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No, The Obamacare 'Lie Of The Year' Didn't Just Become True 1.8.2015 Politics on
WASHINGTON -- Conservative opponents of the Affordable Care Act tried to warn us that it was a government takeover of the health care system. And while this may come as a surprise to all the privately employed doctors, hospital employees and insurance companies executives across the land, the takeover has apparently already happened, if you believe the Washington Examiner. But you shouldn't believe the Washington Examiner, because it doesn't understand how numbers work. "Turns out Obamacare is a government takeover," reads the headline of an item published Friday  by Philip Klein, the newspaper's managing editor. Big, if true. Except it isn't. Let's review Klein's "argument" first, though. Using new data released this week  by the independent Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Klein points out that the government's share of national health care spending will be higher in the future than it was in the past. Ergo, Obamacare is a government takeover of health care, no ...
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At a Glance: A look at Hillary Clinton's medical background 1.8.2015 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton released a letter from her doctor Friday that declared her to be in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States."...
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Actress Valerie Harper out of hospital, resting with family 1.8.2015 Seattle Times: Politics
OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — Officials at a Maine playhouse say Valerie Harper is resting with her family after falling ill before a performance. A statement released Friday by the Ogunquit (oh-GUHNG’-kwit) Playhouse says the 75-year-old actress, who has battled cancer, is at an undisclosed location and is looking forward to getting back on stage. She […]
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Hillary Clinton's Doctor Says She's Healthy Enough To Be President 1.8.2015 NPR News
Clinton's doctor says she's eating healthily, drinking occasionally, swimming, lifting weights and, yes, doing yoga.
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Members named to new state Task Force on Health Care Financing 1.8.2015 MinnPost
Gov. Mark Dayton today named 11 members to the newly-formed state Task Force on Health Care Financing, which will look the future of health care programs in Minnesota, including MNsure and MinnesotaCare. The Legislature authorized the task force, which will begin meeting in August and report its findings in January. In addition to the members named today, the group will include Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, Health Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger and Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson.  Also on the task force will be the MNsure executive officer, currently Allison O'Toole in an interim position, and legislative appointees. Those appointed today by the governor are: Lynn Blewett – St. Paul, Director, University of Minnesota State Health Access Data Assistance Center Elizabeth Doyle – Minneapolis, Associate Director/Policy Director, TakeAction Minnesota; Member from Broad-Based Nonprofit Consumer Advocacy Organization Monica Hurtado,  – Minneapolis, Health Equity/Racial Justice Organizer, ...
Dual Eligibles: Best Practices for Managing Your State's Beneficiaries 1.8.2015 Politics on
According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, there are roughly 9 million people in the U.S. eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. These individuals, known as dual eligible beneficiaries or dual eligibles, include people with disabilities of all ages, as well as low-income seniors, whom often have costly and complex health care needs. In a recent webinar , Barbara Selter, a MAXIMUS long-term care expert who has worked with many states on their dual eligible initiatives, spoke about the important lessons she has learned through her experiences. "We have found that this is a more difficult audience to support," stated Selter. "They have more varied questions and concerns. [And] as the number of elderly and persons with disability grows, and as the cost of care for dual eligibles continues to escalate, states will need a viable strategy for integrating care for the vulnerable and expensive Medicare-Medicaid eligible populations." As a result of their often costly care, dual eligibles have been a ...
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The Long, Winding Road to an Ebola Treatment 1.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
Erika Check Hayden traveled to Sierra Leone to report on the front lines of the fight against ...
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Hillary Clinton given clean bill of health by doctor 31.7.2015 Elections
U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton is healthy and "fit to serve" with no lingering effects from a 2012 concussion she sustained as secretary of state, her personal physician said on Friday. The Clinton presidential campaign released a statement from her doctor, Lisa Bardack of Mount Kisco, New York, that detailed the health status of the 67-year-old Clinton. One of the questions about Clinton's health has been whether she had completely recovered from a concussion that resulted when she fainted in December 2012 after contracting a stomach virus while traveling abroad and becoming ...
Clinton gets clean bill of health 31.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Health issues resulting from a 2012 heatlh scare are resolved and Hillary Clinton is physically fit to serve as president, according to her personal physician.
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Clinton's doctor says 2016 candidate in "excellent" health 31.7.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's physician describes the Democratic presidential candidate as in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States."
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