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Addiction Overdoses Rise As Opioid Prescriptions Fall

Addiction Overdoses Rise As Opioid Prescriptions Fall

In the sea of reports on a National level, drug addiction overdoses rise taking about 91 lives everyday. Trump, Obamacare, and Facility practices pull focus away from the simple truth…

Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

  A new analysis has found spending more on health care has little impact on improving key health outcomes. It found that a 10% increase in health-care spending reduces…

Maximizers vs. minimizers: The personality trait that may guide your medical decisions – and costs

Maximizers vs. minimizers: The personality trait that may guide your medical decisions – and costs

Do certain people want more medical care than others do? And, does that matter? To consider this idea, start by answering the following question: Which of the paragraphs below describes…

How do drugs work

How do drugs work

Whether a drug is prescribed by the doctor, bought over the counter or obtained illegally, we mostly take their mechanism of action for granted and trust they will do what…

Republicans fumble ACA Repeal

Republicans fumble ACA Repeal

Editor’s note: The fight didn’t last long. Moments before a scheduled vote on March 24, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill that would have repealed the Affordable…

Vowing To Jettison Obamacare, Republicans Face Immediate Resistance And Risks

Vowing To Jettison Obamacare, Republicans Face Immediate Resistance And Risks

By Julie Rovner The 115th Congress started work Tuesday with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate in agreement on their top priority — to repeal and replace the 2010…

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

J.B. Silvers, Case Western Reserve University There’s a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do – take risks and pay claims…

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

By Julie Rovner Leading Republicans have vowed that even if they repeal most of the Affordable Care Act early in 2017, a replacement will not hurt those currently receiving benefits…

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

By Michelle Andrews People who want to sign up for a policy on healthcare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper…

Amid Sign-Up Surge, Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline

Amid Sign-Up Surge, Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline

By Pauline Bartolone Californians are signing up in higher numbers than they did last year for health plans sold on the state’s health insurance exchange, despite great uncertainty over…