August 31, 2010 Even though it was a calmer summer for the health debate this year, a monthly Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that support has slipped for health overhaul.
August 31, 2010 New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is probing credit cards being pushed by health care providers, including vets. After a teaser rate expires, the interest charges balloon and leave consumers with unexpectedly big bills.
Maine to med students: Come for the education; stay for the rural life.
August 26, 2010 To boost the ranks of primary care doctors in Maine, the biggest hospital in the state is partnering with a Boston medical school to bring students north for training. The idea is that they'll stay in Maine once it's time to practice medicine.
August 26, 2010 Months after the insurer withdrew a controversial request to raise premiums 39 percent, state regulators approved a hike that will average about 14 percent for individual policies.
Uncertainty hangs over the future of federal funding for research on human embryonic stem cells like these.
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August 24, 2010 A judge's finding that put a temporary halt to the administration's funding of research with embryonic stem cells also goes against the policy of President George W. Bush.
August 19, 2010 A report commissioned by the Republican governor projects big increases in Medicaid costs as a result of the federal law overhauling health care.
August 16, 2010 The latest health debate in Washington centers on which expenses insurers can count as spending on medical care. How the rules are decided will determine which companies comply with the new health law, and which ones will have to pay rebates.
August 13, 2010 After California regulators said an experiment to assay the DNA of freshman at UC Berkeley constituted a medical test, the university agreed not to give personalized findings to participating students.
August 12, 2010 With so many people getting so much of their information from social media, it's little wonder that drugmakers are entering the arena to sell their wares. Some say the Food and Drug Administration has been too slow to police the new frontier.
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Even though Dr. Donald Berwick took the reins of Medicare and Medicaid without a confirmation hearing, one senator hasn't stopped asking questions.
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August 12, 2010 Even though Dr. Donald Berwick took the reins of Medicare and Medicaid without a confirmation hearing, one senator hasn't stopped asking questions.
August 11, 2010 The scholar protested government rules that discouraged disabled people from working by burning a copy of his first book.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signs the Education, Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act at the U.S. Capitol, August 10, 2010.
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August 11, 2010 In an unusual August session, House Democrats pushed through an aid package that will boost state Medicaid budgets. But, the lawmakers whiffed on extending a popular insurance subsidy for the unemployed.
August 5, 2010 A new analysis says that Social Security and Medicare will be bolstered by the new health law because lower insurance costs for employers will mean higher pay for workers. And that will mean higher tax receipts. Skeptics disagree.
August 4, 2010 A biotech medicine for people with a rare genetic disease is in such short supply that some patients want the government to break the company's patent. The unprecedented move would clear the way for another company to make the drug.
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A pickup truck carries a sign in support of Proposition C outside a rally in St. Charles, Mo., last week for a ballot measure to block the new federal health insurance law.
August 4, 2010 A Missouri primary dominated by Republican voters saw passage of a ballot measure rejecting a health insurance mandate under the sweeping federal law enacted this spring.
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