A North Carolina Mayor Treks 273 Miles To Help Rural Hospitals

A North Carolina Mayor Treks 273 Miles To Help Rural Hospitals

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Only four days after the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, N.C., closed its doors for good on July 1, Portia Gibbs suffe ...

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Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Improvements in health care costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of ...

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Some Florida Doctors Decline To Accept Obamacare

Some Florida Doctors Decline To Accept Obamacare

By Daniel Chang, The Miami Herald MIAMI -- After being without health insurance for two years, Miranda Childe of Hallandale Beach, Fla., found a plan she could afford with financi ...

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Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Unexpectedly High On Federal Health Insurance Exchange

Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Unexpectedly High On Federal Health Insurance Exchange

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica This story was co-published with NPR's "Shots" blog. For months, journalists and politicians fixated on the number of people signing up for health ...

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Obamacare: More Than 10 Million Uninsured Signed Up

Obamacare: More Than 10 Million Uninsured Signed Up

Washington (AFP) - More than 10 million uninsured people in the United States have signed up for health coverage under President Barack Obama's reform plan since 2013, said a stud ...

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Two Appellate Courts Differ On Key Tax Plank In Health Care Law

Two Appellate Courts Differ On Key Tax Plank In Health Care Law

By Michael Doyle and Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Two appeals courts on Tuesday split over the Affordable Care Act, reaching different conclusions about wh ...

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Helping The Mentally Ill Join The Workforce

Helping The Mentally Ill Join The Workforce

By Michael Ollove, Stateline.org By his own admission, for many years Cyrus Napolitano's mental illness -- bipolar disorder -- did not make him an ideal employee. Perhaps the wors ...

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Report: Obamacare Actually Works, Insures Americans

Report: Obamacare Actually Works, Insures Americans

While the right’s been busy denouncing the Affordable Care Act, the health care law has been working and benefiting millions of Americans. According to the Commonwealth Fund’s new ...

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Anthem Blue Cross Misled Obamacare Enrollees, Lawsuit Claims

Anthem Blue Cross Misled Obamacare Enrollees, Lawsuit Claims

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News LOS ANGELES -- California insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross misled "millions of enrollees" about whether their doctors and hospitals were part ...

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After Supreme Court Ruling, Fewer State Workers To Organize

After Supreme Court Ruling, Fewer State Workers To Organize

By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in a case brought by home health care aides in Illinois casts doubt on labor agreements between ...

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