Category: Health

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Two appeals courts issue different rulings on Obamacare subsidy

Two federal appeals court on Tuesday issued conflicting rulings on the legality of insurance subsidy under the Affordable Care Act adding to the list ...
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Painkiller that deters abuse gets FDA priority review

The Food and Drug Administration is giving priority review to a painkiller tablet designed to deter abuse by not being easily snorted or injected.
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Florida’s Biggest Health Insurer Signals Rate Hikes Ahead

Several factors could drive up rates next year —including a paucity of younger and healthy enrollees and a greater-than-expected surge in people ...
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FL records first cases of locally acquired chikungunya infection

A Palm Beach man and Miami Dade woman were the first to be locally infected with the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, according to the Center for Dis...
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California Releases Proposal For Clearing Medicaid Backlog

Responding to inquiries from federal officials, the California health department has released a plan it says will dramatically slash its backlog of Me...
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Why Are Obstetricians Among the Top Billers for Group Psychotherapy in Illinois?

Medicare paid Illinois providers for more than 290,000 group psychotherapy sessions in 2012 - more than twice as many sessions as were reimbursed to p...
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Girl, 9, dies from brain-eating amoeba infection in Kansas

A 9-year-old girl from Kansas has died from brain-eating amoeba making her the second fatal victim of the rare infection in the state since 2011.
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Senator Asks OSHA About Temp Worker Buried Alive In Sugar

The head of the U.S. Senate's workplace safety subcommittee has asked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to explain its handling of the...
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Boehner lawsuit vs. Obama cites healthcare law change

By delaying the implementation of the Obamacare on employers from 2013 to 2015, President Barack Obama created his own law, a power vested only in Con...
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Will Health Reform Bring New Role, Respect To Primary Care Physicians?

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield spent billions on hospital procedures, drugs and specialty physicians to treat sick patients. Only one dollar in 20 wen...