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Via the New York Times. Interesting: “I’m also in favor of what’s called the public option, so that people can buy into Medicare at a certain age,” Mrs. Clinton said at a campaign event in Virginia on Monday. Mr. Sanders calls his single-payer health care plan “Medicare for all.” What Mrs. Clinton proposed was a […]

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I watched the resident at one of the best hospitals in the country order Tylenol for my ex-husband. “Why are you giving him Tylenol?” I asked. For his fever, he explained. “No, I meant, why are you ordering Tylenol for someone who is obviously in liver failure?” I said. “Have you looked at him? He’s […]

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Paul Ryan is not working for his constituents, and neither are many of his cohorts in Congress. They are working to increase the profit margins of health insurance companies, period. Speaker Ryan wants to remove the provision of the president’s signature health care legislation that prevents insurance companies from denying care to those with pre-existing […]

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UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest commercial health insurer, made good on a six-month-old threat and announced Tuesday that it will pull out of Affordable Care Act exchanges in all but “a handful of states” after this year. The questions that raises are: Will that hurt? And, if so, who does it hurt? United had previously […]

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The overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer has been an ongoing and steadily escalating issue over the past few decades. In 1992, six out of every 100,000 Americans were diagnosed with thyroid cancer. In 2012, that number was two-and-a-half times higher, at 15. Despite the increase in diagnoses, however, the rate of people who have died of […]

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Migraine

It’s difficult for people who have never had them to understand a migraine isn’t just a really bad headache.

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And this is why we vote for Democrats. Unbelievably, Republicans are just planning to ignore this, like they did with global warming: Washington (dpa) – Calling what they’ve learned since focusing on the Zika virus “not reassuring,” US health officials said Monday the illness brings a “broader set of complications” for pregnant women than first […]

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During CNN’s town hall with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Sunday night, an Ohio voter asked a question about health care reform which caused my antennae to quiver. Teresa O’Donnell opened up by saying that her insurance premium had gone from $490 per month to $1091 per month after the ACA took effect. “I know […]

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This is about Maryland hospitals, but the information applies everywhere. For instance, hospitals now break a lot of costs out separately that used to be bundled and covered by your insurance: Despite having state-wide cost-control measures in place, not all medical procedures at Maryland hospitals are treated equally. With the increase cost of deductibles and […]

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This letter to President Obama about the Affordable Care Act made me cry. It’s also why I get so angry whenever those Republicans talk about repealing the ACA. President Obama is visiting Milwaukee today, because the city successfully managed to get health care to poor families in spite of Governor Scott Walker failing to expand […]

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