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Some amazing news: Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal disorder. They’ve already begun testing it in a small number of diabetic patients. If it works as […]

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Matthew Iglesias at Vox deconstructs Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals and concludes: Bernie Sanders’s campaign and his most fervent supporters are going to read this article as harsh — and in many ways it is. But the truth is I think there’s a lot to like about Bernie Sanders. I share Sanders’s admiration for the Nordic […]

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The latest dustup between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is taking place over health care policy. It’s been building for awhile, and spilled onto the national stage when Chelsea Clinton made some remarks claiming that Bernie was going to repeal the ACA, CHiP, and parts of Medicare in order to implement single payer health care. […]

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Last night I saw my physiatist for the first time in two months. “You look really bad,” he said, concerned. “What’s up?” “Thanks for the compliment,” I said. I told him about the accident. He had me describe everything that got hit in the crash, and then manipulated my hands. “I think your wrists got […]

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I am having internet connection issues today, so, I am posting when I can. I don’t think it is my new modem, I think it may be the utility work at the top of my street where they are putting in a new highway. So, there may be mostly “fluff” today and I really don’t […]

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Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe will close its doors on December 4th, 2015. This is the fifth rural Georgia hospital to shut its doors since 2013. The Hutcheson CEO, Farrell Hayes, declined comment Friday on the closure, referring GHN to the trustee appointed by a bankruptcy court judge to oversee hospital operations during its […]

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Jesus Huckster Mike Huckabee think Jesus is in the pre-existing condition business, and we just don’t appreciate thatenough. He explained his theory at the Value Voter’s Summit last month. He postulated that you can’t call and get homeowners insurance after your house burns down so little babies born with a severe disability should not get […]

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Open enrollment for health insurance begins on November 1st. One of the changes for next year is the penalties for not having coverage will rise from $325.00 for the year to $695.00… The math is harsh: The maximum federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration […]

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My home state of Georgia is one of those states that didn’t accept the Medicaid Expansion aka as the “Coverage Gap.” According to the Kaiser Foundation, this is causing rising costs for these non-expansion states… States that refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are now paying the price, literally. A new Kaiser […]

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I’m thinking about my friend E., whose chemo cost $30K a month — and she didn’t have prescription coverage. There are so many people like her, so this is good: One of her ideas would target insurers, setting a monthly limit of $250 on out-of-pocket costs for covered drugs, as has been done already in […]

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