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The feds have approved Corbett’s plan, which has dropped most of the infuriating original demands, such as linking coverage to a job search. But it’s complicated, and Pennsylvanians will have “the stingiest benefits.” Hopefully, Tom Wolf will get elected and fix things.

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So, most everybody knows that two healthcare workers that were treating Ebola patients in Africa were brought to Emory Hospital here in Atlanta for treatment after they contracted the disease. There has been a real psycho nutbag freak out that there is an “isolation area” for these patients. Unfortunately, some of these big screamers don’t […]

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TPM… House Democrats are demanding that some Republican governors, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, provide the documents behind their decision to reject Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. House Oversight ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent requests Wednesday to Perry, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R). “In order to better understand the […]

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I get cysts in one of my breasts. This time, they hurt a lot, didn’t go away and it got to the point where even typing hurt. (Which made sense after I found a painfully swollen gland under my arm.) “Why didn’t you come in before?” the doctor said. I shrugged. “I’ve had it before, […]

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I still don’t have a copy of my policy. They sent me a link to the online version, but my password doesn’t work and I’ve spent hours on the phone with Independence Blue Cross, just waiting for someone to answer: Obamacare’s enrollment glitches might have been fixed long ago, but they’re still causing headaches at […]

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The lengths to which these scumbags will go to prevent poor people from going to the doctor’s! RICHMOND — Republicans appear to have outsmarted Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a budget-and-Medicaid standoff by persuading a conservative Democratic senator to resign his seat, at least temporarily giving the GOP control of that chamber and possibly dooming the […]

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I have a bad knee, probably a torn meniscus. (That’s what my physiatrist thinks.) He’s been working on it for a year: acupuncture, massage, a couple of steroid shots. He’s at the point now where he thinks I need to consider surgery. (Which means an MRI, which means orthos can always find some justification for […]

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According to Kaiser Health News, the ACA has helped safety net hospitals see more insured patients… At Seattle’s largest safety-net hospital, the proportion of uninsured patients fell from 12 percent last year to an unprecedented low of 2 percent this spring—a drop expected to boost HarborviewMedicalCenter’s revenue by $20 million this year…. Such facilities had […]

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I met with my new endocrinologist yesterday, and he told me whatever’s wrong with me, it’s probably not my thyroid. The problem, he said, is that I have a lot of nebulous symptoms and that a myriad of things cause fatigue and muscle weakness. “Look at me: I have every major symptom of hypothyroid — […]

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