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Meet The New Boss of Healthcare.gov

08/26/2014 – 8:54 PM |
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By Jeff Cohen, WNPR and Diane Webber
Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace, will be the new CEO of healthcare.gov, the website that 36 states use …

Pennsylvania Doctors Are Ready For Medical Marijuana

08/22/2014 – 8:11 AM | 4 Comments
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By Lucy J. Cairns, MD

Several factors have recently converged to make passage of a medical marijuana law in Pennsylvania a distinct possibility.  First, public opinion …

Does a Blood Test Cost $10 or $10,000?

08/18/2014 – 8:27 AM |
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By Roni Caryn Rabin

One California hospital charged $10 for a blood cholesterol test, while another hospital that ran the same test charged $10,169 — over …

Medicare May Cover New, At-Home Colon Cancer Test

08/15/2014 – 11:20 AM |
Colon Cancer

By Michelle Andrews

Medicare beneficiaries may get speedier coverage for a newly approved screening test for colorectal cancer under a pilot project in which two federal agencies reviewed …

VA Already Reports More Referrals To Private Doctors, Improved Hiring Plans

08/14/2014 – 9:22 AM | One Comment
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By Alan Lyndon
The VA is aggressively hiring physicians and significantly increasing referrals of veterans to private docs.
That’s the word from the new chief of the …

Obamacare Leads Free Health Clinics To Change Strategy

08/07/2014 – 1:29 PM |
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By Phil Galewitz

WHEELING, W.Va. – Without insurance, Pam Milliken relied for years on the free health clinic here to help manage her arthritis, high blood pressure …