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Insurers Running Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions As Feds Struggle To Stop It

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July 16, 2019 at 10:50 am

Health insurers that treat millions of seniors have overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion the past three years alone, but federal officials say they are moving ahead with long-delayed plans to r...

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Best way to end homelessness and its health impact? Prevent evictions

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July 16, 2019 at 7:59 am | The cycle of homelessness can have devastating long-term repercussions on health. A nonprofit program in Boston is tackling the problem by trying to avoid evictions. HomeStart f...

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As Temperatures Climb, A New Push To Keep Workers Safe

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July 16, 2019 at 5:00 am | Last month, on a day that was sweltering even by Phoenix standards, Filiberto Lares knew he wasn’t well. An airline caterer, he said he had spent hours moving between the scalding tarmac and a truck ...

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For black women, pregnancy complications could be early sign of heart disease risk

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July 15, 2019 at 8:41 am | A new study confirms that when it comes to assessing heart health, an important question a doctor can ask an African American woman is, "Did you have complications during a pregnancy?" The study,...

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Did Your Health Plan Deny You Care? Fight Back.

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July 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Have you ever stepped up to the pharmacy cash register only to learn your new prescription will cost you hundreds of dollars — instead of your typical $25 copay — because your insurance doesn’t cover...

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Even When HIV Prevention Drug Is Covered, Other Costs Block Treatment

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July 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Three years ago, Corey Walsh, who was in a relationship with a man who was HIV-positive, got a prescription for Truvada, a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent infection with ...

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

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July 12, 2019 at 10:35 am | [khn_slabs slabs="828733"] Happy Friday! If you want a smile after this long week, be sure to check out today’s Google Doodle. I feel like this is the right crowd to appreciate it. Now on to what yo...

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After stroke, radio legend walks the talk of self-care

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July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am | Patty Jackson has been dishing celebrity news and talking pop culture on Philadelphia radio stations for nearly four decades. "I've always had something to say," Jackson said. Indeed, growing...

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Listen: Young Undocumented Californians Cheer Promise Of Health Benefits

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July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am | [protected-iframe id="c8d51efb6194cc383ffed4b41cff39d3" /] Medicaid provides health care to low-income people. And California is set to be the first state to offer it to immigrants younger than 26 li...

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