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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 09:54 PM EDT

Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study

Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study

A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue that together would generate...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 04:56 PM EDT

Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by $1B for EpiPen: Senator

Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by $1B for EpiPen: Senator

American taxpayers may have overpaid by as much as $1.27 billion for EpiPen anti-allergy devices over the course of a decade, a U.S. senator said Wednesday. That is nearly three times the $465 million that...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 05:41 PM EDT

Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption

Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption

Women's groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked, draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:59 PM EDT

GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises: Poll

GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises: Poll

President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a "great plan," but a new poll finds that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not believe it fulfills most of his promises. The poll out...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 07:31 PM EDT

Dozens Arrested After Health Care Protest in North Carolina

Dozens Arrested After Health Care Protest in North Carolina

The head of the North Carolina NAACP was among more than 30 people arrested Tuesday during a demonstration against Republican lawmakers' refusal to expand Medicaid coverage — the latest in a long string of...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 12:49 PM EDT

Reliving Communist Past Helps East German Dementia Patients

Reliving Communist Past Helps East German Dementia Patients

Every weekday morning, white-haired women patiently line up before a door at a Dresden retirement home, step in, and quickly step back nearly six decades into their past in Communist East Germany. Most of...

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 01:01 PM EDT

The Blame Game Is Upping Health Insurance Costs: Analysis

The Blame Game Is Upping Health Insurance Costs: Analysis

While the Senate inches toward agreeing on a health care bill, insurers are growing increasingly rattled by congressional inaction and threats of sabotage from the White House, and customers could soon be paying...

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 04:17 PM EDT

Doctors in Brazil Using Fish Skin to Help Burn Victims

Doctors in Brazil Using Fish Skin to Help Burn Victims

Doctors in Brazil are using skin from farm-raised tilapia to heal burn victims. According to the doctors, the tilapia skin can cut down on the painful process of changing bandages and can actually help heal...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12:42 PM EDT

How the GOP Bill Could Affect 'Essential Health Benefits'

How the GOP Bill Could Affect 'Essential Health Benefits'

If the Republican health reform plan becomes law, states trying to save money on health insurance are likely to seek cuts on services like maternity care, mental health and dentist visits for kids, the...

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 05:01 PM EDT

Marijuana Extract Helps Some Kids With Epilepsy: Study

Marijuana Extract Helps Some Kids With Epilepsy: Study

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health...

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