Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes by JORDAN RAU


By JORDAN RAU

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may limit their care.

Published: June 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class by JORDAN RAU


By JORDAN RAU

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bill, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, some of whom do not know they are on it.

Published: June 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

Republicans and President Trump have said a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.

Published: June 22, 2017 at 08:00PM

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How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers by ABBY GOODNOUGH and KATE ZERNIKE


By ABBY GOODNOUGH and KATE ZERNIKE

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican health care legislation is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.

Published: June 22, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease by KATIE THOMAS


By KATIE THOMAS

The case of Exondys 51 poses emotionally charged issues for families of young boys with a rare illness, who are fighting companies to get coverage for an expensive drug approved on a lower bar of proof.

Published: June 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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EU Court: Vaccines Can Be Blamed for Illnesses Without Proof by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.

Published: June 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

Facing Wednesday’s deadline to file plans for the federal marketplace, several insurers are ambivalent about staying, and premiums are also likely to be higher.

Published: June 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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New Surveys Suggest Teen Vaping Rates Falling by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.

Published: June 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Draft Order on Drug Prices Proposes Easing Regulations by SHEILA KAPLAN and KATIE THOMAS


By SHEILA KAPLAN and KATIE THOMAS

A draft of an executive order obtained by The Times appears to give the drug industry what it wants with no guarantee that consumer costs will fall.

Published: June 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Middle Class, Not Poor, Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments by ABBY GOODNOUGH


By ABBY GOODNOUGH

Americans who earn too much to qualify for premium assistance could face double-digit rate increases if the government stops making cost-sharing payments.

Published: June 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Drones to the Rescue by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Researchers find that drones carrying heart defibrillators can reach cardiac arrest victims quicker than ambulances.

Published: June 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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A Dire Weekly Total for the U.S.: 25 Children Killed by Guns by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Between 2012 and 2014, an average of 1,297 children died each year from such injuries.

Published: June 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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The High-Tech Device That’s Like a Bouncer for Mosquitoes by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

New traps that use infrared beams to identify insects are helping researchers capture more of the disease-carrying insects they need.

Published: June 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Inspired by War Zones, Balloon Device May Save Civilians From Fatal Blood Loss by DENISE GRADY


By DENISE GRADY

Developed to save victims of battlefield trauma, a plastic tube with a balloon at its tip can give doctors precious time to halt internal bleeding.

Published: June 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Shootings Kill or Injure at Least 19 US Children Each Day by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence.

Published: June 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Trump Vowed to ‘Take Care’ of Opioid Crisis. Some See Few Signs of Action. by ABBY GOODNOUGH


By ABBY GOODNOUGH

As a candidate, President Trump vowed to “take care” of the opioid epidemic. But some addiction experts say his action so far, a commission, is a waste of time.

Published: June 15, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Scalise Faces Prospect of Multiple Operations by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Trauma surgeons have learned that a series of operations for such wounds have better outcomes than one long operation.

Published: June 14, 2017 at 08:00PM

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