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Too Few Patients Follow The Adage: You Better Shop Around
8/18/2017 11:23:24 AM
Three-quarters of participants in a newly released study said they did not know of resources for comparing health care costs, while half said that if a website were available to provide such information, they would use it.
Viewpoints: Californians Need Safe Water; A Simple Way To Save People From Overdosing
8/18/2017 09:34:51 AM
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Perspectives On Health Reform: Trump Should Help The Health Law; GOP Isn’t Living Up To Its Obamacare Promises
8/18/2017 09:34:47 AM
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the issues facing the health law.
Research Roundup: Labor Force Participation After The ACA; Childhood Firearm Injuries
8/18/2017 09:34:43 AM
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
State Highlights: Conn. Medical Society Gets Impatient, Starts Own Health Information Exchange; Mo. Families Struggle With Home-Care Cuts
8/18/2017 09:34:37 AM
Media outlets report on news from Connecticut, Missouri, Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, California, New Mexico, Oregon and Tennessee.
Colorado Hospital President Resigns After Managing Transition To New Owner
8/18/2017 09:34:33 AM
News outlets look at hospital news across the country, including an analysis of how Tianqiao Chen's purchase of a large stake in Community Health Systems could affect that large chain.
Large Mass. Health Care System Drops Out Of Networks Being Planned For Medicaid
8/18/2017 09:34:29 AM
UMass Memorial Health Care said it will continue to care for MassHealth patients but it won't join in the accountable care organizations being formed as the state revamps Medicaid. Meanwhile, a California health care system is moving some of its Medicaid patients to clinics instead, and Utah formally submits a request to the federal government for a limited Medicaid expansion for some homeless people.
Trump Signs Law To Aid WWII Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas
8/18/2017 09:34:25 AM
The legislation was advanced through Congress by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider denied disability benefits for those who claimed the testing caused health problems.
Guns Account For Higher Suicides Rates In Rural Areas Over Urban Ones, Study Finds
8/18/2017 09:34:22 AM
Suicides-by-firearm are 66 percent higher in thinly populated counties than in urban counties. There is little regional disparity in non-firearm suicide rates. In related news, experts target teens in suicide prevention efforts while the California prison system reports an increase in suicide attempts among women inmates.
‘DNA Surgery’: Scientists Try Gene Editing In Human Embryos
8/18/2017 09:34:18 AM
NPR goes inside the lab that is working on embryonic research. In other public health news today are developments related to HIV, tuberculosis, Alzheimer's, maternal mortality and nicotine addiction.