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Congress lets Children’s Health Insurance Program expire

Congress has allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provided low-cost health insurance to 9 million children, to expire. If action is not taken soon to restore the funding, the effects will become obvious in schools across the country, with many of the children in the program unable to see …

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Lady Gaga Gives Health Update After Postponing Tour

Lady Gaga is focusing on her health — and has a positive update for fans. The 31-year-old singer, who postponed the European leg of her world tour citing “severe physical pain,” tweeted on Friday to share an article from Noisey titled “Lady Gaga Pioneered Online Fandom Culture As We Know It.” “What a killer …

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Nitty-gritty of health care policy focus of 2-day hearing

The nitty-gritty of health care policy will be on the table when the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission hosts its annual health care cost trends hearing in Boston. Organizers describe the two-day hearing Monday and Tuesday as a public event during which policymakers and researchers meet to discuss challenges and opportunities …

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The Only Cure for Health Care Is Bipartisan

In grade school, a teacher made kids who got in trouble go to the blackboard and write multiple times: “I will not …. ” It was my introduction to chalk. Here’s a repeat reference to a lesson taught two decades ago by a Republican pollster, the late Bob Teeter: The …

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Good Health Care for Older Persons Falls Short of the Mark

GENEVA —  To mark the International Day of the Older Person, the World Health Organization is calling for a new, integrated approach to meet the health needs of an aging population. By mid-century, the World Health Organization reports one in five people in the world will be aged 60 or …

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Price’s exit adds another hurdle to GOP health care push

The ouster of Tom Price as President Donald Trump’s health secretary is yet another self-inflicted blow for Republicans wishing to put their own stamp on health care — and the latest distraction for a White House struggling to advance its agenda after months of turmoil. Price resigned Friday amid investigations …

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Health care ‘conversation’ held Monday in Stillwater

A town forum to discuss “A Healthcare Conversation: Minnesota Style,” will be held Monday, Oct. 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Stillwater Middle School auditorium at 523 Marsh St. The free forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters White Bear Lake Area and also is sponsored by …

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