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Pre-Obamacare, Preexisting Conditions Long Vexed States And Insurers

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For most of his life, Carl Goulden had near-perfect health. He and his wife, Wanda, say that changed 10 years ago. Carl remembered feeling “a lot of pain in the back, tired, fatigue, yellow eyes — a lot of jaundice.” 1,281 more words


Severe Shortage Of Home Health Workers Robs Thousands Of Proper Care

Acute shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants are cropping up in California and across the country, threatening care for people with serious disabilities and vulnerable older adults. 1,877 more words

Health Industry

Negotiating Drug Prices: Should State Agencies Band Together?

Citing budget-busting drug costs, a California lawmaker wants state health programs to band together to negotiate better prices with drug companies.

Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) has… 680 more words

Capitol Desk

A Spoonful Of Kids’ Medicine Makes The Profits Go Up

When prescribing medications, caring for children poses a particular challenge. They’re not just little adults. Their still-developing brains and bodies metabolize drugs differently, and what works for grown-ups can yield radically different — and sometimes dangerous — results in kids. 1,030 more words

Health Industry

Health Care In America: An Employment Bonanza And A Runaway-Cost Crisis

In many ways, the health care industry has been a great friend to the U.S. economy. Its plentiful jobs helped lift the country out of the Great Recession and, partly due to the Affordable Care Act, it now employs 1 in 9 Americans — up from 1 in 12 in 2000. 1,068 more words

Health Industry

The Saddest Story: Big Ed & Norma

Imagine meeting the love of your life in high school and having that person during your wildly emotional, passionate teen age years. For some people it’s their reality. 731 more words

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