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Congress Returns to Healthcare Issue

by Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press / April 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on healthcare legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. Trump’s GOP allies control Congress, but they’ve been unable to send him a single major bill […]

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Program to Prepare Detroit Residents for Healthcare Jobs

by Associated Press / April 24, 2017

DETROIT— Three health systems will work with the city to train Detroit residents for entry-level healthcare jobs. Mayor Mike Duggan announced the partnership with the Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System and St. John Providence. Training for patient care associates and patient sitters will be provided by Focus: HOPE and Oakland University’s School of […]


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Rare, Deadly Mouse-Borne Virus Increases

by Lena H. Sun / April 24, 2017

As the weather warms and people turn to spring cleaning and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, they need to beware of a rare but deadly virus that is spread through mouse droppings and kills up to 40 percent of people who become infected, public health officials said. The severe respiratory illness is known […]

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California Woman Lobbies for Safer Nail Salons

by Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press / March 28, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. — It was the swag-bags that convinced community health organizer Julia Liou to redraw the battle plan in a fight to reduce the hazardous chemical exposures of nail-salon workers, most of them low-paid Asian immigrant women. In 2005, Liou watched at California’s state Capitol as dozens of lobbyists gave away bags of lipsticks […]


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N.D. Nursing School Gets Reprieve

by Associated Press / April 24, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. — Dakotas-based Sanford Health has renegotiated a contract with state and higher education officials to keep a nursing program open in Bismarck. The action comes after legislators introduced an amendment in the higher education budget that would not allow any state money or private funds to be spent on the program. North Dakota […]

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Trump Signs Healthcare Bill Vets

by Darlene Superville, Associated Press / April 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a bill April 19 to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector, part of an effort by the president to deliver on a campaign promise. The extension will give Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin time to develop a more comprehensive plan […]


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Fix the Healthcare System

by Uzochukwu Chima, co-founder of Kaigo Health

Empathy for customers is perhaps the most powerful engine for success, but it is missing from many industries. When we experience the empathy gap in industries like air travel, it’s frustrating — but in other scenarios, like getting health care, it can be life threatening. Many Americans, including those with health insurance, cannot see the […]

GOP: Fake vs. Real

by Ezra Klein

The most interesting policy argument in America right now is the debate between conservatives’ real position on health care and their fake position. The fake, but popular, position goes something like this: Conservatives think everyone deserves affordable health insurance, but they disagree with Democrats about how to get everyone covered at the best price. This […]