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Abortion Gag Order Has Wider Effects

by Maureen Miller / May 22, 2017

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that media reports say could obstruct nearly US$8.8 billion the U.S. spends annually to fight deadly diseases abroad. Here, Maureen Miller, a Columbia University Medical Center professor and infectious disease epidemiologist with training in medical anthropology, answers five questions about this move, including what it has to […]

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How Bad Is the Healthcare Act for Women?

by Susan Buttenwieser / May 22, 2017

“Across the board, this is a terrible bill for women,” said Jamila K. Taylor, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, speaking about the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the bill on May 4, without waiting for a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, whose economic analysis […]


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Report Shows Disparities in Care

by Lauren Flynn Kelly / May 22, 2017

Two new reports examining the quality of care received by Medicare Advantage enrollees reveal several nuances in the patient experience as reported by ethnic/racial group and gender, as well as “sizable differences” in the quality of treatment for certain conditions among MA beneficiaries, such as black and white men with rheumatoid arthritis, observes CMS. Health […]

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Colorado Welcomes 2 Projects for Veterans’ Care

by Dan Elliott, Associated Press / May 15, 2017

DENVER — Two civilian initiatives are coming to Colorado to help veterans and their families deal with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and other problems, the University of Colorado has announced. A five-year, $38 million gift from the Marcus Foundation will create the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the university’s Anschutz Medical Campus in […]


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Center Convenes Global Summit on Indigenous Care

by Byron Dobson / May 22, 2017

Indigenous peoples across America and around the globe often struggle with diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and substance abuse. Finding solutions for those health care issues requires closer interaction between those affected communities and health care professionals like nurses, who work on the frontlines daily. Five months after it was established, Florida State University’s Center for […]

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State Attorneys Seek Role in Obamacare Case

by Dan Levine, Lawrence Hurley and Yasmeen Abutaleb / May 22, 2017

More than a dozen Democratic attorneys general on Thursday sought to intervene to defend a key part of the Obamacare healthcare law – subsidy payments to insurance companies – which is under threat in a court case. The 16 attorneys general, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, […]


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Repeal Obamacare Taxes

by Alex Hendrie, Opinion Contributor

When it was signed into law in 2010, ObamaCare imposed roughly one trillion dollars in taxes on the American people. The nearly 20 new or higher taxes hit middle class families and small businesses, raised the cost of healthcare, and reduced access to care. These taxes must be repealed in healthcare reform legislation. The House-passed […]

Widening Gap in Life Expectancy

by Francis Collins

Americans are living longer than ever before, thanks in large part to NIH-supported research. But a new, heavily publicized study shows that recent gains in longevity aren’t being enjoyed equally in all corners of the United States. In fact, depending on where you live in this great country, life expectancy can vary more than 20 […]