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Washington Post

Bill Cassidy: The public face of a doomed health-care bill
Washington Post
Bill Cassidy of Louisiana walked down a hallway flanked by three members of the Capitol Police, each ready to ward off protesters who might confront him about his health-care bill. It was an unusual day for the little-known Republican senator, spent ...
Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal GOP Senator Declares OppositionNew York Times
As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill's fate bleakChicago Tribune
GOP health care repeal crusade runs into a brick wallMSNBC
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New York Times

Health Care, NFL, Puerto Rico: Your Tuesday Briefing
New York Times
“Sweeping reforms to our health care system and to Medicaid can't be done well in a compressed time frame, especially when the actual bill is a moving target,” she said on Monday. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times. The nonpartisan Congressional ...



As health bill teeters, Medicaid recipients watch nervously
ABC News
With the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety. The debate in Congress is personal for many of those who gained coverage through Medicaid in the 31 states that ...

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CNBC

Out-of-pocket health costs hit old, poor, women hardest
CNBC
Low-income people, older people and women tend to pay a greater share of their incomes toward out-of-pocket health costs. Spending on out-of-pocket expenses tends to spike in March and April, when 80 percent of Americans get their tax refunds. "The top ...

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Miami Herald

Worried about your health as you age? Find a purpose in your life
Miami Herald
“Purposeful individuals tend to be less reactive to stressors and more engaged, generally, in their daily lives, which can promote cognitive and physical health,” said Patrick Hill, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at ...



TechCrunch

Lively raises $4.2M as it adds investment capabilities for health savings accounts
TechCrunch
Lively co-founder Shobin Uralil likes to describe the health savings account as the “401(k) for healthcare” — but that it's woefully underused as an investment vehicle like a 401(k). So instead of just relying on it as a way to pay for healthcare ...

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Money Magazine

Barack Obama Got Paid $400000 for a Speech to Health Care Execs. Here's What He Told Them
Money Magazine
President Barack Obama said in a keynote address at a global health care conference on Monday that politics and ideology must be pushed aside in the quest for true, lasting solutions for health care reform. Obama was reportedly paid $400,000 to give ...



Dallas News

Amputee not hopeful about being able to find a health plan
Dallas News
Five months ago, Michael Orlie could barely afford his family's monthly health insurance premiums, debating at month's end what he should pay first: the mortgage or healthcare bill. Now, he needs a new socket for his prosthetic leg. And it's going to ...



Columbia Journalism Review

Reporter goes beyond numbers to explore mental health toll of Chicago violence
Columbia Journalism Review
In late August, PBS Newshour published the resulting story, “Chicago's gun violence crisis is also a mental health crisis.” Holmes' story depicts how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and other forms of mental illness impact predominantly ...



Los Angeles Times

Why replacing LA County's health director won't be easy
Los Angeles Times
His departure culminates a stunningly successful run as leader, first of the massive Department of Health Services and then of the new and even more massive county Health Agency, which takes in the formerly stand-alone departments of mental health and ...


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