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Often Missing In The Health Care Debate: Women’s Voices

When leaders in Washington discuss the future of American health care, women are not always in the room. Here, nine women share their personal stories, fears and hopes.

Podcast: 'What The Health?' Counties Coping With Scant Insurance Coverage

In this episode of “What the Health?” Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Karlin-Smith of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the problems some consumers will face with a lack of exchange-based insurance coverage in their regions. They also talk about the state of play on Capitol Hill and in the states concerning initiatives to lower prescription drug costs.

Gun Sellers Join Forces To Curb Suicide-By-Firearm, Rampant In Rural Areas

New research suggests that efforts to address climbing rates of rural suicide must focus on safe access to firearms. State-based coalitions are attempting just that.

Fate Of San Francisco’s Ban On Flavored Tobacco Products Is Now Up To Voters

Tobacco industry bankrolled an effort to stall the city’s new anti-tobacco ordinance, which business owners argue would lead to millions in lost sales annually.

Doctors Warm To Single-Payer Health Care

Growing numbers of physicians say they support a single-payer health care system, a 180-degree turn in opinion over a decade.

CBO: Killing Cost-Sharing Subsidies Would Hike Silver Plan Premiums And Deficit

The change would not be expected to have much long-term effect on the number of uninsured people. But it could cause a shift in which plans are popular with marketplace customers.

Number Of Dialysis Patients In California Surges

The increase — 46 percent over the past eight years — isn’t because the number of new kidney failure cases is rising. It’s because dialysis patients are living longer.

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Anthem Blue Cross To Pull Out Of Most Of California’s Individual Markets

This year, Anthem Blue Cross offers coverage in each of Covered California’s 19 pricing regions and all of California’s 58 counties. But the insurer announced last week that it will pull out of the entire individual market next year in 16 of the 19 Covered California regions. In the three where it plans to remain, it will no longer offer PPOs or HMOs – only EPOs.

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