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  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    | 07/30/14 08:44 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The...
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  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    | 07/30/14 04:32 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including requiring patients to meet 25 criteria...
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  • Few applying for insurance acknowledge smoking

    | 07/30/14 03:26 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Surveys show about 20 percent of adults in Iowa smoke regularly, but but a much smaller percentage acknowledged their habit when signing up for insurance with federally...
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