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  • Regulators struggle with Obamacare's narrow networks problem

    President Obama's healthcare law has provided an economic case study on the tradeoffs between cost and access.

  • Obama warns Ebola outbreak could worsen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority but it's going to be a long and difficult task. He says the American military will be helping set up isolation units and equipment there and providing...

  • California election boss describes her depression

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's top elections official said she has been fighting what she calls a debilitating battle with depression that has frequently kept her away from her office. Secretary of State Debra Bowen said she has suffered from depression for decades and is now struggling...

  • Sierra Leone to have lockdown amid Ebola crisis

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities are ordering people in Sierra Leone to stay inside their homes for three days later this month as part of an effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has killed more than 2,000 people across West Africa, a government spokesman said Saturday. Abdulai...

  • McAuliffe to announce health care plans Monday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to unveil his plan to increase health care coverage for the state's poor. The Democratic governor will speak publicly Monday on his plans for health care expansion. The governor unsuccessfully tried to persuade Republican lawmakers to...

  • WHO: Use Ebola survivors' blood to treat patients

    LONDON (AP) — Desperate to restore hope amid the Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization said Friday it would accelerate the use of experimental treatments and vaccines to contain the expanding epidemic in West Africa. After convening a two-day meeting of more than 200 experts to figure out...

  • Medical marijuana ID card applications top 2,000

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 2,000 people registered for Illinois medical marijuana identification cards in the first three days of applications, dwarfing the number the program's administrators had envisioned, the state announced Friday. Authorities began taking electronic applications Tuesday...

  • New York health insurance rates to rise in 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York insurance regulators have approved higher health insurance rates for 2015, though the increases are smaller than what the industry wanted. The increases also apply to health insurance offered through the state's new health benefits exchange, according to the state's...

  • WHO: Use survivors' blood to treat Ebola patients

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization recommends that doctors should use blood from survivors to treat patients in an effort to combat the biggest-ever outbreak of Ebola. At a press briefing on Friday, WHO expert Dr. Marie Paule Kieny said survivors' blood may be used to treat Ebola and...

  • AP Photos: HIV patients in Myanmar struggle

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar, which only recently emerged from a half-century of dictatorship and self-imposed isolation, has one of the world's worst health care systems, with tens of thousands dying each year because treatment is lacking for many diseases, including AIDS. Though...

  • Healthcare.gov was hacked in July

    The hackers, who also upload malicious software, did not see or take any personal data, the Department of Health and Human Services told the Wall Street Journal Thursday.

  • Some may see lower insurance premiums soon

    Premiums for benchmark health insurance plans under Obamacare will go down in 15 major cities, a new study showed.

  • Florida doctors warn of Medicaid HMO problems

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida health officials are declaring victory after transitioning the state's 3 million Medicaid recipients into private insurance plans, but some doctors and health advocates are warning their offices are filled with confused patients who say they have been cut off from their...

  • US to provide $75M to expand Ebola care centers

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The American aid agency announced Thursday it would donate $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola treatment centers in Liberia and buy 130,000 more protective suits for health care workers. West Africa's struggling health systems have buckled under the pressure of...

  • Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take the lead in controlling health costs. Individual states would set their own targets to curb the growth of health care spending. If they...



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