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  • Private sector makes raising children less expensive, public sector makes it more expensive

    Parents have to pay lots more for things that are largely provided by or heavily regulated by government -- education (including child care) and health care.

  • Who's eligible to get health insurance before Nov?

    MIAMI (AP) — More than 200,000 Floridians may be eligible to sign up for health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act soon even though enrollment doesn't officially start until November. Consumers that get married, move, give birth or gain citizenship may qualify for a special...

  • A fatal level of trust in Veterans Affairs care

    'A good man' dies after Veterans Affairs doctors dismissed his pain and rectal bleeding as constipation and hemorrhoids. The second in a five-part series.

  • US won't reveal records on health website security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in. Earlier, the administration had promised...

  • Former Army psychiatrist to be NYC's veterans head

    NEW YORK (AP) — A retired brigadier general who was the Army's highest-ranking psychiatrist was named Monday as New York's veterans affairs' commissioner, promising she'll use her expertise in post-traumatic stress disorder to serve the city's 200,000 veterans. "I'm a warrior for veterans," Dr....

  • Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of dollars that the state later had trouble repaying, federal auditors said in a report released Monday. The state's withdrawals exceeded its...

  • New Illinois laws target senior care complaints

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed two pieces of legislation giving seniors and the disabled greater access to people who can address complaints about their care or their living conditions. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is designed to help people living in nursing homes. A...

  • New Veterans Affairs secretary apologizes for 'stunning lack of clarity' over preventable deaths

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald acknowledged Congress and the public were misled in a report released in April, which tied the deaths of 23 patients due to gastrointestinal cancers to unacceptable delays in getting colonoscopies and other procedures at VA hospitals nationwide.

  • Study charts health risks of Md. gas drilling

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland researchers say there's a high likelihood that shale gas production in far western Maryland would negatively affect air quality in the region. The report (http://bit.ly/1oKrWGI ) released Monday also found a high likelihood of negative impacts on...

  • UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

    GENEVA (AP) — Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday. The agency didn't spell out which countries should start screening passengers, but noted...

  • Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia urgently searched on Monday for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses and took them into an enormous slum. Health officials were combing Monrovia's...

  • Community Health details attack on patient records

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The Franklin, Tennessee, company said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which...

  • Federal Circuit sides with U.S. PTO in appeal over stem cell patent

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has ruled against a consumer group challenging a patent on stem cells. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in its June 4 decision, dismissed an appeal by Consumer Watchdog, a not-for-profit public charity. The group...

  • Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The national airline of the United Arab Emirates said Monday it has disinfected one of its planes after health authorities there announced that a Nigerian woman who died after flying in to the capital, Abu Dhabi, may have been infected with the Ebola virus....

  • Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

    LONDON (AP) — Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren't the only problem: Health workers struggle to convince patients they're...



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