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What’s It Cost to Have A Baby? Try $3,000 — or $37,000

22 hours ago What’s it cost to have a baby in a hospital in California? Anywhere between $3,000 and $37,000, researchers found. They could find no logical explanation for the huge variation in costs, and say their study, published in … Continue reading

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State Snapshots Of Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

Enrollment in the health law’s marketplaces surged in December, and the administration’s report on the numbers made headlines on Monday — but the national story isn’t the whole story. Health care is delivered in 50 different state markets, and each … Continue reading

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Bare-Bones Health Plans Survive Through Quirk In Law

The health-care overhaul was supposed to eliminate insurance plans that offer skimpy coverage at cut rates. But a quirk in the law stands to help some companies keep them going for years to come. AlliedBarton Security Services, a closely held … Continue reading

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Media Literacy May Trump Anti-Smoking Lessons

University of Pittsburgh rightOriginal Study Posted by Allison Hydzik-Pittsburgh on January 14, 2014 To keep teenagers from starting to smoke, media literacy programs work better than traditional anti-smoking lessons, a new study suggests. While traditional anti-smoking education focuses on health … Continue reading

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Tweet Chat Wrap Up: What You Need to Know About the Flu

The CDC says flu season is underway. Photo credit: Getty Images. Flu season is in full swing, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting 20 states with high disease activity this year. With so much sniffling, coughing and … Continue reading

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Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can’t Afford Food

Reuters Income inequality is making us sick. Well, it’s not making all of us sick. Only the poorest of us. That’s what a new paper in Health Affairs by Hilary Seligman, Ann Bolger, David Guzman, Andrea López, and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo … Continue reading

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State Efforts to Block Obamacare Are Working, Study Finds

Jan. 14, 2014 at 12:01 AM ET States whose governments are hostile to Obamacare are hindering efforts to get people signed up for health insurance, according to a study released Tuesday. Laws restricting outreach and enrollment efforts have handicapped community … Continue reading

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Program to Cover Major Illnesses Is Extended

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Public Health and the Leadership Imperative

Who thinks about the broad needs of our society? Private-sector leaders focus on the bottom line and their products. As individuals, each of us is consumed by our personal responsibilities, goals and challenges of daily life. That’s why it’s so … Continue reading

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Despite Michelle Obama, Teens Just Aren’t Moving

Post Contributor Badge This commenter is a Washington Post contributor. Post contributors aren’t staff, but may write articles or columns. In some cases, contributors are sources or experts quoted in a story. More about badges | Request a badge Article … Continue reading

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