Governors urge keeping U.S. health law’s individual mandate

Photo: Carolyn Kaster, STF FILE – In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, joined by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The bipartisan governor duo is urging Congress to retain the federal health care law’s unpopular individual mandate while seeking to stabilize individual insurance markets […]

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Gastro bug infects almost 350 people in NSW aged-care homes, schools and hospitals

Hundreds of people have been struck down by gastroenteritis with NSW Health urging affected people to stay home and follow medical advice. There were 39 gastro outbreaks in NSW institutions between August 20 and 26, including 22 in childcare centres, 10 in aged-care homes, five in hospitals and two in schools. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director Communicable Diseases at NSW Health. Photo: […]

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Trump administration slashes funds for health care sign-ups

Top News Associated Press Posted August 31, 2017 August 31, 2017 Updated August 31, 2017 12:25pm ASSOCIATED PRESS President Donald Trump walked from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Wednesday, as he returned from Springfield, Mo. The Trump administration today announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act […]

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Here’s what you need to know – The Denver Post

A coalition of eight governors, led by Colorado’s John Hickenlooper and Ohio’s John Kasich, put forward 18 recommendations Thursday and demanded immediate action from Congress to stabilize and lower costs on the individual health insurance market. The bipartisan blueprint seeks to break the gridlock in Washington on the issue of health care with modest fixes, but it faced criticism from […]

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Trump Administration Sharply Cuts Spending on Health Law Enrollment

Over all, 12.2 million people selected or automatically re-enrolled in marketplace plans for 2017, although the Trump administration said in June that the number of customers who paid their premiums had dropped to 10.1 million. Similar drops have occurred in previous years after people lost coverage after they failed pay their premiums. The administration officials who briefed reporters on Thursday […]

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Mental health needs to be taken seriously, Northcote candidates say in live debate

LAINE MOGER Last updated 10:38, September 1 2017 Laine Moger/Stuff Northcote electoral candidates live chat Mental health need is increasing and it needs to be easier to get help, Northcote’s electoral candidates agreed in a Facebook live panel discussion that quickly became personal. Green Party candidate Dr Rebekah Jaung, who works as a doctor, said it is both patients and healthcare workers who […]

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One in three sick notes are for mental health problems, ‘alarming’ report shows 

“If anything, this new data may underestimate the scale of the problem,” he added. “Almost half of benefits claimants of Employment and Support Allowance in England are receiving payments as the result of mental and behavioural disorders.” The new system, introduced in 2010, was supposed to encourage GPs and employers to find ways to get employees back in to work, […]

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