Andrew Yang draws contrasts with rest of field on new health care plan
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Andrew Yang draws contrasts with rest of field on new health care plan

Andrew Yang released his health care plan Monday morning, a proposal with elements of Medicare for All, but without the public option plan that even moderate candidates like former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg have committed to implementing. “To be clear, I support the spirit of Medicare for All,” […]

Sunday Deadline Looms For Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment
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Sunday Deadline Looms For Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

For millions of Americans, time is running out to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace healthcare.gov. For those who will not receive health coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2020 through an employer or other programs like Medicaid, Medicare or the Children’s Health Insurance Program — commonly referred to as CHIP — […]

Trump aides hold daily meetings on vaping as White House scrambles to formulate policy
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Trump aides hold daily meetings on vaping as White House scrambles to formulate policy

The White House, grappling with the outbreak of a deadly lung disease associated with vaping, has been holding daily meetings on the issue for over two weeks, according to a senior administration official. President Donald Trump is expected to participate in the final meeting of the year on the public health emergency sometime before Christmas, […]

House passes Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing bill
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House passes Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing bill

he House of Representatives on Thursday passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing legislation, a sweeping bill that will allow the U.S. government to negotiate lower prices on the costliest drugs each year. The legislation, which passed the House 230 to 192, was widely expected to be approved in the House, where Democrats control the chamber with 233 […]

Pelosi agrees to expand drug price bill to win support from AOC, other Democrats
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Pelosi agrees to expand drug price bill to win support from AOC, other Democrats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has brokered a deal with a key block of Democrats that threatened to derail passage of her sweeping bill overhauling drug prices. Pelosi met late Tuesday with Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Mark Pocan, D-Wis., co-leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The caucus said the legislation didn’t go far enough and was threatening […]

Digital health start-up once worth $1.5 billion is racing to keep lights on as investors flee
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Digital health start-up once worth $1.5 billion is racing to keep lights on as investors flee

Proteus Digital Health has spent two decades trying to develop “smart pills” that can be used to tell a smartphone app whether patients have taken their medications. The technology was so promising that, three years ago, investors valued the company at $1.5 billion. But Proteus has struggled to turn its vision into reality and is now desperate for […]

CDC says no single brand is likely responsible for the outbreak of vaping lung disease
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CDC says no single brand is likely responsible for the outbreak of vaping lung disease

Dank Vapes was the most commonly used THC product among patients who developed a deadly vaping illness, though it’s “unlikely” that a single brand caused the national outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Friday. The mysterious illness, called EVALI, has hospitalized 2,291 people across the country and killed 48 […]

Nutrient supplements
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Nutrient supplements significantly reduce child deaths

Approximately most of the child deaths worldwide occur from preventable causes, for example malnutrition. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, found that child deaths can be minimized by providing nutritional supplements rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. In low- and middle-income countries mortality among children 6-24 months old could be slashed up […]

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Why do you need a critical illness along with health insurance?

Health equals wealth!You must have heard this many times. Over the years,thishas become a reality due toincreasing cost of medical aids and treatments.Attimes when a simple fever can cost you hundredsin a single doctor’s visit, imagine what it would be like to get medical assistance for critical ailments. Health insurance policies have our back in […]