Healthcare

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ERs more crowded since Obamacare; tele-docs step up to help

By Jim Henry
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Healthcare | Reducing emergency room visits can be now be added to the list of Obamacare’s broken promises. A survey released Monday by the American College of Emergency…

Coverage vs. care

Coverage vs. care

By J.C. Derrick
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Healthcare | Medicaid expansion under Obamacare may result in more Americans being covered, but it is deepening long-standing problems with the program at the expense of…

Tangled net

Tangled net

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | One family’s story of life trapped in a broken system

Midday Roundup: Singing hymns, convicts face Indonesian firing squad

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Joyful in death. Indonesia on Tuesday executed seven men convicted of smuggling drugs out of the country. At the last minute, the government pardoned the one…

Medicare overhaul could mean higher costs for everyone

Medicare overhaul could mean higher costs for everyone

By Lynde Langdon
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Healthcare | A bipartisan effort to fix longstanding problems with Medicare passed the Senate on Tuesday with a hefty price tag attached. Though the changes will…

Supreme Court hears murky case on executing the mentally disabled

Supreme Court hears murky case on executing the mentally disabled

By Nick Eicher & Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Mental capacity. Lawyers for a man sentenced to death for killing a police officer in Baton Rouge, La., argued last week before the U.S. Supreme Court that he…

Senate Democrats stall Medicare reform bill over abortion funding ban

By Courtney Crandell
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Politics | For 17 years, lawmakers have attempted to change Medicare’s formula for reimbursing physicians. The annually passed fixes have been expensive, and the…

Obamacare edges out college health plans with costlier coverage

By Laura Edghill
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Healthcare | Increasing numbers of college-bound students are being forced off campus in their search for affordable health insurance. And many are finding their options…

Midday Roundup: Utah approves firing squad as backup execution plan

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Death squad. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert approved a law yesterday that allows executions by firing squad if lethal injection drugs are not available. The change…

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

By Laura Edghill
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Healthcare | A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals many families lack the necessary funds to meet their health insurance deductibles under…

Midday Roundup: Dual suicide attacks in Yemen kill 120

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Escalating violence. Suicide bombers in Yemen attacked two mosques in the capital city of Sanaa this morning, killing at least 120 people and injuring more…

Midday Roundup: Terrorists kill 17 foreigners in attack on Tunisian museum

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Tunisian terror. Militants in Tunisia stormed a museum in the North African nation’s capital today, killing 19 people. Seventeen of the victims were foreign…

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