News tagged with health affairs

Senate bill doubles spending on veterans' health

(AP)—Spending on veterans' health care could double in three years under the U.S. Senate's solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at government-run veterans' hospitals and clinics, according ...

Jun 14, 2014
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Obama health care nominee withdraws

President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the embattled Veterans Affairs Department has withdrawn his nomination.

Jun 06, 2014
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Surgeries shorter in outpatient surgery centers

(HealthDay)—Outpatient surgeries take less time when performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) compared to hospitals, according to research published in the May issue of Health Affairs.

May 23, 2014
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Nongroup insurance market lacked stability before ACA

(HealthDay)—The nongroup insurance market has been characterized by frequent disruptions in coverage before implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to research published online April ...

Apr 30, 2014
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Doctor's specialty predicts feeding tube use

A new study shows that when elderly patients with advanced dementia are hospitalized, the specialties of the doctors at their bedside have a lot to do with whether the patient will end up with a gastric feeding ...

Apr 07, 2014
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