News tagged with health care

Hospitals face growing active shooter threat

A new Viewpoint article in The Journal of the American Medical Association questions whether the notion of the community hospital as a sanctuary from violence may have become too quaint. The fatal shooting death of a Bost ...

Feb 26, 2015
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Fewer americans burdened by medical bills

(HealthDay)—The number of Americans struggling to pay medical bills has declined every year since 2011 and particularly since 2013, a new government report shows.

Feb 26, 2015
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5 tips for handling early-year medical expenses

The clock on insurance deductibles reset on Jan. 1, and that means big medical bills are in store for some. Patients may be required to pay thousands of dollars before their health care coverage kicks in.

Feb 25, 2015
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Obamacare won't swamp doctors, study contends

(HealthDay)—The greater number of Americans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will lead to only a slight increase in the use of medical services, and the health system can cope with the ...

Feb 25, 2015
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Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014

(AP)—The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.

Feb 24, 2015
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