News tagged with health programs

Senator sues over Congress' health coverage

Sen. Ron Johnson is suing to stop the government from paying most of the medical insurance premiums for members of Congress and their aides now required to obtain coverage through the new health care law's state exchanges.

Jan 06, 2014
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Workplace wellness programs can cut chronic illness costs

Workplace wellness programs can lower health care costs in workers with chronic diseases, but components of the programs that encourage workers to adopt healthier lifestyles may not reduce health costs or lead to lower net ...

Jan 06, 2014
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Curtain rises Wednesday on 'Obamacare'

(HealthDay)—It survived a U.S. Supreme Court challenge, multiple repeal attempts, delays of key provisions and a disastrous rollout, and now the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," marks a major ...

Dec 31, 2013
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US immigrants hesitate to seek health insurance

Many immigrant families are hesitant about applying for government subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, worried that providing personal information could draw the attention of immigration ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Exercise beneficial for dementia

Exercise may benefit older people with dementia by improving their cognitive functioning and ability to carry out everyday activities, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. However, the au ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Cash incentives spur poor to buy healthier foods

(HealthDay)—A recent program encouraged healthy eating by offering extra spending power to poor people who get government assistance to buy food. The only catch: They had to purchase healthier types of ...

Nov 22, 2013
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