News tagged with medical bills

US seniors' health poorest, global survey shows

(HealthDay)— Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey. The United States also ...

Nov 20, 2014
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Irish lawmakers agonize over abortion vote

After decades of delay and months of argument, Ireland's lawmakers agonized Wednesday over government plans to pass an abortion bill for the first time in this predominantly Catholic country.

Jul 10, 2013
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Africa hopes to speed up medicine approval systems

Bringing a new medicine to market in Africa requires 54 separate applications to each country on the continent, a time-intensive process that could be costing lives. African leaders are now trying to move toward a regional ...

Jun 08, 2013
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Fewer families struggling to pay medical bills: CDC

(HealthDay)—The proportion of families in the United States that can't keep up with their medical bills declined between 2011 and 2012, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Vermont House passes aid-in-dying bill

The Vermont House has approved a measure that would allow doctors to provide lethal medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives.

May 14, 2013
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White House threatens veto on GOP health bill

(AP)—The White House is threatening to veto a Republican bill that would shore up one part of President Barack Obama's health care law by siphoning funds from another part.

Apr 24, 2013
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