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A record 16.3 million are seeking health insurance under the ACA

A record 16.3 million people have sought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, double the number covered when the marketplaces first launched nearly a decade ago, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. what you should Know A record 16.3 million people have sought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, double …

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Collapse of Britain’s National Health Service

A paramedic enters an ambulance outside the accident and emergency department at Manchester Royal Infirmary during a strike by ambulance workers in Manchester, United Kingdom, 11 January. photo: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg News The American left can’t seem to let go of its desire for single-payer Medicare for all. So it’s worth noting that the UK, which …

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Council pensioners fight proposal for private health insurance

A marathon City Council hearing Monday heard hours of testimony about a controversial plan that could allow hundreds of thousands of city retirees to pay to keep their current health insurance plan instead of switching to a private provider as planned. It’s a budget battle that goes back years. Both options would save the city …

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Happy, well-loved teens have better heart health later

The researchers found that teenagers who generally felt happy, optimistic and loved showed better cardiovascular health in their 20s and 30s, compared to children who did not have this level of mental well-being. Photo by ghcassel/Pixabay When teenagers feel good about themselves and their lives, it can be good for their hearts in the long …

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Supplementary health insurance is increasing

RALEIGH, NC — Millions of people across the country are struggling to access health insurance due to out-of-pocket costs during the pandemic and other circumstances. Recent data from the 2022 Consumer Credit Report revealed about $88 billion in delinquent medical debt. what you should Know Latest data from the 2022 Consumer Credit Report revealed about …

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Damar Hamlin’s collapse and the mental health issues facing the NFL

As the NFL grapples with the horrific mid-game collapse and hospitalization of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, it also faces a rapidly evolving sports environment in which athlete mental health is emerging as a critical issue. Hamlin, 24, was still in critical condition in the intensive care unit of a Cincinnati hospital on Tuesday after …

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California is trying to find and compensate sterilization victims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — About 600 people alive today can’t have children because the California government sterilized them either against their will or without their knowledge, and now the state is trying to find them so it can pay them at least $15,000 each in reparations. But after a year of searching, the state has …

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