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Trumpcare Just Snuck in Through the Back Door

After 900 failed attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (that number may be a little off, it’s been a long year), President Trump took two actions yesterday that could destroy insurance markets. Don’t panic yet. Your current insurance still works, and you’ll still be able to buy an “Obamacare” plan for next year.…Read more… […]

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It’s Not Legal to Get an Abortion Online, But Maybe It Should Be

Almost half of all early abortions are done with the simple action of taking a few pills. The pills are safe to take at home, with very low rates of complications. So why can’t you get them through an online doctor’s service, like we can with birth control pills and other medication?Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Running List of Ways You Can Donate to Help Cover Las Vegas Victims’ Medical Bills

Perhaps the only more depressingly predictable, uniquely American thing than mass shootings are the spate of crowdfunding campaigns that (mostly) benevolent souls create to help cover the medical expenses of the survivors in the wake of such atrocities.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Need to Know About the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill (aka Zombie Trumpcare)

The fight to repeal Obamacare on only Republican votes will end when September does, thanks to a budget deadline. Like any good drama, it’s got us on the edge of our seat right up until the grand finale. The current villain (or hero?), the Graham-Cassidy bill, is gaining steam and may have a chance of […]

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There’s a New Obamacare Repeal Bill in Town (but Hopefully Not for Long)

Republicans in Congress have to pass their repeal of the Affordable Care Act by September 30, or else it’s not going to happen. That means Zombie Trumpcare has risen again, and at least a few lawmakers think it has a chance. Take a look at what’s in this bill, because you might want to make […]

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How to Take Charge of Your Health Care as an Adult

The first time you have to make a doctor’s appointment for yourself can make you wish for the days—perhaps not long ago—when Mom or Dad did all this for you. And if you’re the parent in this scenario, it might be hard to step back. Here’s a guide to help young adults take charge of […]

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This Tool Shows How Far You Would Have to Drive to Reach Your Nearest Abortion Clinic

You can get the rest of your health care at any hospital or clinic in town, but a variety of laws and issues mean abortion care is much harder to access. The Pudding has a new tool that shows just how far away you would have to go, depending on where you are in your […]

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Your Insurance Premiums Could Be Huge Next Year, and Here’s Why

This week, the White House announced that the government would indeed make this month’s required payments to health insurance companies. We kinda dodged a bullet there, because those CSRs directly affect the price of your insurance if you buy an individual plan. But the threat is only temporarily paused, and your…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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When Cancer Screenings Aren’t Worth the Risk

Cancer is the worst. And, maybe thanks to Movember and pink consumer goods, we’re all extremely aware. Too aware. Because we’ve gotten it drilled into our heads to always get tested, patients are ignoring the risks of unnecessary cancer screenings, says the New York Times. Low-risk patients often get false positives,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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When to Quit a Failing Project, Like the Republican Health Care Bill, For Instance 

You will never accomplish everything you want. It’s a hard truth to deal with, but if you don’t, you’ll waste your life on unrealistic, unnecessary projects: renovating your entire home, writing a novel, repealing and replacing Obamacare. Sometimes it’s time to give up, like Mitch McConnell did last night after two…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Protect You From Gonorrhea Too

The meningococcal vaccine that’s recommended for teenagers (although not enough of them get it) may have an Easter egg. In addition to protecting people from meningitis, a New Zealand study found that people who got the vaccine also had lower rates of gonorrhea. (Gonorrhea and the meningococcal bacteria are closely…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Protect You From Gonorrhea Too

The meningococcal vaccine that’s recommended for teenagers (although not enough of them get it) may have an Easter egg. In addition to protecting people from meningitis, a New Zealand study found that people who got the vaccine also had lower rates of gonorrhea. (Gonorrhea and the meningococcal bacteria are closely…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How The Health Care Bill Could Affect You If You Get Health Insurance Through Your Work

We’ve been hearing a lot about the 22 million people who will lose coverage under the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and how much more insurance will cost on the individual market. But what if you have coverage through work? Turns out you’re not immune to the effects of the bill. There’s plenty of bad news […]

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The Senate Health Bill Really Is as Bad as You Imagined

The Senate’s health care bill proposal would mean 22 million fewer people would have health insurance, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office delivered on Monday. That projection is just about one million fewer than an earlier version of the bill passed by the House, which the Senate initially…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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The Best Ways to Make Your Voice Heard About the New Health Care Bill

You probably haven’t heard much about the Senate’s version of the health care bill, because a small committee has been working on it in secret. They’re currently planning zero public hearings, and trying to send it to the Congressional Budget Office before making any text public to the American people. If you don’t…Read more… Continue […]

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Follow These People on Twitter to Understand What’s Happening With Health Care

In the beginning, there was Obamacare. Since January, we’ve seen “repeal and replace,” “repeal and repair,” a draft American Health Care Act, a near-vote in the house, two new amendments, an actual vote in the house, and now whispers about the Senate’s rewrite, which should become public any day now.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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