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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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Get Ready for $1,000 IUDs and $1,600 Colonoscopies Under Trumpcare

We’ve been living high on the hog these last few years: getting mammograms and colonoscopies whenever we need them, vaccinating ourselves against cancer-causing viruses for free, preventing unwanted babies from showing up in our wombs without having to spend our rent money to do so. But those days might be over soon,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How the Horrific New Republican Health Care Bill Punishes Women

After a wave of public outcry, yesterday, the GOP’s controversial American Health Care Act narrowly passed in the House of Representatives. While a horde of Republicans were toasting in the Rose Garden afterward, millions of Americans struggled to make sense of the calamity they had just witnessed. For many women and…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Get Your Friends to Go Along With a Bad Idea

Sometimes you have a really bad idea, but you need friends to help you pull it off. Maybe it’s something that will benefit you but not them; or maybe you’ve all talked yourself into believing that this obviously stupid idea has some kind of upside.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Your Friends to Go Along With a Bad Idea

Sometimes you have a really bad idea, but you need friends to help you pull it off. Maybe it’s something that will benefit you but not them; or maybe you’ve all talked yourself into believing that this obviously stupid idea has some kind of upside.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why the Congressional Budget Office’s Rating of the Health Care Bill Is So Crucial

The House just passed the new health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. It’ll now move to the Senate, but it’s already gotten a lot of opposition, and rightfully so: it’s pretty awful and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) didn’t even score it. Here’s what that means and why you should care.Read more… […]

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House Republicans Vote to Destroy Healthcare for Millions

The fate of America’s healthcare system on Thursday came down to four votes: 217 House Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the latest version of the much-maligned American Health Care Act, while 213 votes against it. After public outcry against the bill, in the end, twenty Republicans…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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