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Newly insured fret over gains made under US health care law.

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California Ready for Single-Payer Insurance … But Who's Going to Pay for It?.

In California, after the state robs the taxpayers of their last pennies, apparently more money just falls out of the sky. That must be the conclusion reached by a California state senate committee that passed a $400 billion universal healthcare proposal Thursday with no funding plan. Yes, that's 400 billion with a B, ...

- Breitbart - US

UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar.

The United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA has provided a new ambulance and inaugurated the improved primary healthcare services for the Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar camps.

- BDNews24 - BD

High GST rate on ayurvedic items: How can one feel 'Acche Din', asks Patanjali.

Disappointed over high GST rate on ayurvedic products that provide "care and cure to common man at affordable price", Baba Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurved has asked the government as to how can people feel and live Achchhe Din without the right to good health.In a similar vein, industry body AMAM also said that while the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

3.5m doses of flu vaccine prepared for at-risk groups.

The Public Health Ministry has prepared 3.5 million doses of vaccine to protect people at high risk of contracting influenza, an official said on Sunday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Money in the bank isn't safe from inflation.

Dear Liz: I am 68 and not in very good health due to heart disease. I'm not sure what do with my savings of over $1 million, which sits in online bank accounts, earning 1.25% to 1.35% in 18-month certificates of deposit. (No account contains more than $250,000 to remain under the FDIC insurance...

- Los Angeles Times - US

High GST rate on ayurvedic items: How can one feel 'Achchhe Din', asks Patanjali.

Disappointed over high GST rate on ayurvedic products that provide "care and cure to common man at affordable price", Baba Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurved has asked the government as to how can people feel and live Achchhe Din without the right to good health.In a similar vein, industry body AMAM also said that while the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Vitals hospitals memorandum signed before tender won.

The investor group behind Vitals Global Healthcare signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government before it actually won the tender to run three State-owned hospitals, leaked documents show. The MoU is mentioned in a presentation dated February 2015 given to financial institutions by Vitals in Malta. The request ...

- - MT

Overseas visitors' giant-sized health bill puts DHBs under pressure.

Taxpayers are forking out tens of millions of dollars a year treating sick foreign visitors.

- Stuff - NZ

Vitals says its officials have no Pilatus Bank accounts.

Vitals Global Healthcare insisted this morning that none of its owners, directors or members of management have, or ever had bank accounts with Pilatus Bank. VGH, which has been handed the management of Gozo General Hospital and St Luke's Hospital, was reacting to questions raised by the Nationalist Party. PN leader Simon ...

- - MT

Where will Indonesia’s anti-gay hysteria end?.

At about 9pm on Sunday, four mini buses, the kind commonly used for public transport in Jakarta, slunk into the Ruko Kokan Permata Complex in Kelapa Gading, in the north of the city. The convoy then wound its way past the Playboy Sensation Funtasty massage parlour and trundled by the blacked out windows of the Delta Massage ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

'Morning Joe' 'Kids' Produce False Anti-Republican TV Advertisement

‘Working at the Morning Joe weekday program apparently has its advantages. One of those was demonstrated on Friday, May 26, when co-host Joe Scarborough aired a fake 30-second television advertisement he had told “the kids in the back that work for us” -- and were “out in the street playing ...

- NewsBusters - US

Photo: KPH donation

The Kingston Public Hospital and Victoria Jubilee Hospital Restoration Trust donated a cheque valued at $260,188.21 to assist with the hospitals' Labour Day projects. From left are: Dr Natalie Whylie, senior medical officer, KPH; Errol Greene, CEO, KPH/ VJH; Dr Lloyd Cole, founder KPH/ VJH Restoration Trust; Maureen ...

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Gregg Allman Has Died

A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. He was 69. Ken Weinstein confirmed Saturday that Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates for health reasons, the AP reports. In March...

- Newser - US

GOP Governors at Odds Over Medicaid Expansion's Fate

At the center of the debate over Medicaid's future in a Republican health-care bill stands one powerful group: GOP governors. And they are split down the middle.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band Dies at Age 69

A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. He was 69.Ken Weinstein confirmed Saturday that Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia.Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates for health reasons. In March...

- Newsmax - US

Lawsuit: Arkansas man died after jail denied medical help

HOUSTON " The family of an Arkansas man has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas accusing a for-profit jail and at least 12 guards and nurses of denying him adequate medical care as his health worsened and leaving him to die in his...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Medics hope for welfare status boost

The Public Health Ministry is considering giving some medical personnel welfare benefits similar to those of the bureaucratic system in a fresh move to solve a shortfall in permanent civil servant positions for seven groups.

- BangkokPost - TH

Legendary Southern rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69

Southern rocker Gregg Allman passed away on Saturday at age 69, reports Billboard. According to a statement on Allman's website, he “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg consi...

- The Raw Story - US

The Latest: Salvadoran colonel given new medicine in jail

RALEIGH, N.C. " The Latest on a legal fight over health care for a former Salvadoran colonel fighting extradition :5:15 p.m.A former Salvadoran colonel fighting extradition to Spain will remain jailed after...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

AP's Werner: Lawmakers, Including Dems Say They 'Don't Hear About Russia' at Town Halls

On Friday's edition of PBS' “Washington Week,” Associated Press Congressional Correspondent Erica Werner said that “several lawmakers of both parties” told her that “they do not hear about this issue in town halls, from their voters when they go home. They don't hear about Russia.” Werner ...

- Breitbart - US

India just reported its first cases of Zika

Thomson ReutersNEW DELHI - India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance. The WHO said that on May 15 India's health ministry reported three confirmed cases from the western state of Gujarat. Cases were detected during testing in ...

- Business Insider - US

The movement behind the rose emoji that you probably don't know about

Up until 2016, the Rose emoji only had two days in the sun: Mothers' Day and Valentines' Day. Since before the election of 2016, however, rose emoji began popping up in droves on social media, not as aesthetic, but as symbols. Placed next to usernames and in bios, the rose emoji signals more than an undying love for ...

- Mashable! - US

Here is why your pool may make you sick this summer

Why Your Pool May Make You Sick This Summer Before you go swimming in a public pool this summer, health officials want to offer one piece of advice: Don't drink the water! If for some reason you end up swallowing some , don't be surprised if you end up sick for weeks with unple...

- The Raw Story - US

Crowdfunding healthcare costs: Where there's a bill, there's a benefactor

Doctors are turning to crowdfunding to ensure treatment for needy patients

- The Hindu - IN

Safe sex: Chinese buy condom business as savvy youth spur demand

Investors from China including Humanwell Healthcare Group and CITIC agreed to buy the world's second-ranked condom business for $600 million from Australia's Ansell

- The Hindu - IN

Prosecutors dispute Salvadoran colonel's health care claims

RALEIGH, N.C. " Federal prosecutors dispute allegations of inadequate medical care for a former Salvadoran colonel jailed in an extradition case.A federal judge demanded an update by Friday on medical care for Inocente Orlando...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Why the US doesn't have universal health care even though so many other countries do

Andrew Harnik/AP ImagesThe lead-up to the House passage of the American Health Care Act on May 4, which passed by a narrow majority after a failed first attempt, provided a glimpse into just how difficult it is to gain consensus on health care coverage. In the aftermath of the House vote, many people have asked: Why are ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump's sabotage of Obamacare is going to cost us all

In the midst of an extremely busy healthcare-policy week—Trumpcare and the CBO, the Trump regime's decision to punt on cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers—there was some very bad Obamacare news. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina announced that it was going to hike premiums by 22.9 percent for 2018. They ...

- Daily Kos - US

Beyond the CBO score: How the Trump budget and the AHCA would dismantle America's safety net

The Congressional Budget Office on May 24 released its long-awaited analysis of the American Health Care Act passed by the House of Representatives three weeks ago. While the score was not dramatically different from an earlier one, it nonetheless drew a significant amount of news cover...

- The Raw Story - US

Strike by government workers in Portugal disrupts services

LISBON, Portugal " A 24-hour strike by Portuguese government workers over pay and working hours is disrupting public services, especially in the national health service and the state education system.Some junior and high schools...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A wave of Pacific partnerships in action for Ocean health

As caretakers of the world's largest ocean basin, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme with Members and global partners have committed to four different partnerships for Ocean health.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

WASHINGTON " Republicans trying to dismantle former President Barack Obama's health care law have run into the same problem that bedeviled him: Quality health insurance doesn't come cheap, especially if it protects people in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

CVS's Omnicare to pay $23 million to resolve U.S. kickback case

BOSTON - CVS Health Corp's Omnicare unit has agreed to pay $23 million to resolve a long-running whistleblower lawsuit alleging that it took kickbacks from a drugmaker, according to settlement papers released on Friday.

- Reuters - US

Indigenous children's health care still lacking, human rights tribunal finds

In a strongly worded ruling, two-person panel says Ottawa has not corrected situation after it was accused of discriminating against First Nations a year ago

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Americans can have better healthcare at lower cost

In other countries, people enjoy better healthcare at lower cost. Everyone has access to healthcare and average life expectancy is greater. In Canada, with their version of Medicare for All, no one goes bankrupt because of healthcare expenses. In the U.S., healthcare bankrupts more than a million every year. In a recent ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US

More Proof Republicans Are Just Lying About Trumpcare

ZoĂ« Carpenter A long-awaited analysis from the Congressional Budget Office confirms that the GOP's health-care bill punishes people with preexisting conditions.   The post More Proof Republicans Are Just Lying About Trumpcare appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

Will the Republican Health-Care Debacle Pave the Way for 'Medicare for All'?

Robert L. Borosage Only if progressives force the debate. The post Will the Republican Health-Care Debacle Pave the Way for 'Medicare for All'? appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

A glowing orb and a not-so-glowing review of the GOP healthcare bill: Trump's week was filled with events he didn't control

President Trump's nine-day trip to the Mideast and Europe, his first foreign excursion as president, hasn't produced any diplomatic breakthroughs so far, but has generated some memorable images. There was Trump with his hands on a glowing orb in Saudi Arabia; First Lady Melania Trump appearing...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Public Health Matters Blog - Think it's a stroke? 4 reasons it's better to call 9-1-1 than drive yourself to the hospital

Stroke,also called a “brain attack”,can happen to anyone at any time. On average one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes. Most strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is blocked, causing brain cells to die. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of long-term ...

- CDC - US

Crisis of his own making

It is election time and fever is high but that does not excuse the Prime Minister of making an irresponsible statement on the judiciary. It is not there at his service, as he seems to think. During a televised interview on Xtra, Joseph Muscat was asked a simple question: what will happen if you lose the election and the ...

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CBO estimates for Trumpcare leave healthcare providers deeply worried

The nation's healthcare providers are watching a Republican White House and Congress actively sabotage Obamacare and mess around creating a slap-dash, cut-and-paste "replacement" plan that would upend one-sixth of the nation's economy—their entire industry. They're watching it with horror and warning Republicans of the ...

- Daily Kos - US

Nancy Pelosi: If we win in 2018, 'in the first 100 hours we will pass a $15 minimum wage'

We could have had taco trucks, America, but you blew it. Don't blow this one. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday vowed to take up a $15 minimum wage in the first 100 hours of the next Congress if Democrats take back the chamber next year. If "we win the election," Pelosi told the gathered audience, "in the ...

- Daily Kos - US

Battlelines are being drawn between Republican senators on pre-existing conditions

The Congressional Budget Office score on the House Zombie Trumpcare bill was scathing when it came to amendment that got Speaker Paul Ryan the votes he needed to pass it, the waivers for states to decide whether or not to keep protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The CBO found that it would mean lower ...

- Daily Kos - US

Your Republican congressperson is literally Comcast's mouthpiece

Technology policy is complicated. Far too complicated for your average Republican House member, who has been really preoccupied anyway for the last month not having a clue how healthcare policy works. So you won't be surprised that House leadership leaned on an outside group to get talking points about net neutrality and ...

- Daily Kos - US

The newest version of 'Trumpcare' may have some alarming implications for the opioid crisis

REUTERS/Carlos Barria The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday released an updated analysis of the American Health Care Act, the House GOP healthcare bill, that economists and advocates said contained some alarming takeaways for the future of the fight against the opioid crisis. While the nonpartisan CBO projected that ...

- Business Insider - US

American Health Care Is Expensive. It Will Take Years to Change That.

A couple of days ago I tossed off a late-night post pointing out that health care is expensive, so it's hardly surprising that estimates of California's proposed single-payer plan have clocked in at a net additional cost of around $200 billion. That was pretty much my only point, but this post caused quite a...stir...on ...

- Mother Jones - US

Mike Myers' nostalgia for Golden Age of nationalism highlights a Canadian identity crisis: professor

Oh, The Humanities!: Myers comes off as an 'apologist' for cultural statism, in which everything good is attributed to state organs like the CBC and free health care

- National Post - CA

Ethiopia's Tedros Faces Challenges as New WHO Chief

African delegates celebrated with ululations and high-fives when Ethiopia's Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected director-general of the World Health Organization earlier this week in Geneva. Now, Tedros faces a slew of challenges as he takes the helm of a sprawling organization with more than 7,000 employees in 150 ...

- Voice of America - US

Shaping the Future

By Mr. Fish Related Entries May 25, 2017 Communications Inequality Comes Home to Roost May 25, 2017 Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements and Deleted Comments

- Truthdig - US