Fear Compromises The Health, Well-Being Of Immigrant Families, Survey Finds

Interviews with immigrants from 15 countries and pediatricians in eight states reveal that fear of deportation is putting parents and children under heightened stress, impeding daily activities and jeopardizing long-term health.

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Consumers Who Froze Their Credit Reports Could Hit A Glitch Enrolling In Insurance

The federal marketplace generally uses credit reports to help verify identities, but that doesn’t work if consumers have put a security freeze on them — as some did after the Equifax breach this year. Workarounds for this issue exist, but they make the process more time-consuming.

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Why Do People Hate Obamacare, Anyway?

It’s not just ideology; a lot of people don’t understand what the law does or how it works.

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Experts Tell Congress How To Cut Drug Prices

Some of the nation’s most influential scientists recommend eight steps to lower drug prices. KHN takes the political temperature and tells you the chances of Congress acting on them.

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Sign-Up Deadline Is Friday, But Some People May Get Extra Time

Although in most states the insurance marketplace deadline is Friday, some consumers might be entitled to a special enrollment period if their 2017 plan is being discontinued or they are from states designated by the federal government as hurricane disaster areas.

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An Overlooked Epidemic: Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs

Researchers estimate that 25 percent of people ages 65 to 69 take at least five prescription drugs to treat chronic conditions. But some doctors are trying to teach others about “deprescribing” or systematically discontinuing medicines that are inappropriate, duplicative or unnecessary.

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In Era Of Increased Competition, Hospitals Fret Over Ratings

Hospitals are jockeying for patients and view the many different quality and safety ratings as a keen way to distinguish their services. But when those ratings nosedive, a hospital may retaliate.

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Sen. Collins’ Strategy To Stabilize Insurance Market Raises Doubts Among Analysts

Even if the Republican from Maine can get her party to go along, her suggestions to bolster the individual insurance market may be too little, too late.

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Retirement’s Revolving Door: Why Some Workers Can’t Call It Quits

Baby boomers are deciding to return to the workplace because they miss the challenges, the accomplishments — and, most important, the people.

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Opioids After Surgery Left Her Addicted. Is That A Medical Error?

Doctors prescribed powerful opioids for a patient after back surgery but gave her little guidance on how to take them safely. Then, she says, they misdiagnosed her withdrawal symptoms. Some experts say this situation is akin to a hospital-acquired condition.

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