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Evolution of Eve | A Mother of a Birth Story [pt 3]: Antepartum

At 30-weeks pregnant I was being admitted to the high-risk antepartum unit. The trip to the hospital was an exhaustive blur. Forget preeclampsia, I needed sleep. (By Eve Hinson, originally published Summer/Fall 2009 | Currently there isn’t a part 2 available. If it’s found, will post in the future.) “Where do we check in?” said […]

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McCain Votes No, Derails ‘Skinny Repeal’ In Marathon Session

By Michael McAuliff WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who interrupted brain cancer treatment to return to Capitol Hill and advance the health law repeal, cast the dramatic and decisive “no” vote in the early morning hours that upended the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Senate struggled late into the night […]

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Medicaid Proves A Lifeline For Clients Of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

By Sarah McCammon Click to listen to interview.  When Taylor Merendo moved to Bloomington, Ind., nearly two years ago, fleeing an abusive marriage, she needed help. “I was six months pregnant and, at that point in time, I really didn’t have a stable place to live,” Merendo said. That’s where the Hannah Center in Bloomington stepped in. […]

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Whistleblowers: United Healthcare Hid Complaints About Medicare Advantage

By Fred Schulte >>  fschulte@kff.org, @fredschulte United Healthcare Services Inc., which runs the nation’s largest private Medicare Advantage insurance plan, concealed hundreds of complaints of enrollment fraud and other misconduct from federal officials as part of a scheme to collect bonus payments it didn’t deserve, a newly unsealed whistleblower lawsuit alleges. The suit, filed by United […]

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Leap Of Faith: Will Health Care Ministries Cover Your Costs?

By Emily Bazar >>  ebazar@kff.org, @emilybazar Martin Estacio was shelling out $800 per month for a health plan that didn’t fit his two-state lifestyle. The retired San Bernardino firefighter lives between Oklahoma and California. But his health insurance policy, purchased in Oklahoma, didn’t cover non-emergency care outside the state. So Estacio dropped his plan this month […]