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States Leverage Federal Funds To Help Insurers Lower Premiums | California Healthline

Even as it chips away at Obamacare, the Trump administration is solidly behind state-based initiatives to cover high-cost patients, known as “reinsurance” programs. It approved two more last month.… Source: States Leverage Federal Funds To Help Insurers Lower Premiums | California Healthline

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Financial Ties That Bind: Studies Often Fall Short On Conflict-Of-Interest Disclosures | California Healthline

A new study in JAMA Surgery finds that a large sample of published medical research failed to disclose details on the financial relationships between medical device makers and physicians. Changes i… Source: Financial Ties That Bind: Studies Often Fall Short On Conflict-Of-Interest Disclosures | California Healthline

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Energy-Hog Hospitals: When They Start Thinking Green, They See Green | California Healthline

Some hospitals have taken steps to be more energy-efficient. Though at times these changes barely represent rounding errors in their budgets, comprehensive efforts are beginning to make a differenc… Source: Energy-Hog Hospitals: When They Start Thinking Green, They See Green | California Healthline

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Shortage Of Insurance Fraud Cops Sparks Campaign Debate | California Healthline

About a quarter of fraud investigator positions at the state Department of Insurance are open, and Steve Poizner has made the vacancies a focus of his campaign for insurance commissioner. His oppon… Source: Shortage Of Insurance Fraud Cops Sparks Campaign Debate | California Healthline

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RESPECT: Here Are 5 of Aretha Franklin’s Most Important Contributions to Civil Rights | Alternet

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has died at the age of 76. Franklin, who had suffered from pancreatic cancer and other severe health problems, was among the most iconic and influential R&B singers of all time—and during the final days of her life, she was visited by R&B legend Stevie Wonder as well as […]

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Culture & Community

#takethemaskoff – The Autistic Momma

#takethemaskoff It feels like I’ve been wearing the mask for years. It’s weighing me down. I started to become aware that I was burning out then I realized the past few years I’ve… Source: #takethemaskoff – The Autistic Momma

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Autistic Masking and Mental Health – #TakeTheMaskOff – Spectrumy

Trigger warning – Description of violent intrusive thoughts in second to last paragraph ………… This summer I have been taking part in the #TakeTheMaskOff hashtag campa… Source: Autistic Masking and Mental Health – #TakeTheMaskOff – Spectrumy