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As Hospitals Post Sticker Prices Online, Most Patients Will Remain Befuddled | California Healthline

The new rule took effect Jan. 1 but, for consumers seeking hospital price information, using it to find answers may be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Source: As Hospitals Post Sticker Prices Online, Most Patients Will Remain Befuddled | California Healthline

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Medicaid Patients In Puerto Rico Don’t Get Coverage For Drugs To Cure Hepatitis CCalifornia Healthline

The program that provides health care for about half of the U.S. territory’s population cannot afford to cover the drugs. Source: Medicaid Patients In Puerto Rico Don’t Get Coverage For Drugs To Cure Hepatitis CCalifornia Healthline

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Cómo afecta el cierre del gobierno a los programas de salud | California Healthline

Hay siete proyectos de ley pendientes, con presupuestos sin resolver, que impactan fuerte en iniciativas importantes relacionadas con la salud. Source: Cómo afecta el cierre del gobierno a los programas de salud | California Healthline

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Ask Us Anything! | California Healthline

From Medicare dental coverage to drug prices to fetal tissue research, the panelists answer listeners’ questions. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Paige Win… Source: Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Ask Us Anything! | California Healthline

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For The Asking, A Check Is In The Mail To Help Pay For Costly Drugs | California Healthline

It’s a little-known secret that patients can get thousands of dollars directly from a drugmaker. Source: For The Asking, A Check Is In The Mail To Help Pay For Costly Drugs | California Healthline

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How The Government Shutdown Affects Health Programs | California Healthline

Medicare and Medicaid are fine, but the food safety component of the Food and Drug Administration and bio-threat surveillance done by the Department of Homeland Security are among the public health… Source: How The Government Shutdown Affects Health Programs | California Healthline

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Italy health czar resigns over populist government’s ‘unscientific, anti-vaxxer’ stance

The president of Italy’s national health research organisation on Wednesday said he had been driven to resign due the “anti-scientific” policies of the country’s populist government including efforts to undermine confidence in vital vaccinations. Source: Italy health czar resigns over populist government’s ‘unscientific, anti-vaxxer’ stance