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Biden Calling ACA ‘Breakthrough’ For Mental Health Parity Highlights Gaps | California Healthline

Did the Affordable Care Act create equal coverage of mental and physical health? Seems true on paper but not always in practice. Source: Biden Calling ACA ‘Breakthrough’ For Mental Health Parity Highlights Gaps | California Healthline

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Medicare Going In ‘Right Direction’ On Opioid Epidemic | California Healthline

A new report by the inspector general for HHS shows prescriptions to treat opioid addiction are way up in recent years, while prescriptions for the painkillers have fallen. Source: Medicare Going In ‘Right Direction’ On Opioid Epidemic | California Healthline

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‘An Arm And A Leg’: The Full Story Of Insulin And Its Cost ― No Sugarcoating It | California Healthline

Skipping meals. Rationing medicine to make it last. The high cost of insulin has pushed some people with diabetes to make hard choices. Hear about insulin’s backstory and the hacks that might make … Source: ‘An Arm And A Leg’: The Full Story Of Insulin And Its Cost ― No Sugarcoating It | California Healthline

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Watch: High Cost Of Insulin Sends Americans To Canada To Stock Up | California Healthline

KHN, in collaboration with PBS NewsHour, reports on the skyrocketing cost of insulin — and the trend’s deadly consequences. The price in the U.S. nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, prompting s… Source: Watch: High Cost Of Insulin Sends Americans To Canada To Stock Up | California Healthline

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With ACA’s Future In Peril, California Reins In Rising Health Insurance Premiums | California Healthline

Premiums will grow by an average of 0.8% next year on the state health insurance exchange. Officials cite two new policies for the relatively low rate hike: a new state tax penalty on Californians … Source: With ACA’s Future In Peril, California Reins In Rising Health Insurance Premiums | California Healthline

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Listen: Black Pharmacists Are Helping Close A Cultural Health Care Divide | California Healthline

Kaiser Health News Midwest correspondent Cara Anthony is interviewed on Illinois Public Media’s “The 21st” by Niala Boodhoo about how black pharmacists are helping fill a void for African American … Source: Listen: Black Pharmacists Are Helping Close A Cultural Health Care Divide | California Healthline

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How To Get A Cheaper Prescription Before Leaving The Doctor’s Office | California Healthline

A pricing tool embedded in their electronic health record and prescribing system lets doctors see how much patients will pay out-of-pocket based on their insurance and the pharmacy. But doctors hav… Source: How To Get A Cheaper Prescription Before Leaving The Doctor’s Office | California Healthline