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Deadline brings high interest for health insurance

Deadline brings high interest for health insurance

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy initiative.
 
More than 812K in NY sign up for health insurance
BUFFALO

More than 812K in NY sign up for health insurance

Monday, March 31, 2014
New York state health officials say more than 812,000 people have enrolled for health insurance statewide under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
 
Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER
WASHINGTON

Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER

Monday, March 31, 2014
A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.
 
Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

Friday, March 28, 2014
Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good.
 

Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.
 
WASHINGTON

HHS grants extra time to enroll for health care

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration has announced.
 
Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court
WASHINGTON

Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.
 
ALBANY

NY state health exchange reports 717,000 enrolled

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The state's new health exchange reports more than 1 million New Yorkers have completed applications for insurance while more than 717,000 of them have now enrolled for specific coverage.
 

Health law birth control coverage before justices

Sunday, March 23, 2014
The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of women to the birth control of their choice.
 
Health care law has uneven impact on companies

Health care law has uneven impact on companies

Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Affordable Care Act, which aims to provide coverage for millions, is playing to decidedly mixed reviews in corporate America. Its impact on companies varies greatly, depending on factors such as a firm's number of employees and whether it already provides health insurance.
 
ALBANY

Legislation introduced aimed at cutting local health insurance costs

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Assemblymember Phil Steck, D-Colonie, introduced legislation Thursday that will allow municipalities to join county self-insured health plans to cut costs.
 
ALBANY

NY audit faults referrals for veterans' benefits

Thursday, March 20, 2014
New York auditors say poor coordination of health benefits for military veterans by local social services departments and the state health department has resulted in many veterans placed in the state's Medicaid program rather than federal programs.
 
ALBANY

NY company recalls coconut candy for sulfites

Monday, March 17, 2014
A Brooklyn-based company is recalling coconut candy strips made in Vietnam because they contain undeclared sulfites, which could cause allergic reactions in people sensitive to sulfites.
 

Medical cocktail gets knee surgery patients up sooner

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Mary Kay Drummond kept waiting for the pain to come after her Jan. 21 knee replacement surgery. But it never came.
 
Cuddlers soothe babies too sick, tiny to go home

Cuddlers soothe babies too sick, tiny to go home

Thursday, March 13, 2014
A volunteer slips her arms into a gauzy yellow hospital gown and approaches a medical crib holding a tiny newborn hooked up to noisy machines.

 
 

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