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There is a Growing cancer crisis in rural Appalachia

While the rest of the United States makes major strides against cancer, a cancer crisis is taking hold in rural Appalachia. A University of Virginia (UVA) team analyzed federal government data and found that between 1969 and 2011, cancer rates fell in every U.S. region except rural Appalachia. Over the study period, rural Appalachia went

Obamacare Could Live or Die by Two Pending Lawsuits

Michael Hamilton, Saving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could hinge on the developments of two pending lawsuits against the federal government–one to force a health insurer bailout, and one to stop payments to health insurers–unless President-elect Donald Trump intervenes once inaugurated. Health insurers suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for $2.5 billion

Medicaid enrollment, costs swell under ObamaCare expansion

Adult enrollment in ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion has more than doubled expectations in states across the country — pointing to ballooning costs that threaten budget dollars for priorities like education and infrastructure, according to a report released Wednesday by The Foundation for Government Accountability. Newly obtained data from 24 of the 29 states with Medicaid expansions

The MASSIVE Gift Obama’s Medicare Program Gave 500 Illegal Aliens

While most Americans work hard for substandard health care benefits, President Barack Obama just handed illegal immigrants health care on a silver platter. According to Fox Business, that gift amounted to over $9 million. In fact, a new audit by the Department of Health and Human Services showed Medicare mistakenly paid $9.3 million dollars in health

Jeff Gordon misses practice, battling back spasms before Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. — Battling back spasms, Sprint Cup Series points leader Jeff Gordon missed final practice for the Coca-Cola 600 Saturday and will have Regan Smith on standby for Sunday’s race. Gordon has battled back issues the last several years but rarely to the point where he has had to get out of his car.

Doctors Get Millions From Medicare After Losing Their Licenses

The first time cardiologist Robert Graor lost his Ohio license to practice medicine was in 1995, after he was convicted of 10 felony theft counts for embezzling more than $1 million from the Cleveland Clinic and sentenced to three years in jail. The second time was in 2003, after he’d won back the license following

Sealing deadly court files, and Obama and his Cabinet

1. Sealing deadly court files:  In the wake of continuing disclosures about General Motors’ failure to acknowledge critical safety issues related to faulty ignition switches, there’s a looming issue that has not been addressed: How litigation settlements negotiated by private parties can result in court-sanctioned cover-ups that endanger the public. We now know that there

AIDS patients in Obamacare limbo as insurers reject checks

 Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana trying to obtain coverage under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform are in danger of being thrown out of the insurance plan they selected in a dispute over federal subsidies and the interpretation of federal rules about preventing Obamacare fraud. Some healthcare advocates see discrimination in the move, but