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Study Shows 24 States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Are Rejecting $423.6B in Federal Funds Over 9 Years

 Study Shows 24 States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Are Rejecting $423.6B in Federal Funds Over 9 Years
How much of our hard-earned tax money are Republicans throwing away simply because of their Obama(care) Derangement Syndrome? According to a new study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — a shit-ton. Yeah, that's a technical term.
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Nowhere Safe: Medical Experts Demand Senate Fix Disturbing Conditions in Hospitals

Nowhere Safe: Medical Experts Demand Senate Fix Disturbing Conditions in Hospitals
Medical experts testifying before Congress this week said patients are no better protected from patient harm, preventable deaths and injuries in hospitals now than they were 15 years ago, when a landmark Institute of Medicine report set off alarms about deaths due to medical errors and prompted calls for reform. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the panel's chairman, said afterward that most patients probably don't know that preventable patient harm is the third-leading cause of death in America.
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Marshall Allen
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Mitch McConnell Holding Captive Audience Meetings With Hospital Employees

Mitch McConnell Holding Captive Audience Meetings With Hospital Employees
In Kentucky, it can be difficult to find out where Mitch McConnell is going to be speaking. Team Mitch keeps that sort of information close to the vest. However, Mitch McConnell loves to brag about meeting with folks after the fact. Even when the meetings are closed to the public — or held for an audience arguably held captive.
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NY’s Ongoing Blackout: Hospitals in Lower Manhattan

Long after power is restored from Sandy, the effect of another more-precarious outage is still taking shape: Some of the largest hospitals in lower Manhattan remain shuttered. Other hospitals are scrambling to fill the gap, and concern is rising that the patchwork system can't last for long.
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