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HIV Decriminalization Under the Microscope in MD

HIV Decriminalization Under the Microscope in MD
A Maryland lawmaker and a handful of local advocates have started the course to repeal the state’s HIV-specific criminal law. Efforts to repeal HIV criminalization laws are under way in several states, including as Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington.
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Walker’s Rejection of Obamacare Funds to Cost WI Businesses Upwards of $36 Million

Walker’s Rejection of Obamacare Funds to Cost WI Businesses Upwards of $36 Million
According to a national study by Jackson Hewitt Tax services, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s opposition to Obamacare will cost Wisconsin employers between $24.1 million and $36.1 million a year.
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When Harm in the Hospital Follows You Home

When Harm in the Hospital Follows You Home
A slip of the scalpel, an invisible microbe, a minute miscalculation. It's estimated that something goes wrong for more than one million people per year during a visit to the hospital. Some patients experience a full physical recovery. Some are never fully healed.
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Doctors in ND Call on Governor to Veto Abortion Ban

Doctors in ND Call on Governor to Veto Abortion Ban
Physicians and other medical professionals in North Dakota are calling on the governor Jack Dalrymple to veto a law that would ban most abortions in the state and urged the legislature not to pass proposed laws that would ban all abortions, prohibit IVF activities and force abortion providers in the state to close.
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Perry's Letter to TX: Increase Medicaid Co-Pays and Deductibles and Leave $100 Billion in Play

Perry's Letter to TX: Increase Medicaid Co-Pays and Deductibles and Leave $100 Billion in Play
Perry sent a letter to Texas's congressional delegation reaffirming his opposition to expanding Medicaid. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20th) responded, "Mr. Perry is hard-pressed to explain why the governor from the state with the most to gain is dead-set on standing in the way of Texas families having access to healthcare."
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Alzheimer's Patients May Meet Brunt of Health Care Shortage

Alzheimer's Patients May Meet Brunt of Health Care Shortage
Conservative projections suggest that we could use 15-20,000 Geriatricians now, and upwards of 30-40,000 in the coming years. Dr. Wasserman indicated that there will be 13.5 million Alzheimer’s patients by 2050 for those geriatricians to deal with.
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HIV Medical Care Discrimination: Fourth Settlement Reached in Six Weeks

HIV Medical Care Discrimination: Fourth Settlement Reached in Six Weeks
The settlement resolves allegations that Glenbeigh violated the ADA by denying admission to someone because of HIV. This is the fourth settlement that the Justice Department has reached in six weeks addressing HIV discrimination by a medical provider.
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Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire

Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire
New data show drug makers’ payments to hundreds of thousands of doctors, and some have made well over $500,000.
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Red States Overwhelmingly Choose to Hand Over Health Care Reins to the Feds

Red States Overwhelmingly Choose to Hand Over Health Care Reins to the Feds
The official count is in: the federal government will be running 26 exchanges for the states - the same states that theoretically hate "big government."
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Horror Care: How Private Health Care Is Shortening Our Lives

Horror Care: How Private Health Care Is Shortening Our Lives
Economists have told us that the profit motive of privatization comes with an "invisible hand" that automatically corrects inequities in the market. It hasn't worked that way for health care.
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