Food and Health

Failed health care overhaul could have cost Idahoans some insurance benefits

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March 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

As Republicans in Washington sought to replace the Affordable Care Act, they considered excising a key piece of the existing law — a move that would have had an outsized effect on Idahoans. The l...

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Diagnosis and prognosis of future of health care

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March 24, 2017 at 10:33 am | I stopped in for a check-up last week at my doctor’s office and, as I stood in the waiting area, I surveyed the patients and wondered which of them — which of us — will be able to afford a visit a ye...

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Late Move To Dump ‘Essential’ Benefits Could Strand Chronically Ill

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March 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm | Updated, 7:09 AM A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average consumer’s upfront insurance...

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Pricey cholesterol drug cuts heart attack, stroke risk

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March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS A highly anticipated study has found that the new cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab can reduce heart attacks and strokes among high-risk patients. The fi...

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Insurers May Notch Bigger Profits From Fewer Customers In ‘Trumpcare’

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March 24, 2017 at 9:21 am | The House GOP’s embattled health care bill has plenty of detractors: Democrats, hospitals, the American Medical Association and the House Freedom Caucus all oppose it. But the insurance industry is n...

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Popular Guarantee For Young Adults’ Coverage May Be Health Law’s Achilles’ Heel

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March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Affordable Care Act struck a popular chord by allowing adult children to obtain health coverage through a parent’s plan until their 26th birthday. Now, seeking broad support for their efforts...

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Reader Comment: Idaho children and families at risk of losing health coverage

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March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Access to affordable, timely health care is a critical component of our quality of life. At Idaho Voices for Children, a nonprofit program that advocates for children, we are particularly interested ...

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Legislature looks the other way while children die and uninsured suffer

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March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Idaho Legislature had the power and the opportunity this session to right some wrongs in order to save children left to die because of neglect and to reduce the suffering of Idaho’s 78,000 uninsu...

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Ada County food service inspections Feb. 28-March 6, 2017

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March 23, 2017 at 5:19 pm | The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of all food-handling establishments in Ada County. Any listed item indicates items or practices out of compliance with Idaho Food Co...

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