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Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

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People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018....

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats needled Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. The leader of the Senate GOP effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law faulted Democrats for not working with them....

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials say 1 in 4 Alzheimer's deaths are now occurring at home - a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes....





Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50
ELLENABAD, India (AP) -- To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest....

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says
A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits....

Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot....

AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicaid is clearly in line for cuts under President Donald Trump's budget despite assurances to the contrary from his budget chief....

New nurse being credited with saving life of plane passenger
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey nurse who has only been on the job for nine months is being credited with saving the life of a fellow airplane passenger in a medical emergency....

Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections showed up in the Miami area last summer, and the virus likely was carried in by travelers from the Caribbean, new research suggests....

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