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WIRED

How the 'Religious Freedom Division' Threatens LGBT Health—and Science
WIRED
Announced last week by acting secretary of HHS Eric Hargan, the division's stated purpose is to protect health care providers who refuse to provide services that contradict their moral or religious beliefs—services that include, according to the ...

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NPR

After Months In Limbo For Children's Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal
NPR
When parts of the federal government ground to halt this past weekend, Linda Nablo, who oversees the Children's Health Insurance Program in Virginia, had two letters drafted and ready to go out to the families of 68,000 children insured through the ...

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OregonLive.com

Oregon voters overwhelmingly pass health care taxes
OregonLive.com
Oregon's Medicaid program survived intact Tuesday, after voters approved hundreds of millions of dollars in health care taxes in a special election. Measure 101, which led 61 percent to 39 percent with returns partially tallied, was the only issue on ...
Early returns show Oregon voters passing health care tax measureStatesman Journal
Oregon voters pass Measure 101, health care provider taxesPortland Business Journal
Voters pass Measure 101 by wide margin to fund Oregon Health Plan through mid-2019The Register-Guard

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Los Angeles Times

Republicans fund children's health insurance program, but leave their local health centers in the lurch
Los Angeles Times
Matilde Gonzalez, left, and Cesar Calles of Seattle hold their 10-month-old son, Cesar, as medical assistant Ana Martinez gives him a flu shot at their local community health center. But how long will it stay open in the... (Ted S. Warren / AP ...
The Health 202: CHIP won in the government shutdown. But community health centers did not.Washington Post
Greg Walden Wins Shutdown Battle Over Children's Health CareOPB News
Children's health insurance has become a political hostageVox
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Scientific American

To Combat Loneliness, Promote Social Health
Scientific American
But the threat of loneliness is still largely absent from common health discourse, medical training and practice, and public awareness. It's time to establish a dedicated discipline to further study, develop initiatives around, and promote social ...



Science Magazine

Republicans on House science panel suggest top environmental health scientist broke antilobbying law
Science Magazine
That statement is a problem, argue Representatives Lamar Smith (R–TX) and Andy Biggs (R–AZ) in 17 January letters to the acting director of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NIEHS's parent agency, and the HHS inspector general. Smith ...



ABC News

Princess Kate launches mental health program for schools: 'My own commitment is to the youngest and most vulnerable'
ABC News
Add Royal Family as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Royal Family news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Royal Family. Add Interest. Kate, 36, today announced the launch of Mentally Healthy Schools, a program that will provide online ...
Kate Middleton Delivers Rare Speech About Kids' Mental HealthPEOPLE.com
Kate Middleton Raises Her Voice for Children's Mental HealthE! Online

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CNN

CNN poll: 8-in-10 favor presidential exams for health, mental well-being
CNN
The poll finds that 82% feel a president should be required to take an annual physical examination to check the condition of his physical health. Only slightly fewer, 77%, say a president should be required to take an annual exam to check for mental ...

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Washington Post

The shutdown was a $31 billion gift to the health care industry
Washington Post
Government shutdowns aren't typically a productive time, but health-care industry players notched a few big wins out of three days of uncertainty — with the suspension and delay of key health-care taxes. The popular Children's Health Insurance Program ...

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Brainstorm Health: Value in Health Care, CHIP Safe for Six Years, Pharma and Trump Tax Cuts
Fortune
To understand why a broad reimagining of the healthcare system is needed, consider this one chart below. The graphic—compiled by researchers at consulting firm BCG using World Health Organization data—shows health-adjusted life expectancy (the ...

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