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Obamacare Sign-Ups Top 8 Million

At a press conference on Thursday afternoon, President Obama announced that the number of Americans using the public exchanges to enroll in a health insurance plan rose to 8 million ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Healthy Cities

There's no doubt that great strides have been made in Americans' health over the years. Americans smoke less, are more likely to be insured and live longer. However, significant health ...
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Boulder Ranks as America’s Thinnest City

Boulder, Colo., ranked as the city least plagued by obesity, according to recent research. Among the 10 cities with the lowest level of obesity, another two also are in Colorado ...
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Smoking Rate Highest in Kentucky, Lowest in Utah

More than 30.2% of people in Kentucky were smokers in 2013. Barely behind at 29.9% were the residents of adjacent West Virginia. At the other end of the spectrum, residents ...
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The Fattest States in America

Many Americans consider obesity one of the nation's most important health issues. Many also battle themselves with the problem every day. According to a recent report, 27.1% of all Americans ...
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Health Insurance Satisfaction Slashed by Coverage Issues

More than 40% of health insurance plan customers were dissatisfied with their plan's coverage, according to the latest data from J.D. Power's 2014 Member Health Plan Study. Overall member satisfaction ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Healthy States

The United States is far from being the healthiest country in the world. The country struggles with obesity and heart disease, and life expectancy is worse than in countries such ...
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The Ten Nations With The Worst Air Quality

Researcher find two measurements which best gauge air quality. One comes from object data about the quality itself. The second comes from the perceptions of the people who live in the ...
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The $1 Trillion Drug Market Offers Great but Selective Growth in the Next Five Years

The market for pharmaceuticals and biotech drugs just keeps growing. The so-called patent cliff may be affecting Big Pharma companies locally, but a new report from IMS Health shows that ...
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Did Obamacare Just Start Migrating to Hillarycare?

Covering the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been no easy matter and it is a topic that is hard to not draw fire from one side or another. ...
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Heath Care Issues Top List of Americans’ Anxieties, Followed by Dysfunctional Government

American's have become sick of the federal health care exchange site. It happened so quickly, as a matter of fact, that they now worry about health care as the country's ...
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New Healthcare Enrollment Numbers Continue To Amaze

The Affordable Care Act is becoming more and more of a misnomer each day, and its broad appeal is running far less than the White House hoped for. Monumental sign-up ...
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Four Companies That Easily Could Run the Healthcare.gov Sign-Up Process

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the launch has been riddled with problems. Accessing the sign-up page, poor Web design, untested and inept technology, and endless ...
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eHealth Wins as Obamacare Technology Flop Persists

It is not uncommon that a loss of business at one provider is a win for other providers. If you have followed the Healthcare.gov list of continual sign-up issues since ...
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Oreos Are as Addictive as Cocaine

Some good news for makers of cookies and candy. Recent research shows that Oreos are as addictive as cocaine. However, the companies may want to hold off celebrating. The data are based ...
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