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Preventable colon cancer deaths cost the economy $6.4 billion
Nov. 13, 2015
People in lower-income communities are more likely to die of colon cancer, often because they don't get diagnosed early enough. Those premature deaths take a financial toll, too.
U.S. economy adds 271,000 jobs, exceeding expectations
Nov. 6, 2015
The unemployment rate fell to 5 percent, a new seven-year low. The economy saw big gains in construction, health care and retail, with 271,000 jobs added in October.
New protections for transgender patients forthcoming
Nov. 2, 2015
Friday is the deadline for the Obama Administration to finalize new rules.
Obamacare rolls out new apps and allies
Oct. 30, 2015
Open enrollment for Obamacare opens Sunday. Millions of people still lack health insurance, including some who signed up last year but later dropped their health coverage, calling it "unaffordable."
Soldiers with mental health issues dismissed for 'misconduct'
Oct. 29, 2015
The Army has "separated" more than 22,000 soldiers for "misconduct" since 2009 — often without benefits — after they returned from war with mental health problems or brain injuries.
Chicago-area doctor pleads guilty to $4M Medicare fraud
Sep. 9, 2015
A physician from Chicago's western suburbs has pleaded guilty to federal charges he cost Medicare by approving unnecessary treatments.
How health care tax rules trip up some immigrants
Mar. 30, 2015
Tax filers must now indicate on their returns that they have health coverage or have to pay a penalty. While undocumented immigrants are exempt, some have still been told to pay.
Bear ye one another’s burdens
Sep. 3, 2014
People across the region are opting out of insurance and into health care sharing ministries. The programs allow members who adhere to a strict Christian lifestyle to share medical expenses.
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