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Medicaid Workers: Conservative Activist James O'Keefe Strikes Again

Medicaid Workers: Conservative Activist James O'Keefe Strikes Again

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Senior Health:

Replacing all the family members who provide care for their often-sick elderly relatives would cost $47 billion a year in California alone, according to a new report from the AARP examined by the San Francisco Business Times' Steven E.F. Brown.

Medicaid: Conservative activist James O'Keefe strikes again, this time "exposing" county Medicaid workers in Ohio who reportedly advised men posing as Russian drug dealers about getting government health benefits, the Associated Press reports.

Medicare: As far-reaching cuts to Medicare are still debated, the Washington Post's N.C. Aizenman reminds us of all of the health care expenses Medicare doesn't cover for seniors on fixed incomes.

Latino Health: Even darker-skinned people of Hispanic descent can get skin cancer if they don't protect themselves with sunscreen, clothing or other means, yet some feel immune because of their skin color according to a new survey, Genevra Pittman reports for Reuters Health.

Statins: A new study of about 92,000 people suggests that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs do not raise the risk of cancer, adding to a growing body of research debunking statin side effect fears, Denise Mann reports for HealthDay.

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