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A proposal from a pair of Southern California lawmakers to establish a single-payer model went nowhere this year. But the political climate in deep-blue California is changing, with some high-profile California politicians now backing the effort.
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Many Floridians have jobs but can't afford health insurance or to pay out-of-pocket for health care. For those patients, the more than 100 free and charitable clinics in Florida are often their only option for health care.
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Even if the county ever gets a medical school, it is a long-term goal years away and many low-income patients need solutions now.
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Suggestions of health insurance policies with skimpy benefits and higher out-of-pocket costs might reduce part of the health insurance cost equation, but is that the kind of insurance system Americans really want?
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Medical pricing is all smoke and mirrors and totally dishonest. In fact, there are no actual prices for medical services. Politicians avoid addressing the nation’s health cost misery by changing the subject to the system of paying medical bills - insurance.

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While access to insurance coverage remains a national debate, in the San Joaquin Valley, getting to see a doctor isn’t always easy, even for people who have coverage.
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Research shows that working in retirement presents both financial and health advantages. What keeps some people from reaping these benefits and can companies do more to retain older workers?
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A Florida woman's story illuminates the perils of creating a two-tier health insurance market, as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for. The bad old days of health insurance could fast become the bad new days.
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The media’s lopsided focus on the fortunes of the Obamacare exchanges has obscured the far bigger changes Republicans have announced for Medicaid.
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The American Health Care Act would allow states to charge older adults up to five times more than young people, resulting in much higher premiums for those in their early sixties. Critics call it an "age tax."

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