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This article looks at the interests that seem to prevent a complete reforme of the Health Care system. There may be others. At the core is the money many individuals and organzation, including non-profit Hospital, make from insurance companies, the government and individuals in great need for medica

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In Latino households, where family is a priority and multiple generations live under one roof, children face unique challenges in providing care for their aging relatives.

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Barack Obama's reelection means that health reform will remain a critical part of the health care beat. A veteran health journalist offers some tips for your coverage going forward.

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We highlight the latest media coverage of what's likely to happen with health reform in the post-election landscape.

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Patients on Medicare with chronic conditions and disabilities will no longer have to show improvement to get the services they need, thanks to a proposed settlement in a groundbreaking class action lawsuit.

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At a South Los Angeles community clinic, the grand expectations of Washington policymakers meet the sobering realities of treating patients who often have poor health habits, limited resources and complex illnesses.

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Sifting through the two major competing proposals for Medicare reform, one key question emerges: What will they really cost taxpayers and beneficiaries?...

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For most politicians dealing with Medicare reform, end-of-life cost is one issue that dare not speak its name. Here's what you need to know about this "third-rail" topic.

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Missed last night's Presidential debate? Here's a round-up of analysis of what the candidates said about health - and what they didn't say.

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The new documentary "Money and Medicine" investigates the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending as well as the dangers patients face from over-diagnosis and over-treatment.

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