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After years of steady waitlist growth, state data shows a glimmer of hope for an eventual turnaround.
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From threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to news about rising premiums and President Donald Trump's recent decision to do away with some subsidies, people who don't closely follow the issue are getting lost in the headlines and sound bites.
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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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The U.S. spends more than any other country for health care. And economic ideals that should push costs down aren't actually working in our country's system.
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Docs, you have until Dec. 15 to include change in rules on reporting to Medicare on meaningful use of EHRs.  You should swarm to the Federal Register website, seeking leniency for older docs struggling with the transition to technology.

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Undocumented immigrants in California are expected to remain uninsured, regardless of the health care reform. Lawmakers seek solutions to close the gap. 

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Starting next year, clinics in rural and urban areas will begin seeing millions of newly insured patients, and face higher expectations to keep costs down. Clinics are trying to improve the odds of keeping these patients healthy, but many are too ill or resistant to altering behavior.

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Calvin Woodard and his white van are a lifeline for those who are unable or unwilling to keep important medical appointments. 'He has a rapport sometimes that we can't have,' says a nurse practitioner.

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Doctors say it will be virtually impossible to keep low-income patients with significant problems healthy and out of hospitals -- part of new government mandates under health reform and a linchpin for reducing medical spending -- without timely access to a specialist.

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Helping people on Medicare and Medicaid get better care and become healthier is not poverty work, it’s healthcare design work.
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers manages teams that help patients with multiple health problems and complex care needs. He described the

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