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As health costs keep rising and insurers recalibrate their Obamacare plans, House Speaker Paul Ryan has proposed creating separate risk pools to insure sick people and lower premiums.

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Medicare might seem like a national story, but it isn’t exclusively the province of Beltway reporters. Like all health care, it’s local.

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Republicans say a big reason to vote for them is that they want to "end corporate welfare" by getting the government out of the business of choosing which clean energy technologies to nurture. But by quietly, but repeatedly, pressing to bet taxpayer money on hydrogen fuel cells, they may have elimna

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Since GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney named Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, Medicare and plans to reform the program has dominated headlines....

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If a couple in good health with plenty of resources finds it this challenging to apply for health insurance policies, are lawmakers wise to propose replacing Medicare with vouchers?

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Preventable child poisonings on the rise, a Republican bid to revamp Medicare and Medicaid, new hope for easing altitude sickness and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Veteran health journalist Trudy Lieberman shares tips for localizing the highly politicized debate over Medicare.

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A columnist calls for a more "humane" health care spending plan, a seventh-grader tries to start a lunch revolution, and food prices are going up for lots of unexpected reasons as we close out the week in the Daily Briefing.

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In today's Daily Briefing, we are looking at the effects of proposed budget cuts, the hurdles for mobile apps and foreign doctors, and the pay of mental health professionals. What are you reading? Share in comments.

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Remote Area Medical brings its massive free medical clinics to Oakland, Sacramento, a new treatment to prevent preemies and more from our Daily Briefing.

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