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When older workers like Jan lose their jobs, they often lose health insurance as well, forcing many to drain their modest savings to extend their coverage.
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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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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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July was the hottest month ever recorded in the U.S. So why isn't the media doing a better job of covering the brutal heat's impact on our health?

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With its many intimate subjects--poverty, abuse, homelessness--this series has made me a more honest reporter.

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Too much arsenic found in fruit juice, good news for kids' health, and a drugstore chain's fight against prescription drug abuse, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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At first it seemed pretty improbable. How could six, seven, eight different ethnic media outlets work together on one health story? What one issue would be compelling enough to interest them? Journalist Richard Kipling examines how the Home Alone project came together.

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As Medicare's open enrollment season begins this month, here's what you and your audience should know about the new star ratings for Medicare Advantage plans.

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Journalist Paul Kleyman, who has covered aging issues for more than 20 years, offers tips for covering aging as health reform gets underway.

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