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Physicians call for universal, single-payer health care system

May 25, 2016

In an editorial published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers outlined a proposal to overhaul the nation’s current health care system and replace it with a government-backed, single-payer structure that provides coverage for everyone.

“Our nation is at a crossroads,” Adam Gaffney, MD, lead author of the study and fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said in a press release. “Despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act 6 years ago, 30 million Americans remain uninsured, an even greater are underinsured, financial barriers to care like copays and deductibles are rising, bureaucracy is growing, provider networks are narrowing, and medical costs are continuing to climb.”

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Ships’ fuel oil exhaust may impact lungs of children in California

May 25, 2016
Nickel and vanadium found in burning fuel oil from ships off the Southern California coast might damage the developing lungs of children, according to findings presented…
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Many COPD patients face substantial challenges in accessing adequate care

May 24, 2016
Patients with chronic lung disease face significant barriers in accessing care, including high treatment costs and substandard care, according to a report presented at…
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Very poorly controlled asthma may persist for more than a decade despite treatment

May 17, 2016
Almost half of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma in the TENOR II cohort still had symptoms of very poorly controlled asthma following more than a decade…

Congressional subcommittee debates Medicare Part B demonstration project

May 17, 2016
The U.S. House Energy Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to offer doctor and patient perspectives on planned changes to the Medicare Part B drug reimbursement…
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