TRNS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokeswoman Julie Bataille says healthcare.gov ”will not work perfectly on December 1, but it will work much better than it did in October.” Bataille said errors that persist past this weekend would be “intermittent” and wouldn’t affect the vast majority of the site’s users. She acknowledged that some people would still [...]
If you’re looking to enroll in a government-supported health insurance program, your chances are better if you live in one of the 16 states or the District of Columbia which opted to run their own. So says DC Health Benefit Exchange Executive Director Mila Kofman. Speaking at a health reform forum in the district, Kofman [...]
Officials at Princeton University report an eight case of meningitis. A university spokeswoman says the latest victim is a student who has been hospitalized. It’s not immediately known if the strain is the same as the one that infected six other students and a visitor. In those cases, the patients were struck with a rare [...]
It’s about to become legal to have pot in Colorado. But that didn’t stop the DEA and IRS from raiding an as yet undisclosed number of medical marijuana dispensing and growing facilities in the state. Photo: Snap Man.
Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds, who was stabbed by his son who then fatally turned the gun on himself, has been discharged from the hospital a spokesman says. The incident renewing debate over mental health care in Virginia. Photo: Waldo Jaquith
TRNS - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is set to launch a new campaign designed to refocus the debate over Obamacare on the GOP position on health care – “Cruz Care.” Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) is set to roll out his own health plan and Democrats are eager to compare their law to his proposals. The [...]
He was evaluated here, at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, Virginia. A tiny 25-bed facility. But the staff couldn’t find any mental health treatment program in rural Virginia for Gus Deeds, the son of Virignia State Sen. Creigh Deeds. Cops say just hours later, Gus stabbed his father multiple times before fatally turning a [...]
Evangelist Billy Graham is in an Asheville, North Carolina hospital for treatment of respiratory problems, similar to what he dealt with several weeks ago, a spokesman says. Graham recently celebrated his 95th birthday.
TRNS - Lawmakers aren’t suffering with the federal website like normal human beings. They have access to “in-person support sessions” conducted at the Capitol and congressional buildings by the local exchange and four major insurers.
A bit slow to respond but, finally, the Chinese government is sending this state-of-the-art hospital ship to the Philippines to help in the post-typhoon disaster. Beijing had been roundly criticized for initially pledging only $100,000 to the effort. They then increased the amount pledged but it still paled in comparison with the financial and resource [...]