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Obamacare Enrollment Is Beating Last Year’s Early Pace

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Despite the Affordable Care Act’s rising prices, decreased insurer participation and a vigorous political threat to its survival, consumer enrollment for 2017 is outpacing last year’s, according to new federal data and reports from state officials around the country. Americans’ anxiety about how a new Republican-controlled Congress and President-elect ...

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Women Doctors May be Better for Patients’ Health

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When a patient goes to the best hospital, he or she usually hopes for a doctor who is knowledgeable and experienced. Something else to wish for? A woman physician. That’s because female doctors may on average be better than their male counterparts at treating patients in the hospital and keeping ...

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After-Hours ER Care May Come With A Doctor’s Surcharge

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If an emergency department is open 24 hours a day, why would patients be charged extra for coming in “after hours”? Good question, say experts who help patients decipher and dispute their medical bills. “After-hours surcharges,” as they’re sometimes called, should be included in the regular fees charged by...

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