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Sarah Varney

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Intimacy and Obesity

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Gaining weight is not just a concern for personal or public health -- it also poses unique challenges when it comes to sex and relationships.

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Testosterone, The Biggest Men's Health Craze Since Viagra, May Be Risky

Monday, April 28, 2014

Clinics touting prescription testosterone as the answer to low energy and decreased sex drive are proliferating across the country. But these "low T" clinics may be putting men's health at risk.

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Everybody Has A Price: Why This 'Invincible' Chose Insurance

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Warnings about red tape, long waits and multiple visits to sign up for Medicaid didn't scare Brad Stevens half as much as the alternative — paying $2,500 out of pocket to see a thyroid specialist.

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California Will Not Extend Canceled Health Policies

Friday, November 22, 2013

California has rejected President Obama's offer to extend canceled health insurance policies. The board that oversees the state's health insurance marketplace voted unanimously Thursday to let canceled policies expire. The board said it didn't want to confuse consumers and disrupt the state's surge in enrollment.

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Therapists Explore Dropping Solo Practices To Join Groups

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In the past, many psychotherapists ran their own little businesses. But changes in health care coverage mean that many must start accepting insurance and doing paperwork. That's leading some therapists to form group practices or join large medical groups — and may lead to better care for patients.

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Feds Say 'Unbanked' Can Buy Insurance With Prepaid Debit Cards

Thursday, August 29, 2013

About a quarter of uninsured people eligible for federal subsidies to help them pay for health coverage don't have bank accounts. A new rule would require insurers to accept payments made many different ways, including by money order and prepaid debit card.

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Obama Delays Implementing Another Part Of Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Obama administration has delayed implementation of another part of Affordable Care Act — this time, it's the rules aimed at limiting out-of-pocket costs for patients.

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Will A Health Insurer Sponsor The Next 'Jackass' Movie?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Soon, all Americans will have to buy health insurance or pay a fine. This sounds like a marketer's dream. But when the product you're selling is health insurance, there are some pitfalls.

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Health Law Spared Young Adults From High Hospital Bills

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Young adults insured under their parents' plans were shielded from the potentially catastrophic cost of a medical emergency, a review of hospital records found. Researchers say $147 million in hospital bills were charged to insurers rather than the patients in 2011.

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For Many, Affordable Care Act Won't Cover Bariatric Surgery

Monday, May 27, 2013

Bariatric surgery has a good track record in combating the health risks of obesity. But new health exchanges in Mississippi and other Southern states won't pay for it, even though those states have some of the nation's highest rates of obesity.

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Health Insurance At 'Good Prices' Coming To Calif. Exchange

Friday, May 24, 2013

It's the first disclosure of prices in the nation's most populous state for individual health insurance that complies with the Affordable Care Act. The menu of affordable options surprised some consumer advocates and analysts who had been expecting premiums to be much higher.

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Insurers Picked For California Health Exchange

Friday, May 24, 2013

In a key test of the federal health law's ability to draw competitive bids from health insurance companies, California has unveiled plans and prices that will be available next year to millions of residents shopping for individual coverage on its new insurance marketplace.

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Latest Health Hurdle: Buying Insurance Without A Bank Account

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Most health plans accept a credit card for the first month's premium and then require customers to pay monthly with a check or an electronic transfer from a bank account. For people without a banking relationship, these transactions can be tricky.

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Texas Medicaid Debate Complicated By Politics And Poverty

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In Texas, it may be politically unwise to cross the governor, but some politicians and advocates in the poor Rio Grande Valley are starting to speak out in support of expanding Medicaid. Gov. Rick Perry opposes all parts of Obamacare.

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Why Millions Of Prescriptions Will No Longer Be Filled At Walgreens

Monday, January 09, 2012

Starting this year, many Americans may be surprised to find that their local Walgreens or Duane Reade is no longer in their insurance network. That's because of a dispute between two health care giants. If the back of your insurance card says Express Scripts, you are affected.

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