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Kaiser Health News

April 2018
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Federal limits on medical marijuana research hinder treatments

by , ,  /  16 April 2018

By the time Ann Marie Owen turned to marijuana to treat her pain, she was struggling to walk and talk. She also hallucinated.

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February 2018
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‘What the Health?’ podcast: Health policy changes in U.S. budget deal

by  /  15 February 2018

Panelists on Kaiser Health News‘ weekly podcast discuss the budget deal that passed the U.S. Congress this week.

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U.S. Senate budget deal boosts spending for health programs

by , ,  /  8 February 2018

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republican and Democratic Senate leaders announced a two-year budget deal that would increase federal spending for defense as well as key domestic priorities, including many health programs.

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January 2018
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Children’s health program renewed as U.S. federal government reopens

by ,  /  25 January 2018

The U.S. Senate and House approved legislation that would keep federal dollars flowing until 8 February, as well as fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next six years.

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Children’s health insurance program running on fumes in some U.S. states

by ,  /  9 January 2018

Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children’s Health Insurance Program, despite spending approved by Congress in late December that was expected to keep the program running for three months.

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December 2017
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Alabama to drop thousands of children from health insurance New Year’s Day

by ,  /  20 December 2017

Alabama plans to drop 7,000 children from coverage on New Year’s Day, the first step to shutting down coverage for everyone, as the result of U.S. Congress’ failure to restore federal funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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U.S. tax bill includes sweeping changes to healthcare

by ,  /  1 December 2017

Having failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congress is now working on a tax overhaul for the United States — which could also have major effects on health policy.

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November 2017
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Lead found in fidget spinners is no idle threat, experts say

by ,  /  13 November 2017

At least 2 of about 12 fidget spinner models have been found to contain levels of lead that are unsafe for children, according to a new report by a consumer advocacy group.

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October 2017
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U.S. Congress fails to extend funding for children’s coverage

by ,  /  20 October 2017

Until Congress renews CHIP, states are cut off from additional federal funding that helps lower- and middle-income families.

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September 2017
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Medicaid still has a bull’s-eye on its back

by ,  /  28 September 2017

Although it started as a plan to cover only the poor, Medicaid now touches tens of millions of Americans who live above the poverty line.

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