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Medicaid, Drug Prices Could See Big Election Impacts

Nov 09, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 7—On Tuesday, voters in three states approved expanding Medicaid eligibility to a total of more than 300,000 people....
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Health care topped the economy as the biggest issue for voters now, here's why

Nov 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
Health care was the top issue for Americans voting in Tuesday's midterm...
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More Americans are meditating than ever before, as mindfulness goes mainstream

Nov 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
Meditation is on the rise among both adults and children, a new report from the CDC shows. Apps such as Headspace and Calm have helped raise awareness and teach people how to...
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Warren Buffett-owned DaVita jumps 10% after voters reject cap on dialysis revenue

Nov 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
DaVita shelled out $66.6 million of the more than $110 million spent by the industry lobbying against Proposition 8, which was defeated by California voters on...
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These 20 jobs will put you on the path to be a millionaire

Nov 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
Consider going to medical school and becoming an anesthesiologist if you want to bring in the big bucks. Just be ready to repay a whole lot of student loan...
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Tilray CEO: People want the 'Berlin Wall of cannabis prohibition' in the US to topple over

Nov 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
The midterm election results are a win for the marijuana industry, according to the CEO of a prominent cannabis...
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Superbugs pose a dangerous, $65 billion threat to the US health-care system

Nov 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
A new report released Wednesday from the OECD estimates that antimicrobial resistant infection is on track to kill 30,000 Americans per year by 2050. The OECD is calling on the US and other rich countries to implement 5 simple reforms to save...
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Health care wins and stocks rally as Democrats take control of the US House

Nov 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
Health care emerged as a key issue this year, with 41 percent of voters saying it was their No. 1 concern in the election, followed by immigration, the economy and gun control, according to an NBC News exit...
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Health experts propose a red meat tax to recoup $172 billion in health care-costs

Nov 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
Researchers at Oxford University want governments around the world to introduce a tax on red and processed...
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Meet the 30-year-old who quit her 'dream job' to help combat climate change

Nov 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
Stephanie Dickson is trying to tackle to the new "21st century syndrome":...
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Hospitals Hit By 340B and Site-Neutral Medicare Cuts in New Rule

Nov 07, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 5—Medicare pay cuts included in a new payment rule will affect the federal discount drug program and off-campus provider-based departments (PBDs)....
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CVS tops earnings, revenue estimates, says it expects Aetna acquisition to close before Thanksgiving

Nov 07, 2018 , CNBC Health
CVS Health reported third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts'...
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Dialysis giant DaVita stands to lose $400 million a year in California midterms

Nov 07, 2018 , CNBC Health
DaVita has shelled out $66.6 million of the more than $110 million spent by the industry lobbying against Proposition 8, which if passed Tuesday, would cap the amount of money dialysis providers in the state can earn on certain...
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Alphabet kicks off a private two-day conference dedicated to health, featuring AI chief Jeff Dean

Nov 07, 2018 , CNBC Health
The conference is a rare opportunity for Alphabet employees to come together from the various teams dabbling in health care, including Google Fit, Nest, Google Brain, Verily and Calico. It's billed as an academic conference....
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CVS to test stores with added health services early next year after Aetna deal closes

Nov 07, 2018 , CNBC Health
CVS expects its roughly $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna to close before Thanksgiving. CVS plans to open its first concept stores early next year, CEO Larry Merlo told Wall Street analysts...
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Hospital Q3 Deals Active, But Off Recent Highs

Nov 07, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 6—Hospital mergers and acquisitions (M&A) continued to set an aggressive pace in the third quarter of 2018, according to several tracking firms. However, the rate of deals was not this year’s...
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Mixed News in Physician Payment Final Rule

Nov 06, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 2—Leading physician advocacy groups are celebrating some provisions in the final rule issued by Medicare this week. But other components could cause problems....
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Pepsi, Coke said to become a force behind initiatives that push back on food and beverage taxes

Nov 05, 2018 , CNBC Health
Companies including Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Co are trying to stop municipalities from taxing certain foods and beverages, according to the New York...
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Pepsi, Coke said to become a secret force behind ballot initiatives that push back on sugar taxes

Nov 04, 2018 , CNBC Health
Companies including Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Co are trying to stop municipalities from taxing sugary drinks, according to the New York...
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Diabetics are hacking old insulin pumps to make them smarter — here's what happened when I tried it

Nov 04, 2018 , CNBC Health
There is a revolution in the Type 1 diabetes community and thousands of people are now hacking their insulin pumps for better blood sugar management. CNBC's Erin Black decided to try out the hacked system. Here's what...
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