Glitches hamper opening of Affordable Healthcare Act exchanges

Source: Health News Millions of people across the country and in New Jersey yesterday tried to shop for health insurance on the new online exchanges but the process was hampered by persistent technical glitches on the federal government’s website. Many who tried to log on...

Government Shutdown Blocks Kids With Cancer From Clinical Trials

Source: ABC News. com For every week that the government shutdown continues, 10 children with cancer will not be able to begin their clinical trials, officials told John Burklow, a spokesman for the National Institutes of Health, estimated that 200 patients would...

Doctors Fear Desomorphine ‘krokodil’ will replace heroin, meth in U.S.

Source: United States doctors and law enforcement officials are warning the public about a dangerous homemade narcotic that can cause human flesh to quickly decay and drastically reduce users’ life expectancy after the drug surfaced in Arizona. Desomorphine, known in...

U.S. government scales back Obamacare impact for 2014

Source: Reuters The U.S. government on Wednesday scaled back its projections for Obamacare’s impact in 2014, saying the law would generate slower healthcare spending growth and provide coverage to only half as many of America’s uninsured as anticipated last year. The...

How Social Media Is Changing The Way We Approach Death

Source: The For a week last month, Scott Simon, the popular radio host of NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday,” stayed by his mother’s side in a Chicago hospital as she died. She ate and slept little, and spent her final nights singing show tunes with Simon...

Home Health Leaders: Medicare Proposed Rule Could Result in Nearly $100 Billion in Total Cuts to Home Health Benefit

SOURCE: Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare Representatives of the nation’s three leading home health organizations – National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), and Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare...