Lexie Verdon

What To Do About Medical Debt

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Medical debt is worrisome and embarrassing, but more importantly, it can have long-term financial consequences. Here are some tips that may be helpful to avoid or alleviate medical debt.

Today’s Headlines – Jan. 2, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a number of reports about congressional efforts to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The New York Times: Amid Pressure, House Passes Fiscal Deal Ending a climactic fiscal showdown in the final hours of the 112th Congress, the House late Tuesday passed and sent to President Obama […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 21, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the House Republicans’ failure to pass Speaker John Boehner’s tax and federal debt plan. The New York Times: Boehner Cancels Tax Vote In Face Of G.O.P. Revolt Speaker John A. Boehner’s effort to pass fallback legislation to avert a fiscal crisis in less […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 20, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news about the efforts to reach a deal on curbing the federal deficit. The New York Times: Obama And Boehner Diverge Sharply On Fiscal Plan Hopes for a broad deficit-reduction agreement faded on Wednesday as President Obama insisted he had offered Republicans “a fair deal” […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 19, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. The New York Times: Hospitals Fear They’ll Bear Brunt Of Medicare Cuts As President Obama and Congress try to thrash out a budget deal, the question is not whether they will squeeze money out of Medicare, but how much […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 7, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations includes articles on the talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on the “fiscal cliff.” The Washington Post: Some In GOP Urge Lawmakers To Back Tax Hikes For Changes In Safety-Net Programs A growing chorus of Republicans is urging House leaders to abandon […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 21, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including articles about regulations for the health law released by the administration Tuesday and the road ahead on implementing the law. The New York Times: Administration Defines Benefits That Must Be Offered Under The Health Law The Obama administration took a big step on Tuesday to […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 9, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news about effort to cut a deal on taxes and entitlements to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The New York Times: With Obama Re-Elected, States Scramble Over Health Law After nearly three years of legal and political threats that kept President Obama’s health care law in […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 8, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations including analyses of how states move forward on implementing the health law and efforts by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders on solving the nation’s debt issues. Los Angeles Times: Obama’s Win Means His Healthcare Law Will Insure All Americans President Obama’s victory all but assures […]

Today’s Headlines – Oct. 25, 2012

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Good morning, here are your headlines: The Washington Post: Obama Says He’ll Renew Pursuit Of ‘Grand Bargain,’ Offering Specifics On Agenda President Obama, criticized as failing to offer a vision for a potential second term, has begun sketching out his agenda with greater specificity in recent days, including a pledge to solve the nation’s intractable […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 4, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including previews of the Democratic convention and a New York Times analysis of how the Obama and Romney campaigns vary on Medicaid policy. The Wall Street Journal: Obama To Press Case For Four More Years A senior Obama campaign official said the president may offer one […]

Today’s Headlines – August 31, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations examine Mitt Romney’s speech last night and the messages on health care at the Republican convention. Politico: In RNC speech, Mitt Romney Gives Passing Mentions To Health Care, Medicare Mitt Romney’s most significant political speech of the 2012 campaign made only a passing reference to two […]

Today’s Headlines – August 30, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports on Rep. Paul Ryan’s speech to the GOP convention. The New York Times: Rousing G.O.P., Ryan Faults ‘Missing’ Leadership Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, whose budget plans have come to define conservative opposition to President Obama’s governing philosophy, accepted the Republican vice-presidential nomination […]

Today’s Headlines – August 29, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news from the Republican convention in Tampa and previews of Rep. Paul Ryan’s speech coming tonight. The Wall Street Journal: Republicans Anoint Romney Where Mrs. Romney sought to round out her husband’s public image, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey suggested the policy direction Mr. […]

U.K. National Health Service Gets Gold Medal Mention At Olympics

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The opening ceremony for the London Olympics Friday night was full of surprises: The “queen” parachuting with James Bond into the Olympic stadium, an appearance by the evil Voldemort of Harry Potter fame. But maybe the most surprising for health wonks was the tribute to the National Health Service (NHS). That last salute came in a […]

Today’s Headlines – July 6, 2012

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Los Angeles Times: Obama Takes The Offensive On His Healthcare Law A week after the Supreme Court upheld most of President Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, the politics of healthcare held center stage in the presidential campaign, shoving aside the economic debate that has dominated most of the last several months. In a notable shift […]

Today’s Headlines – July 5, 2012

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Good morning! Hope you had a great holiday. Here are your headlines: Politico: Romney Shifts, Says Mandate’s  A Tax Directly contradicting his senior adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney told CBS that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is “a tax.” Earlier this week, Fehrnstrom said in a TV appearance that Romney […]

Today’s Headlines – May 29, 2012

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Los Angeles Times: Insurers Forcing Patients To Pay More For Costly Specialty Drugs Thousands of patients in California and across the nation who take expensive prescription drugs every month for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and other ailments are facing sticker shock at the pharmacy. Until recently, most of these patients typically paid modest co-pays for the […]

Today’s Headlines – May 25, 2012

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Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy, but first, here are your Friday headlines … Politico: FDA User Fee Bill Passed By Senate With little bickering and no effort to repeal the Obama administration’s health reform law, the Senate passed the massive Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act on Thursday well ahead of schedule. … The […]