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Am I Responsible If The Insurance Exchange Flubs My Subsidy?

Mistakes are made. If the health insurance marketplaces screw up in calculating subsidies for consumers, it's the individual who is likely to be on the hook for repaying the excess.
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It's Been A Hard 12-Step Road For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

An island off the coast of Tanzania has one of the world's highest addiction rates. But the majority of its people, who are Muslims, are uneasy with the 12-step recovery program's Christian concepts.
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Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds

Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren't doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, according to an independent study.
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Medicare Looks To Speed Up Pay For Quality Instead Of Volume

The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.
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Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

Making pot legal for adults means teens will be more likely to use it too, say pediatricians. And while they're concerned about health effects, they say there are better ways to deter usage than jail.
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Guinea's Grand Imam Pulls No Punches In His Ebola Message

Religious leaders must play a role in stopping the outbreak in this West African country, the cleric says. And that will mean changing not only attitudes but funeral practices.
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High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?
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DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

A simple blood test can analyze bits of fetal DNA leaked in the mother's bloodstream. It's less risky than invasive alternatives like amniocentesis, but it doesn't tell as much about fetal health.
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Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.
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Following Decriminalization, Maryland Bill Would Reduce Fines For Paraphernalia

Maryland joined the nationwide trend towards the decriminalization of marijuana last year, and now one lawmaker

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