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How A Series Of Mistakes Hobbled Minnesota's Health Exchange

The difficulty states have had getting their marketplaces working has been one of the biggest setbacks for Obamacare. Miscommunication, technology failures and management errors all hit in Minnesota.
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Healthier Patients May Have To Wait For Costly Hepatitis C Drugs

Private insurers, as well as those serving Medicaid patients, are wrestling with how to cover the new drugs. Many say they will require prior approval and may be limited to the sickest patients.
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In Syria, Not Just Bullets And Bombs Harming Children

It's been nearly three years since the uprising began in Syria. Now Save The Children is out with a new report about how war has affected the health of Syria's youngest residents.
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Who Says Food Porn Has To Be Dominated By Junk Food?

Carrots don't stand much of a chance against cronuts when it comes to tweets and Instagrams about food. The new Food Porn Index aims to change the conversation by tracking our virtual cravings.
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Mix Of Gut Microbes May Play Role In Crohn's Disease

Research involving more than 1,500 patients suggests people with Crohn's may have too many of the types of gut bacteria that tend to rile the immune system and too few that reduce inflammation.
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You Might Pay A Lot More Than $95 For Skipping Health Insurance

Sure, you thought, I can avoid buying health insurance because the tax penalty is just $95. But some people may be on the hook for thousands of dollars more.
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Health Care Enrollments Up, But Still Well Short Of Goal

The administration says 940,000 people signed up in February for a total enrollment of 4.2 million. The White House is hoping for 6 million by the end of this month.
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Whole Genome Scans Aren't Quite Ready For Your Doctor's Office

Wouldn't it be great to be able to scan your genes and find out your disease risk? Those scanners exist. But a test of their usefulness for medical care found them not as accurate as one would hope.
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Young People Lag Behind In Health Insurance Enrollment

One-quarter of the people who have signed up for private insurance through the federal and state exchanges are young adults. Insurers are counting on their participation to keep premiums manageable.
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To Sell Health Care To Young People, Obama Steps 'Between Two Ferns'

President Obama's pitch for his health care law has brought him to an awkward place: "Between Two Ferns." In a bid to up the enrollment of young people, Obama visited Zach Galifianakis' Internet show.

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