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A Delay In Relief From Copays For Costly Drugs

The Affordable Care Act sets annual limits on the amount that people will owe out of pocket for prescription drugs starting in 2014. But sick people in some plans won't get relief until the following year because the federal government is giving certain health plans extra time to comply.
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Feds Buckle On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions

The administration had been trying to appeal a judge's ruling to make the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter with no age restrictions. The Justice Department said it would obey the order — sort of. The FDA may soon approve the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One Step without a prescription.
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Iowa Rebrands Medicaid Coverage

Iowa's Republican Governor Terry Branstad is pushing to make Iowa the healthiest state. Under the Affordable Care Act, states are deciding whether to expand Medicaid and that's created an opportunity for compromise in Iowa. Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters reports.
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Feds Cave On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions

The administration had been trying to appeal a judge's ruling to make the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter with no age restrictions. The Justice Department said it would obey the order — sort of. The FDA may now soon approve the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One Step without a prescription.
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Feds Drop Opposition To OTC Sales Of Morning-After Pill

U.S. agencies move to comply with U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman's order that a one-dose version of emergency contraception, such as the Plan B One-Step, be made available for purchase without an age restriction or prescription.
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Hey, Fellas, Olive Oil And Nuts Tied To Prostate Cancer Survival

Replacing some dietary carbohydrates with vegetable fats may help keep prostate cancer from spreading. That's the word from a study of more than 4,500 men that looked at the effects of dietary changes after their initial diagnosis.
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Health Care Exchanges May Not Provide Many Options

It's not exactly a buyer's market for those Americans who purchase their own health insurance: prices can be high, and options severely limited. The new health exchanges — a key piece of President Obama's health overhaul — are supposed to change that, allowing people to go to a website to comparison shop for insurance, and maybe even get a subsidy to pay for it. But some people may still be left with few choices.

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