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'Direct Primary Care' A New Option For The Uninsured

More primary care doctors are turning to a new model they say is cheaper and more effective than traditional health insurance. In fact, it skips the insurance system entirely. Robert Siegel talks with Arnold Milstein, director of the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center, about how direct primary care works.
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As Big Employers Pinch Pennies, Health Savings Accounts Take Off

Enrollment in health savings accounts grew 18 percent last year as employers continued to steer workers into high-deductible medical plans.
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What Air Traffic Can Teach Us About Kidney Transplants

Researchers who study air traffic may have come up with a better way to allocate organs. The key is balancing fairness and efficiency.
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Food Trucks Draw Hungry Kids For Free Summer Meals

Families that qualify for free and reduced school lunches can struggle to feed kids out of their own pockets all summer. But many kids can't - or won't - come to school for free summer meals. So some administrators are loading lunches on colorful, hip food trucks and bringing the meals to the kids.
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With Prostate Cancer, Is It Better Not To Know?

A federal task force has recommended against routine use of the PSA test, a common method of screening for prostate cancer. The panel concluded that the potential for harm outweighs any benefit, as many men undergo procedures that are unnecessary and can lead to serious side effects.
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Employers Less Likely To Drop Coverage Than You Might Think

Only 8 percent of U.S. employers surveyed have plans to drop health coverage altogether. But half of the companies questioned by consulting firm Oliver Wyman do plan on make big changes to the coverage they offer.

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