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Supreme Court Upholds Federal Health Care Law

Analysis of today's Supreme Court ruling, which largely upheld the Obama administration's signature health care law.

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The Making Of Meat-Eating America

Thanks to American wealth and ingenuity, we're a nation of meat eaters. But that's not the whole story. Over the years, we've made access to land near cities affordable to farmers, and created a cheap market for beef and chicken.
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Could Kaiser Permanente's Low-Cost Health Care Be Even Cheaper?

Kaiser Permanente is often cited as an example of a health maintenance organization that keeps costs reined in. In fact, portions of the Affordable Care Act were crafted with the Kaiser model in mind. But critics say the price gap between Kaiser and other insurance companies has narrowed, and the reasons are unclear.
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Why Are Women More Likely To Die From Lung Cancer In Alabama?

For women born since 1933, lung cancer death rates in California have dropped by more than half. In Alabama, they have more than doubled.
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Why Isn't Kaiser Permanente Cheaper?

Kaiser Permanente, the California-based managed care consortium, is touted as a model for saving money in the health care system. But they are not as inexpensive as they used to be.
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Dropping Legal Barriers Doesn't Guarantee Interstate Insurance Sales

Soon any health insurer in Georgia can sell policies it offers in other states to Georgians. But there's no sign that companies will be taking advantage of the opportunity created by a new state law that supporters hoped would spur competition and lower prices.

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