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Texas Asks Feds To Delay Health Insurance Rebate Plan

Under the Affordable Care Act, health plans that spend too much on administrative costs instead of medical care are required to offer rebates to customers. Some states, such as Texas, aren't ready for this change just yet.
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The Forgotten, Fascinating Saga Of Crisco

In the 1980's, health activists actually promoted oils — like Crisco — that contain trans fats. The history of Crisco is full of such surprising twists, right up to the present day.
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Weak Economy Curbs U.S. Health Spending

Health costs rose 3.9 percent last year, the second-slowest rate since the government started keeping track. The previous record low was 3.8 percent in 2009.
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Diabetes' Economic Toll Goes Far Beyond Medical Bills

Researchers found that even after adjusting for family background, obesity and various illnesses, young people with diabetes were more likely to drop out of high school than those without the illness. They were also more likely to skip or fail to complete college.
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Controversy Swirls Around Harsh Anti-Obesity Ads

A Georgia hospital has launched an advertising campaign that grimly highlights the risks of childhood obesity. The goal of the "Stop Sugarcoating It, Georgia" ads is to shock families into recognizing that obesity is a problem. The ads are making an impact, but the tactics are raising questions.
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Why Millions Of Prescriptions Will No Longer Be Filled At Walgreens

Starting this year, many Americans may be surprised to find that their local Walgreens or Duane Reade is no longer in their insurance network. That's because of a dispute between two health care giants. If the back of your insurance card says Express Scripts, you are affected.

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