Oregon's health exchange has yet to enroll a single person. Problems with Cover Oregon's website have reduced the state to asking people to submit paper applications for insurance coverage. Then the state has to send them back a form saying how much that insurance will cost. Then a person would send it back to actually enroll.
Three years after bariatic surgery, most people experienced health improvements. Yet some people benefited much more than others. Figuring out those differences would help doctors and patients understand who should have surgery and who should avoid it.
There's a curious twist in the contentious debate over feeding antibiotics to animals in order to make them grow faster. Evidence suggests using antibiotics for growth promotion, at least among pigs, doesn't even make economic sense. But some pork producers don't believe it.
For 2012, Oregon was found to be the least affordable state for center-based care for a married couple with a 4-year-old, ahead of New York, Minnesota and Vermont. Overall, the costs of child care grew up to eight times faster than family income, according to a new study.
Bill Shuster, a seven-term Republican congressman from rural, central Pennsylvania, has long been considered a social and fiscal conservative. But his vote to end the government shutdown and close alliance with Speaker John Boehner has put him on the list of GOP incumbents facing Tea Party-backed primary challenges next year.
The hedge fund giant also agreed to pay a $1.8 billion fine to settle charges. Prosecutors say that insider trading at the company was substantial, pervasive and on a scale without known precedent in the hedge fund industry.
The holidays are coming up, and that often means decadent family feasts. But things might be especially sparse for people who rely on food stamps. The Supplemental Nutrition Program, or SNAP, is being scaled back. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution about the possible effect.
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