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The U.S. health care system wasted $ 750 billion in 2009, about 30 percent of all health spending, on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, fraud, and other problems, according to a new Institute of Medicine report that calls for coordination and accountability.

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If Mitt Romney gets elected and repeals the health reform law, more than 72 million Americans will lack health insurance and health care costs will rise, a Commonwealth Fund report says. If President Barack Obama wins, 27 million will be without insurance and costs will fall, the group predicts.

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An African-American nurse is suing a Michigan hospital after she says staff there agreed to a swastika-tattooed father’s request that no black nurses care for his new baby. Tonya Battle, 49, sued the board of hospital managers of Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich.

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so if Healthcare is a Right Now we must exercise our private property rights in protest Join Highland Hill Farm in Protest to this obamacare healthcare state…

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Appearing on a syndicated radio show in Iowa, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who is running for governor, suggested what he calls an effective way to attack the Affordable Health Act requirement that would force business and faith-based institutions to cover contraceptives: go to jail. During the interview, Cuccinelli said his local bishop agreed civil disobedience is the answer. “My local bishop said ‘Well, you know, I told a group I`m ready to go to jail,’ and I told him, `Bishop, don`t take this personally — you need to go to jail,” he said. Cuccinelli’s likely Democratic opponent in the governor’s race, Terry McAuliffe, blasted the attorney general, accusing him of leading the charge to prevent women from making their own healthcare choices He’s even set up a petition online. CBS 6 spoke to McAuliffe’s press secretary, Josh Schwerin, over the phone. “The point of our petition is that our supporters and folks across the Commonwealth want a conversation about the economy, and not partisan divisive rhetoric… This wasn’t a comment on civil disobedience. This was a commentary on the way Ken Cuccinelli using divisive rhetoric, and ideological issues to drive his career, long agenda.” Schwerin said. Though Father Michael Renniger of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Henrico County applauded the administration’s plan to provide health care to those in need, he doesn’t agree with forcing faith-based institutions to put aside their core beliefs. “In the United States

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(Reuters) – Another person has died from fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, bringing the death toll in an unprecedented outbreak to 15, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.

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LYON (Reuters) – Sanofi’s Genzyme unit has received positive feedback from U.S. doctors after the recent launch of multiple sclerosis pill Aubagio and moving toward refiling its FDA application for MS drug Lemtrada, senior executives said on Friday.

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Celgene Corp. said Wednesday that a Food and Drug Administration panel will not review its multiple myeloma drug pomalidomide in November.

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LONDON (Reuters) – Doctors should only test people for a new virus if they are very ill in hospital with a respiratory infection, have been in Qatar or Saudi Arabia and test negative for common forms of pneumonia and infections, the World Health Organisation said on Saturday.

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From the battle over the creation of a New Jersey health insurance exchange program under Obamacare to a wave of hospital mergers and takeovers, a health care revolution is underway in the Garden State. To talk about the changes, NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider spoke with Elizabeth Ryan, president and CEO of the New Jersey Hospital Association. For more New Jersey news, visit NJ Today online at www.njtvonline.org

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