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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Farewell, Individual Mandate

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December 15, 2017 at 10:45 am

The compromise tax bill emerging from Republican efforts in Congress appears to have jettisoned a number of contentious health-related changes. Still, it seems likely lawmakers will repeal the penalt...

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Medicare Fails To Recover Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Lab Overcharges

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December 15, 2017 at 5:00 am | Five years ago, Companion DX Reference Lab hoped to cash in on cutting-edge genetic tests paid for by Medicare. The Houston lab marketed a test to assess how a person’s genes affect tolerance for...

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Good Deals For Some, Sticker Shock For Others As ACA Enrollment Winds Down

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December 15, 2017 at 5:00 am | In most states, Friday night is the last chance to sign up for Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2018. The enrollment period is half as long as last year’s, and it got just a fraction of the m...

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FROM THE NEWSROOM: Thanks to Missourian and its readers, student journalists can dream big

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December 14, 2017 at 7:00 am | lucille headshot Lucille Sherman Three and a half years ago, I moved seven hours from home to pursue my dreams of saving the world the best way I knew how: enr...

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Columbia police officers will now carry naloxone kits

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December 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm | The Columbia Police Department issued 75 opioid overdose reversal medication kits to officers on Wednesday. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse provided training to officers over th...

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GUEST COMMENTARY: We agree assault is bad. Let’s agree on how to punish it.

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December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am | Sexual predators aren’t the same as pigs. Roy Moore is a predator. His systematic, frequent pursuing of teenage girls at a shopping mall when he was in his 30s shows a pattern of intentional behavior...

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Missouri football hires inside linebackers coach

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December 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm | Barry Odom has hired Vernon Hargreaves to coach the inside linebackers at Missouri, according to a press release sent out on Thursday. Hargreaves has been in the coaching business for 33 years, a...

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Adjusting to a ‘new normal’ during the holidays after a heart attack, stroke

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December 14, 2017 at 7:10 am | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS On the first Christmas after she suffered a major stroke, Chris Richards was determined to craft her traditional family celebration at their home in Laramie...

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Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy

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December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am | When President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, it came with a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care. The declaration allows for doct...

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