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Health Connector sees record enrollment as MassHealth drops …

WEBSince last January, she said, enrollment has climbed by 27% at the Connector, which offers plans for individuals, families and businesses through major …

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The pandemic has led to a surge in mental health need in Mass

WEBThe coronavirus pandemic has profoundly affected the mental health of Massachusetts residents, especially young adults of color, according to a new survey …

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Mass.’s health insurance for undocumented immigrants provides

WEBIt may seem counterintuitive, writes Sarah Brown, but providing insurance options for undocumented people would save money and improve the patient …

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88,000 people dropped from MassHealth in October WBUR News

WEBNovember 29, 2023. Chris Lisinski, State House News Service. About 88,000 more people lost MassHealth coverage in October, the largest monthly decline yet in the year-long …

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Primary care wait times grow in Mass., pushing some patients to ERs

WEBPrimary care wait times grow in Mass., pushing some patients to ERs. At the end of another busy week, Dr. Clovene “Chloe” Campbell, a pediatrician on the North …

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'Increasingly urgent': Mass. ratchets up preparation for

WEBPublic officials and health care leaders are concerned that any potential closures could overwhelm the state’s already stressed health care system. A letter …

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Mass. leaders scramble to plan for potential Steward hospital

WEB03:02Resume. January 25, 2024. Deborah Becker. Priyanka Dayal McCluskey. Health care leaders and public officials are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential …

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Health care coverage: What is Biden's plan in his 2025 budget

WEB05:47Resume. March 19, 2024. We break down President Biden's plan for health coverage — including his efforts to cement his legacy on drug costs, cancer research and broad …

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Life expectancy in the U.S. is falling amid chronic illness epidemic

WEB09:43Resume. November 03, 2023. Life expectancy is a good measure of the health and success of a country, and in the United States, life expectancy is falling. After decades …

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Do I need therapy

WEBMental health problems like anxiety and depression are on the rise since the pandemic, but clinical psychologist Emily Edlynn says not everyone needs therapy to …

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Health care in the US is too expensive. There are 3 ways to fix it

WEBCommentary. Health care in the US is too expensive. There are 3 ways to fix it. January 03, 2024. Rich Barlow. "The truth is that built-in budget-busters riddle health …

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Steward's financial woes raise questions about for-profit health care

WEBOne of the largest claims, filed in December, alleges Steward owes more than $45 million to ProLink Health Care, a health care staffing firm. According to the …

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Smarter health: Artificial intelligence and the future of

WEBEach Friday, starting May 27th, listen to an installment of Smarter health on your local NPR station during On Point. We also air live through our site at 10 a.m. ET …

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How researchers are using AI to measure health effects of burn pit

WEBA long-term study will track health data for veterans who were exposed to fumes from toxic burn pits during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The military used open …

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Mass. hospitals feeling fiscal pinch from Change Healthcare cyber

WEBThe debilitating cyberattack on Change Healthcare last month is costing the Massachusetts health care system about $24 million a day, and care providers are …

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Many Mass. hospitals are short-staffed. The culprit may not be a

WEBThere’s a lot of talk about a shortage of nurses and other hospital staff during the pandemic, a shortage that means patients sometimes wait in hallways until a …

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Visiting Martin's Park and remembering the youngest victim of the

WEBThe 128th Boston Marathon takes place Monday, April 15 — it's also the 11th anniversary of the bombings.. That day, 8-year-old Martin Richard was the youngest …

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Building better mental health: Advice from experts Here & Now

WEBJoin Here & Now for a regular conversation with experts covering the spectrum of mental health and emotional well-being. We're talking about grief, loneliness, …

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How do we know whether we're healthy

WEBA slew of new health tests could become routine for check-ups in the future, including those examining the biome, the immune system, chronological versus body …

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Healey doubles down on calls for Steward Health to leave Mass.

WEBGov. Maura Healey on Monday increased the pressure on financially troubled Steward Health Care to sell its nine Massachusetts hospitals and leave the …

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How private equity is changing American health care On Point

WEBThere is an estimate of 11% of nursing homes are owned by private equity. That is probably a low number because nursing home ownership records are extremely …

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Abortion drives week in politics Here & Now

WEBHere & Now's Deepa Fernandes and Jane Clayson convene the weekly politics roundtable with Chad Pergram of Fox News and Leigh Ann Caldwell of the Washington …

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South Coast rail start date in question again WBUR News

WEBA T spokesperson appeared to confirm that the already-delayed start date for the South Coast Rail passenger service is now in limbo again.

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Episodes We Love: 'Head Or The Heart' Update Dear Sugars

WEBThis episode was originally published on August 12th, 2016. The Sugars hear the latest from "Head or the Heart" — a woman who'd fallen head over heels for a …

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Predominantly Black running club files suit against B.A.A

WEBA Black-led running club has filed a lawsuit against Boston Marathon organizers and the Newton Police Department over alleged racial discrimination that took place …

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