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Bernie Sanders: Trump lies about 'Medicare for All' and he's made health care worse

Medicare for All is popular because it would save people money and assure them the health care they need. Trump's only defense is to lie about my bill.

USA TODAY

5 hours ago

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Michael Cohen registers as a Democrat in latest break with Trump

Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis said the decision was another step in Cohen's journey to distance 'himself from the values of the current Admin.'

AOL

3 hours ago

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DOJ approves $69B CVS-Aetna merger as healthcare industry restructures

The Department of Justice on Wednesday approved a $69 billion merger between prescription-drug behemoth CVS and insurance giant Aetna, with some ...

Ars Technica

5 hours ago

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How a CVS-Aetna Merger Might Actually Put Money in Your Pocket

When two large and similar health care companies merge, the economic story tends to be pretty simple: They use their added power in the market to increase ...

New York Magazine

today

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Obamacare premiums will be down an average of 1.5 percent next year

Average premiums for individual insurance plans on the national exchange created by the Affordable Care Act will be down next year after spikes in 2017 and ...

NBCNews.com

today

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Premiums for Most Popular Type of Obamacare Plan Will Drop Next Year

WASHINGTON — Prices for the most popular type of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will drop slightly next year in the federal marketplace, after ...

The New York Times

2 hours ago

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Real Democratic agenda: Lower health costs, less corruption, more jobs and fairness

If we win the House, we'll work to create jobs, reduce corruption, rein in prescription costs and protect health coverage for pre-existing conditions.

USA TODAY

today

Opinion

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Ebola cases spike as nervous communities stop cooperating with health care workers | TheHill

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is on the rise in a regional trading hub in Congo as terrified residents, including those who have been infected, avoid ...

The Hill

today

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Experts Said A War Zone Ebola Outbreak Would Be A Nightmare. It’s Been Even Worse.

A surge in patients. Attacks against health workers. Money running out. What the outbreak has been like in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

HuffPost

4 hours ago

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Illinois, Colorado, Washington report cases of polio-like illness in children

The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating nine recent cases of acute flaccid myelitis, also called AFM, according to a statement Wednesday.

KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

today

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More Cases of Rare 'Polio-Like' Illness Pop Up Around the US

More and more cases of a rare polio-like illness are being reported across the country, according to news reports. In recent weeks, six cases of the illness, ...

Live Science

today

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CVS-Aetna, Cigna-Express Scripts deals pass DOJ

BI PRIME: Cigna + Express Scripts. Aetna + CVS Health. The mega-deals, once officially closed, will redraw the healthcare industry as we know it, giving health ...

Business Insider

today

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CVS, Aetna merger one step closer to reality

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yesterday

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The price of health care really is more expensive in N.J. Here's the proof.

Hospital admissions in New Jersey declined nearly 20 percent between from 2012 to 2016, a trend that should have made the overall cost of health care ...

NJ.com

today

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How One Nonprofit Is Expanding Health Care for the Uninsured

America spends $3.3 trillion on health care, or more than $10,000 per person, which is twice as much as any other industrialized country. Yet nearly 30 million ...

HBR.org Daily

today

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It Just Doesn't Pay to Be Nice, Study Finds

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay). THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to money, nice people really are more likely ...

U.S. News & World Report

today

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Are Mike Braun's employees on the hook for first $10,000 of health care?

Incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly painted himself as a guardian of health insurance and Republican opponent Mike Braun as its main threat during their first debate.

PolitiFact

today

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Agreement announced to sell Mary Black Health System to Spartanburg Regional Health System

Community Health Systems announced on Thursday that subsidiaries of the company have signed an agreement to sell Mary Black Health System and related ...

WYFF Greenville

one hour ago

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FDA approves most generic drugs ever

The FDA approved 971 generic drugs in fiscal year 2018.

Fox Business

today

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15,000 University of California health care workers authorize union to schedule strike

Roughly 96 percent of patient-care and *service* workers in AFSCME Local 3299 vote for strike against University of California campuses and medical centers.

The Sacramento Bee

5 hours ago

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Price of Obamacare Insurance Plans Takes Surprise Drop

Average rates for popular health plans sold under the Affordable Care Act will fall 1.5% next year, according to the Trump administration, the first such drop and ...

The Wall Street Journal

today

 

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Trump's Health Care Op-Ed Really Made Jimmy Kimmel Mad

In the wake of Trump's controversial op-ed in USA Today, Jimmy Kimmel lashed out at the president's health care policy.

TIME

today

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Senate blocks Democratic bid to overturn Trump health care rule

On a tie vote, Senate Republicans on Wednesday stopped an effort by Democrats to overturn a Trump Administration rule which allows the sale of certain ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

yesterday

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Mitch McConnell Is Going to Kill the United States Senate

And the truth is, he doesn't care so long as he gets his judges.

The Daily Beast

today

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Walgreens, LabCorp To Open 600 Diagnostic Test Centers

Walgreens Boots Alliance Wednesday said it will expand a collaboration with diagnostic testing firm LabCorp. to open at least 600 patient *service* centers at ...

Forbes

yesterday

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Drug Dealers In White Coats Indicted By Feds

'Drug Dealers In White Coats' Indicted By Feds - White Plains, NY - Among the charges for the 10 medical professionals were conspiracy, distribution of ...

White Plains, NY Patch

4 hours ago

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Congress seeks answers from hospitals on childbirth safety, citing USA TODAY investigation

With U.S. women dying and being injured in childbirth, members of Congress ask hundreds of maternity hospitals to explain their safety practices.

USA TODAY

today

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Can Pharmacists Help Reinvent Primary Care in the United States?

The United States has a looming primary care crisis. Could pharmacists be the answer?

Forbes

yesterday

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Veterans group says Jim Hagedorn's health care positions would harm Minnesota veterans

Like apple pie, some things are so sacred in American society that you mess with them at your peril. Senior citizens, for one. Veterans, for another. So look out ...

PolitiFact

today

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My Healthy Toddler Died From the Flu Last Year & This Is What I Need You to Know

As a mom and physician, this is what I need you to know -- and wish I had understood last year.

CafeMom

today

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As ketamine clinics spread, so do start-your-own-business courses

As ketamine clinics pop up across the U.S., training programs to teach providers how to run these businesses have also started to appear.

STAT

today

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Three hospitals, with a combined stock market value of $60 billion, brace for Hurricane Michael's fury

As Hurricane Michael rapidly approaches western Florida as a Category 4 storm, some of the nation's largest publicly traded hospital operators are working to ...

CNBC

yesterday

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'New Amsterdam' actress: US healthcare is overwhelming

NBC's 'New Amsterdam' was just picked up for a full TV season and one of its stars, Freema Agyeman, says the show hits a nerve about healthcare in the U.S., ...

USA TODAY

yesterday

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Athenahealth is reaching out to previously rejected suitors

The effort to sell Athenahealth is looking more desperate than ever. The medical-record software company — prodded by billionaire Paul Singer to put itself on ...

New York Post

2 hours ago

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Analytics boosts use of clinical best practices at Tampa General Hospital

At Tampa General Hospital in Florida, analytics on orders and process workflows were hard to come by. Clinical and financial questions had to be answered by ...

Healthcare IT News

yesterday

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Facebook's head of health research wants doctors to have even more personal patient data

Most of the available data come from federal sources such as the census and focus on race, education and income — three factors doctors cannot do much to ...

CNBC

yesterday

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Insurance inequalities must end for mental illness, substance use | Opinion

The goal of parity is to cover every person for every healthcare *service* needed. However, the law has not been fully implemented and it is not adequately ...

NJ.com

3 hours ago

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Family wins Pontiac General 'pay-for-play' residency case

A jury in federal court in Port Huron unanimously decided Tuesday that Pontiac General breached a contract with Canadian parents of an international medical ...

Crain's Detroit Business

yesterday

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A Preview Of The 2018 Forbes Healthcare Summit

The Forbes Healthcare Summit will convene in New York on November 28 and 29, gathering executives, investors, researchers and patients to imagine the ...

Forbes

yesterday

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Patient advocates decry Trump administration move to restrict immigrants' access to healthcare - Los Angeles T

Leading public health officials, physicians and patients advocates are calling on the Trump administration to withdraw a proposed regulation that would penalize ...

Los Angeles Times

yesterday

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Hoboken hospital to host breast health happy hour event

Hoboken University Medical Center is hosting a breast health happy hour at a Hoboken store Friday evening as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the ...

NJ.com

today

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OhioHealth: Lower operating margins necessary for community stewardship

Even a decreased operating surplus from OhioHealth Corp. is above average for its large peers – but executives say the system is actively working to shrink ...

Columbus Business First

yesterday

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The $32 Trillion Question That 'Medicare for All' Advocates Will Never Answer

Health care for a family of four costs $28000. Do they really propose to raise their taxes by that much? Then just what do they propose?

The Daily Beast

yesterday

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Doctors give Medicare's proposal to pay for telemedicine poor prognosis

Trump wants Medicare doctors to be reimbursed for check-in calls.

ABC News

yesterday

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Medicare’s Telemedicine Proposal Is Unpopular With Doctors, Physicians

The Trump administration wants Medicare pay doctors for telehealth services, but many doctors already do them for free.

U.S. News & World Report

yesterday

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A Former CEO of Apple and Pepsi Sets His Sights on Health Care

John Sculley is chairman and chief marketing officer at RxAdvance, a cloud-based platform that helps pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and insurers ...

Barron's

yesterday

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After Theranos, Walgreens partners with LabCorp in in-store blood testing

The Deerfield-based pharmacy giant is partnering with LabCorp to open 600 blood-testing sites in its drugstores over the next four years.

Crain's Chicago Business

yesterday

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DC fines Aetna over revealing patients’ HIV status

Aetna will pay the fine as part of a multistate investigation into a mass mailing that displayed the HIV status of more than 12000 patients nationwide, including ...

WTOP

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Cure for cancer would become more likely if FDA streamlined the drug approval process | TheHill

A Tufts University study recently found that on average it takes over a decade to bring new drugs of any sort from research lab to patients, and at a cost of nearly ...

The Hill

yesterday

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Rising health-care costs are eating away at your wages and you may not even realize it

The rising price of health care in the U.S. costs families thousands of dollars a year in foregone wages, out-of-pocket costs and increased taxes, a new report ...

MarketWatch

yesterday

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Here's Another Good Reason to Not Pick Your Nose

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay). WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your Mom told you not to do it, and new research ...

U.S. News & World Report

yesterday

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Higher health care costs fuel $700M in new spending under Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s $5.9B budget plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced a $5.9 billion budget Wednesday – an increase of more than $700 million over last year's budget ...

Chicago Tribune

yesterday

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A new trend in health care: the ‘nondiet dietitian’

These experts are moving away from a focus on weight loss to an emphasis on improving health.

The Washington Post

yesterday

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The high economic toll of mental illness

Mental disorders are estimated to cost the global community nearly $2.5 trillion each year — and those costs are increasing. Unlike costly physical illnesses like ...

Marketplace APM

yesterday

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Getting Physicians To Stop Delivering Low-Value Services

Editor's note: This post is part of a Health Affairs Blog series titled “ORBITA: Lessons From A Landmark Trial," which focuses on the recent study finding that ...

Health Affairs

today

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Area dental offices to offer day of free care for uninsured adults

For a second year, a local dental practice will offer a day of free dental care for uninsured adults.

The Keene Sentinel

yesterday

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Trump signs bills banning pharmacy 'gag clauses'

President Trump has signed two bills into law to block insurers from enforcing “gag clauses” that forbid pharmacies from telling customers about how they can ...

Washington Examiner

yesterday

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Nursing homes are pushing dying Americans into profitable rehab

The proportion of nursing-home residents who received "ultrahigh intensity" rehabilitation increased by 65 percent from October 2012 to April 2016, according to ...

Philly.com

yesterday

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Amedisys Buys Compassionate Care for $340M, Will Become Third-Largest US Hospice Provider

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) is executing an industry-shaping deal with one of the country's largest hospice providers, adding further fuel to a white-hot M&A ...

Home Health Care News

yesterday

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Centene Expands Offerings in Health Insurance Marketplaces

Centene plans to add four states to its Affordable Care Act business and expand in six others, in the latest sign of insurers' improved fortunes under the health ...

The Wall Street Journal

yesterday

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4 Healthcare Stocks Thriving on Venture Capital Funding

A steady influx of foreign as well as domestic investments in U.S. healthcare has gone a long way in boosting gains for the space.

Zacks.com

today

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Exclusive: Fintech company moving headquarters from Seattle to Denver

AngelMD, a fintech platform for medical startups, is moving its headquarters to Denver from Seattle, AngelMD Director of Marketing Brad McCarty told Denver ...

Denver Business Journal

yesterday

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Democrats just made a play to make their signature healthcare issue stand out on the campaign trail

Democrats are making preexisting conditions protections a key issue in the 2018 midterms. While a vote to shore up those protections failed in the Senate on ...

Business Insider

yesterday

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Democrats Counter Trump Push for Cheaper, Limited Health Plans

Democrats are fighting to derail the White House's push for cheaper, less-robust health plans, seeking to leverage the issue for advantage over the Republicans ...

The Wall Street Journal

2 days ago

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Toronto Is Getting A Brand New $1.2 Billion Hospital

Premier Doug Ford announced the brand new hospital will be scheduled to open to Toronto patients in 2023.

Narcity

today

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How to Manage Paying for Retirement Housing

Many older adults worry about the cost of senior housing—and with good reason. Seniors who want to want to move out of their existing homes to communities ...

The Wall Street Journal

yesterday

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State officials set new conditions on Beth Israel-Lahey merger

State public health officials Wednesday imposed new conditions on the planned merger of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health aimed at ...

The Boston Globe

yesterday

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Private Medicare insurers struggle with prescription drug plans

The average star-ratings performance of stand-alone Part D plans, which are managed by pharmacy benefit management companies and health insurers, has ...

ModernHealthcare.com

yesterday

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This new Mansfield hospital will add 280 jobs, offer unique approach to patient care

Texas Health Resources has started construction on a new four-story, $150 million hospital in Mansfield, Texas with plans to open in late fall 2020.

Star-Telegram

yesterday

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FibriCheck's a-fib detection app scores 510(k) clearance, targets 2019 US launch

Last week FibriCheck announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its app, which uses a smartphone's camera and artificial intelligence to monitor for ...

MobiHealthNews

yesterday

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World Mental Health Day — let's remember our veterans | TheHill

Today is World Mental Health Day. The day's objective, as stated by the World Health Organization, is to raise “awareness of mental health issues around the ...

The Hill

yesterday

Opinion

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Chance The Rapper Asks People To Be 'Patient And Supportive' Of Those With Mental Illness

Chance the Rapper offered some words of advice and compassion about mental illness Wednesday, which was designated as World Mental Health Day by the ...

HuffPost

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For the first time, Student Health Services will offer the flu vaccine to all students for free

Five minutes. Your PennCard. Zero dollars. That's all it takes to help protect yourself against cold and flu season. This year, Penn's annual flu clinic that ...

The Daily Pennsylvanian

yesterday

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HealthXCapital launches $25m healthcare fund for SEA and India

The fund is backed by Apollo Hospitals, Jungle Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International, and other private ...

DEALSTREETASIA

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Tech innovation centre opens at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London

Through a partnership with University College London, NHS Digital and other leading industry experts, a new centre has been opened at a hospital in London to ...

MobiHealthNews

today

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GOSH looks to DRIVE healthcare technology forward

A brand new informatics hub has been launched at Great Ormond Street Hospital to help drive the use of technology in healthcare. The unit, called DRIVE ...

Digital Health

yesterday

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Otsuka and Proteus extend digital drugs tie-up

Japan's Otsuka Pharmaceutical is extending its push into digital medicines with a multimillion-dollar deal to commercialise drugs containing tiny sensors that can ...

Financial Times

today

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Better health outcomes at lower costs is a win that everyone can get behind | TheHill

Health-care providers, insurers and others increasingly recognize that providing healthy and nutritious meals can lead to better health outcomes and lower ...

The Hill

5 hours ago

Opinion

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NHS England staff must explain if they refuse to have flu jab

Health workers in England who refuse to take up the offer of a free flu jab will be asked to explain why they do not want to be vaccinated. The measures have ...

BBC News

today

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Doctors In Pune Have Successfully Performed A Skull Implant On 4-Year Old Girl

The surgery of Ishita Jawale was performed earlier in May after she suffered severe head injuries in an accident. Due to blood clot in the skull, the doctors took ...

NDTV News

yesterday

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Charge for migrants to use NHS to double to £400, government announces

The surcharge that migrants must pay to use the NHS will be doubled to £400, the government has announced. Immigration minister Caroline Nokes said the ...

The Independent

today

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