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Dr Miriam Stoppard: If obesity was a ‘disease’ would it help weight loss?

Should we think of obesity as a disease? Even though many people say it’s self-inflicted, the World Health Organisation has considered it a disease since 1936. And the outcomes of obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, liver disease, cancer, ­arthritis, joint pain, obstetric risk and sleep apnoea definitely are diseases. The thing is, studies in… Read More »

Baker health care bill would boost spending on addiction, primary care – GazetteNET

Baker health care bill would boost spending on addiction, primary care News > State-Region State House News Service Published: 10/19/2019 2:04:26 PM BOSTON — Health care providers and insurers would be required to boost their spending on addiction services, behavioral health, primary care and geriatric services by 30 percent over the next three years under… Read More »

Public health insurance options would cut into industry margins, Moody’s says

Public healthcare options such as the ones put forward by Democratic presidential candidates would erode insurers’ revenues and profit margins, while single-payer poses an existential threat, according to a new Moody’s Investor Service report. For providers, lower reimbursement rates would decrease hospitals’ operating margins and federal prescription drug price negotiation would reduce pharmaceutical companies’ profitability.… Read More »

What Would Giving Health Care to Undocumented Immigrants Mean?

Providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants has long been nothing more than a wouldn’t-it-be-nice item on the far left’s wish list. But in the crowded field of candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, nearly everyone supports it. Almost all of the 19 candidates who responded to a recent New York Times survey… Read More »