California: Adult Day Health Centers in Jeopardy
Senior Health: Although $85 million was approved to save California's 300 adult day health programs serving the elderly, Gov. Jerry Brown did not approve the program that goes with that money, meaning that those programs could be forced to shut down at the end of August, David Gorn reports for California Healthline.
Health Costs: Groupon has expanded into the health care market, offering discounted urgent care and gynecological services in addition to its usual teeth whitening offers. One plus of those offers: transparency in health costs, writes Jeanne Pinder for ClearHealthCosts.com.
Colon Cancer: Deaths from this leading cancer killer are declining as more Americans get colonoscopies and other screening tests, the CDC reports.
Medicare/Medicaid Cuts: Politico's David Nather runs down how hospitals, drug makers and other players in the health industry could be affected by the deficit reduction talks still underway in Washington, D.C. Deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid are still on the table.
High-Risk Insurance: Uninsured patients looking to their states' federally-supported high-risk insurance programs will now pay lower premiums, making it easier to afford the traditionally expensive policies, Michelle Andrews reports for the Washington Post.
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