Not Recommended: Paying Medical Bills in Pennies
Dental Health: Advocates worry about California's low-income children getting adequate dental care with the advent of national health reform and statewide changes to the Healthy Families and Medi-Cal programs, David Gorn reports for California Healthline.
Health Costs: Irony alert! A Utah man who tried to pay his $25 medical bill with 2,500 pennies has been charged with disorderly conduct and faces potentially higher fines than his original bill.
Health Politics: Is Americans' surprising political support for Medicaid simply due to confusion between Medicare and Medicaid, or do they truly know the difference? Ezra Klein examines the issue for the Washington Post.
AIDS at 30: On the 30th anniversary of AIDS, it's spooky, but illuminating, to revisit the very first federal government MMWR public health report on what was then a mysterious infection. This HIV/AIDS timeline is also sobering.
Cancer: The quickly rising cost of cancer treatment is putting it out of reach for many Americans even when they're insured, Debra Sherman reports for the Associated Press.
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