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Uninsurance Rates and the Affordable Care Act

What does recent research show about changes in uninsurance rates since 2010?  MAY 23, 2016
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Medicare's New Physician Payment System

A 2015 law has the potential to transform how Medicare pays physicians.  APRIL 21, 2016
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Final 2015-20 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The federal government published its latest recommendations intended to shape people's diets based on the latest research.  MARCH 31, 2016
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Workplace and Public Accommodations for Nursing Mothers

Various federal and state policies protect nursing mothers, but gaps in the law remain.  MARCH 17, 2016
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Nonprofit Hospitals' Community Benefit Requirements

Under the Affordable Care Act, many nonprofit hospitals must meet new requirements to retain their tax-exempt status.  FEBRUARY 25, 2016
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High-Deductible Health Plans

As high-deductible health plans become increasingly prevalent in both group and individual markets, it remains to be seen how they will affect health care access and outcomes.  FEBRUARY 4, 2016
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Transparency in Clinical Research

Recent policy initiatives focus on improving the use of clinical research for patients, providers, and health systems.  JANUARY 14, 2016
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every five years the federal government publishes recommendations intended to shape people's diets based on the latest research.  DECEMBER 14, 2015
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