Nancy Hudson was the clinic’s director as Obamacare rolled out and now consults for the clinic. She expected the insurance exchange, or marketplace, established under the Affordable Care Act would reduce the number of uninsured patients the clinic sees. The opposite happened, she says

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Residents of some neighborhoods in Baltimore have limited access to pharmacies and the medications and supplies that they provide

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The agency says its rules, set to take effect in 2016, “strike a balance between ensuring Covered California consumers can afford the medication they need to treat chronic and life-threatening conditions while keeping premiums affordable for all.”

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State tests found more than 65,000 children in the city with dangerously high blood-lead levels from 1993 to 2013. Across the United States, more than half a million kids are poisoned by lead each year, and the majority come from cities like Baltimore

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Johnson & Johnson has appointed Arthur Caplan, a nationally known bioethicist, to create a panel that will make decisions about patients’ requests for potentially lifesaving medicine, responding to an emotional debate over whether companies should allow desperately ill people to have access to the drugs before they are approved

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A study released Monday offers some comfort, finding that when hospitals shut down, death rates and other markers of quality generally don’t worsen

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At a hospital in Kenya, Dr. David Barash remembers watching an obstetrician perform a cesarean section while at the same time instructing a nurse on how to deliver anesthesia. Then at another hospital in Nigeria, Barash saw women left unattended, lying on beds in the hallway, to recover on their own after C-sections.

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Carlton Scott thinks the court should “leave it like it is. I mean, what are people going to do? Get sick, go to the hospital [and say], ‘I don’t have insurance. Won’t you please help me anyway?’ ” It just won’t happen, he says

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