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Mass. Woman’s Healthcare Nightmare: ‘I’ve Lost My Insurance’

It has been four full months since the state started offering health insurance coverage on a website that conformed with changes in federal law. But many customers are still in limbo, including one local woman who has been struggling to find out if she is even covered at this point.

01/31/2014

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I-Team: Patients Feeling Effects Of New Medicare Bidding Program

Experts say a new cost-cutting Medicaid program comes at too high a cost.

01/22/2014

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Daily Talker: Should Doctors Wear Lab Coats Again?

Doctors wearing long-sleeved shirts, ties, jewelry, and watches would be out. Those with white lab coats that are cleaned at least once a week and bare arms below the elbows would be in.

Those are some of the major changes the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is advocating for what doctors wear in hospitals. The group’s goal is to slow the spread of infection between patients.

01/21/2014

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Mass. Ranks Last In Health Care Enrollment

The Massachusetts health care system has been touted as the successful model for Federal Health Care Reform.

01/15/2014

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Mass. Could Sue Firm In Trouble For Rollout Of Federal Health Care Website

The state is taking aim at the same company being blamed for many of the problems on the government’s health care website, CGI of Canada.

01/10/2014

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Mass. Extends Key Health Care Deadlines

Massachusetts is extending the deadlines for residents to select and pay for new health insurance plans offered through the state’s health connector.

12/23/2013

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Virtual Doctor Visits

Seeing the doctor doesn’t have to mean actually going to their office. Boston-based American Well is now providing virtual visits for patients in Massachusetts. Doctors are available on the site via live video around the clock every day of the year. No appointment is needed, and doctors are able to prescribe common medications like antibiotics.

12/06/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Romneycare Vs. Obamacare: Key Similarities & Differences

Can the nation expect to see the same positive results across the country as was seen in Massachusetts?

11/13/2013

President Barack Obama at Faneuil Hall in Boston. (WBZ-TV photo)

Protesters Interrupt President Obama’s Health Care Rally

Two protesters chanting “stop the pipeline” interrupted President Obama’s speech on health care in Boston.

10/30/2013

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