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U.S. troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday.
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White House CIO switching posts to join Ebola battle
By Sabriya Rice | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
White House Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel is joining the U.S. Agency for International Development to work as chief innovation officer for the agency's Ebola response team.
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Obama creates task force to craft antibiotic-resistant bacteria battle plan
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
President Obama Thursday signed an executive order directing the formation of a task force led jointly by the secretaries of the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture to develop an action plan by Feb. 15 to carry out priorities laid out in the administration's new...
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Obama announces increased U.S. efforts against Ebola
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
President Barack Obama has outlined a heightened U.S. effort to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
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Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday
By Reuters | September 15, 2014
President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost the country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
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Nancy Hoyt named board chair of Compassion & Choices, and other newsmakers
By Modern Healthcare | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nancy Hoyt has been named board chair of Compassion & Choices, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit organizations devoted to end-of-life care options.
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Vital Signs
Berwick falls short in Mass. gubernatorial bid
By Paul Demko | September 10, 2014
Former CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick, the noted healthcare quality guru and vocal advocate of a single-payer health insurance system, will not be the next governor of Massachusetts. Berwick finished third in Tuesday's Democratic primary, which was won by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha...
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Healthcare isn't top concern for voters, but ACA could spur opponents to turn out
By Paul Demko | September 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare doesn't appear to be weighing on voters' minds as the November elections approach, according to new polling data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Just 13% of respondents said healthcare was one of the top two issues that will shape how they vote, and only 3% cited the Patient...
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Information
White House asks for $30M for CDC's Ebola efforts
By Associated Press | September 06, 2014
The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in western Africa.
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Full D.C. appeals court expected to uphold ACA subsidies
By Paul Demko and Bob Herman | September 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington said Thursday the full 11-member court will rehear the controversial case that ruled Americans could not receive subsidies to help pay for plans on federally run health insurance exchanges. Oral arguments will begin Dec. 17.
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