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Obama calls for 'prudent' Ebola monitoring, backs CDC plan
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to alleviate growing concerns among healthcare workers that traveling to West Africa to help stem the Ebola outbreak at its source will land them under mandatory quarantine when they return.
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Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response
Associated Press | October 25, 2014
President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola.
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Clumsy Ebola response tests country's faith in health leaders
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The American public's deep fears about Ebola and politicians' inflammatory rhetoric following the three U.S. cases in Dallas have prompted public health experts to think about how the country might respond to a more serious infectious disease pandemic, and what lessons can be learned from the...
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Casting light on a simpler pricing system
By Merrill Goozner | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Remember the excitement surrounding Castlight Health's initial public offering? Last March, the San Francisco startup's stock price soared when investors bought into the idea that online price transparency would transform the healthcare marketplace.
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Clumsy Ebola response tests nation's faith in public health leaders | Experts urge stronger leadership from the White House and health officials.
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American public's deep fears about Ebola and U.S. politicians' inflammatory rhetoric following the three U.S. cases in Dallas have prompted public health experts to think about how the country might respond to a more serious infectious disease pandemic, and what lessons can be learned from the...
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What's essential in some states isn't in others, study finds
By Bob Herman | October 21, 2014
President Barack Obama's healthcare law mandated that certain health plans start covering common services. But because the federal government offered states latitude in those initial determinations, the definition of an essential health benefit ranges widely across the country, a report...
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CDC, hospitals hit reset on Ebola preparedness
By Beth Kutscher , Adam Rubenfire and Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals across the country are stepping up their preparedness and staff training for the possible arrival of Ebola cases at their doorsteps in the wake of failures in handling Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
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Ebola 'czar' an expert on Washington, not medicine
Associated Press | October 18, 2014
Ron Klain, President Barack Obama's new point man on Ebola, has no medical or public health background. But he does have a wealth of experience managing unruly federal bureaucracies in times of crisis. The White House says that makes him the perfect candidate to shepherd the government's response...
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Obama: U.S. can't cut itself off from West Africa
Associated Press | October 18, 2014
President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in.
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Obama names Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'
By Adam Rubenfire , John N. Frank and Virgil Dickson | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Facing mounting political pressure to name an Ebola czar, President Barack Obama last Friday appointed former senior White House aide Ron Klain as the administration's response leader for the Ebola outbreak.
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