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Potter: Making the tough health care calls

For decades, the American Medical Association and other health care special interests have pretty much had their way with Congress when it comes to Medicare. Even though the program is run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, members of Congress frequently exert their influence over that agency to protect or enhance the fiscal well being of physicians, drug makers and others who help finance their campaigns. ... Read more»

Health care increasingly out of reach for millions

Having trouble finding a doctor? You're not alone.Tens of millions of adults under 65 — both those with insurance and those without — saw their access to health care dramatically worsen over the past decade.... Read more»

Study: Fatal car crashes increase on tax deadline day

The risk of dying in an auto accident as a driver, passenger or even a pedestrian increases 6 percent on tax-deadline day compared with a day from a week earlier or a week later .... Read more»1

Vets with PTSD more likely to get addictive painkillers

Recently returned war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are twice as likely to be prescribed addictive painkillers.... Read more»

Kyl urges doctors to fight Medicare cuts

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., urged doctors at an American Medical Association conference Tuesday to take their fight against looming cuts in physicians’ Medicare reimbursements to their elected officials in Congress.... Read more»

Let the distortions begin: Election 2012 sneak preview

It has been seven weeks now since the midterms, but that doesn't mean there's no campaigning going on. Republican presidential aspirants are off and running, jockeying for exposure. We've been keeping track, and have noticed some twisting of the truth – already!... Read more»

Health care reform

Some could lose insurance benefits because of 'grandfather clause'

Millions of people could end up losing some benefits of the new health law because of the interpretation of "grandfathered." ... Read more»

Financial concerns can delay heart attack treatment

A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that financial concerns can lead people having heart attacks to delay treatment. ... Read more»