Just how powerful is Medicare as a political weapon? So powerful that for the past two election cycles it's been a favorite cudgel for both Republicans and Democrats.
And the election of Democrat Kathy Hochul to fill a traditionally GOP seat in upstate New York in May is just the latest demonstration.
Hochul and the national Democratic party ran a campaign based on large part on the House Republican Budget passed in April that would essential privatize the government program for the elderly and disabled. And their campaign worked.
Nicole Chesser, a certified nurse midwife, explains the birthing process to an expectant mother during a consultation at the University of Colorado College of Nursing’s Center for Midwifery on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.
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Looking for a new career after a devastating recession? The hottest jobs are in health care.
A new Colorado website will allow consumers to compare prices for a multitude of health procedures, like having babies, heart surgeries, knee replacements, cancer treatments, MRIs and mammograms.
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Want to know how much it costs to have a baby? How about replacing that blown-out knee, or clearing up your vision with laser surgery? Want to know which facility in your community charges the most – and the least?