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Funding mental health is good, but it won't reduce the killings |  Comment

Funding mental health is good, but it won’t reduce the killings | Comment

Over the decades, Americans have bought into many lies – smoking cigarettes is harmless, for example. Some false beliefs are relatively benign, while others, like smoking, are deadly. The belief that people with mental illness cause mass murder is also seriously damaging and false. The truth is that the United States surpasses every country in …

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Denver teachers won't benefit from new state law mandating fertility treatments

Denver teachers won’t benefit from new state law mandating fertility treatments

After a year of trying to start a family, Denver teacher Alison Yocum Johanson’s doctor told her her next step in trying to get pregnant was in vitro fertilization. But when Yocum Johanson asked the Denver Public Schools Human Resources Department if his insurance plan covered IVF, he was told no. “It’s just too expensive,” …

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Cost and rate cuts won't prevent Medicare hospital trust fund insolvency

Cost and rate cuts won’t prevent Medicare hospital trust fund insolvency

Photo: krisanapong detraphiphat/Getty Images The Medicare program, which provides health insurance coverage to 64 million elderly and disabled Americans, faces severe short- and long-term financial pressures. Reducing costs and tariffs has been proposed as a way to mitigate this, but these measures alone will not be enough to ensure the solvency of the programme’s hospital …

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