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A drug may prevent Alzheimer’s but there are no plans to find out

Large studies are needed before drugs can make it into pharmaciesPeoplepictures/Getty By Debora MacKenzie An arthritis drug seems to significantly cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease – but there are no plans to find out if it really works. Last week, The Washington Post reported that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has data showing that an… Read More »

Washington State To Create ‘Public Option’ Health Care Plans : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed legislation making Washington the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option. Rachel La Corte/AP hide caption toggle caption Rachel La Corte/AP Millions of Americans who buy individual health insurance, and don’t qualify for a federal subsidy, have been… Read More »

Majority supports allowing small businesses to offer cost-saving, 'large company' health plans

A new survey  from AssociationHealthPlans.com shows overwhelming public support for small companies collaborating together to offer “large company” health insurance plans to their employees. The findings are timely given a recent Department of Labor update to association health plan regulation that has made it easier for small businesses to band together to offer the same… Read More »