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North County churches join effort to increase health insurance coverage (The Californian)
NORTH COUNTY ---- A group of local churches has become part of a statewide effort to make health insurance available for every California child.

New England Journal of Medicine Article Calls for Higher Taxes, Legislation to Expand Health Coverage, USA (Medical News Today)
Two executives from Partners HealthCare System, Massachusetts'' "largest and most influential hospital and physician network," on Thursday "issued a public appeal" for higher taxes and laws that would require all employers to provide health insurance to workers, the Boston Globe reports.

Health insurance tax subsidy called ''bad'' (The Tucson Citizen)
Experts tell a presidential panel studying tax reforms that this one does more harm than good. NEW ORLEANS - The more than $150 billion spent on health insurance tax benefits does more harm than good, witnesses told a presidential panel studying tax reforms.

Tax Experts Push for Overhaul of Health Insurance Tax Benefits (Finance Technology Network)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The more than $150 billion spent on health insurance tax benefits does more harm than good, witnesses told a presidential panel studying tax reforms.

Tax experts push for overhaul of health insurance tax benefits (The Daily Comet)
The more than $150 billion spent on health insurance tax benefits does more harm than good, witnesses told a presidential panel studying tax reforms. "It is such a bad subsidy. It''s increasing the number of uninsured," said Eugene Steuerle, senior fellow at the Urban Institute.

Genetic testing spurs Orwellian fears (New Kerala)
[Health News] By JOI PRECIPHS WASHINGTON, March 24 : Three weeks ago, former Harvard University researcher Dr. James Watson, most famously known for helping to discover the DNA double helix, offered an impassioned plea for increased preventative genetic testing.Watson, whose 35-year-old son is schizophrenic, said he "advocates measures to lower the number of families who are affected by these

Water commission changing insurance brokers (Princeton Times Leader)
Directors of the Princeton Water and Wastewater Commission voted Thursday to take steps to improve their employee health insurance coverage by hiring a new broker, the Peel and Holland Financial Group.

Lowell Sun Online - Local (Lowell Sun)
DRACUT -- In a move that could save the town millions of dollars for years to come, selectmen last night unanimously approved a new health-care plan for town employees and retirees that, for the first time in town history, will also include dental coverage.

ProfNet Wire: Health & Medicine: End-of-Life Medical Decisions (Newswise)
**1. GLENDA BREWER, attorney at Dallas'' COWLES & THOMPSON: "Terri Schiavo likely never imagined her life would generate legislative interest, but she also likely never imagined she''d end up in a persistent vegetative state.

Regents approve same-sex insurance policy (Billings Gazette)
HELENA -- The state Board of Regents unanimously approved a new insurance policy Friday that will allow Montana university system employees to obtain group health coverage for gay and lesbian partners.

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