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A proposal to offer city health insurance to Grand Forks City Council members, the mayor and a municipal judge has drawn some skepticism from some council members. Mayor Brandon Bochenski’s 2022 budget proposal would offer a city health plan to those nine part-time civil servants, plus a $6,500 pay...


This spring and summer, more than 2 million Americans have already flocked to the health insurance marketplaces in their states, enticed by larger health insurance subsidies during a one-time special enrollment period (SEP). This SEP was created to address the COVID-19 pandemic and allow people to...


Demi Lovato Gives The Dirty Details In New Series On March 23, 2021, viewers got a deep and personal look into Grammy nominated pop-star Demi Lovato’s experience with addiction, overdose, and recovery. The signer held nothing back in the first 2 episodes of her YouTube documentary series Demi Lovat...


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Beth Schwartzapfel  |  The Marshall Project In 2018, Congress passed the First Step Act, a wide-ranging prison reform  measure that, among other things, required the federal prison system to expand access to medications for people addicted to opioids. Amid a historic spike in overdoses, b...


August 16, 2021 Five new faculty members joined the School of International Letters and Cultures this fall, bringing their expertise on a range of topics including Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and American Sign Language. Meet the school's new faculty members: An Nguyen Sakach, lecturer, Vietn...


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What many people struggle to understand is that the cost of health insurance is a function of the cost of and demand for health care. According to the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS), the total expenditure on health care in America in 1970 was $74.1 billion, while the total expendi...


Dive Brief: Centene has promoted Rich Fisher from CFO to senior vice president and CEO of its Medicare business, the company announced.  Fisher joined Centene through its 2019 acquisition of WellCare , a government-sponsored health insurance company. Fisher joined WellCare in 2006...


Addicts are emboldened by media reports of crypto success stories: The unemployed brothers who turned $8,000 into $9 million; the 22-year-old high school dropout turned crypto millionaire. “People think they’re the next Warren Buffett because the currency has gone up,” says Peter Klein, a psychothe...



Southeastern Pennsylvania residents looking to buy individual insurance plans through Pennsylvania’s state-run online marketplace this fall are expected to have a new choice for 2022 coverage. Cigna, which already sells group plans to businesses and Medicare Advantage plans in the area, filed to se...


Understanding Therapy For Addiction Recovery An integral part of rehab is therapy for substance abuse. Therapy allows patients seeking treatment to heal with a variety of options. Different rehabs will offer options depending on factors like location, cost, and intended focal group; however, man...


© iStock/magicmine A drug currently used to treat lung fibrosis could be repurposed to treat heart failure patients, an early phase trial has suggested. Doctors and scientists from the University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with Liverpool Cli...