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November 25, 2014 | KHN · Brokers and consultants have told large employers they could save money by shifting workers with expensive health conditions into insurance marketplace exchanges. Now that has been deemed illegal.
 

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November 25, 2014 | NPR · The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only a third of Americans infected with HIV have the virus under control. Most have been diagnosed, though that’s less common among the young.
 

November 25, 2014 | KHN · Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.
 

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November 24, 2014 | APTI · Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.
 

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November 24, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Prabhjot Singh lives and works in Harlem, a neighborhood plagued by chronic disease. He thinks an African model of health care can help — training people in the community to be health educators.
 

November 21, 2014 | NPR · The state did not expand Medicaid so many of their target audience — African-Americans and Latinos — may make too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to get subsidies.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren’t unique to them. Doesn’t everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?
 

November 21, 2014 | ProPublica · When patients are harmed by a medical error, they rarely are told about it or given an apology, according to a study based on ProPublica’s Patient Harm Questionnaire.
 

November 20, 2014 | NPR · The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.
 

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November 20, 2014 | NPR · Nearly three-quarters of Americans say their doctors use electronic records. The overwhelming majority of people aren’t particularly concerned about the privacy of the information, an NPR poll finds.
 

 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · While several big cities saw large protests after the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson on Monday, Tuesday saw protests and blocked highways in at least 14 cities across the country.
 

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November 25, 2014 | NPR · Authorities cleared a major pro-democracy protest camp in a blue-collar neighborhood Wednesday. The months of fruitless demonstrating has disheartened many protesters, NPR’s Frank Langfitt reports.
 

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November 25, 2014 | NPR · After a stray dog met a team of Swedish adventure athletes in Ecuador, he ran for miles to stay with them. Now Arthur the dog is famous — and it all started with a meatball.
 

Arts & Life

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November 25, 2014 | NPR · Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.
 

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November 25, 2014 | NPR · Years after her grandfather’s death, Sarah Wildman discovered letters from a young woman he’d left behind in Vienna in the 1930s. So Wildman set out to find her grandfather’s true love.
 

November 25, 2014 | NPR · Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume from the Wizard of Oz, the piano from Casablanca, and Radio Raheem’s boombox from Do the Right Thing are some of the pieces of Hollywood memorabilia that sold at auction Monday night in New York.
 

Music

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November 25, 2014 | NPR · Jimmy Greene’s new album is dedicated to his daughter, one of the 20 children killed in the elementary school shooting. “She showed love,” he says, “to everybody she came in contact with.”
 

November 25, 2014 | NPR · It’s not too early to be releasing Christmas albums, and Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has been listening to a lot of them.
 

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November 25, 2014 | NPR · After decades of performing, the celebrated soprano’s enthusiasm for music is irresistible. She chooses some of her favorite recordings for an informal session of listening and conversation.
 

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