Christine Mays

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The U.S. Has 50 Million Poor People

* Overall rate stuck at 16 percent -Census Bureau<p>* Social Security a big boost for elderly, disabled<p>* Alternative data factors in cost of living, other expenses<p>By Susan Heavey<p>WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The number of poor people in the United States held steady at nearly 50 million last year, but …

How The Affordable Care Act Pays For Insurance Subsidies

The new health care law will provide around $1 trillion in subsidies to low- and middle-income Americans over the next decade to help them pay for health insurance.<p>Johanna Humbert of Galien, Mich., was pleasantly surprised to discover that she qualifies for an insurance subsidy, since her current …

Why Doctors Are Testing An Epilepsy Drug For Alcoholism

In the hunt for new ways to help people fight alcoholism, doctors are studying gabapentin, a generic drug that's commonly used to treat epilepsy and fibromyalgia.<p>In a 12-week clinical trial conducted by the Scripps Research Institute, people taking taking gabapentin were much better at reducing …

Feds give health centers $150 million to treat 1.25 million new patients

The federal government announced Thursday it will give community health centers $150 million to help hire more staff, buy equipment and rent space to treat more than a million new patients.<p>The grants are meant to help the health centers absorb some of the people expected to start seeking care — …

Exclusive: Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage

President Obama said Thursday that he is "sorry" that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they liked.<p>"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation …

Obama says he is sorry for 'You can keep it' declaration

WASHINGTON--President Obama said on Thursday that he is sorry that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his oft-repeated assurances that Americans could keep their insurance plans if they like them.<p>The comments, which Obama …