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Delgado to Deliver on Affordable Healthcare Pledge

Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19) hopes to fulfill his campaign promise of affordable public healthcare with the re-introduction of the Medicare-X Choice Act (Med-X).   If passed, Delgado claims the bill will foster a public option health plan on the individual and small-business levels. The overall goal is to offer more healthcare coverage at lower rates for people of all ages ...

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NAPE surprised by Ches Crosbie pledge to retool health-care spending

The leader of the union representing thousands of health workers in Newfoundland and Labrador says his members are on edge following a pledge by PC Leader Ches Crosbie to retool the way public money is invested in the system. “If this is going to be the consultive process, we have a major problem,” said Jerry Earle, president of the Newfoundland ...

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Vancouver program paving the way in addiction training for health-care workers

A Vancouver-based program has grown into North America’s largest addiction medicine training program only six years into its run. Since 2013, 90 health-care providers have been trained to become experts in treating patients dealing with substance use through the Addiction Medicine Fellowship. The director of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use says it’s addressing a critical need. “We know that physicians ...

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Healthcare, Biotech ETFs Plunge on Mounting Political Pressures

Healthcare stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds took a heavy blow Wednesday, trailing the broader market by a historic margin early in 2019, as political risks on Capitol Hill ramped up. On Wednesday, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEArca: XLV) declined 2.9% and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEArca: XBI) decrease 4.7%. The sector’s latest drop has been… ...

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ASX edges higher despite healthcare sell-off

“Investors will get more bullish on stocks when the S&P 500 makes a new high. We are less than 2 per cent away from this mark.” Resource stocks rose on Thursday as positive Chinese economic data gave investors hope that the country would increase its consumption. Rio Tinto rose 1.4 per cent to $ 97.74 and Fortescue Metals Group climbed ...

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S&P 500 Sinks with Health-Care Stocks as NZD/USD Could Reverse

(MENAFN – DailyFX) Asia Pacific Market Open Talking Points S & P 500 sinks with health-care sector, triggering risk aversion NZD/USD support held despite pronounced losses, may reverse Australian Dollar may rise on a better-than-expected jobs report Trade all the major global economic data live as it populates in the economic calendar and follow the live coverage for key events ...

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Baby T-Rex fossil listed on eBay for $3 million sparks outrage

The fossil of a baby T-Rex is being sold on eBay for almost $ 3 million, sparking outrage among the scientific community. The 68-million years old fossil, reportedly listed by professional fossil hunter Alan Detrich, has a “buy it now” asking price of $ 2.95 million. The listing, last updated on Tuesday, claims the artefact is “most likely the only ...

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“Medicare for All” giving health-care stocks the chills

Health care companies’ shares slumped this week after the chief executive of UnitedHealth, the nation’s biggest health insurer, warned about “Medicare for All” politics in a company earnings call.  UnitedHealth CEO David Wichmann said that a Medicare-style single-payer program would cause a “wholesale disruption” in health care. Investors seem more spooked that Medicare for All, backed by Sen. Bern… Healthcare ...

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