Under ACA, millions eligible for free policies

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Millions of U.S. consumers are eligible for free healthcare policies, but officials say they're reluctant to push them because they may not be a good fit.

Study: Most happy with U.S. Medicare

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Beneficiaries with private Medicare Advantage plans are less satisfied with their insurance than those with a traditional Medicare plan, a U.S. non-profit says.

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City blocks chicken-killing art project

LAWRENCE, Mo., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Officials in Lawrence, Mo., said they will not allow a local woman to display and then butcher chickens as part of an art project.

One-in-4 in U.S. have high blood pressure

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- One-in-four U.S. adults -- about 55 million Americans -- were treated for high blood pressure in 2008, federal health officials say.

9 million lost healthcare in last 2 years

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- An estimated 9 million working-age adults became uninsured in the last two years due to unemployment, a U.S. health insurance survey indicates.
Healthcare experts favor reform

Healthcare experts favor reform

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Despite mixed reviews by the general public, nine of 10 leaders in U.S. health policy say healthcare reform sets the right course, a survey indicates.

Government to try healthcare initiatives

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- It's essential to change the way U.S. healthcare is funded to reward high-quality, efficient care, officials of a New York non-profit group say.

U.S. learns from Swiss, Dutch healthcare

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Swiss and Dutch healthcare systems can serve as examples for U.S. healthcare reformers, officials at a U.S. non-profit group said.

Young girls rob bank

ACWORTH, Ga., March 1 (UPI) -- Police say an unusual bank robbery in Acworth, Ga., was perpetrated by a pair of young girls who giggled their way through the holdup.

Poll: Healthcare should be top priority

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress should focus on expanding healthcare coverage for the uninsured over the next five years, a new survey says.

Study: Plans not always a good deal

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- A study says beneficiaries in poor health could pay more for care in some Medicare Advantage plans than in traditional Medicare with Medigap.

HealthBiz: Creating a safety culture

WASHINGTON, Conn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. healthcare gets only a C for its efforts to reduce medical errors, A Pennsylvania notice has ambulatory surgical centers alarmed, and other health business news.

HealthBiz: Economy fuels uninsured numbers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- New U.S. Census Bureau numbers showing an increase in the uninsured point to the economy as the big factor.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Study critical of consumer-driven health

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. study said consumer directed health plans are not effective in curbing healthcare costs and could even worsen patient outcomes.
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Karen Davis

Karen Davis is the president of United Poultry Concerns, Inc., which she founded in 1990 as a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl and includes a sanctuary for domestic fowl.

She has a PhD in English from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she taught for twelve years in the English department.

At the University of Maryland, Davis founded the Animal Rights Coalition in 1989, and she pioneered a course in the University Honors Program on the role of animals in the Western philosophic and literary tradition. Karen is a featured speaker at the annual National Animal Rights and Taking Action for Animals conferences in Washington, DC and Los Angeles. On July 2, 2002, Karen was inducted into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame "for outstanding contributions to animal liberation."

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