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Experts chip away at Medicare drug plans

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- After four years of debate over the issue, the U.S. Congress has barely moved toward adding a drug benefit to Medicare. According to think tank policy analysts on all sides of the issue, continued debate over how to best structure the program may combine
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tank Correspondent

Rule raises genetic discrimination concern

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- There is a desperate need for federal laws to protect people from discrimination if they have a genetic mutation that puts them at increased risk for developing disease in the future, experts testified Thursday at a congressional hearing on genetic privac
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Sale of organs could end shortage

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Paying families to motivate them to donate a deceased loved one's organs for transplantation could help end the longstanding shortage of available donor organs,
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tank Corespondent

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Sen. Edward Kennedy says he intends to rekindle the national debate over healthcare by introducing legislation to expand the ranks of the insured and help trim healthcare costs. He also said he would introduce legislation calling for universal insurance c
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Double Global AIDS Funding says Task Force

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- A new bipartisan think tank task force has recommended increasing U.S. efforts to fight HIV/AIDS overseas, including doubling U.S. funding for the cause. The pr
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Sen. Kennedy rekindles healthcare debate

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Edward Kennedy said Tuesday he intends to rekindle the national debate over healthcare by introducing new legislation to expand the ranks of the insured an
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondents

Sen. Kennedy rekindles healthcare debate

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Edward Kennedy announced Tuesday he has introduced healthcare legislation to expand the ranks of the insured and help trim healthcare costs, adding he intends to introduce additional legislation calling for universal coverage by the end of the year.
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

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