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Government
2:20 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Bill would remove elected officials from state health plan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawmaker has introduced a bill that would boot the governor, attorney general and other elected officials off Nebraska's state employee health insurance plan.

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Health/Medical
1:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Two flu deaths in Nebraska this season

The flu is now widespread in Nebraska, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Rural Nebraskans have less health insurance

  

The Center for Rural Affairs is out with a new report on the Rural Implications of Health Insurance Coverage in Nebraska. 

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Faster Recovery for Breast Cancer Patients

Intrabeam is a new treatment option for breast cancer patients.  The procedure allows patients to have their surgery and radiation in a session lasting about 90 minutes.

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Government
10:45 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Iowa to pursue a state-federal partnership for health care marketplace

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has informed the federal government that Iowa will create a state-federal partnership exchange to help Iowans buy health insurance, a requirement of the federal health care law.

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Health/Medical
8:48 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is Friday

About 300 Douglas County residents will have to find a new Medicare plan next year.

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Government
2:48 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Report critical of Nebraska's efforts to privatize child welfare system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's effort to privatize child welfare services wasn't necessarily bad — it just went too fast.

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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

UNMC study finds a critical shortage of primary care physicians in rural Nebraska

A new study by UNMC’s Center for Health Policy found that 11 Nebraska counties have no primary care physician.

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Government
8:24 am
Tue December 4, 2012

State Senator expects Medicaid expansion, inheritance tax discussions to dominate 2013 session

A State Senator from Omaha says he’ll support legislation in the upcoming legislative session to expand Medicaid in Nebraska.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Tue November 27, 2012

November is National Hospice Awareness Month

Hospice is a philosophy of care aimed at providing a network of support for people with a life threatening or terminal disease. 

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