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Some Florida doctors decline to accept Obamacare

MIAMI -- After being without health insurance for two years, Miranda Childe of Hallandale Beach, Fla., found a plan she could afford with financial aid from the government using the Affordable Care Act's exchange.

Childe, 60, bought an HMO plan ...

Pitfalls emerge in health insurance renewals

WASHINGTON -- For the 8 million people who persevered through all the technical travails in the new health insurance exchanges and managed to sign up for coverage in 2014, their policies will probably automatically renew come November when open ...

FDA approves a new OxyContin

LOS ANGELES--The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new form of the powerful and controversial pain reliever OxyContin that is designed to be more resistant to abuse, but experts warned the drug could wind up having the opposite effect. ...

King County's wellness plan beats the odds

SEATTLE -- When King County, Wash., launched its employee wellness program seven years ago, its motive was clear. "We were being eaten alive by runaway medical costs," says the county's top executive Dow Constantine.

By all accounts, the previous...