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Health Headlines for Tuesday, August 28

Medicare-for-All Would Be Costly for Everyone

Bloomberg Op-Ed

Enthusiasm for expanding the government health-insurance program for the elderly to cover all U.S. citizens is growing among Democratic political hopefuls.

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Trump’s administration has an unending war on Medicaid

The Hill

Throughout his presidential bid, Donald Trump promised not to cut Medicaid — a source of public health insurance for millions of people — including his own supporters.

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Almost one in 20 U.S. adults now use e-cigarettes


Roughly 10.8 million American adults are currently using e-cigarettes, and more than half of them are under 35 years old, a U.S. study suggests.

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How to Tame Health Care Spending? Here’s a One-Percent Solution

New York Times

The health care system in the United States costs nearly double that of its peer countries, without much better outcomes.

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U.S. Deaths From Suicide, Drugs Surpass Diabetes

U.S. News

More Americans are now dying from suicide and drug overdoses combined than from diabetes, a new report reveals.

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