She lost her husband, father, and mother. Then she got a $20K hospital bill.

After Arline Feilen's husband, father, and mother died within a few years of each other, Feile found herself so grief-stricken that a friend sent her to the ED out of concern for her safety—and because Feilen's health insurance didn't cover mental health services, she was left with a $21,634.55 hospital bill, Laura Ungar reports for NPR's "Shots."

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Pediatricians should treat bad grades like any other complex problem, AAP says

The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recently issued a report recommending pediatricians help "school-aged children who are not progressing academically," saying poor academic performance should be addressed like other complex pediatric problems, Peri Klass, a pediatrician, writes for the New York Times.

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The results are pouring in for Tuesday's gubernatorial and legislative elections held in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Virginia—and they suggest Medicaid changes could be coming in some of those states.

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Meet the 'Double Donors': The 47 remarkable Americans who've donated an organ twice

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How this 'obscure' pricing model is helping lower Rx drug prices

An old pricing model called quality-adjusted life years, or QALYs, puts a dollar value on the benefits a drug can have for a patient—and Harvard Medical School's Institute for Clinical and Economic Review is increasingly using the model to nudge drugmakers into lowering prices, Denise Roland reports for the Wall Street Journal.

Georgia gov. proposes partial Medicaid expansion, work requirements

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