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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.

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House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., holds up two pages of resource requests from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014, as he questions Department of Veterans Affairs acting secretary Sloan Gibson on how to restor…

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Competing bills to fix VA would cost billions

Competing bills to fix VA would cost billions

WASHINGTON — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans’ health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays.

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Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

MIAMI — Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 p…

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Maricopa County has first 2014 West Nile death

Maricopa County has first 2014 West Nile death

Man in his early 60s had underlying health issues.

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We use more than 10 percent of our brains

It's a common belief that we only use 10 percent of our brains.

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Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.

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Childhood traumas more common in military members

CHICAGO — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, a new study says.

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Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab resigns

NEW YORK — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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Undercover GAO agents get 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

WASHINGTON — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Obama’s health-care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

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Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

NEW YORK — It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do.

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Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

Carolyn Allen, left, a 69-year-old widow who has suffered two strokes, makes her way to the living room with roommate Marcia Rosenfeld, who owns the shared New York apartment.

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Study: Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

NEW YORK — Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn’t have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal.

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Survey finds boost in teen HGH drug use

Survey finds boost in teen HGH drug use

NEW YORK — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

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Losing parent during childhood may increase risk

LOS ANGELES — People who experienced the death of a parent in childhood appear to be more likely to die prematurely themselves, new research shows.

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Military suicides up a bit in 2014

WASHINGTON — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other programs.

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Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Donald Hooton Jr., who lost a brother to drug-related suicide in 2003, lectures players at the USA Football camp about the potential dangers of performance-enhancing substances.

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Obama

Obama

Despite contradictory rulings by two federal courts, the Obama administration says millions of consumers will continue to receive financial aid for their health premiums.

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2 US courts differ on subsidies for health premiums

2 US courts differ on subsidies for health premiums

But split rulings don’t necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court.

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UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.

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