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Walgreens stores to offer free HIV testing

Walgreens stores to offer free HIV testing

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are partnering with health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to provide free HIV testing and counseling about prevention strategies. The drug chain said Monday that testing will be offered at more than 220 Walgreens stores in 130 cities — including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans

Big premium increases on the way for Obamacare plans

Big premium increases on the way for Obamacare plans

WASHINGTON — Premiums for health plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act will rise sharply next year, and insurer defections in some states will leave consumers with substantially fewer coverage options, the federal government reported. Premiums will increase, on average, 25% for mid-level plans on the federal health insurance exchange, according to the Department of

Poll: Prescription pricing tops health care concerns

Poll: Prescription pricing tops health care concerns

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Reining in prescription drug prices tops the list of health care priorities for Americans as they ready for a new president and Congress, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Of more than 1,200 U.S. adults surveyed in the health think tank’s latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, 74% said making high-cost drugs

Time of testing for Affordable Care Act looms

Time of testing for Affordable Care Act looms

WASHINGTON — The upcoming enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act will be pivotal, as hikes in premiums, withdrawals by insurance companies and sign-ups that fell short of targets have combined to call the law’s sustainability into question. Federal officials say the problems is surmountable and are driving to bolster the statute before President Obama

Affordable Care Act up against more headwinds

Affordable Care Act up against more headwinds

WASHINGTON — The pullback of health insurance companies from the Affordable Care Act has focused a harsh light on President Obama’s signature legislative achievement. Most recently, Aetna Inc. decided to drop out of ACA health insurance exchanges in 11 states with about two-thirds of the 778 counties where it now offers coverage. It will continue

Walgreens pharmacies to host free HIV testing

Walgreens pharmacies to host free HIV testing

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a national public information response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, are partnering with more than 180 health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) in 150 cities to offer free HIV testing. Walgreens said Thursday that state and local health departments and ASOs will provide trained counselors to