Obama Health Care Law Finally Gets Real For America
2. I get insurance through work. Why should I care? More than half of Americans get health insurance through work. For those keeping score at home, that’s 55.1% of the population, or about 149 million non-elderly people, according to U.S.
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Domestic Abuse Has Long Term Health Impact, Survey Says
(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) 1960 John F. Kennedy makes health care a major campaign issue but as president can’t get a plan for the elderly through Congress. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson’s legendary arm-twisting and a Congress dominated by his fellow Democrats lead to creation of two landmark government health programs: Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images) 1974 President Richard Nixon wants to require employers to cover their workers and create federal subsidies to help everyone else buy private insurance.
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A newly released Verizon Foundation and More magazine survey asked more than 1,000 women about their health and well-being. The 44 percent who identified themselves as survivors of domestic abuse were 20 percent more likely to experience a chronic health condition compared with women who said they’d never been abused. Domestic abuse victims also reported up to twice as many chronic conditions compared with those who said they were not abused, the survey found. Recommended: Biden Visits Austin Domestic Violence Hotline More than 80 percent of domestic abuse survivors, and nearly 90 percent of those who said they had also been sexually abused, reported such problems as low back pain, chronic headaches, arthritis and more.
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