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Watch: What You Should Know About The New Rule On Short-Term Health Plans Feature
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Watch: What You Should Know About The New Rule On Short-Term Health Plans

Video discussion about the problems with short term health plans – also known as "skinny plans," which may have lower monthly premiums, but will not provide the benefits or protections required by the ACA.

CBD Here, There, Everywhere! CBD and Women's Health
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CBD Here, There, Everywhere! CBD and Women's Health

Products with CBD (cannabidiol) are being widely sold, but there are unknown risks to the health of women, breast-feeding infants, or a developing fetus.

Broker Websites Expand Health Plan Shopping Options While Glossing Over Details
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Broker Websites Expand Health Plan Shopping Options While Glossing Over Details

Websites for people looking for health insurance may lead them to brokers that offer plans that don’t meet ACA requirements, provide less information about the costs and coverage of those non-ACA plans, and which earn insurance brokers more money.

In the Balance: We Need to Ensure Access to Pain Management Options While Confronting the Opioid Crisis
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In the Balance: We Need to Ensure Access to Pain Management Options While Confronting the Opioid Crisis

In recognition of Pain Awareness Month, Phyllis Greenberger, HealthyWomen’s Senior Vice President for Science and Health Policy, reflects on the importance of safeguarding the health needs of chronic pain patients while confronting the opioid crisis.

Public Awareness Campaign on Sex Differences in Heart Disease and Improving Recruitment and Retention of Women in Device Trials
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Public Awareness Campaign on Sex Differences in Heart Disease and Improving Recruitment and Retention of Women in Device Trials

Women experience different signs and symptoms of heart disease, which can lead to ineffective, delayed or missed treatment opportunities.

Ads For Short-Term Plans Lacking ACA Protections Swamped Consumers' Online Searches
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Ads For Short-Term Plans Lacking ACA Protections Swamped Consumers' Online Searches

Online searches for health insurance very often bring up ads for short-term plans that don't have to meet ACA minimum requirements, exclude pre-existing conditions; don't cover maternity care, preventive care and may have deductibles of $10,000 or more.

Trump Administration Loosens Restrictions On Short-Term Health Plans
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Trump Administration Loosens Restrictions On Short-Term Health Plans

Short term health plans will be available starting in October. They may deny insurance to people with pre-existing condition, and they may not cover maternity care, preventive care, mental health services or substance abuse treatment.

Marijuana is a Lot More Than Just THC—a Pharmacologist Looks at the Untapped Healing Compounds
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Marijuana is a Lot More Than Just THC—a Pharmacologist Looks at the Untapped Healing Compounds

Medical marijuana is generating greater attention as more states legalize its use. However, there are many different active chemical compounds in the different strains of the cannabis plant.

Fact Check: Who's Right On Protections For Preexisting Conditions? It's Complicated
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Fact Check: Who's Right On Protections For Preexisting Conditions? It's Complicated

Proposals to remove the ACA’s protections against discrimination in health insurance based upon preexisting conditions are both controversial and unclear, but they are being discussed in Congress and in political campaigns.