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Projections Drop For Healthcare Enrollment

Posted On November 10, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Projections for healthcare enrollment are dropping. Saturday marks the start of the open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov, the website for the healthcare exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. The Health and Human Services Department projects that more than nine-million people will sign up. That's far below earlier expectations of about 13-million. HealthCare.gov…

VA Chief Makes Big Moves To Reform Troubled Dept

Posted On November 10, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is making some big moves to restructure the troubled department.   McDonald spoke at a "Washington Post" forum. He is laying the groundwork to fire more than a thousand managers and administrators in the scandal over backlogs and unreasonably long wait times for treatment and care. McDonald…

Nurses At Kaiser Hospitals Plan Strike Over Ebola

Posted On November 10, 2014

(Undated) -- Unionized nurses at California's 66 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics are planning a two-day strike over Ebola beginning tomorrow. They claim the health care system has ignored their concerns about a lack of hospital protocols to protect nurses against the deadly disease. So far California has had no cases of Ebola. About 18-thousand…

Pregnancy Increases Odds Of Getting The Flu

Posted On November 10, 2014

(Undated) -- Pregnant women are more likely to get hit hard by the flu. Doctor Jeff Chapa with the Cleveland Clinic says pregnant women need to keep a close eye on flu-like symptoms if they haven't been vaccinated.   Studies have shown pregnancy weakens the immune system, making it harder to fight off a flu…

VA Chief To Announce Reorganization, Propose Firing 1,000

Posted On November 10, 2014

(Undated) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is going to announce the biggest reorganization in the VA's history today. McDonald told CBS' "60 Minutes" he needs to hire nearly 30-thousand doctors and nurses. McDonald also wants to fire more than a thousand managers and administrators he says risked the health and lives of veterans by…