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Jun 23, 2016

Innovations and Safety in Hydraulic Fracturing

The copious amounts of oil and gas produced over the past decade through the combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has resulted in greater energy security fo

Jun 23, 2016

Massachusetts Considers Imposing Statewide Single-Payer Health Care System

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering two bills that would institute a statewide single-payer health care system.

Jun 23, 2016

Pennsylvania Considers Strengthening Terminally Ill Patients’ ‘Right to Try’

Pennsylvania will become the 31st state to allow drug and medical device manufacturers to offer terminally ill patients drugs, devices, and procedures not yet approved by the U.S.

Jun 23, 2016

Georgia Voters Express Strong Support for School Choice

Three out of four voters participating in Georgia’s recent GOP primary expressed support for more school choice in the state.

Jun 23, 2016

Mississippi Pension System Loses Money On Investments

A report by the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi shows the state’s pension fund lost money in the pa

Jun 23, 2016

Dr. Gerard Gianoli: Debunking the Hysteria Around Medical Errors Report

In today's extended edition of the Health Care News Podcast, Dr.