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HealthDay News -- A controversial new study contends that a low-salt diet could be dangerous for your heart health.
Restricting dietary salt to below 3,000 milligrams a day appears to increase the risk for heart disease similar to that of high blood pressure patients who eat too much salt, said lead researcher Andrew Mente.
"Having neither too high nor too low levels of sodium [salt] is optimal for health," said Mente, an associate professor of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster University, in Ontario, Canada.
The American Heart Association is highly critical of Mente's study. The AHA says the study relies on incorrect estimates of sodium intake, and should not lead anyone to relax concerns over excess salt in the average U.S. diet.
Obamacare's 2017 Insurer Rate Requests Are Starting to Stream in, and the Figures Are Scary -- The Motley Fool
Insurer rate requests begin rolling in, and they're downright scary
Recently, two states -- Virginia and Oregon -- lifted the covers on preliminary rate requests from insurers in 2017. Note the emphasis on "preliminary", as double-digit percentage rate hike requests will need to be approved by each state's respective Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Rate hikes are often due in May, because it can take months for OICs to review and validate rate requests.
In spite of these rate requests being preliminary and subject to change, the early data is chilling and suggestive of huge premium price hikes coming consumers' way in 2017.
In Virginia, national insurer Aetna (NYSE:AET) announced an average premium rate hike request averaging 13% for its Aetna Managed Choice segment, while Innovation Health, a joint-venture between Aetna and Inova, is requesting an average premium hike of 16.6%. Anthem HealthKeepers, a component of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, is requesting an average rate hike of 15.8%. Overall, Virginia's rate request data is still trickling in, and it very well could change many times over prior to the start of open enrollment -- but according to Obamacare data aggregators ACASignUps.net, the weighted average of the 13 received rate requests is nearly 18%.
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U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled on Thursday that the Obama administration is unconstitutionally spending money to fund Obamacare, the Associated Press (AP) reports.
House Republicans brought the charges against the Obama administration, and Collyer ruled in their favor.
The funding in question is about $175 billion that the Obama administration is paying health insurance companies to lower the co-payments for lower income customers. According to the AP, "[t]he disputed subsidies help lower-earning people afford out-of-pocket costs such as annual insurance deductibles and co-payments when they visit doctors."
But House Republicans say they never allocated money in the federal budget to fund this initiative, and that they even denied an Obama administration's request for it. However in typical "pen and phone" fashion, the Obama administration spent the money regardless of Congress' decision.
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She Oversaw Obamacare's Implementation. Now She Has a Chilling Forecast Regarding Its Future. -- The Motley Fool
This former Obamacare head has a chilling warning
Tavenner, who is now the president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, the insurance industry's premier lobbying group, had this to say in an interview with MorningConsult.com:
"I've been asked, what are the premiums going to look like [in 2017]? I don't know, because it also varies by state, market, or even within markets. But I think the overall trend is going to be higher than we saw in previous years. That's my big prediction."
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: These ObamaCare exchanges are failing just about anywhere you look across the country. But wait a minute..... Obama said if we like our doctor, we could keep him. Obama said if we liked our current health care plan, we could keep it.... Obama lied. He also told us his plan would save American families an average of $2,500 a year in health care costs. That was another lie. Costs are skyrocketing and that problem will only compound itself as more exchanges fail. So what was the real end game here? The whole thing was set up to fail so Democrats could *come to the rescue,* blame private insurers and say the government just needs to take things over to make it *right.*
UnitedHealth Group Inc. plans to exit a third state Obamacare market as the insurer works to stem losses from its struggling Affordable Care Act business.
The insurer won’t sell policies through Michigan’s ACA exchange for next year, according to Andrea Miller, a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Georgia and Arkansas said last week that UnitedHealth will quit their exchanges for 2017.
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Can we go back to putting whole milk in our coffee and slurping down real ice cream? Two recent studies suggest eating full-fat dairy foods instead of their thinner tasting, low-fat or non-fat counterparts may help cut the risk for diabetes and obesity. But the research is still early, experts told CBS News.
Tufts researchers report in the journal Circulation that people who consumed full-fat dairy products had as much as a 46 percent lower risk of developing diabetes over the course of the 15-year study compared with people who opted for skim milk, low-fat yogurt and low-fat cheese. The research was based on an analysis of blood test results showing biomarkers of full-fat dairy consumption.