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2014-09-19 12:25:26

Most and Least Expensive Medicare Plans Identified Across US SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPocket analyzed today's release of 2015 Medicare insurance data from the government. The average premium across all Medicare Advantage health insurance plans for 2015 is $62.69. The 2015 average premium is only 2% higher than the 2014 average premium of $61.69. This amount is also 94% higher than the average of $32.26 that the government reported since the...

2014-08-14 23:01:56

Becker's Hospital Review Names 100 ACOs to Know Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Becker's Hospital Review has published its annual list of "100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know," which highlights a variety of Medicare and commercial-payer ACOs, the majority of which are led by hospitals or health systems. This is the third year Becker's Hospital Review has published its list of ACOs to know, and the number of organizations to choose from has grown each year:...

2014-05-06 00:21:38

Bill would protect kids ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a statewide group of leading health organizations, responded today to the passage of the Health and Human Services Policy Omnibus Bill by the Minnesota House, which would create new e-cigarette restrictions. The bill was passed by a bipartisan majority. The following is a statement from Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota(SM) and co-chair of the...

2014-04-24 20:23:22

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a statewide group of leading health organizations, responded today to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)'s proposed regulations on e-cigarettes. The following is their statement: E-cigarettes have become popular in Minnesota and around the country, but the many unknowns about their health effects, their relationship to youth smoking and other issues have raised concerns among health...

2014-03-27 16:24:55

Role will oversee Kaiser Permanente's national quality program and advocate for the advancement of evidence-based medicine and proven innovation for the industry OAKLAND, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente today named Patrick Courneya, MD, as executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO In this role, he will oversee Kaiser...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'