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US health spending rises at fastest rate in eight years

Boston Globe, December 2, 2016
Health care spending accelerated nationally last year as more Americans obtained insurance and received medical care, according to a new federal study that could become ammunition in the upcoming fight over President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to scrap the Affordable Care Act. Read more »

Opioids' hold on parents takes toll on kids.

Boston Globe, December 2, 2016
It was the night after Thanksgiving. The little boy, not quite 3, wore no socks, despite the cold. He sat on his unconscious mother’s lap in the idling car, a spray of vomit dried on the window, according to the police. His father was slumped on the steering wheel, his seat belt wrapped around his arm like a tourniquet Read more »